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 […]

What More UK Awarded at the Innovation Housewares Awards 2019

The Housewares Innovation Awards are a well-establised scheme designed for businesses in the housewares sector – What More UK are celebrating coming home with two prestigious awards. On Monday the 4th February, not only was the exceptional service of the company recognised, Tony Grimshaw was also crowned Kitchen Hero in the Awards ceremony. Tony Grimshaw, […]

Wham® showcase brand new products at renowned trade shows

We celebrated a busy month with two renowned trade shows under our belt. The Spring Fair at the NEC took place 3rd – 6th February, we then travelled to the Ambiente Trade Show in Frankfurt for 8 – 12th February. Boasting credentials such as being the UK’s largest plastic manufacturing company and being proud owners […]

Lancashire Business View Export Summit. The Hot Topic – Brexit

This October we hosted the Lancashire Business View Export Summit, a part of the Insight Series. The meeting was attended by many businesses throughout Lancashire who are exporters to discuss the challenges and uncertainty of Brexit with export advisors. The experts Miranda Barker, Chief Executive – East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Stephen Greenwood, Partner – […]

All set for TV and film appearances. What More could you want?

Over the past month a great selection of What More UK’s products, from the Wham®, PushPan®, Baker & Salt and Flash brands have been chosen to appear on prime-time television and a new short film. In early August the production company Studio Lambert got in touch to request various products for The Circle, a new […]

From Lancashire to Azerbaijan!

It is always a great feeling when we sell our products in to a new market through our export sales team, who are always seeking out new opportunities. This week it is a new customer in Azerbaijan, taking our ever popular Wham Crystal storage range into another country. We are now proudly servicing 72 countries, […]

Ethel – What More gets involved in a film project

A trade press article really grabbed the attention of our team recently. The production team of a new short film “Ethel” were looking for product donations from the housewares industry. The film stars BAFTA award winning actress Miriam Margolyes OBE in the lead role and explores the subject of an elderly lady living alone with […]

Local Scouts visit What More UK factory for a tour and Q&A

Hyndburn Scouts were excited to tour the What More UK factory, based in Altham, to find out more about the process of making the storage boxes and items they use every day. We opened our doors to the local Scouts for an exclusive factory tour and Q&A with our staff. 18 Scouts from the 1st […]

Baker & Salt vitreous enamelware is a finalist in prestigious industry awards!

This week saw the finalists of the prestigious Excellence in Housewares Awards 2018 being announced. Naturally we were delighted to find out that our popular Baker & Salt vitreous enamelware range has been chosen as a finalist amongst leading household names in the Excellence in Cookware category. Organised by trade magazine ‘Progressive Housewares’ in conjunction with […]