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 […]

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 […]