OPENING 40 new stores this year, Screwfix will be creating around 400 new jobs. The new openings follow continued growth for the business and a growing demand for online products.
In the UK, 30 new stores will create up to 300 jobs in areas such as retail management, service assistants and supervisor roles, by the end of January 2021. A further 10 stores are planned in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), which will create up to 160 jobs over the same period.
Screwfix has opened at least 50 stores a year for the past decade, making it one of the fastest growing trade suppliers in the UK. It now has more than 680 stores, with a long-term target of 800 in the UK.
Screwfix currently has five stores in the ROI, which opened in early 2020. The business hopes to open up to 40 stores in the ROI over the coming years, creating around 400 jobs in total.
John Mewett, Screwfix CEO, said: “We know that time is money for our customers and these new stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland will not only enable us to provide our customers with added convenience and certainty, but also allow us to provide even more job opportunities for local communities when they need it most.”
Screwfix is part of Kingfisher plc.