What More UK and Firsteel Ltd Expanding Through Apprenticeships

What More UK, manufacturer of housewares brand Wham, are making great strides on integrating their latest acquisition Firsteel Ltd into the What More Group. One thing that has impressed the team at Firsteel is the success of the What More apprenticeship programme, and what it brings to the company. What More operate in a specialist industry requiring traditional engineering skills. […]

What More UK Acquire Firsteel Ltd, Underlining Their Commitment To The Bakeware & Cookware Market

What More UK, manufacturer of housewares brand Wham, are very pleased to announce the acquisition of Firsteel Ltd, which is another fantastic milestone in the successful and eventful history of the company. Under the Wham brand, What More are the undisputed UK brand and market leader in plastic housewares, storage and garden products. This brand leadership has been achieved by heavy investment in people, product development, state of the art manufacturing machinery, and investment in infrastructure and […]

What More Welcome Future Female Engineers from Withington Girls’ School

What More UK, manufacturers of bakeware and housewares, recently hosted a visit from GCSE Design and Technology students from Withington Girls’ School in Manchester, who have an interest in becoming engineers of the future. The students have been studying designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials, techniques and equipment. One […]

Team Wham Prepare for National Three Peaks Challenge for Charity

As part of their aim to raise £15,000 for Derian House, the local young people’s hospice, through completing the National Three Peaks Challenge, the Wham Foundation have generously donated £5000 towards their total. Last year, staff took on the tough Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Accrington Stanley Community Trust, and raised a […]

What More Apprentice Receives Special Award

What More UK, manufacturers of bakeware and housewares, operate in a specialist industry requiring traditional skills. They pride themselves on their Apprenticeship programme, and their latest recruit is award winning. What More are in a position of expansion and growth. In order to keep up local knowledge of traditional engineering skills, they have a programme […]

What More UK Train Apprentices in Specialist Skills

What More UK believe in the ‘Made in Britain’ ethos, buying local wherever possible and training their staff from the ground up. Engineering is a specialist industry requiring traditional skills, and the recent acquisition of Canteen Smithy will only strengthen What More’s toolmaking capabilities.   In order to keep up with their expansion and growth, […]

Team Wham Will Be Taking On The National Three Peaks Challenge!

Team Wham® will take to the National Three Peaks on the 10th September 2022, with the aim of raising £15,000 for Derian House, Children’s Hospice, a vital local charity. Last year staff from What More UK trained together to raise money for Accrington Stanley Community Trust. Braving the awful weather the team successfully scaled the Yorkshire Three […]

What More Host Visit from the Family Forge, Who Work With Refugees & Asylum Seekers

What More UK, the Lancashire housewares manufacturer and exporter, are proud members of the manufacturing heartland of East Lancashire and pride themselves on having a multi-cultural and diverse team, with a recent count showing 19 different nationalities represented in their workforce of 350. Recently they were pleased to host a visit from The Family Forge, […]

What More Attend Dinner With Lord Mayor of London to Represent Lancashire Manufacturing

What More UK, the Lancashire housewares manufacturer and exporter, proudly count themselves as founder members of Made in Britain and support the future of British manufacturing, training their own apprentices and exporting goods all round the world. Recently they were honoured to be invited to represent Lancashire, and Lancashire manufacturing at a special Lord Mayor’s […]

What More Host a Visit From Sir Keir Starmer

This week What More UK hosted a visit from Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party and Lisa Nandy, the Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up at their site in Altham. The visitors spent several hours at What More, taking a full tour of the whole operation. They spoke with interest to many What […]

Team Wham raise over £11k in Three Peaks Challenge for ASFC Community Trust

Congratulations to the twenty strong Team Wham from What More UK, the housewares manufacturer, who completed the tough Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for charity last weekend. The team are colleagues from various departments right across the organisation, from toolmaking, warehouse, picking, sales – including Operations Director Garry Ireland. The challenge involves walking 25 miles up […]

Tony Grimshaw Upcycled Plastic Boxes

What More UK Work With MPs to Gain a Positive Amendment to New Tax Proposals

In the UK it is estimated that five million tonnes of plastic is used every year, nearly half of which is packaging. The UK Government brought in measures to address wastage and benefit the environment, including the complete ban on 1 October 2020 of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds, and drink stirrers in England, except for exempt […]