This is the first time that Howden’s UK product sales in the UK have topped £1bn. Since Howdens opened its first depots in 1995, it has grown sales every year except for 2009.
Chief executive Matthew Ingle said: "This is a very special day for Howdens. Reaching £1bn of sales within 20 years of opening our first depots is testimony to the drive and enthusiasm of all the people who work at Howdens. Howdens is a unique business model and we have not achieved this landmark by accident. Our strong relationships with our suppliers and the total commitment of our staff – both in Supply and the Depots – ensures that the more than 300,000 building trade professionals who rely on the business receive the best possible service, no call back quality and the best local price day in and day out. Above all, we recognise that kitchens are the centre of our homes, and we take this very seriously.”