Screwfix to open 40 stores this year, creating around 400 new jobs. 30 new stores are planned for the UK and 10 for Ireland.
30 new stores in the UK will create up to 300 jobs in areas such as retail management, service assistants and supervisor roles, by the end of January 2021.
More than 10 stores are planned in the Republic of Ireland, which will create up to 160 jobs over the same period.
Screwfix has more than 680 stores, with a long-term target of 800 in the UK.
Screwfix currently has five stores in Ireland, which opened in early 2020 and plans to open up to 40 stores in the country over the coming years, creating around 400 jobs in total.