Guisborough’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success
Screwfix is celebrating with its 353rd store opening their doors at Morgan House, which officially opened on 7 August. The store had a successful launch weekend with hundreds of customers eager to get their hands on a bargain.
The Guisborough store – Screwfix’s 353rd – is part of the company’s nationwide store expansion plan, which saw the retailer open 60 new UK stores in 2013 with a further 60 scheduled to launch in 2014. 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 Guisborough Store Manager Scott McDonald said: “We chose to open a new store in Guisborough because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers already shopped with us at our Middlesbrough and Stockton-on-Tees stores and are delighted to see us here, as they no longer have to travel so far.
“Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th August, attracted hundreds of customers and we are looking forward to welcoming many more local people over the coming months. We have already been out and about getting to know businesses in Guisborough 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 building new relationships with our customers.”
Guisborough Town footballer, Paul Roddam was at the opening and awarded the 353rd customer with an invitation for a party of four to a Guisborough Town football match of their choice and the opportunity to meet the players. Paul comments: “It’s great to welcome Screwfix into the area, not only are they helping our local tradesmen and DIYers, they’re supporting the local community with sponsorship at our football club. We’re confident they’re going to have a successful business; just like the Town.”
Another aspect of Screwfix’s nationwide stores initiative is that the company is becoming 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 the Guisborough Screwfix branch to pick up a Screwfix Foundation Leaflet for more information, or download an application form from www.screwfixfoundation.com
Visit Screwfix’s Guisborough store at: Morgan House, Morgan Drive, Guisborough, TS14 7DH, 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.