Screwfix marks new milestone by opening its 900th store

Screwfix has celebrated the opening of its 900th store in the UK and Ireland, marking a new milestone for the business.

 

The new store recently opened its doors in Nottingham – Bilborough, bringing Screwfix’s convenience closer to local tradespeople and providing another hub for the Screwfix Sprint service, which delivers to customers in 60 minutes or less.

 

With over 95% of the UK population living within 20 minutes from a Screwfix store, the 900th store opening reaffirms Screwfix’s commitment to supporting customers to get their job done quickly, affordably and right the first time. It also brings Screwfix closer to its medium-term goal of over 1,000 stores. To reach its goal, Screwfix is opening even more stores in 2024, creating more jobs in local communities and launching new store formats, including Screwfix Collect, designed to serve busy tradespeople on high streets. Over the last 17 years, the trade retailer has averaged one store opening every week.

 

Max Britten, Managing Director of Screwfix UK and Ireland, says, “The opening of our 900th store marks another huge milestone for Screwfix. We know how important convenience is to our customers and having a Screwfix store nearby saves them time and money. We’re proud to be in so many communities across the UK and Ireland, creating job opportunities for local people, providing access to defibrillators in all our stores and supporting local charities and not-for-profit organisations with grants through The Screwfix Foundation. We can’t wait to celebrate our next milestone with our customers, colleagues and suppliers.”

  

The new store in Nottingham – Bilborough has created seven new jobs for the area across retail management, service assistants and supervisor roles. The newly recruited colleagues will have the opportunity to participate in the retailer’s apprenticeship scheme, which recently celebrated its 900th learner, with more than 600 currently on the apprenticeship programme.

 

As part of Screwfix’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions, all new stores are now equipped with air-source heat pumps to provide heating powered by electricity instead of gas. Its entire store network is already supplied with 95% renewable electricity, and the retailer is also working to retrofit heat pumps in existing stores in a bid to make the entire network more sustainable. 

 

To be even closer to its local communities, all Screwfix stores are now provided with a life-saving defibrillator registered on The Circuit, the British Heart Foundation’s network that provides a nationwide overview of where to find defibrillators. 

 

To read more on Screwfix, click here.

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