Screwfix Luton manager is best in the UK

The Branch Manager at the Screwfix Luton store is celebrating after scooping one of the company’s highest accolade and being named Screwfix Manager of the Year 2015. Russell Durtnall, Branch Manager at Screwfix Luton beat over 450 managers to take the coveted title.

Nominated by his Area Manager Les Singer, Russell went on to impress the judges in every round to become a finalist alongside 2 other managers. Les commented: “Russell does a great job running a very busy store in Luton. He’s always enthusiastic and motivated and is infectious and visible to the rest of the Luton team, and to our customers. He’s also very helpful supporting the rest of the team in the area, adding value to various roles, including:  Supporting new store openings and acting as a training mentor for new members of staff.”

Russell Durtnall, Branch Manager at Screwfix Luton said:  “It’s a great honour to win ‘Manager of the Year’ I couldn’t have done this without my team behind me who work so hard and are incredibly dedicated to their roles. They help set an excellent example to other Screwfix stores and employees.”

“I started at Screwfix 8 years ago as a Service Assistant and have worked my way up to Store Manager. I pride myself in helping create engaging staff who always want to do their best and are committed to delivering great customer service. The best advice I could give to any Manager is look after your team and they will look after you.”

Screwfix offers customers a quick and easy way to purchase products at a time and place to fit in with their busy schedules, by simply selecting items from the catalogue, or online using Screwfix’s Click & Collect service – enabling them to check the products they require are in stock and then collect just five minutes later from the store.

Visit Russell and the team at the Luton store, located at Unit 8, Bilton Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1UU. Open Monday to Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm; or visit for more information on Screwfix’s new range of products. You can also call 03330 112 112 or pick up a copy of the new catalogue at your local Screwfix store or order it online.