Speedy extends partnership with home improvement retailer

B&Q CEO Graham Bell and Speedy CEO Russell Down

SPEEDY has extended its partnership with home improvement retailer B&Q.

The move builds on an initial trial and will allow customers across the UK to hire tools and equipment from Speedy stores within B&Q for home improvement projects.

The Speedy in-store outlets will provide customers with access to the firm’s national four-hour delivery promise on its 350 most popular products. This includes angle grinders, floor sanders, hammer drills, mixers, tower scaffolds, generators, lighting, and dust extraction units.

Speedy explained it has seen ‘rising demand’ for hire from B&Q customers since the start of the trial last summer.

Russell Down, chief executive at Speedy, said, “Following a successful trial, we are delighted to announce this formal agreement to extend our partnership with B&Q.  This new agreement demonstrates the power of the Speedy brand and our market leading customer service proposition.

“We have seen growing demand from B&Q customers for our products since we opened our first in-store outlet last year, and we’re excited about supporting more DIYers up and down the UK as we continue to grow.”

Chris Bargate, director of business development at B&Q, added, “We’re delighted to be rolling out tool and equipment hire service concessions to 23 more of our stores with Speedy, following a trial at 16 stores. Our customers are continuing to adapt and change to new ways of living and shopping, and the Speedy concessions are just one way in which we’re making it easier for people to improve their homes.

“We’re excited by the potential re-use of our space to offer new services in store and the positive response we’re seeing from our customers.”