About Us

We are a small, self-funding, family run charity making a difference in the local community.

And this is how we
change lives

  • Identify clients who are ready for work
  • Finding a suitable role and matching with a Business Building Futures employer
  • Ongoing mentoring and support

We identify suitable clients…

We work with other third sector street based organisations, who refer those ready to take the next step.

And we help them to take their next step…

Taking the next step back into mainstream society.

• There are many organisations working with those with substance dependency or mental health issues ‘sweeping’ the streets daily signposting to the appropriate agency.

• THF has a proactive relationship with many third sector organisations that are confident in referring suitable candidates directly to us.

• THF match that individual with suitable employment from our membership of businesses.

People we work with to help find candidates

The Team


Andy Howarth

CEO - LL.B (Hons)

Helen Howarth

BBF Ambassador

Taylor Lynch

Finance Manager

Carl Hedley

Client Support Worker


Gareth Davies

MD John Smith Stadium, Huddersfield.

Jeremy Garside

LL.B (Hons) Partner/Solicitor Williams & Co.

Charlotte Geesin

LL.B (Hons) LLM, Solicitor, legal Director and Shareholder Howarths.

Tracey Hopkins

Finance Director, Shareholder, Howarths Chartered member of the CIPD, AAT qualified, Trustee.

Gavin Howarth

LL.B (Hons) Solicitor, Howarths, Managing Director.

Scott Leather

Operations Manger, Erris Homes.


Peter Howarth

Peter Howarth is an English musician, who is the lead singer of the iconic English band the Hollies. Peter also has a career as a solo artist and appeared in the lead role of the Roy Orbison Story in London’s West End to critical acclaim. He has backed Sir Cliff Richard on many occasions, most recently at the Royal Albert Hall In 2014. He released the CD album Evermore featuring his acoustic version of “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother". Peter is a massive supporter of The Howarth Foundation and has appeared at fund raising events in Huddersfield and produced the video featured on our website.

Jack Laugher

Jack Laugher MBE is a British, European, Commonwealth and World Champion diver who has won multiple gold silver and bronze medals and recently carried the flag at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on behalf of Team GB. Jack is a regular guest at The Howarth Foundation’s annual Music Extravaganza.

Lois Toulson

Lois Mae Toulson is a British diver. A specialist in the 10 metre platform, she won the gold medal at the inaugural European Games in 2015, and the senior European title 2017. She competed in the women’s synchronised ten metre platform event in 2016 summer Olympics with Tonia Couch. She won silver at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships and is a muti gold silver and bronze medallist. Lois is a fantastic supporter of The Howarth Foundation attending and presenting at the charities annual Music Extravaganza.

Open Positions


Job Description

work with us in supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society suffering from mental health issues, substance addiction, homelessness, at risk of homelessness, recently re-housed, sofa surfing, fleeing domestic violence, in unsafe or unsuitable accommodation or simply without a roof to call their own? The Howarth Foundation, a registered charity, and looking to recruit two unpaid volunteers to work alongside its highly professional, experienced and dedicated team in the role of street outreach and admin support that has the potential for future paid employment for the suitable candidate. The positions are highly sensitive and confidentiality led that require compassion and professionalism and successful applicants will be required to undergo DRB checks. Take a look at our website at https://lnkd.in/eKdvaH4Y for an overview of the charity. Please contact our general manager, Natalie Wells for a volunteer application form at natalie@howarthfoundation.org.uk

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