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: 11800

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-08-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

Screwfix, the UK-based hardware retailer has announced that it will open 30 new stores across the UK by the end of January 2021, creating new 300 jobs. The jobs will be in roles such as retail management, service assistants and supervisors.

The company’s chief executive officer said there was a 'growing demand for convenience' and added that the new stores will bring job opportunities for local communities 'when they need it most'.

Screwfix is the United Kingdom's largest retailer of hardware products, trade tools and accessories, with more than 680 stores in the UK. It was listed as an ‘essential retailer’ during the COVID-19 restrictions and continued to trade as normal with extra protection in stores.