Kwik Fit in Portsmouth is celebrating its reopening following major refurbishment with one-off offers this weekend.
The Portsmouth East centre was chosen from hundreds of other centres across the UK because of the commitment the staff have made in serving the local community.
The Durham Street branch has been fully refurbished from the garage floor up and the reception area has been completely redesigned to promote a more welcoming and customer-friendly environment.
In addition, the centre now has specialist laser wheel alignment equipment that allows a car’s four wheels to be aligned as per the manufacturer’s specification.
The Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Frank Jonas, was at the opening, and said: ‘The investment that Kwik Fit has poured into the local centre is very good news for Portsmouth and its motorists.
‘The town is very fortunate that the company selected the Portsmouth East branch for refurbishment with all the latest technology and equipment over hundreds of others.’
The centre will be marking the investment by offering 40 per cent off everything from 8.30am until 5.30pm tomorrow.
The centre manager of Kwik Fit Portsmouth East, John Ings said: ‘It’s given the staff a real boost that our hard work has been recognised, and that our centre has been given major investment.
‘All the team take great pride in our work and now we have a working environment that matches our ambition to deliver the best possible service.
‘It’s also good news for the community because we are now armed with top of the range equipment that will allow us to serve our customers even better than before. We are all really excited and can’t wait to get going.’
There is more good news, as Kwik Fit is looking to take on 150 apprentices this year.
Any young people in Portsmouth who are interested in finding out more about the programme can visit http://careers.kwik-fit.com/apprentice-application-form.asp.
Cllr Jonas added: ‘It’s commendable that there’s an apprenticeship scheme in place to give young people a helping hand by creating jobs and giving them some valuable career skills. I hope young people in Portsmouth will see the benefit and apply for the programme.’