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 […]

Team Wham take to the Yorkshire Three Peaks

Team Wham, will take to the Yorkshire Three Peaks, on the 21st August 2021, with the aim of raising £10,000 for the Accrington Stanley Trust .  A trust that is local to the community. The challenge – Walk 25 miles up three mountains in 12 hours. Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Team Wham have been out […]

St. Mary’s Primary School Tackles Single Use Plastic Pollution

After a meeting with MP Sara Britcliffe and captain of industry Tony Grimshaw OBE, pupils from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Clayton-le-Moors, are again leading the way in recycling single use plastics. The pupils of St Mary’s RC Primary School in Clayton-le-Moors are an inspirational group of children. They have been teaching the world […]

What More UK shortlisted for Made in the North West Awards

What More UK are up for up for the Manufacturer of the Year (over £25 million) and Export Award categories at the 2021 Made in the North West Awards. Director Tony Grimshaw OBE said: “Made in Britain means made of top quality.”There’s a real demand for British made products overseas and we’ve done our best […]

You’re Hired: Apprentice Success at What More UK

A huge congratulations to our two new apprentices who have begun their full-time positions. We are now looking for more to follow in their footsteps. Since What More UK started the apprenticeship scheme, we have given full-time positions to all apprentices trained at our Altham site. The two most recent apprentices to graduate the course […]

What More UK Plans to Invests in New Factory Expansion in Altham

What More’s plans are to build a brand new 200,000 sq. ft. factory adjacent to its existing site in Altham as part of a £20m investment plan. The proposed building, which is currently awaiting planning permission, will increase the What More’s overall floor space by around 40%. Three quarters of the new development will be […]

Our new Manufacturing Director – Rob Walker

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Rob Walker to Manufacturing Director. Rob arrived at the company in 2014 as the Engineering Manager, bringing with him 17 years experience in the plastics industry. Rob began his career in the plastics industry fresh out of school. He worked for a small moulding company where he […]

Wham is heading to Costa Rica!

After settling a new export deal, Costa Rica is the latest addition to our growing list of export destinations, bringing the total up to 74 countries. Less than 12 months ago we added Senegal to our list of export destinations. Now, despite the turmoil of a global health crisis, we’ve managed to bring another country […]

Supporting our Nation

We are proud to announce that as a leading UK Manufacturer, as of Tuesday 14th April we commenced the production of Medical Face Visor individual parts in support of the Emergency Services who are in great demand for such crucial safety protection ware. This venture was born in collaboration with one of our specialist tool […]

What More UK Awarded Two Housewares Innovation Awards 2020

This year’s Housewares Innovations Awards were held at the National Conference Centre on Monday 3rd February. It was a very successful evening for us, we managed to walk away with two of the three prestigious awards that we were nominated for.   The awards has served as a prime opportunity to celebrate the collective achievements […]

The Only UK Company Shortlisted for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe

We’re very proud to be shortlisted for the prestigious Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 for our Wham Bam Upcycled range of plastic storage boxes made from 100% recycled single use plastics. These awards set out to acknowledge and celebrate achievement throughout the European plastics recycling industry. They identify and provide insight into the latest developments in […]

New machinery allows us to produce more goods with less waste

A £750,000 investment in two new state of the art fully automatic bakeware machines will not only speed up production of our products but will do so in a more environmentally friendly manner. The new machines, which in the simplest possible terms are mechanical presses, will double their current capacity enabling us to produce 8,000 […]

Investing in Apprentices

Here at What More UK, we are investing in the future of employees and young adults in education through funding apprenticeship and NVQ courses at our Altham-based warehouse site. Working in conjunction with Themis, the employees in education can receive real working experience on the factory floor, which has seen recent investment of over £1 […]

Ben and family complete National Three Peak Challenge

We are very proud to announce that Ben Wadeson (National Account Manager), Father, retired Fireman Ken, aged 71 and brother Danny who flew in from Washington successfully completed the Three Peaks Challenge. We knew they’d do it, his sibling rivalry worked! Despite a heat wave hitting the UK on Friday, Ben and family set off to ascend […]

Ben’s National 3 Peaks Challenge

Our very own National Account Manager Ben Wadeson is taking to the lofty heights of the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Derian House Children’s Hospice. Ben will be undertaking the challenge along side his brother Danny and father Ken. Ben said: “My brother has roped me into this and rather than training, I’m relying […]

What More UK Director Presented with Freedom of the City of London

Our Director, Tony Grimshaw OBE recently accepted the Freedom of the City of London. Tony was extremely proud as a Lancastrian to attend the ceremony of declaration at Guildhall, London. He was escorted by the Beadle (wearing a top hat and frock coat) and the ceremony was performed by the Deputy Clerk on behalf of […]

Wham® Upcycled boxes used at Stanley Family Fun Day

Stanley Family Fun Day a roaring success Friends, families, and fans flocked to the Wham Stadium on Saturday 23 February for the Accrington Stanley Football Club’s Family Fun Day in the Studio-sponsored Eric Whalley Stand. The Reds’ family day, the first of several planned events throughout 2019, was a great success following the introduction of […]