West Midlands manufacturing business, Howells Patent Glazing, has celebrated 40 years of trading this month. In addition to this milestone Howells Patent Glazing, based in Cradley Heath have recently received investment, which will create more jobs within the company.
The success of the business has been reflected with the offer of a grant from Bourneville College and the ERDF, (European Regional Development Fund) in order to grow and expand the company by providing help with promotion and marketing, as well as creating new jobs.
Walter Howells and his wife Patricia established Howells Patent Glazing in 1973 from their Walsall home, since then the business has grown substantially and is now housed at their factory complex in Cradley Heath.
The family run firm offers bespoke roof glazing for a variety of applications, working directly with the public and through main contractors. Throughout their 40 years in business Howells has worked on some huge projects including: The Mailbox Birmingham, Three Spires Shopping Centre, Windsor Royal Station and Cavendish Square, to name a few.
The future is definitely looking bright for Howells as they are also currently undertaking a Growth Accelerator program with Ology Coaching. The programme has been designed to help mould the business through Leadership & Management training, and structured growth to take them into their next stage of development.
The roof light and patent glazing firm currently employs over 25 members of staff at their Cradley Heath manufacturing point, including five members of the Howells family.