Selco to create 400 jobs and 8 new branches this year

Selco, which opened its 60th branch this February in York, will have created 400 jobs this year.

The national builders merchant has a major branch expansion programme to enhance its presence over the country. Selco has already opened branches in Solihull, the aforementioned York and Milton Keynes in 2018, with St Albans, Leicester, Chelmsford and second branches in Leeds and Bristol set to follow. Each new branch opening creates 50 jobs.

A combination of management, in-branch and delivery positions will be created as Selco continues the fastest period of expansion in the company’s history.

“We are proud to be continuing our branch expansion plan and to create so many jobs for hard-working people across the UK," said Selco Builders Warehouse Chief Exec Howard Luft. “Selco has undergone huge and rapid growth over the last five years, rising from 34 branches in 2014 to 66 by the middle of 2018 – and the plan is for that to continue.

“As well as having an exceptionally strong base in London and around the M25 corridor, we are focused on strengthening our presence in other areas of the UK. With each branch opening, our recruitment policy has always been to employ people from the branch’s local community and that will continue. We pride ourselves on giving people genuine career opportunities, recruiting for a wide variety of positions and roles, with the chance to climb through the ranks at Selco.”

Selco’s continued growth comes on the back of strong recent performances from the Grafton-owned company.

Luft added: “Selco Builders Warehouse is enjoying fantastic success, which is particularly pleasing given the tough economic conditions that have faced the building industry in recent times. The Selco offering is proving extremely popular with tradesmen, both in new and existing branches. Our approach is focused – our commitment to tradesmen is paramount and we ensure we offer genuine trade prices, huge availability of products in branch and always put our customer first.”