B&M Opens Bigger & Better Ellesmere Port Store
11 May 2016
A B&M store in Cheshire re-opened today after a large scale refurbishment and store expansion.
The brand new B&M Ellesmere Port store now includes a Garden Centre and is based on the site of the former B&Q on Station Road.
The previous store on Marina Walk was closed on Saturday 7th May, with 23 B&M colleagues transferred to the new store.
A further 52 new jobs have also been created as a result of the expansion, providing a fantastic boost for the local economy.
The new store will feature all of B&M’s much loved branded and own label goods, including toys, electricals and groceries.
The addition of the Garden Centre will also allow keen gardeners access to a wide range of garden essentials, perfect for the summer months.
As part of B&M’s Local Hero initiative, representatives from Claire House were invited along to open the new store.
B&M's Local Hero is chosen by store colleagues, and is given to an individual or organisation who have made an important contribution to their local community.
Claire House Hospice offers a sanctuary for children, young people and their families, allowing them to forget about their daily routine and simply enjoy themselves.
They also offer a Hospice to Home Team, which cares for children at home so that mums and dads can be parents rather than carers for a couple of days.
In addition to cutting the ribbon, the hospice also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part.
Also in attendance were local Mayor, Councillor Lynn Clare MBE and the Mayoress Mrs Bateman who helped to make the day a memorable one.
Toni England, B&M Ellesmere Port store manager, said: “We’re feeling really positive about the creation of more jobs for local people and we hope customers are delighted with the much larger store.
“With more space we have brought in a large DIY and decorating collection, lots of gardening items and an even bigger range of furniture.”
Customers to the store on Saturday will also be in for a treat, with B&M’s brand new game show hoping to ensure the opening weekend will live long in the memory.
The Ellesmere Port re-opening follows hot on the heels of the recent B&M store openings on Sealand Road and in Bromborough, bringing the total number of jobs created in the area to more than 200 in the last year.