Highams Park’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success

Screwfix is celebrating with its most recent store opening its doors at Circular Point, Jubilee Way, 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 Highams Park 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 Highams Park Store Manager Colin Deslow said: “We chose to open a new store in Highams Park because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers already shopped with us at our Walthamstow and Edmonton 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.”

IMG_8198Another 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. Mike Coffey attended the launch event on behalf of Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT) – a local charity which helps people facing the challenges of addiction, homelessness and social isolation.

Mike, Events and Community Fundraiser for SCT, was presented with a cheque for £500 towards materials for their painting and decorating course. This training helps people in recovery from addiction to gain new skills and work experience, providing a way out of long term unemployment.

Mike comments: “We are so grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these essential funds to SCT. This will help to provide valuable training for those seeking to put their lives back together and we’d 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 Highams Park 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 Highams Park store at: Circular Point, Jubilee Way, Highams Park, Chingford, London, E4 9JD, 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