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B&M Lifts Linwood with Second Store in Town

14 November 2015

B&M was proud to open its second store in Linwood on Saturday, with help from a local charity.

The new B&M Bargains store has created 50 jobs in the town, as B&M continues to increase its presence in Scotland.

Linwood’s newest B&M is based on Bridge Street and will sell B&M’s wide variety of branded and own label products, including groceries, toiletries and an extensive non-food section.

Representatives from the charity Erskine were invited along as B&M’s Local Hero for the day to help cut the ribbon on the new store.

Erskine, who have cared for veterans since 1916, was nominated by store colleagues and gratefully accepted £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part in the opening day.

They help to provide nursing, respite and dementia care in five homes throughout Scotland for more than 1,000 UK veterans and their spouses.

Kerry Reich, Community Fundraiser, and Susan Bradley, Fundraising Manager, were also on hand with their team to bag pack for lucky B&M shoppers, helping to raise funds for their important work.

Also in attendance was Renfrewshire Provost, Councillor Anne Hall, who was proud to accept an invitation to be a part of the Linwood stores opening day celebrations.

Nicola Middleton, store manager at B&M Linwood Bridge Street, said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area and we are delighted we’ve found a great team from in and around Linwood. “

“We’re really proud to have created another 50 jobs across the town this year and to continue playing our part in the local community.”

Nicola added: “We have been excited to get the doors open today and honoured to have representatives from Erskine cutting the ribbon alongside Provost Anne Hall to officially mark the opening of our new store.”

The opening day fun continued throughout the day, with a face painter invited along and Patterson Shortbread giveaways taking place; helping to make the day a memorable one.