Woodie's is a 100% Irish owned DIY Store and a subsidiary of Grafton Group plc. We are the market leader in Ireland with thirty-five branches nationwide offering an extensive range of DIY products, Paints, Lighting, Homestyle, Housewares, Bathroom Accessories, Building, Gardening products and Fitted Kitchens. We supply almost everything for all your home improvement and gardening needs. We stock over 30,000 products and we've built our reputation on offering the most comprehensive range of quality products for every area of your home at superb value-for-money prices.
Woodie's first retail operation was opened in June 1987 at Walkinstown. This store proved successful and led to the opening of a second store at Glasnevin in April 1988. The continued successes of the retail operation led to two new store openings in 1990, one in Sallynoggin and the other in Cork. Cork was the first of the Superstores with the product range being significantly extended.
We are committed to expanding our business, identifying and meeting the needs of our extensive customer base. Even though Woodie's is the biggest chain of DIY retail Superstores in Ireland we have ambitious plans for the future.
Woodie’s is part of the Grafton Group plc. Other businesses within the Group include the builder’s merchants, Chadwick’s and Heiton Buckley, the plant and tool hire company Sam Hire and the Panelling Centre. The Group is also the market leader in the steel stockholding sector in Ireland and has a specialist builders' merchants business in the UK. This means that when you shop with us you shop with confidence.
Woodies.ie is our online shopping store, which allows us to offer the best product range available to you from the comfort of your own home wherever you live in Ireland. Through our online store there is access to over 30,000 products online. Choose from a vast array of product in DIY & Decorating, Building, Gardening, stylish Furniture & Hometsyle product, Homewares and even Partyzone product. At woodies.ie we also have lots of DIY videos tips & advice to help DIY and gardening enthusiasts tackle those jobs inside and outside the home.
SpeakUp is our reporting service for colleagues and anyone (e.g. customers or suppliers) connected to Woodie's (part of Grafton Group) to report concerns. This action is also commonly known as 'whistleblowing'. If you ever see something in your interaction with Woodie's that could be deemed unsafe, unethical, or unscrupulous, please SpeakUp! We take concerns given in good faith very seriously and will not tolerate retaliation of any kind to anyone who reports such instances.
You can raise your concerns through the dedicated SpeakUp website here.
Please note that this service is not to be used for customer service enquires or issues. Please contact your local Woodie's branch for such enquires.
Woodie’s is sharing their Gender Pay Gap Report 2022 which is now required under ‘The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2022’.
Our approach to employee reward is gender neutral by design. We are confident that any gaps between male and female pay and bonus are driven by the structure of our workforce.
Our data shows we have fewer women in senior roles and the majority of these are at our senior management team level; we also have a large number of women working in support roles that have a fixed bonus with a capped maximum. When structural factors such as these are removed, the differences in reward can be largely explained by individual performance, experience and skill sets.
At Woodie’s we promote equality, and are proud to be a welcoming, inclusive, diverse and safe place to work for everyone. In particular, we are working hard to support more women with career development into senior roles and to encourage more female apprentices. We actively support gender equality initiatives across our business such as International Women’s Day in March to highlight the career opportunities we have for women in Woodie’s.
The data within the report was gathered on 30th June 2022. As of this point there were 1,582 employees in the business.
Gender Pay and Equal Pay
The gender pay gap is a figure that measures the difference in the average earnings of men and women, regardless of the nature of their work, across the business.
This is different to equal pay, which looks at the individual level and is about ensuring that men and women are paid the same for carrying out the same work, or work of equal value.
The evaluation of our gender pay data indicates that the difference in average pay is due to a larger number of men being in more senior, higher paid roles.
Using the data from our Gender Pay Gap Report we are committed to:
- Guiding and developing a career path to suit colleagues needs with an unbiased opinion.
- Continuously reviewing our attraction and recruitment approach to ensure there is no unconscious bias throughout the process.
- Updating and reviewing our family leave policies to ensure they are up to date and supportive to all colleagues and future candidates within the business.