Fifteen new jobs have been created with the opening of a new Screwfix store in Alnwick.
The trade retailer officially opens its new branch on Thursday, February 11, at Hotspur Court, Lionheart Enterprise Park.
Store manager Chris Finlay said: "We've created 15 brand new vacancies and have employed local people from around the Alnwick area. Our new team includes people of all ages and levels of experience, but the most important requirement is that they have the right attitude and can offer superb customer service. Everyone here is really looking forward to the store opening."
To mark the official opening, tradesmen and DIYers are invited to take part in a free-to-enter screw drilling competition. The fastest time wins a 40in smart TV.
Throughout the store’s launch celebration period until Sunday, February 14, all product ranges will carry a 10 per cent discount among other store specific special offers.
Chris said: "I’m confident that we've got a great location here in Alnwick. My team and I have already been out and about getting to know local businesses and tradesmen and we've all been struck by how friendly everyone has been.
"At Screwfix we pride ourselves on meeting the needs of today's busy tradesmen and serious DIYers with a speedy, reliable and convenient service, plus quality value-for-money products. We're keen to welcome tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts from Alnwick and the surrounding local areas to our new store."
The Alnwick store is open Monday to Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday10am-4pm.