One wins pitch with major building supplier

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Alex Hamilton

Sale-based integrated communications agency One has won a pitch to be the PR and social media agency for Howarth Timber & Building Supplies.

Howarth, which was established more than 175 years ago, employs more than 1,000 people and has a network of 33 branches across the UK.

One’s remit will be to drive awareness through a strategic PR offering, comprising campaign delivery, proactive and reactive press office and a wide-ranging media relations programme.

The agency will also provide strategic social media planning, channel management and campaign delivery across all the major social media channels.

Gavin Knowles, marketing manager at Howarth Timber Building Supplies, said: “One stood head and shoulders above the competition during our competitive pitch process, delivering new and exciting ideas to deliver our message to our customers.

“The PR and social team’s enthusiasm for our sector, as well as their expertise really shone through and we are convinced they will help us to achieve our business objectives over the coming years.”

Alex Hamilton, head of PR & social at One (above), added: “Howarth Timber is a national brand that is instantly recognisable in the construction sector. Our role is to capitalise on the value in the brand and push forward with shaping its message into 2019 and beyond.

“The company has a lot to shout about including the roll-out of its new brand proposition, nationwide branch refurbishments as well as an unrivalled depth of knowledge that we hold.”

One has clients including Hoover, Taylor Wimpey, Joseph Holt, United Utilities and Bupa.