Screwfix celebrates being crowned ‘Tool Retailer of the Year’

Leading multi-channel retailer, Screwfix is celebrating after being awarded „Tool Retailer of the Year‟ at the DIY Week Awards.

The retailer was presented with the prestigious accolade at a ceremony in Coventry on 17 February 2014. The award recognises what a business is doing differently to set itself apart from the competition in the highly competitive tool retail marketplace.

The host of influential and respected judges from across the DIY and retail industry acknowledged Screwfix’s entrepreneurial spirit, which has seen it achieve significant growth across its store network – increasing to more than 300 stores nationwide in just eight years.

Andrew Livingston, CEO of Screwfix, comments on the win: “It is fantastic that Screwfix has been awarded with this great accolade. We strive to deliver the most convenient retail experience and constantly look to develop our offer. For example, we provide a series of apps making it easier to buy and order goods via mobile phones and every week, 400,000 customers use their mobile to shop with us. Many of these use our Click & Collect service enabling them to order their items and then pick them up from their local store just five minutes later. This speedy service is growing in popularity for busy customers and what‟s more, our real-time stock check system ensures we know exactly what we have in stock when, so they can be sure to get their goods when they need them.”

The judges commented: “Screwfix shows real entrepreneurism and is definitely setting a benchmark to beat. Its logistical set-up is truly impressive and is helping the retailer to continue to grow and move forward.”

Screwfix has continued plans for expansion with many more stores due to open in 2014, increasing its reach across the UK.