Blackpool store staff celebrate opening

Screwfix new Blakcpool premises Daniel Ogden (Assistant Store Manager), Alan Cook, George Reed

Screwfix new Blakcpool premises Daniel Ogden (Assistant Store Manager), Alan Cook, George Reed

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Blackpool has got a second Screwfix store after the latest outlet opened its doors on Mowbray Drive.

Bosses at the store said they had had a successful launch weekend with hundreds of customers visiting.

The second Blackpool 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 said 91 per cent of the UK population is within a 30-minute drive of a Screwfix store.

Screwfix’s Blackpool store manager Simon Mason said: “We chose to open another store in Blackpool because it’s a growing town with a great trade presence.

“Many of our customers already shop with us for our convenient shopping experience and are delighted to see a second store here in Blackpool, making it easier to get the products they want when they want. Our celebration period, which ran from Thursday April 16 and throughout the weekend until Sunday, April 19, attracted hundreds of customers.

“We have received fantastic support from the local community, who have all shown a keen interest in the store.”

Staff also raised money with a raffle for The Screwfix Foundation by holding a raffle.

Local registered charities can apply for funding from foundation and can visit the new Blackpool branch to pick up a leaflet for more information or visit www.screwfixfoundation.com