W.Howard to attend the NMBS Exhibition

Published:  15 February, 2019

W.Howard Group will be attending the NMBS Exhibition for the first time this year, bringing its range of MDF profiles and mouldings to hundreds of independent merchants.

The MDF profiles supplier joined the National Merchant Buying Society as a supplier member last month, and will be at the show on stand 183, displaying its full range of skirtings, architraves, window boards and door linings. As well as giving independent merchants an insight into its contemporary, period and classic profile ranges, W.Howard will also showcase its bespoke profiles and made-to-order items.

Simon Fleet, Group Commercial Director, said: “We are thrilled to be attending the NMBS Exhibition in Coventry for the very first time. As well as displaying our full range, we want to show independent merchants how they can grow their businesses by offering special products, with added features that benefit both the tradesperson and the homeowner.”

The NMBS Exhibition takes place on 10 April at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Open exclusively to NMBS members, the Exhibition brings together more than 280 suppliers under one roof. Independent merchants who attend the show can also take advantage of special show offers and rebates on orders placed at the show.

W.Howard Group also recently released a statement to reassure its customers that it will have a guaranteed supply after Brexit.

In response to questions about the issue, Managing Director Graham Williams wrote a letter which read: “To counter continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the impact of options currently being debated in parliament, I can confirm that The W Howard Group has taken every possible action to protect its valued partners against possible supply issues by agreeing formal supply agreements with key suppliers.

“This means that, in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit and the subsequent introduction of World Trade Organisation tariffs on imports, we have continuity of supply guaranteed into our three manufacturing plants that would not be impacted negatively.

“Our purchasing policy for many years has been to source locally or nationally wherever possible and, as such, our exposure to delays in imports and potential associated tariffs is extremely limited.

“That said, we are acutely aware of the dangers of complacency and to that end have assurances from our suppliers regarding their supply chains.

“We pride ourselves on having developed collaborative partnerships with suppliers and believe this stands us and, therefore our customers in good stead for any challenges ahead.

“Of course, we will be keeping a very close eye on the outcomes of parliamentary votes and will be looking to adjust plans as and when required.”

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