A new Screwfix store is set to open in Flint this week creating eight jobs in the area.
The new Flint store in Heinzel Court off Aber Road will be the firms second to open in Flintshire.
A Screwfix store opened on the Interlinq Trade Park in Queensferry in 2015.
The company is owned by Kingfisher PLC the same parent company as B&Q – who closed their Queensferry store in 2016.
Screwfix is the UK’s largest multichannel retailer of trade tools, accessories and hardware products.
It was founded in 1979 as the Woodscrew Supply Company, it was acquired in July 1999 by Kingfisher PLC.
David Hanson – MP for Delyn – visited the new store to meet staff and welcome the business to the area.
The new store will open on Thursday 14 February and will be offering 10% discount on opening.
David Hanson MP said:
“It is excellent to welcome a new retailer to Flint. It will provide our town with jobs and ensure that those who need access to top-quality tools and equipment will be able to use a local retailer. This can only be good news for our town’s economy.
“Going forward I want to see us build upon this good news. When towns up and down the country are struggling we need to look at the success stories so that we can learn and adapt them for ourselves.
We have seen in Holywell how its digital high street initiative is supporting local businesses and how Mold is working hard to attract tourists through its heritage.
“Flint is a hub of history for North Wales, with talented and skilled people. Businesses would be hard pressed to find a better area to locate themselves in.”