Screwfix strengthens senior team

Leading multi-channel retailer Screwfix has appointed Jan Maggs as its new Human Resources Director. Jan, who has been at Screwfix for three years, will join the board of directors, and will lead the company’s people strategies for its 5,000+ employees nationwide.

She has more than ten years’ experience in human resources, and before joining Screwfix as Head of Human Resources three years ago, was corporate HR Director at Somerfield. After starting her career in logistics and distribution she undertook a number of roles across the business before joining the supermarket’s HR team.

In her new role, Jan will be responsible for a range of initiatives within the business such as retail training and development, employee engagement and succession planning, which will play a key role in helping to support the company’s expansion plans in 2014.

Commenting on her appointment, Jan said: “I am very excited to be working as part of the Screwfix board and helping to shape the company’s growth. My aim is to provide the best opportunity for all Screwfix’s employees and to maximise their talent and contribution to the business. This will come through greater employee engagement which will in turn provide real long-term benefits for our employees and customers.”

Andrew Livingston, CEO of Screwfix, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Jan as Human Resources Director, joining the board and strengthening the senior team. Screwfix has seen extensive growth over the past 12 months, and we anticipate this to continue in 2014, so Jan is the perfect person to develop the recruitment, talent and training side of the business as we look to expand the business further.”

Jan holds a degree in History from the University of Warwick and has over 20 years’ solid experience in the retail industry.