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We are the UK number one trade kitchen supplier

An independent report by Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, shows that Howdens is the UK number one trade kitchen supplier.

Supplying kitchens to the trade since 1995

Independent findings from the Mintel kitchens report 2018 explains how Howdens are the UK's number one trade kitchen supplier. The Mintel report shows that, based on sales, Howdens has the largest share of the kitchen market. As shown in our 2017 market report we supplied more than four million kitchen cabinets, 900,000 appliances and two million internal doors to trade professionals.


Who are Mintel?

Mintel are the world’s leading market intelligence agency, with offices in London, Chicago, Shanghai and across the world. Mintel gather data from trade, industry and government sources plus direct surveys and Q&As with consumers to provide their world-class market research.


What makes us different?

We believe our success as kitchen suppliers is testament to the core principles we found our business on – local stock, local people, and product choice. Read on to learn more.

Product choice

We draw on design trends from across the world when developing and manufacturing our products to meet the growing demands of builders and homeowners. We offer more than 70 inspirational kitchen designs in a variety of colours and finishes and thousands of products to customise and complete your home with us.

Local stock

All of our products are available from local stock at more than 700 depots nationwide. This means you and your builder can get your project completed on time, and if something needs changing, there is stock nearby for your builder to make it right. It also means we can offer the best local price for your builder, which can help reduce the overall cost of your project.

Local expertise

To support you and your builder, our experienced depot staff are always on hand to share their product knowledge, planning advice and to support with aftersales queries. We also have expert designers at every depot who are ready to help you visualise your ideas and bring them to life in your home.