Ely’s first Screwfix store is declared a runaway success

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Chain - Ben Cole (Store Manager) & Mayor of Ely Lis Every
Chain – Ben Cole (Store Manager) & Mayor of Ely Lis Every

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

The Ely 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 Ely Store Manager Ben Cole said: “We chose to open a new store in Ely because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence. Many of our customers already shopped with us at our Newmarket and Cambridge 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.”

Cheque - Granville Hawkes (Chief Officer, Voluntary & Community Action, East Cambridgeshire) & Ben Cole (Store Manager)
Cheque – Granville Hawkes (Chief Officer, Voluntary & Community Action, East Cambridgeshire) & Ben Cole (Store Manager)

Voluntary and Community Action for East Cambridge (VCAEC), a local charity, attended the launch event. Screwfix donated £500 to the charity, these funds will help support the services provided by VCAEC within the local community.

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.  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 Ely 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 Ely store at: Unit 104, Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 3NX, Monday to Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Press Release from Screwfix HQ