Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Screwfix expansion creates 50 new jobs in Northern Ireland

In another sign that the economy is back on the up, one of the UK's biggest suppliers of tools, hardware, DIY supplies, plumbing and electrical equipment is opening its first stores in Northern Ireland this month.

Screwfix opened stores in Ballymena, Belfast and Newtownabbey last week and another will open in Bangor on January 27.

The four stores are creating 50 new jobs in Northern Ireland.

Andrew Livingston, chief executive of Screwfix, said that the launches are the latest in the company's increasing store network, which now has more than 300 stores across the UK, stocking thousands of tools, accessories and hardware products under one roof.

"We are excited to be launching our first stores in Northern Ireland, giving local tradesmen, handymen and serious DIYers the chance to purchase products at a time and place that suits them," he said.

The firm started in 1979 in Yeovil as Woodscrew Supply Company and was bought by B&Q owner Kingfisher in 1999.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Comment

More

Company Profiles

More

Help & Advice

More

People on the move

More