‘Foggy’ marks 50 years at Howarth Timber & Building Supplies

David Fogg is yard operative at Howarth Timber & Building Supplies’ York branch
David Fogg is yard operative at Howarth Timber & Building Supplies’ York branch

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies’ York branch recently celebrated yard operative, David “Foggy” Fogg marking 50 years at the company.

The company celebrated the 69-year-old from Bootham, with a socially-distanced staff party in the branch, which involved a presentation and words from group managing director, Nick Howarth.

Speaking of his time with the company, David said: “The most pleasing and rewarding aspect of my job is looking after all the customers, whether they be trade or retail, helping them and providing a personal service, which I pride myself on.

“I treat customers how I’d wish to be treated myself, and I believe that if you do this, then people will always come back. This is what you need to do to build a good reputation for service and building up rapport with my customers is something that I believe will keep our business thriving.”

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, a Yorkshire-headquartered business, which marks its 180th year in 2020, has operated its York branch on Leeman Road for 48 years.

John McGhie, branch manager at Howarth Timber & Building Supplies York, said: “I have worked in the industry for coming up to 17 years now and I have never worked with an individual who has come anywhere near to 50 years’ service with one company. It is a fantastic achievement and one that David and his family should be very proud of.

“His section of the yard is kept so tidy you could eat your dinner off it and, on a personal level, he is an absolute joy to work with. I can’t speak highly enough of Foggy from my short time working with him. Here’s to another 50 years!”