Another B&M Boost for Greater Manchester
06 November 2015
B&M increased its presence in Manchester with the opening of a brand new store in the region.
The new Home Store & Garden Centre is the second B&M to open in Hyde, creating 70 jobs in the town.
Based on Manchester Road Retail Park, the new store will stock B&M’s wide variety of branded and own label products, as well as extensive non-food ranges including toys, homeware and electrical.
In addition, keen gardeners will be able to prepare for the summer months thanks to the Garden Centre, which stocks everything from turf to garden sheds.
The store was opened with help from representatives from Willow Wood Hospice, who were chosen as B&M’s Local Hero for the day.
Chairman Pat McCloskey and Finance Director Peter Wood were present at the opening ceremony to accept the accolade, given to an individual or organisation which has made an important impact on the local community.
As well as cutting the ribbon on the new store, the hospice received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part in the opening day celebrations.
Willow Wood, located in Ashton-under-Lyne, provides specialist palliative care to those suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
The hospice first opened its doors in May 1999 and has cared for more than 2,000 patients and families since their formation.
To help raise funds for their continued work, a team of volunteers from the hospice carried out fundraising efforts on both Friday and Saturday, and B&M shoppers were as generous as ever.
A face painter was also invited on Saturday to help entertain kids young and old, with Haribo giveaways helping to cap what was a memorable opening weekend for B&M’s newest store.
B&M is now well on its way to reaching its 500th store, with three store openings this week alone highlighting the growth the variety retailer is achieving.