TRADE retailer and DIY store Screwfix is to officially open its first shop in Waterlooville, creating 11 new jobs.
The new branch, in Arnside Road, is part of the company’s ongoing expansion plans.
Screwfix’s new Waterlooville store manager, Nick Emms said he was proud of the contribution the new store has made to employment figures in the region.
‘We’ve created 11 brand new vacancies and have employed local people from around the Waterlooville area,’ he said.
‘Our new team includes people of all ages and levels of experience, but the most important requirement is that they have the right attitude and can offer superb customer service.
‘Everyone here is really looking forward to the store opening.’
Tradesmen and DIYers are all invited to attend the Waterlooville Screwfix opening on Thursday where they can also demonstrate their professional skills in a free-to-enter screw-drilling competition.
The fastest time will win a 40in smart TV.
Throughout the store’s launch celebration period from Thursday until Sunday all product ranges will carry a 10 per cent discount among other store-specific special offers.
Leading power tool manufacturer DeWalt, will be at the store demonstrating a range of products from the Screwfix catalogue.
Mr Emms said he believes that the store’s convenient location and the ability to provide a Click and Collect service within just five minutes of ordering will be a real bonus to local tradesmen
and DIY enthusiasts.
He said: ‘I’m confident that we’ve got a great location here in Waterlooville.
‘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 has been.
‘At Screwfix we pride ourselves on meeting the needs of today’s busy tradesmen and serious DIYers with a speedy, reliable and convenient service, plus quality value-for-money products.
‘We’re keen to welcome tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts from Waterlooville and the surrounding local areas to our new store.’
The brand’s range of products and l deals are also available online at screwfix.com, on Screwfix’s mobile site or over the phone on 03330 112 112.
Visit Screwfix’s Waterlooville store at 7 & 7a Arnside Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO7 7UP.
The store is open Monday to Friday from 7am until 8pm, Saturday 8am until 6pm and Sunday 10am until 4pm.