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Howdens Places In Top Best Big Companies To Work For 2022

Howdens Best Big Companies Award

Howdens, the UK’s number one trade kitchen supplier, has placed at number 10 in the Best Big Companies to Work For list 2022. 

Companies appear on the list based on the feedback their employees gave through an engagement survey, with over 65% of Howdens’ 11,000 employees taking part. 

Howdens had previously achieved 14th position in the Best Big Companies to Work For list when last participated in 2020.

Andrew Livingston, Chief Executive Officer, Howdens, said: “We are incredibly proud to have increased our ranking in this list. It’s based on our employee’s feedback and is a true a testament to the unique culture that all Howdens’ employees help to create. 

“To achieve such consistently high scores demonstrates how much we care and invest in our people. While we take the time to celebrate this award, we always strive to be the best.”

As part of the process, Howdens was also shortlisted as one of five companies to receive the ‘Best Companies Giving Something Back Award’ in the big companies category, recognising its innovative approach in supporting charities and local communities, and its efforts to lessen its impact on the environment. 

Kirsty Homer, Group HR Director, Howdens adds: “Howdens was founded on the principle of being worthwhile for all concerned – our customers, our suppliers, our communities and, of course, our employees. Engagement is fundamental to that principle. 

“Through listening and open communication, we better understand each other’s values and aspirations and, more importantly, how we can support each other to succeed. It’s the clarity of shared goals that drives employee engagement and business success for Howdens.” 

More information on Howdens’ ranking be found on the Best Companies website 

Howdens has over 750 local depots across the UK offering a full range of products including kitchens, flooring, joinery and hardware. Carrying one of the largest in-stock ranges in the UK, products are readily available with no wait times so projects of any size can be completed without delay. To find out more about Howdens products visit 

Howdens design kitchens to suit every home, style and budget, but above all else Howdens believes in expert craftmanship. Selling only direct to the trade ensures that Howdens products are installed to the highest standard, with their kitchen cabinets receiving a 25-year guarantee as standard. A selection of Howdens rigid kitchen cabinets received a Which? Best Buy Award in April 2021. 

Howdens is the exclusive supplier of the UK’s best-selling integrated appliance brand, Lamona. Offering a wide range of cooking, cooling, laundry and dishwashing appliances.

*Source: Mintel, September 2020, UK Kitchens and Kitchen Furniture: Inc Impact Of Covid-19.

Source : Howdens

Image : L-R - Jonathan Austin, CEO, Best Big Companies - Andrew Baines, Regional Director, Howdens - Ruth Buy, HR Project Manager, Howdens  

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14 November 2022

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