Starting with a single hardware store in 1930, Wilko has grown to become one of the best known and best loved family run businesses on the high street. By constantly innovating and evolving, we now have 375 stores throughout the UK - all of which are committed to bringing our customers unbeatable choice, quality and value. And we continue to look to the future. With our new look stores, improved multichannel offer and revitalised brand; we're ready to take our next step forward
With a focus on high quality, high footfall, high street locations and retail park sites, we're looking to bring our famous choice and value to even more customers.
We're looking for landlords and developers that we can work closely with to create stores we can be proud of - stores that are inviting, comfortable and safe and that provide a range of products, and a shopping experience, good enough to drive footfall to high streets and shopping destinations.
The opening day celebrations kicked off at 9am Wednesday 9th July, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting led by the Manager of Rotherham United Football Club, Steve Evans, Rotherham United chairman, Tony Stuart, the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Barry Dodson, Wilko Chief Financial Officer, Ian Ellis, and store manager, Lewis Smedley.
To help shoppers in Rotherham prepare their homes and gardens ready for summer, free Wilko vouchers were given to the first 100 customers through the doors!
The store has recently appointed The Children's Hospital Charity as its regional charity and will be fundraising for the worthy cause throughout 2014. To get the ball rolling on opening day, the team hosted a 'Wilko Wheel of Fortune' in store, alongside the charity's furry mascot, Theo the Bear, where lucky customers won a variety of DIY and gardening goodies, such as painting materials, seeds and planters.
Welcome Rotherham to the Wilko family!
We opened our 375th store, situated on Tottenham Hale Retail Park on 27th November 2014!
Special guests included the Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Kaushika Amin, corporate community fundraiser for local children’s charity Kath & Kids, Maddy Wilhelmsson, Wilko family director, Lisa Wilkinson and store manager, Peter Butterworth.
The store created job roles for a total of 84 local residents, including a variety of permanent and temporary positions, from sales assistants to stock supervisors and warehouse roles.
After the ceremonial ribbon cutting, The Mayor was presented with a £500 cheque towards her chosen charities: Haringey Citizen’s Advice Bureau, which provides an independent, confidential, impartial and free information and advice service to the people of Haringey, and local children’s hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital.