Screwfix is celebrating with its milestone 400th store opening its door on Apex Court, which officially opened on 14 May. The store had a successful launch weekend with hundreds of customers eager to get their hands on a bargain.
The Hinckley Screwfix store is part of the company’s nationwide store expansion plan, which saw the retailer open 60 new UK stores in 2014 with a further 50 to be added in 2015. The company uses its own innovative retail model, which aims to provide its customers with outstanding service, together with value and convenience. Already 91% of the UK population is within a 30 minute drive of a Screwfix store.
Screwfix’s Hinckley Store Manager Lee Cook said: “We chose to open a new store in Hinckley because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers already shopped with us at our Nuneaton and Coventry stores and are delighted to see us here, as they no longer have to travel so far.”
“Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday 14th May and throughout the weekend until Sunday 17th May, attracted hundreds of customers and we are looking forward to welcoming many more local people over the coming months. We have received fantastic support from the local community, who have all shown a keen interest in the store. It has been extremely exciting that we have already attracted repeat business and we are all enjoying getting to know new customers.”
Another aspect of Screwfix’s nationwide stores initiative is that the company is looking to become actively involved with local charities through its own registered charity arm The Screwfix Foundation, which supports local charities and community projects with donations for projects involving fixing, repairing or maintaining buildings.
Screwfix staff are directly involved in helping community projects and host charity fundraising events within the stores. In celebration of the 400th store opening, 800 Screwfix staff are taking part in ‘Tour de Screwfix’, a 5,500 mile cycle relay across all 400 stores throughout the UK with a target to raise £100,000 for The Screwfix Foundation.
The Hinckley leg of the tour took place on Monday 11th May where Chris Roberts and James Fogarty rode 14.7 miles to the Leicester store. Chris comments: “I really enjoyed taking part in ‘Tour de Screwfix’, it was a tough ride but for a fantastic cause. It’s great that so many Screwfix employees are taking part, hopefully together we can raise a lot of money, I can’t wait to see the total.”
Local registered charities are welcome to apply for funding from The Screwfix Foundation and can visit the Hinckley Screwfix branch to pick up a Screwfix Foundation Leaflet for more information. Alternatively they can download an application form from www.screwfixfoundation.com.
For more information:
Screwfix press office
Tel: 01935 401615