Wandsworth’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success

Screwfix is celebrating with its most recent store opening its doors on Merton Road which officially opened on Thursday 12th February. The store had a successful launch weekend with hundreds of customers eager to get their hands on a bargain.

The Wandsworth Screwfix store is part of the company’s nationwide store expansion plan, which saw the retailer open 60 new UK stores in 2014 with a further 50 to be added in 2015. The company 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.

Screwfix’s Wandsworth Store Manager Ian Hargreaves said: “We chose to open a new store in Wandsworth because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers already shopped with us at our Merton and Mitcham stores and are delighted to see us here, as they no longer have to travel so far.”

“Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday 12th February and throughout the weekend until Sunday 15th February, attracted hundreds of customers and we are looking forward to welcoming many more local people over the coming months. We have received fantastic support from the local community, who have all shown a keen interest in the store. It has been extremely exciting that we have already attracted repeat business and we are all enjoying getting to know new customers.”

Another aspect of Screwfix’s nationwide stores initiative is that the company is looking to become actively involved with local charities through its own registered charity arm The Screwfix Foundation, which supports local charities and community projects with donations for projects involving fixing, repairing or maintaining buildings. Karen Bradley, Director for Dramatize Theatre, attended the Wandsworth Screwfix store launch event on Thursday 12th February on behalf of the charity – which helps those with disabilities to further their personal development. They work with 100 students per week with the aim to build their confidence and life skills.

Karen, was presented with a cheque for £1,000 which will contribute towards the renovation of a bathroom into a functional disabled toilet.

Karen comments: “We are so grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these essential funds to Dramatize Theatre. The funds will help to provide better facilities for those with physical disabilities and allow us to keep providing services to our users. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising – it’s been a great help to us.”

Screwfix staff get directly involved in helping community projects and host charity fundraising events within the stores.

Local registered charities are welcome to apply for funding from The Screwfix Foundation and can visit the Wandsworth Screwfix branch to pick up a Screwfix Foundation Leaflet for more information. Alternatively they can download an application form from www.screwfixfoundation.com

Visit Screwfix’s Wandsworth store at: Unit 307, Merton Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 5JS. Open 7 days per week; 24 hours from 7am Monday to Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

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