Ilford’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success
Screwfix is celebrating with the opening of its most recent store on Eastern Avenue, which officially opened on 16 October. The store had a successful launch weekend with hundreds of customers eager to get their hands on a bargain.
The Ilford Screwfix store 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 to be added 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 Ilford Store Manager Toney Spicer said: “We chose to open a new store in Ilford because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers already shopped with us at our Woodford Green and Dagenham stores and are delighted to see us here, as this means we have become even more convenient for them to get the tools they need for the job.”
“Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday 16th October and throughout the weekend until Sunday 19th October, 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.”
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 Ilford 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 Ilford store at: 643 Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, Ilford, IG2 6PW, 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.