Walthamstow builder’s merchant celebrates 10 year anniversary

Published:  19 March, 2012

WALTHAMSTOW: The Walthamstow branch of Selco, which opened its doors for the first time on 19 March 2002, was the first builder’s warehouse Selco opened in London, and is celebrting its tenth anniversary.

The brand has since successfully opened 14 more London branches, as well as a number of branches across Yorkshire, Manchester, East Midlands, Birmingham, Wales, the South West and Berkshire.

“Any reservations we may have had about our first branch in the capital city quickly vanished once we opened the doors on the first day,” says Chris Cunliffe, managing director of Selco.

“Nobody had really heard of Selco in London before we opened the Walthamstow branch, and despite our most optimistic expectations we were stunned by the amount of customers that came through our doors that first morning.

“Now we’re on the brink of opening up a further three branches in London this year, including in Hanworth, Old Kent Road and Tottenham, which will bring us up to 17 Selco branches across the capital.

“We are committed to continuing our expansion and providing the complete service offer to all builders and tradesmen in the South East, and we’re looking forward to serving the London builders for many years to come.”

To mark Walthamstow’s tenth anniversary on Monday 19 March, the branch will be hosting a number of activities and celebrations, including serving a free bacon buttie or sausage sandwich and a hot drink to all customers visiting the warehouse between 6.30am and 12 noon.

There will also be supplier demonstrations in store from a number of Selco’s suppliers between Monday 19 and Thursday 22 March.

“Selco has grown so much since we first opened here, and we’ve built up a really loyal following in the local community,” says Kevin Barnes, branch manager at Selco in Walthamstow.

“We’re really looking forward to celebrating our birthday and we’re so proud to have been here for ten years. We hope as many of our customers as possible will come and celebrate with us on Monday.”

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