Halesowen’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success

Screwfix is celebrating with its most recent store opening its doors at Mucklow Hill Trading Estate, 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 Halesowen 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 Halesowen Store Manager Zoe Thomas said: “We chose to open a new store in Halesowen because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers already shopped with us at our Brierley Hill and Dudley stores and are delighted to see us here, as they no longer have to travel so far.”

“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.”

DSC_8711Another 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. Fiona Ramdeen, Development Manager of The Birmingham Care Group – a charity which dedicates day centre services to the elderly and vulnerable adults – attended the launch event. Fiona, alongside Martin Fahy, a service user of The Birmingham Care Group, was presented with funding for the Charity which will contribute towards the cost of a new sensory room at the centre. Fiona comments: “We are so grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these essential funds to the charity. The new sensory room will enable us to offer therapy sessions that is proven to help in our service user’s mental health and wellbeing. We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising.”

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 Halesowen 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 Halesowen store at: Mucklow Hill Trading Estate, Halesowen, B62 8DF, 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.