Frank Howard Tools & Fixings is inviting customers to attend its upcoming ‘family fun day’ and trade show, which will take place at the company’s Braintree branch on Saturday 12 July between 9am and 4pm.

Members of Frank Howard’s sales and accounts departments will be on hand to make things fun for the children, as well as a bouncy castle and face-painting sessions. Adults, meanwhile, can benefit from the large numbers of suppliers attending to exhibit, demonstrate and offer deals on their products.

“It wouldn’t be a great tool show without some fantastic deals, and at Frank Howard we excel in this area,” explained general manager Lloyd Barnes. “Everyone attending has the chance to buy the very latest models at the best prices, and to pick up some free items from suppliers along the way.”

Several power tool manufacturers will be attending, including Bosch, DeWalt, Hitachi, Makita, Milwaukee and Paslode, to name just a few. Toyota will also be showing off its latest commercial vehicles, with staff on site to arrange test drives and quotes for Frank Howard customers.

Mr Barnes added: “To keep everyone well-fed, there will be a hog roast and barbeque, all provided free of charge, along with liquid refreshments to help keep everyone cool, on what we hope will be a lovely summer day.

“We are easy to find, being close to Freeport in Braintree, and have plenty of parking. We extend the warmest welcome to all who wish to come along and join us for a really good day.”