EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.52 - Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores
Number Employed: 36000
Group: Kingfisher group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-03-2004
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 3500

Additional Information

DIY chain B&Q is to create 3,500 jobs as it opens 20 new stores across the UK this year, the company announced today. This will take the number of branches to 337 and increase the total workforce to 39,500. New jobs will be both full and part-time.