Screwfix

Screwfix rolls our further refurbished power tools

Screwfix has enhanced its offering in refurbished power tools after a successful trial. Keeping products in use for longer forms a key part of the company’s sustainability strategy, and in January, Screwfix began selling refurbished tools directly to customers. The initial trial has been hugely successful, and the national retailer is aiming to refurbish and sell […]

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Only a fifth of tradespeople hire apprentices

Apprentices are crucial to tackling the skills shortage, but only a fifth of tradespeople hire one, new research from Screwfix has revealed. 9 in 10 tradespeople questioned agreed that apprentices are vital to the future of the industry, but only 18% currently hire one, and 31% said they would never hire one, highlighting a huge […]

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Business confidence for tradespeople is bouncing back from pandemic lows

New industry insights from Screwfix has revealed that business confidence amongst UK tradespeople has more than quadrupled in the last 12 months. Screwfix’s Business Confidence Index is part of its monthly Trade Pulse survey, which includes a range of measures. All these measures rose in December 2021 when compared to December 2020 figures. The overall […]

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Screwfix set to have opened 70 stores in 2021

Screwfix is set to exceed its target for store openings this year, creating more than 700 jobs in total across local communities in the UK and the Republic of Ireland (ROI). In March, Screwfix announced plans to open more than 50 stores in 2021 – but has exceeded targets with a total of 70 new […]

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Electrician Dan Lloyd is Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2021

Dan Lloyd, a Brighton-based electrician, has proved he is the brightest spark after being officially announced as the winner of Screwfix Top Tradesperson 2021.   The electrician has spent 15 years of his life in the industry and walks away with the coveted title and ultimate trade bundle consisting of £10,000 worth of tools, £5,000 […]

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