Trend Celebrate Opening of 200th TRC at A1 Tools & Fixings


Trend introduced the Trend Routing Centre (TRC) programme to create stores where customers could see eye-catching in-store presentation units and buy a comprehensive range of Trend products. 

Each TRC is committed to new Trend product campaigns and exclusive customer promotions throughout the year. Staff also receive a comprehensive training programme at Trend’s HQ in Watford to enable them to give technical advice and information on Trend products to customers.

The TRC programme provides local stores with gold, silver or bronze levels of stocked display units, close to where customers live and work, where they can return with confidence to purchase Trend products from knowledgeable staff.

Combined with Trend’s unrivalled technical support and customer service, TRC’s offer customers a superior service at 200 locations across the UK and Ireland.

The 200th TRC was recently opened at A1 Tools & Fixings Ltd in St Albans and Trend Managing Director Jeff Willcocks was at the launch to assist with the celebrations. Jeff said, “We set up the TRC programme over two years ago to ensure wider availability of stock for end users to purchase our products in the UK and Ireland. We are particularly pleased that it is A1 Tools & Fixings Ltd who are the 200th TRC in our ongoing programme and that the display units look so impressive in their store.”

David Muskett, Owner, was delighted saying ‘We are very happy to be Trend’s 200th distributor and this really takes A1 Tools and fixings forward in what we are able to stock.

Matt Royall, Shop Manager, was pleased, adding ‘This takes us from 5 little cabinets to nearly 5 metres, it fits so perfectly and we are very happy with it’

For further information on Trend Routing Centres, please call 01923 249911 or visit