Toolstation has opened a branch in North Tyneside, creating seven jobs.
The trade supplies chain’s new outlet on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate in North Shields, its first in the borough, is one of more than 200 nationwide.
Emma Saville, manager of the Narvik Way branch, said: “It’s a really exciting time to be a part of Toolstation.
“The opening of this branch is great news because of the creation of jobs as well as enhancing our presence in the area, enabling us to be closer to our busy customers.
“The team at North Shields Toolstation are looking forward to providing an excellent service for tradespeople and home improvers in the area.”
The chain also has branches in Newcastle and Gateshead.
The North Shields outlet stocks products including screws, cable, sealants, plumbing fittings and power tools.
For more information, visit www.toolstation.com