40 Jobs for Wednesbury as New B&M Store Opens
23 May 2015
B&M has sparked a surge in local employment in the West Midlands with the opening of its latest store on Saturday.
One of the UK’s fastest growing retailers, B&M celebrated the opening of its new store at the Gallagher Retail Park in Wednesbury.
The new Bargains store has created up to 40 new jobs for local people and its opening coincides with news that the popular retail park is set to undergo a £5million revamp in order to attract even more shoppers.
Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Derek Rowley was in attendance and cut the ribbon with another VIP guest. Representatives from St. Giles Hospice we’re nominated by store colleagues to be its special guests for the day, because of its charitable contribution to the local community.
The hospice provides specialist care for people living with cancer and other serious illnesses in the Walsall, Whittington and Sutton Coldfield areas, while offering support for patients’ families and helpers.
St Giles received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.
Hundreds of shoppers passed through the store on its first day of business and were delighted to find a wide variety of branded and own label products from its convenient location.
Customers can expect to find everything from canned goods to confectionery, as well as an extensive non-food section including toys, home, electrical and seasonal ranges.
Adam Porter, store manager at B&M Wednesbury said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area and I am delighted we’ve found a great team from in and around Wednesbury.
“We’re really proud to have created another 40 jobs this year as we continue to play our part in the local community.”
Mark added: “We have a team of colleagues who are willing to provide great value products and world class service to our customers”.
The new B&M Wednesbury is the retailer’s 4th store in the Walsall area and is part of a wider expansion in the West Midlands. A B&M Home Store & Garden Centre opened in Minworth earlier this month, bringing the combined total of new jobs in the area to 100 in May alone.