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BUILDERS MERCHANTS: A-Z H


• HALDANE SHIELLS • HOWARTH TIMBER •


TRAILBLAZERS


HALDANE SHIELLS HALDANE SHIELLS


Shepherds Way Carnbane Industrial Estate Newry Co.Down BT35 6QQ www.haldane-fisher.com


Subsidiaries: 3 Haldane Fisher, GE Robinson, Plumbwater, Key Hardware, Bathline


Branches: 17 Employees: 541


CEO / Chairman: Ian Haldane Managing Director: David Haldane


Members of: Fortis, BMF, NMBS


HALDANE SHIELLS YR END 31/12 THE NUMBERS


Turnover £m Gross profit £m


Operating profit £k Net profit £k Staff


THE RATIOS Stockturn Gross margin %


Operating margin % Net margin %


Sales/employee £k Profit/employee £ Return on capital % BMJ INDEX


2017 6.2


27.4 4.0 4.0


207


8,322 12.9


A family-owned and family- run company, Haldane Shiells was formed in 1946 by Robert Haldane as a timber operation centred around native soft woods. In 1958, Robert’s son John came into the business an expanded it to include specialist sourcing and purchasing timber from Scandinavian countries, Canada and Russia. Ian Haldane became managing director in 1991 when John was tragically killed in the Troubles.


The company now has a total of 20 branches in the existing net- work, making it one of the largest


2018 6.2


27.3 4.1 3.9


200


8,214 13.5


2019 6.2


28.3 3.9 3.7


208


8,045 12.2 55


2017 111.7 30.7


4,502 4,437 541


2018 127.7 34.8


5,249 5,006 639


2019 130.6 37.0


5,052 4,821 628


HOWARTH TIMBER & BUILDING SUPPLIES YR END 31/03 THE NUMBERS


% CHANGE


2018 14 14 17 13 18


2018 0


(1) 2


(1) (3) (1) 5


2019 2 6


(4) (4) (2)


% CHANGE


2019 0 4


(6) (6) 4


(2) (10)


timber and building material sup- pliers in Ireland with a turnover of £128 million, employing over 630 people.


Haldane Fisher operates as


Timber and Builders Merchants, Plumbmaster supplies Plumbing and Heating Contractors, Bathline sells showroom products to the end user and Key Hardware specialises in ironmongery selling to the trade. In addition a special- ist Timber company in England trades as GE Robinson. Approxi- mately 60% of its business is in Ireland and 40% is in the UK and Isle of Man,


Stockturn Gross margin %


Operating margin % Net margin %


Sales/employee £k Profit/employee £ Return on capital % BMJ INDEX


Turnover £m Gross profit £m


Operating profit £k Net profit £k Staff


THE RATIOS


17/18 5.7


30.3 2.2 2.5


196


4,392 14.1


Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, is a network of 35 timber and builders merchant branches spread across the country. It is part of the Howarth Timber Group which also includes: Howarth Timber (Windows and Doors) Ltd, Howarth Timber Engineered Solutions Ltd and Arbor Forest Products Ltd.


Now the UK’s largest privately- owned timber company, its origins can be traced back to 1840 when it commenced trading as Hudson & Co.


18/19 6.0


30.1 1.2 0.5


205


2,484 3.2 74


19/20 6.2


30.8 0.6 0.3


200


1,296 1.8 (8)


(1)


(46) (79) 4


(43) (77)


17/18 93.1 28.2


2,082 2,330 474


18/19 102.5 30.9


1,242 545 500


19/20 100.4 30.9 652 289 503


% CHANGE


18/19 10 10


(40) (77) 5


18/19 7


19/20 (2) 0


(48) (47) 1


% change


19/20 2 2


(46) (46) (3)


(48) (44)


Branches are spread throughout England offering facilities as wide ranging as brick matching, specialist timber treatments, cutting to customers’ specifications and milling and machining. Many stores also carry extensive ranges of internal and external doors, flooring options and kitchen showrooms brimming with the latest designs.


Comprehensive stocks of timber, sheet materials and building materials and products are held in stock for immediate collection or delivery to site.


HOWARTH TIMBER


HOWARTH TIMBER & BUILDING SUPPLIES


Prince Edward Works Pontefract Lane Leeds West Yorkshire LS9 0RA www.howarth-timber.co.uk Tel: 03301 192509


Branches: 35 Employees: 448


Managing Director: Nicholas Howarth


Members of: Fortis, BMF, NMBS


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