Wickes is a United Kingdom based online home improvement products selling retailer and third largest DIY specialist. Wickes is owned and managed by Travis Perkins, a UK based builder’s merchant. Currently, there are 230 stores of Wickes within the country and one online store also. Several products related to home improvement, kitchenware, modular kitchen, garden equipment and advices related to the same are provided by them at their stores. Moreover, various take away bathrooms, kitchens and other items which users can install itself as DIY is the main motive of the company. Henry Dunn Wickes founded this company in 1854 in Michigan, United States. Actually in 1972, Wickes is registered as Wickes Corporation and established their first store in the United Kingdom along with the help of Sankeys, a British builder merchant.
History of Wickes
In 1996, Wickes faced various issues related to the funds and it leads to the suspension of their shares and banks foreclosing. To overcome from this issue, the company appointed Bill Grimsey as CEO and certain modifications and serious decision was taken by them. After that, Wickes grew very fast and in just four years from 2000 to 2004 they opened 41 stores within the nation. In March 2004, company celebrated the grand opening of its 172th store in the United Kingdom. Till December 2004, Wickes was owned by Focus Group, later, it was sold to Travis Perkins. In 2013, Wickes purchased thirteen more stores from its appointed administrators and by 2016 the total number of stores reached 222. Wickes is also operating in South Africa, France, Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland.
International shipping limited to the certain countries is also available for the international customers. On their official website, all the products that are currently in stock in the nearby stores are available for purchase. For more details about the availability, customers can contact the customer support department at Wickes customer service number. Moreover, free delivery and return service for the customers from United Kingdom is also launched by the company. Various deals on purchasing through Wickes are available on their official website. Check out all the latest news about Wickes and its stores below.
Latest Updates of Wickes
- Travis Perkins the owner of DIY stores Wicked, announced the plan to shut 30 branches of its business due to fall in sales in the heating and plumbing sector. It leads 600 employees to search for a new job.
- Travis Perkins was listed on the top 100 biggest fallers on FTSE after a survey in which UK voted to leave EU.
- The company is also exposed in several news channels in which it was clearly shown that the Wickes is purchasing their products from overseas countries in fact of manufacturing it in the country.
- In a press conference, John Carter Chief Executive announced that they are shutting the stores to meet the demands of the customers.
For more updates regarding you can follow their official website or can contact the officials at Wickes head office address.