Screwfix to open two new Northern Eire retailers (News)

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Screwfix is about to open two new shops in Northern Eire as a part of its newest growth throughout the province.

The {hardware} big has recognized Enniskillen and Cookstown as subsequent on its record of regional cities the place it’ll set up shops in a transfer anticipated to create round 16 new jobs.

The agency, which is owned by B&Q mum or dad firm Kingfisher, expanded its Northern Eire presence to 11 shops final 12 months, opening new items in Omagh and Belfast’s Duncrue Industrial Property.

The brand new Enniskillen retailer, which is able to its first in Co Fermanagh, will likely be positioned in a 5,000 sq ft unit on the Derrychara Hyperlink, between the Erneside purchasing centre and Tesco.

The unit had been listed with an annual hire of £25,000 a 12 months.

Earlier this week, Screwfix submitted a planing software to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in search of to vary its use from a retail unit right into a Screwfix storage distribution unit with a commerce counter gross sales space.

An identical software was submitted to Mid Ulster District Council on Friday, for a brand new retailer in a 6,000 sq ft unit at Sweep Highway, Cookstown.

The brand new retailer, which will likely be its second in Co Tyrone, will likely be positioned in a small retail park, which is presently residence to a variety of companies together with lengthy established Cookstown firm Turkington Dwelling Furnishings. The location is simply subsequent to the Asda grocery store in Cookstown.

Screwfix presently has three shops in Belfast, in addition to shops in Newtownabbey, Ballymena, Lisburn, Bangor, Newry, Lurgan, Londonderry and Omagh.

Regardless of a tough begin to 2018, the DIY catalogue retailer has continued to be the feather in mum or dad firm Kingfisher’s hat.

Whereas poor climate was blamed on a 9% gross sales hunch at sister firm B&Q within the three months to April 30, Screwfix went the opposite means with a 9% enchancment in the identical interval.

Kingfisher additionally added one other 10 Screwfix shops throughout the UK and Eire in the course of the first quarter of 2018.

Primarily based in Yeovil, the corporate began life because the Woodscrew Provide Firm in 1979.

It advanced right into a mail order catalogue enterprise, earlier than creating its first web site in 1999. Kingfisher acquired the corporate the identical 12 months. Screwfix presently has a community of 580 shops throughout the UK with an additional 19 shops in Germany.

Additional UK shops are deliberate to open within the subsequent few years.

Belfast Telegraph

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