Selco Continues Expansion with Chessington BranchJuly 4th, 2016
The chief executive of the fastest growing trade only builders merchants has revealed it will continue its strong expansion strategy after unveiling its latest branch.
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.
He 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 added: “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. Selco Chessington supplies everything needed to build a house or carry out any refurb job including doors, windows, insulation, roofing, heating, plumbing supplies, lighting, electrical products, kitchens, bathrooms and timber.
Branches also offer an in-branch café, trade services, direct-to-site delivery options and van size parking spaces, all designed to make it easier for tradespeople to get back onto the job as soon as possible.