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B&M Home Store Brings 75 Jobs to Dumbarton

04 July 2015

Dumbarton welcomed its very first B&M store on Saturday, as the variety retailer continued its expansion in Scotland.

B&M have achieved rapid success in recent years and opened its 450th store just last week.

The brand new Home Store & Garden Centre on Glasgow Road is the first B&M presence in the town, creating 75 jobs for local people.

And to help celebrate the opening of the Dunbartonshire store, some very special guests were invited along to take part.

Erskine Proud to Care were nominated by store colleagues as a local charity that makes a significant contribution to the lives of people in the community.

A charity organisation that has been proud to care for Scotland’s veterans since 1916, Erskine provides unrivalled nursing, respite and dementia care in five homes throughout Scotland for over 1,000 UK veterans and their spouses.

Representatives from Erskine received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store and making it a special first day of trading.

Deputy Provost John Millar was also gratefully received by store staff as he cut the ribbon on a landmark day for B&M.

Erskine’s Kerry Reich, Community Fundraiser and Fundraising Manager Susan Bradley were on hand with a team of volunteers as they spent the day bag packing and fundraising.

Alan Dunsmore, store manager at B&M Dumbarton 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 Dumbarton.

“We’re really proud to have created 75 jobs across the town this year and to play our part in the local community.”

Alan added, “We’ve been excited to get the doors open on Saturday and honoured to have the Deputy Provost cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store”.

And the excitement grew throughout the day, with Minions characters, Olaf from Disney’s Frozen and a face painter in store to entertain children.

Dumbarton’s new Home Store & Garden Centre is the third store to open in Scotland in the last two weeks following openings in Elgin and Linlithgow.