The opening of a new Screwfix DIY store on Hopton Park industrial estate next week will create 13 jobs.
Screwfix is opening its 338th store in the UK at 10 and 11 Devizes Trade Centre on the estate next Thursday, April 24, as part of its expansion plans.
Store manager Mike Davey said: “We’ve created 13 brand new vacancies and have consciously chosen to employ local people from around the Devizes area.
“Our new team includes people of all ages and levels of experience. Our youngest employee is only 17 years old and our oldest is, well, let’s just say they are in their 60s. It’s more about having the right attitude and offering superb customer service. Everyone here is really looking forward to the store opening.”
Tradesmen and DIYers are all invited to attend the Screwfix opening at Devizes Trade Centre, where they can also demonstrate their professional skills in a free-to-enter drilling competition. The fastest time wins a 40in Toshiba flat screen TV.
Throughout the store’s launch celebration period from April 24 to 27, all product ranges will carry a ten per cent discount and there will be numerous other store specific special offers.
Mr Davey believes that the store’s convenient location, plentiful parking and the ability to provide a “click and collect” service within just five minutes of ordering will be a real bonus to local tradesmen.
He said: “I’m confident that we’ve got a great location here in Hopton Park. My team and I have already been out and about getting to know local businesses and tradesmen and we’ve all been struck by how friendly everyone is, yet it is also a fast growing centre of commerce.
“At Screwfix we pride ourselves on meeting the needs of today’s busy tradesmen with a speedy, reliable and convenient service, plus quality value-for-money products. We are keen to welcome tradesmen from Devizes and the immediate local area to our new store.
"With over 11,000 tools, accessories and hardware products we have a lot to offer.”
Visit Screwfix’s Devizes store at: 10 and 11 Devizes Trade Centre, Hopton Park, SN10 2EH, Monday to Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.