Selco Builders Warehouse has continued its expansion with the opening of its 36th branch in the UK and is set to open at least two more stores later in the year.
More than 50 jobs have been created at the new branch in Redhill, Surrey, as the Grafton-owned business continues to grow.
The opening follows hot on the heels of the launch of the Isleworth branch in September and further strengthens Selco’s network in London and the south east, where it now has 22 branches.
Chris Cunliffe, Selco Buiders Warehouse’s chief executive, said he was “delighted” to be moving the business into Redhill.
He said: “As with all of the branches in London and the south east – as well as Nottingham – our latest initiative Selco Hire will be available at Redhill, with customers able to hire an extremely wide range of tools and equipment.
“The creation of 50 jobs is something which will provide a huge benefit to the local economy, and selecting people to fill the positions who live in the nearby community to which the new branch is opening is something we are passionate about.
Selco will be moving into Coventry next with an opening date of around April, while a new build is set to open in Southampton by the end of the year.
“Our key ambition is to be in every major city and town in the UK and that’s something I will be driving over the next five years,” said Cunliffe.
The ribbon was cut on the Orchard Business Park branch on Monday (2nd February), with three children from nearby Salfords Primary School – Katie Newton, Olivia Newton and Abbie Jo-Goacher – taking part in the ceremony after winning a special competition to design a house of the future.
“We were thrilled to have three young members of a Redhill school playing a significant part in the official opening and we will continue to engage and support the local community wherever possible,” said Cunliffe.
As well as running the design competition in conjunction with Salfords, Selco has donated £500 worth of building materials to the school to enhance their outdoor area.