The UK’s fastest growing trade only builders merchants has strengthened its London offering by unveiling its 25th branch in the capital.
Selco Builders Warehouse has opened in Mitcham, taking its overall tally of branches around the UK to 45.
The new branch – based on the Mitcham Industrial Estate on Streatham Road -cements Selco’s presence inside the M25 corridor, with further openings in Wembley and South Croydon planned before the end of this year.
Chris Cunliffe, Selco chief executive, said: “When we first took Selco into London in 2002 it was a bold move with a huge investment for us to establish the business in the capital.
“We are 14 years on and have just opened our 25th branch in and around London so we can say that decision has more than paid off.
“Tradesmen in London are fully aware of the unique Selco offering and the fact that we will always put our customers first.
“There will be no difference in Mitcham and, after breaking into new areas such as Southampton, Portsmouth and Wolverhampton recently, we are delighted to be bringing our ambitious branch expansion plans back to London.
“That won’t be all for London and the Greater London area as we have further plans to strengthen our position in the capital with further branch openings in 2017.”
As well as raising more than £350,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support nationally over the last four years, Selco emphasised its commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates by awarding £1,000 to three charities in Mitcham.
The beneficiaries were North East Mitcham Community Association, pensioners’ club Young At Heart and First Touch, a charity which supports premature and sick babies.
Selco branches supply everything needed to build a house or carry out any refurb job including doors, windows, insulation, roofing, heating, plumbing supplies, lighting, electrical products, kitchens, bathrooms and timber.
Branches also offer an in-branch café, trade services, direct-to-site delivery options and van size parking spaces, all designed to make it easier for tradespeople to get back onto the job as soon as possible.