New venue and new sponsor for 2018 TTJ Awards

In Blog by Trevor


The renowned, influential and much-respected TTJ Awards, set for a new venue this New Year year has a new headline sponsor.

The new sponsor is MDF mouldings manufacturer W Howard Group, who has signed up to become lead sponsor of the Awards 2018 and, reports the influential TTJ online, the TTJ announcement as to its Awards new venue is to be made very shortly.

Reports TTJ online – The family-owned W Howard company, which last year expanded with the acquisition of the Balcas, MDF mouldings business, is taking the lead sponsorship role as it celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018.

W Howard group chief executive Jonathan Grant told TTJ that both his company and the journal were long-established and represented a strong partnership to help celebrate W Howard’s landmark year. The company has been a long-term sponsor of the Plywood Trader of the Year Award at the event.

photo TTJ online

We are celebrating our 60th year of business and we want to thank customers for their ongoing support and patience during a difficult 2017,” said Mr Grant.

Next year we are not standing still but investing in added value, better collection facilities, more stock, an increased supply chain, as well as better distribution. We are delighted that this will now enable us to once again give our customers an excellent buying experience.”

The W Howard company was originally a timber importer before entering MDF mouldings manufacturing in the early 1990s. It has gone on to become one of the leading brands of MDF mouldings on the UK market under the Primer Mould brand.

The company was established in 1958 by William Howard, serving the housebuilding and construction industries in the northwest. It was acquired by Alan Grant, Jonathan Grant’s father in 1969.

Mr Grant is also an angel investor of MDF Recovery, the award-winning MDF recycling technology initiative.