Hardworking tradesmen were left reeling after being stung by parking tickets while picking up building supplies – but all was not as it seemed.
The tradesmen had only quickly popped into the Cricklewood branch of Selco Builders Warehouse so were surprised to see the threatening yellow notices slapped on their windscreens when they returned to their vehicles.
But their anger soon turned to joy when they turned the ‘ticket’ over to find it was in fact a £50 voucher to be spent at Selco.
The prank was part of the official opening of the new Cricklewood branch on JVC Business Park, Priestley Way.
The store has recently relocated from less than a mile away.
Selco also marked the occasion of the relocation by donating £800 to local charities, as chosen by four customers who completed a 0.8mile cycle the fastest on a static bike.
Fastest over the distance was Darius Kulesza in 1min 53sec. Darius chose to support Starlight Family, which provides free primary level education to over 200 disadvantaged children in Uganda.
The new Cricklewood branch is located on a near 100,000 sq ft site, with the interior of the branch five per cent larger than the previous premises.
The change in location – instigated by the lease on the former branch expiring – has seen the introduction of new facilities including a kitchen showroom design area, a dedicated delivery hub unit and improved café.
With hundreds of trade brands always in stock and open seven days and a minimum of 80 hours a week, Selco’s 66 branches in UK are firmly focused on helping local tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.
As well as offering trade services, Selco also has a strong digital presence including a 30 minute Click & Collect service and a free Project List app which allows tradespeople to plan, manage, and quote for all jobs – as well as complete purchases – through their smartphone.