Rotherham-based Maplin, the electronics specialist, is to open its first trade and business counter in Sheffield, providing a boost to the local economy.
The 3000 sq ft store, which will be named ‘Connect and Protect’, is aimed specifically at sole traders and small businesses.
The store will open on Hillsborough Trade Point on Rawson Spring Road in Sheffield on Monday 6 October. Eight new jobs have been created.
The store will specialise in CCTV, security and home automation, and offer leasing of products as well as purchasing.
Free same day delivery will be available for Sheffield-based orders over £150, and Maplin’s own in-store experts will also be on hand with free advice for traders, including a professional CCTV installer who will be available to discuss businesses requirements and offer technical advice.
John Cleland, CEO at Maplin, said: “Many of Maplin’s customers work in the home improvement, building and electronics trades; therefore this is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the Maplin brand to a wider audience.
“We’ve employed a new B2B team to really drive this area of the business forward, and we’re delighted to be launching this in Sheffield.
“We’ll be able to offer traders and small businesses throughout Sheffield and beyond specialist equipment, as well as offer expert advice from our knowledgeable ‘Maplineers’.”