Howdens founder to retire and be succeeded as CEO by Screwfix's Andrew Livingston

Ingle will step down in the first half of 2018 but will still have a role within the company as lifetime president.

Livingston has been chief executive of Screwfix since 2013 and was previously the company’s ecommerce director. Prior to Screwfix, he was commercial director and chief operating officer of Wyevale Garden Centres and was also commercial director of kitchens and bathrooms at B&Q.