Speaking at the opening of Selco Builders Warehouse on the Compass Business Park on Davis Road in Chessington – the company’s 42nd branch – CEO Chris Cunliffe said the business will open at least five more branches before the end of the year.
Chris said: “We are delighted to be launching our latest branch in Chessington, which has created more than 50 jobs in the area. This opening also signals our intention for Selco to grow in the south east and beyond. 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for Selco. We are an ambitious business and we won’t rest on our laurels. We are currently working on new locations for 2017, 2018, 2019 and beyond to ensure we maintain our momentum.
“We plan to open up the company to more customers in new locations, giving our suppliers more opportunities and creating hundreds of jobs, all while maintaining our core value of putting the customer first.”
Selco is also enjoying organic growth, with Selco Direct boosting the company’s offering. Chris explained: “Selco Direct means that customers who don’t have a local branch can choose from over 5,000 lines and can click, pay and receive their products by courier the next day.
“We have tens of thousands of customers daily purchasing through our network equating to one transaction every three seconds across the business. It’s no surprise to us that our entire branch network is growing its customer base, as well as the average basket value, as we offer something unique in the industry.”
At the Chessington opening Selco split a charity donation of £2,000 between two local causes, Epsom and Ewell Foodbank and KIDS SEND Information, Advice and Support Service.