B&M Brings New Home Store to Bridgwater
There was big news for shoppers in Bridgwater after B&M opened a new store in the town on Friday.
A grand total of 100 jobs have been created as a result of B&M’s involvement in the parish town, a welcome boost for the local economy.
The new B&M Homestore & Garden Centre has replaced the former B&Q on Broadway, allowing locals easy access to the variety retailer’s wide range of branded and own label products.
Visitors to the store will be able to browse a large selection of DIY, toys, electrical and furniture items, as well as grocery and everyday essentials.
The addition of a Garden Centre ensures that keen gardeners will have access to everything they need as the sun continues to shine.
As part of the opening day celebrations, store colleagues invited along representatives from the charity Brainwave to be their Local Hero for the day.
Brainwave is a charity that helps children with disabilities and additional needs to help them achieve greater independence.
They aim to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential, through a range of educational and physical therapies.
The charity has three centres, with the South West Centre equipped with four therapy rooms and five self-catering bungalows as well as IT rooms and a sensory garden.
Alongside cutting the ribbon, the charity also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part.
Mike Hedley, B&M Bridgwater store manager, said: “We’ve felt really positive about the creation of new jobs for local people and we hope customers are delighted with their new store.
“We were all really excited to get the doors open and welcome our new customers through the door today.”
Also attending the event was the Mayor of Bridgwater, Councillor Alex Glassford and the Mayoress, Councillor Liz Leavy, who gratefully accepted an invitation to make an appearance.
There is even more fun in store on Saturday, as a face painter and the brand new B&M Game Show will help continue the celebrations well into the weekend.