Construction Enquirer News Hirer extends trial with DIY stores

B&Q and Speedy are extending a trial of new tool and equipment hire outlets within B&Q stores.

The trial commenced in July with Speedy concessions now at nine B&Q stores. A further five outlets are scheduled to open in January.

The concessions give B&Q retail and trade customers the option to hire tools and equipment from Speedy as part of their B&Q shopping trip.

The offer in the B&Q concessions includes Speedy’s four-hour national delivery promise on a wide range of products, and customers are now able to order and collect Speedy products seven days a week, complementing Speedy’s own 200 strong depot network.

The Speedy concessions are located next to the TradePoint areas within the nine B&Q stores so that retail and trade customers can now hire a range of mobile access platforms, tower scaffolds, mini diggers and dumpers, plate compactors, floor sanders, mixers and heaters.

Russell Down, Chief Executive, Speedy said: “These will make the option of hiring tools and equipment much more accessible to DIY customers and enable trade customers to hire equipment seven days a week.

“Customers can hire products to take away, or with our unique four-hour delivery promise, they can order equipment in the knowledge that it will arrive shortly after they return home.

“We have a leading reputation in the construction market, and by joining forces with B&Q, the UK’s leading home improvement and garden living retailer, can offer customers a compelling and market leading proposition.”

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