Screwfix opens its 900th store


Screwfix has celebrated the opening of its 900th store in the UK and Ireland. The store opened its doors in Nottingham, Bilborough.

Screwfix stated that this brings it closer to its medium-term goal of over 1,000 stores. To reach its goal, Screwfix said it will be opening even more stores in 2024, creating more jobs in local communities and launching new store formats. According to a statement, the trade retailer has averaged one store opening every week over the last 17 years.

Max Britten, managing director of Screwfix UK and Ireland, said: “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.”   

Since opening its first store in 2005, the statement said that Screwfix now employs more than 12,500 colleagues in stores across the UK, Ireland and France.

The new store 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, it noted, which recently celebrated its 900th learner.

All new stores are now equipped with air-source heat pumps to provide heating powered by electricity instead of gas. Screwfix said that its entire store network is 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.

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