Howarth Timber expands its senior team

Geoff Cosslett, Ian Williams, Gary Ford, Jack Taylor

Geoff Cosslett, Ian Williams, Gary Ford, Jack Taylor

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has strengthened its management structure with the addition of four area managers.

Two of the area managers, Gary Ford and Geoff Cosslett, have been with Howarth Timber for many years, and have stepped up to the area management positions in London and East Anglia, and North Lancashire respectively.

Ian Williams, area manager for Manchester and West Yorkshire, has over 12 years’ experience in the builders’ merchant sector, having worked with Travis Perkins as a regional manager, before joining Howarth Timber.

Jack Taylor, who also joins the company from Travis Perkins where he was a regional director, will be responsible for the East Yorkshire, north Lincolnshire and north-east Midlands region.

The four area managers are part of the newly-formed senior leadership team, and will be responsible for engaging with individual branches on group-wide initiatives and improvements.

Managing director, Nick Howarth, said: “The new area management team is perfectly balanced between people who know our business inside-out, and those from outside the company who bring new thinking and ideas. We have recruited an excellent group and I look forward to working closely with Gary, Geoff, Ian and Jack, as we develop and implement our strategy for the company.