Suppliers Invited to Receive the Screwfix Seal of Approval

National retailer Screwfix is continuing to back British innovation by inviting new and existing suppliers to showcase their latest products, with those who impress Screwfix on the day going on to supply the retailer.

Taking place on Tuesday 8 October at the Innovation Centre in Yeovil, Screwfix has partnered with the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) to host and coordinate the second of its „Innovation Day‟ events. The event is a key opportunity for potential suppliers to present new and innovative products to the Screwfix buyers during a 20 minute interview, alongside a product demonstration.

Earlier this year, 170 new products were listed on following the last Innovation Day, with the majority of these products coming from new suppliers. Successful products included a eliminator system filter from Salamander Engineering Ltd, an interlocking comfort foam mat from Philex Distribution and an epoxy stock from Brian Hyde Ltd, to name but a few. With Screwfix‟s 300 store network, and a website attracting 1.2 million unique visitors a week, becoming a supplier could have a significant impact on the sales and profile of any company.

Andrew Livingston, CEO at Screwfix, comments: “The last Innovation Day exceeded all our expectations and proved that British innovation is alive and thriving. We were presented with an astonishing amount of creative solutions, including products which helped our trade customers do their jobs even more efficiently and effectively.

“We are looking forward to hosting the next Innovation Day in October as setting up new relationships with suppliers is key to the on-going development of our brand offering, as we look for new ways to offer our customers the best possible choice. We‟re committed to backing British companies and innovation so I‟d urge anyone who‟s interested in presenting
their ideas and products, to come along.”