EIGHTEEN jobs have been created as Screwfix opens up a new store in Gerrards Cross.

The new store officially opened its doors in Packhorse Road on Thursday, February 13, with hundreds of eager customers ready to stock up on tools and trade essentials.

Open seven days a week from 6am to 9pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 7am to 6pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm, the store also features a click and collect service.

The new store’s manager Sue Drage said: “We chose to open a new store in Gerrards Cross to better meet the needs of the local tradespeople. Many of our new customers previously shopped with Screwfix at our Amersham and Uxbridge stores, so we’re delighted to bring Screwfix even closer to them for greater convenience.

“Our celebration weekend attracted hundreds of customers. We have received fantastic support from the local community.”

Registered charities in the area can apply for funding from the Screwfix Foundation by visiting the branch and picking up a leaflet for more information.