Culture, People & Growth - A Business Leader Event

October – CPG Conference Carrs Pasties

Event: CPG Conference at The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG.

Wednesday 18th October, 2 pm – 4 pm.

The John Smith's Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG

Speaker: Q and A with Matt Carr, Director of Carrs Pasties.

In addition to our esteemed speaker, attendees will benefit from insightful sessions led by our experienced HR and Employment Law teams. These experts will cover the latest need-to-know updates and best practices for building a high-performance culture.
Carrs has baked exceptional pasties in Bolton since 1938, growing from a humble tripe shop into a beloved community bakery. In 2013, Matt and his brothers became the third generation leading this family-run business. Under Matt and his brother’s direction, Carrs aims to reach £15 million in turnover by 2026 through a commitment to quality and service. Attendees will gain insights from Matt about sustaining growth and legacy across three generations of leadership. We look forward to his perspectives on expanding this historic company while preserving its reputation for excellence.

November – Dougal Keith, MD of D.M Keith Motor Group

Event: Culture, People & Growth – A Business Leader Event

29th November 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm.

Howarths, Newbury Court, Brooke Street, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RR

Speaker: Dougal Keith, MD of D.M. Keith Motor Group

Dougal’s expertise and customer-focused approach have been pivotal in D.M. Keith Motor group’s growth throughout the years and his mission to be in the top AM50 by 2025.
Duncan Keith (Dougal’s father) started the company immediately after WW2 with just £100 and a box of tools he liberated from the army and set up D. M. Keith offering servicing and repairs. Moving on to today, where D. M. Keith now represent 8 brands, with 15 sites across Yorkshire & Lincolnshire. Recently celebrating their 60th anniversary, the family-run business has never lost touch of its family values of fit, fun, family and fearless.
Dougal’s passion from a passionate automotive enthusiast to a transformative leader exemplifies his dedication to excellence and innovation.

Our Speakers

Managing Director at White Rose Maths

Caroline Hamilton

MD of Jacuzzi Group

Duncan Simcox

Co-Founder and CEO of Champion Health

Harry Bliss

Global HR Director at BBC Studios

Jabbar Sardar

MD at HB Clark

Jay MacKey

Co-Founder at Viddyoze


CEO of Social PR

John Quinton-Barber

CEO at Carlisle Support Services

Paul Evans

CEO of Inspire North

Ruth Kettle

General Counsel and Company Secretary at Boohoo Group PLC

Tom Kershaw

CEO at D&T Association

Tony Ryan

Head of External Initiatives of White Rose Maths

Tony Staneff

NED & RemCo Chair on PLC and Private Boards

Elizabeth Gooch MBE

MD of Daletech Electronics

Tracey Dawson

Founder of Andys Man Club

Luke Ambler

Tech Entrepreneur, Invester and NED

Richard Doyle

CEO of Partners&

Phil Barton

NED, Chair, Speaker

Dame Julia Unwin

Executive Director at Northern Ballet

David Collins

CEO at Hub MDP

Rob Shaw

CEO of MyLahore

Asghar Ali

CEO of The Howarth Foundation

Andy Howarth


Event: Culture, People & Growth – A Business Leader Event

2 hr Event​

Howarths, Newbury Court, Brooke Street, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RR

An exclusive event for business leaders looking at your team’s and culture’s power for growing turnover and profit. Benefiting from the insight and wisdom of two speakers who are business owners and who have successfully leveraged the power of their teams and culture for substantial business success. Limited seats for Directors only. Plenty of opportunities for networking and introductions.
Being a small or medium sized business can be tough. We know because we are one. We take Employment Law, HR, and Health & Safety off your plate by providing commercial advice and taking practical actions to ensure any people problems are addressed efficiently. We are your outsourced HR and legal team. This lets you focus on running your business. 
But there’s more…we will help you grow it, too.

Gavin Howarth
Managing Director


What our clients say

Jo de TuteJo de Tute
17:17 30 Nov 22
I recently took part in a Management Development training programme with a couple of other colleagues. The content that Katie & Cath delivered was very insightful and gave us all a really clear direction going forwards. There is always a positive welcome and professional feel when you walk through the door at Howarths and the level of support that the team give us as a business is brilliant. Would highly recommend them for all HR needs
Kevin ShoemakeKevin Shoemake
15:57 30 Nov 22
I/we have been using and utilising Howarths for over two years. They are our right arm when it comes to HR and have helped develop our staff handbook and policies along with guidance and advice on a range of specialist subject matter. Each member of the team has been exceptional and hugely knowledgeable each time we've asked for assistance. I/we could not operate without them and I'd recommend them and their services to anyone looking for expert help and support. Kevin
michael mateermichael mateer
16:45 15 Jul 22
Howarths is an exceptional business that genuinely practice what they preach. Culture, enthusiasm and an “extra mile” service.Highly recommended for any serious business owners that want to get their people part of their business right.
James PaxmanJames Paxman
16:12 10 Jun 22
I have dealt with Howarths for many years now and i have to say it has been a fantastic experience. The friendly, knowledgeable and understanding service i get is second to non. I attended a CPG event on Wednesday and again this just reaffirmed what i felt already. A well organised and excellent leaders event with two inspiring speakers. Added to their caring dedicated culture to their staff and the Howarth foundation i can't recommended them enough.
Mark PrinceMark Prince
13:37 31 May 22
The team at Chandley Ovens just completed a major reorganisation involving a significant reduction in force, the creation of an employee owned company and the TUPE transfer of employees from one entity to another. Charlotte and the team at Howarths provided excellent advice in a timely fashion that was always in context and pragmatic.
Andrew WhitakerAndrew Whitaker
12:34 25 May 22
Chris SmithChris Smith
09:36 18 May 22
We have had a partnership with Howarth’s for many years, they have supported us on HR, H&S, Employment law and training and their services have been first class. They have supported us in driving our business forward in our vision to be world class.Everyone within Howarth’s are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and experienced and is a credit to a family run business which clearly has the development and support of people and businesses as its core values.The support you get from Howarth’s is tailored to your requirements with an added personal touch.I highly recommend Howarth’s and you will not be disappointed.
J AshworthJ Ashworth
12:10 16 Feb 22
Excellent service! I have dealt with Howarths over a tribunal matter. Their service has been first class. From day one we have felt supported and out minds put at ease. Their expertise helped to guide us along the way and took much of the stress out of the situation with their re-assuring manner. There has always been someone to deal with a matter, advice is quick, prompt and professional. I would have absolutely no hesitation to work with them again, and will continue with their HR services.
Wendy CresswellWendy Cresswell
21:19 10 Feb 22
When I started working at Howarths I had a HR qualification but only the basic employment law knowledge. I learnt so much about employment law over the two years I was there due to the support from such a fantastic team - Gavin, Charlotte and Sarah. Because of their support and patience I have just won my first tribunal claim which would not have been possible without these guys. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Howarths are a fantastic company to work for based on true family values and I am proud to say I was part of that.Much love everyone
Tracy HeepsTracy Heeps
15:31 08 Feb 22
Howarth's is a wonderful company to work for, they care and look after their staff and customers like no other organisation I've come across. The expertise in their field is second to none, any business having issues with Health & Safety/HR and Employment Law please give them a call you won't be disappointed with the service. They are small enough to care and big enough to deal with the most complex issues.
14:15 03 Feb 22
First class training as always! Gavin is extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with.The feedback from the trainees is always very positive and they gain a lot from it.My company has had a relationship with Howarths for upwards of 14 years and they have always provided the very best support in all aspects of HR & Employment Law.
James BentleyJames Bentley
16:49 27 Jan 22
We have used Howarth's for a number of years and have always found them extremely helpful and professional!
Jonathan Le PageJonathan Le Page
16:56 22 Dec 21
We have used Howarths for several years now and they have always proven to be professional, knowledgeable and most of all genuine. They care about our business and our staff and have made the effort to get to know us really well over the years.All the team are approachable and willing to help. They have been a huge asset to us in the countless situations we’ve faced as an employer over the years and I’m not sure what we would have done without them.Also the training days are great fun and massively beneficial to all the staff who attend.A fantastic company to work with.
Dan WatkinsDan Watkins
18:35 07 Apr 21
Howarths HR are great at what they do, but the best thing about them is that they are brilliant people who are great to engage with. Their advice is first class, and their charitable foundation does some fantastic work in the community too. I'd definitely recommend them.
Freya DearmanFreya Dearman
07:42 07 Apr 21
I was an employee of Howarths for almost two years and thoroughly enjoyed and valued my time at the company. Everyone at the company is so warm and friendly, and it really is like being a part of a second family. Howarths took initiative to support my development in the most valuable way possible, and it is a real shame that my family life has moved me down South. I will miss it and all of my colleagues truly, however I can honestly say that there was no better company to start my career journey with.
Bob CherryBob Cherry
12:43 06 Apr 21
Howarths is always there when you need them, their staff are 100% up to date on all employment, HR and H&S issues and always give you the best advice based solely on your needs and requirements. I would recommend Howarths to anyone and everyone, be you an individual or a large company. You will not get better service, I guarantee it and above and beyond all that professional stuff, they are all genuinely nice people who care. That word ”care” is massive, and should never be underestimated.
Kirsty WaineKirsty Waine
07:08 06 Apr 21
We have worked with Howarths for many years now, and have always found the service extremely good. Charlotte is always exceptionally professional, friendly and very knowledgeable – a pleasure to work with even though often dealing with some challenging situations. Whenever we have needed support from anyone in the team, they have always been quick to respond and given useful advice on such a broad range of HR subject areas. We know that we can trust the advice given and would recommend them highly.

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