Toolstation on track to reach expansion target this year

In addition to launching its new Trade Credit account and January catalogue, Toolstation has also enhanced its in-store customer and digital experience by introducing wi-fi in stores and improved payment terminals
In addition to launching its new Trade Credit account and January catalogue, Toolstation has also enhanced its in-store customer and digital experience by introducing wi-fi in stores and improved payment terminals

Toolstation is set to meet its expansion plan to open 60 new stores in 2020, with 13 more being opened next month, creating 91 permanent jobs.

This year, Toolstation opened 47 stores across the UK, generating over 500 jobs to date.

The firm said the additional new stores, which will be opening in Launceston, Llandrindod Wells, Walthamstow, York, Dumbarton, Peterlee, Fraserburgh, Colne, Speke, Wednesbury, Malvern, Shepton Mallet and Bideford, will create over 100 new permanent job roles across stores and the supporting supply chain.

Being an essential retailer, Toolstation’s stores have remained open throughout the pandemic and have offered a multi-channel service, allowing customers to conveniently purchase the essentials they need online through a five minute click-and-collect service or next day delivery.

James Mackenzie, managing director of Toolstation, said: “This year has been a year like no other, and I am proud of both colleagues and customers that have played their part in continuing to build Britain.

“As part of the critical supply chain for construction, we have continued in our commitment to provide tools and more for our customers, and create job opportunities in the local communities we operate…We remain on track to open 60 new stores by the end of 2020 and will continue our ambition to open a further 60 stores in 2021.”