Selco Builders Warehouse has revealed it will open a further three new branches before the end of the year, taking the total number of new outlets in 2015 to five.
The ambitious expansion plans will see new branches created in Southampton, New Southgate and Weybridge with Southampton representing a new geographic location for the company and the branches in New Southgate and Weybridge further strengthening its presence in and around London.
The new openings will take the number of Selco branches in the UK to 40, with 24 of those falling within London and the south east.
Chris Cunliffe, Chief Executive, said: “We set ourselves a target at the start in 2015 of trying to double the size of the business within five years and these new openings are further steps towards achieving that. We have already opened two new branches this year in Redhill in January and Coventry in July, so it’s been a very busy 2015.
“The branches at New Southgate and Weybridge will provide yet more opportunities for us to service our customers in and around the M25. The Southampton branch is a little different because it’s a new area for us but it’s another small step towards us trying to get a branch in every major UK town and city.”
Chris added: “For each branch we open we create at least 50 new jobs and we always look to fill those with people from the local area where possible. As we continue to grow and develop and work towards our target of doubling the size of the business, the good news for the economy is that it will see our current workforce double in size over this period to 4,000 employees.
“That is a significant number and, as well as providing the best possible service to our customers, is the major driving factor behind us keeping the Selco impetus going.”