Woodley’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success

Screwfix is celebrating with its 358th store opening its doors at Headley Park, which officially opened on 7 August. The store had a successful launch weekend with hundreds of customers eager to get their hands on a bargain.

The Woodley store – Screwfix’s 358th – is part of the company’s nationwide store expansion plan, which saw the retailer open 60 new UK stores in 2013 with a further 60 stores opening their doors in 2014. 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 Woodley Store Manager Vikki Garland said: “We chose to open a new store in Woodley because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers already shopped with us at our Reading and Wokingham stores and are delighted to see us here, as they no longer have to travel so far.”

“Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th August, 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.”

Mark Rozzier, Chairman of Woodley Town Football Club also attended the store opening at Headley Park and comments: “It’s great to welcome Screwfix into the area, not only are they helping our local tradesmen and DIYers, they’re supporting the local community with their sponsorship of our football club, Woodley Town FC. We’re confident they’re going to have a successful business.”

Another aspect of Screwfix’s nationwide stores initiative is that the company is actively involved with local charities through its own registered charity arm The Screwfix Foundation, which supports local charities and community projects involving fixing, repairing or maintaining buildings for those in need in the UK. 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 Woodley Screwfix branch to pick up a Screwfix Foundation Leaflet for more information or download an application form from www.screwfixfoundation.com

Visit Screwfix’s Woodley store at: Headley Park, 10 Headley Road East, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4SW, Monday to Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-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.