Speedy has formally extended its partnership with B&Q, which will offer tool hire to the company's DIY customers.

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

The new partnership will see the creation of 'shop-in-shop' concessions, enabling B&Q to adapt quickly to changing consumer demands and ensure that their needs are met.  

The new Speedy outlets will allow B&Q customers to access Speedy's four-hour delivery service on its 350 most popular products. Speedy’s existing customers will also have access to the new trade counters 7 days a week, adding to its current 200-strong national Service Centre network.

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

Speaking of the new partnership, Speedy Chief Exec Russell Down 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”. .

While Chris Bargate, director of businessdevelopment at B&Q added: “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.”

More information about the range of equipment and tools available for hire from Speedy at B&Q can be found at: www.speedyservices.com/speedy-bandq