Speedy extends rental partnership with B&Q

By Dan Colombini03 November 2021

Tools and equipment rental firm Speedy has announced the extension of its partnership with UK DIY and builders merchants chain B&Q, offering a hire service to customers.

B&Q CEO Graham Bell and Speedy CEO Russell Down.

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

The roll-out follows the successful trial in 16 B&Q stores with a further 23 in-store outlets scheduled to open by January 2022.

The Speedy in-store outlets will also provide B&Q customers with access to its national four-hour delivery promise on 350 products.

These range from angle grinders, floor sanders, hammer drills and mixers to tower scaffolds, generators, lighting and dust extraction units, and can be ordered on a same-day basis.

Speedy products at B&Q
Speedy’s existing customers will also have access to the new trade counters seven days a week to order and collect products, adding to its existing 200-strong national Service Centre network.

Russell Down, chief executive, 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, B&Q said “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.”

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