Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.52 - Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 August 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


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.



Eurofound (2020), Screwfix, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101937, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101937.