MORE THAN 1,000 jobs are planned to be created after a builders’ merchant unveiled ambitious expansion plans.
Selco Builders Warehouse is set to extend its branch network from its current 73 to 100 by the end of 2026, increasing its selling space by one million square feet.
Part of the Grafton Group, Selco has doubled in size over the last decade and now plans to further accelerate that growth.
Having recently opened branches in Liverpool, Orpington, Canning Town, Rochester and Exeter, Selco will also have a presence in Cheltenham and Peterborough over the coming months.
A range of locations have been identified for branches to launch over the next four years, including opening the company’s first branch in Scotland.
Strong Branch Presence
Chief Executive Howard Luft said: “This is an exciting time for all connected with Selco and the latest plans for expansion will have economic benefits right across the UK.
“We currently have a very strong branch presence across London, Manchester and Birmingham and, as well as further bolstering those heartlands and other areas of the country where we have branches, we will also be taking the unique Selco offering into new towns and cities.
“Along with our ever-growing digital presence, we want to provide a flexible and multi-channel offering to tradespeople who are able to enjoy the benefits Selco provides – unrivalled availability, with the widest range of products in stock, as well as excellent customer service and trade pricing.”
Promoting From Within
Each new branch will lead to at least 30 in-store vacancies while additional business-wide functions will be created at the company’s Support Centre in Birmingham.
Howard Luft added: “Our recruitment policy has always been to employ people from the branch’s local community and that will continue to be our strategy.
“At every opportunity, we look to promote from within and the colleagues working for Selco now will be the managers of the future for many of our new branches.”