Elgin’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success

Screwfix is celebrating with its most recent store opening its doors on Springfield Industrial Estate, Edgar Road, which officially opened on 5 February. The store had a successful launch weekend with hundreds of customers eager to get their hands on a bargain.

The Elgin 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 Elgin Store Manager Chris Maclean said: “We chose to open a new store in Elgin because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers may have already shopped with us either online or via our 24 hour Contact Centre and are delighted to see us here, as they are now able to also shop with us in store.”

“Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday 5th February and throughout the weekend until Sunday 8th February, 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.”

Councillor for Elgin City North, Patsy Gowans, Social National Party, opened Screwfix’s Elgin store on Thursday 5th February and was accompanied by The Elgin and District Pipe Band to which Screwfix donated £500. The funds will contribute towards their piping & drumming music activities within the local community.

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 get directly involved in helping community projects and host charity fundraising events within the stores.

Local registered charities are welcome to apply for funding from The Screwfix Foundation and can visit Elgin Screwfix branch to pick up a Screwfix Foundation Leaflet for more information. Alternatively they can download an application form from www.screwfixfoundation.com

Visit Screwfix’s Elgin store at: Edgar Road, Springfield Industrial Estate, Elgin, IV30 6YQ, Monday to Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

The brand’s huge range of products and exceptional deals are also available online at www.screwfix.com, on Screwfix’s mobile site or over the phone on 0500 414141.