Northampton Saints star Kieran Brookes opened Toolstation’s new branch in Wellingborough on Monday (November 27).
The imposing prop was on hand to open the store in Denington Road on the Denington Industrial Estate, as well as signing shirts, posing for selfies and chatting to customers and fans.
Branch manager Andrew Love said: “To have someone of his sporting, and physical, stature come to meet and chat with customers is just brilliant.
“Add to that our opening week special offers and the fact we make it quick and easy for our customers to get their trade supplies by calling in or using our click and collect service – it’s well worth a visit.”
Toolstation is the 2017/18 season shirt sponsor of Northampton Saints, and the Wellingborough branch will be the latest in its growing network of more than 275 branches across the UK that are open for business seven days a week, from 7am to 7pm from Monday to Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sundays.
The branch will be running a special of £5 off every £25 spent for its first week of opening until Sunday (December 3).