Lurgan’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success

Multi-channel trade retailer Screwfix continues to expand its stores across Northern Ireland with its new branch in Lurgan, which officially opened on Thursday 5th June. The store has already been declared a success with hundreds of customers from the local and surrounding areas visiting to pick up a bargain.

The Lurgan store, Screwfix’s 346th, is part of Screwfix’s nationwide store expansion plan, which saw 60 new stores open across the UK in 2013 with a further 60 planned for 2014. Screwfix 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.

Jacqui Wilson, Lurgan Store Manager, comments: “Lurgan is a thriving town with an expanding trade presence and by opening a new Screwfix store we are providing more opportunities for our local tradesmen to pick up supplies on their way from one job to another.”

“Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday 5th, until Sunday 8th June attracted hundreds of customers; both trade and DIY enthusiasts. We are looking forward to welcoming many more local people as our presence grows. A number of staff have been out and about getting to know local businesses and in return there has been a keen interest in the store. It is extremely exciting that we have already attracted repeat business and we are all enjoying building new relationships with our customers.”

Many of the Screwfix staff take part in fundraising events for The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports local community projects in the UK, involving fixing, repairing or maintaining buildings for those in need. The continual expansion of stores will create further fundraising opportunities and with extra funds will be able to help with more charity and community projects.

Local registered charities are welcome to apply for funding from The Screwfix Foundation or can visit the Lurgan Screwfix branch to pick up a Screwfix Foundation Leaflet. Alternatively they can download an application form from

Visit Screwfix’s Lurgan store at: Millennium Way, Lurgan, BT66 8DH Monday to Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm.

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