Wren flies to the rescue of stricken B&Q staff

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 11 Jun 2018

Northern Lincolnshire kitchen giant Wren has offered relief to some B&Q employees and their customers following a job-cuts announcements.

The Barton business, which has 69 showrooms nationwide as well as the huge ‘Nest’ headquarters and manufacturing site on Falkland Way and satellite sites in Howden and Scunthorpe, has opened vacancies for design consultants affected.  

And in a move to reassure any customers affected by the planned changes, Wren will match all B&Q quotes and has claimed it will supply a superior quality product for the same price in addition to providing the convenience of an approved installation service for any customers that would like a project co-ordinated experience.

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It also highlights a further 10 additions coming soon to the portfolio, from Ayr to Brighton.

A spokesperson said: “As the UK’s number one kitchen retail specialist, Wren Kitchens is a truly passionate, family-run business, dedicated to delivering success with our strong commitment and loyalty to customer experience.

“We believe design consultants are key to customers receiving the best experience. We also have other vacancies for the best people in the industry, be it a store manager, kitchen or bathroom designer or a lead taker.

“Wren Kitchens have 69 showrooms nationwide, across England, Scotland and Wales. In addition to these we are opening new showrooms in the following locations: Tunbridge Wells, Derby, Rushden Lakes, Cambridge, Plymouth, Basingstoke, Ayr, Eastbourne, Leicester and Brighton.”

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Wren was recently voted the fastest growing bricks and mortar retailer in the UK by the Daily Telegraph, and employs more than 4,500 people across the UK. It posted revenues of £406 million in 2017.

Consultations are underway with 700 workers, with 300 from the Homefit service and 400 in the in-store design arm. 

Full details of how to apply for the jobs can be found on the Wren website

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