The Howarth Timber Group is celebrating its landmark 175th anniversary in 2015 and has got an exciting line-up of events, competitions and roadshows planned to mark the occasion in style.

Since its beginning in 1840, Howarth Timber has risen to become one of the leading resources for all things timber related, as well as providing one of the most comprehensive choices of building materials in the country.

Kicking things off will be a scratchcard prize draw. Anyone who makes a collection order of more than £50+VAT will automatically receive a free scratchcard with prizes ranging from screws and saws to supercar driving experiences. The grand prize, though, is an IVECO Daily van worth more than £25,000.

A constant presence throughout the middle part of the year will be the exclusive Howarth Timber 175 Roadshows, which will visit each and every one of Howarth’s 28 branches. Each event will give customers the opportunity to take advantage of special offers, experience product demonstrations and get stuck into some free, hearty food. They will also have the chance to take part in the Jack Challenge, which will allow them to show off their sawing skills for a chance to win the grand prize of £5,000.

Neale Brewster, marketing and product development manager, said: “This year promises to be one of the most exciting in Howarth Timber’s history, as we say thank you to all of our loyal customers with a host of fantastic events. The support of our customers has been an integral part of our success over the years and we’re looking forward to sharing many more years of success with them.”