B&M Opens New Store in Spondon
13 February 2016
B&M was proud to open its fourth store in Derby on Saturday, highlighting the phenomenal growth the retailer is achieving.
The brand new Spondon Home Store will also be the first store in the region to include a B&M Garden Centre, sure to delight local gardeners.
Based at the former B&Q on Megaloughton lane, the new outlet will provide locals an easily accessible chance to uncover the bargains that B&M provides.
Customers will be able to find B&M’s high quality ranges of branded and own label goods, including toys, electrical, food and toiletries.
In the process of creating the new store, B&M has also created a total of 60 new jobs in the town – a welcome boost to the local economy.
This brings the grand total of new jobs created by B&M in Derby to more than 115 in the past two years alone.
As part of B&M’s Local Hero initiative, store colleagues chose Sally Thompson, founder of Derby’s Autistic Fundraising Group (DAFG), a local charity.
Sally gives up lots of her free time for the charity, providing support and information to families with autistic children – as well as visiting a local primary school to help parents in the area.
DAGS member Sarah Tanser, who nominated Sally, spoke highly of the charity’s founder.
She said: “Sally is my hero!
“Not only does she do so much for the local community through her charity work, whenever I have needed help, advice or just someone to listen, Sally has always been there.“
In addition to cutting the ribbon on the new store, Sally also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for helping to open the store.
Also in attendance at the opening was Mayor of Derby, Councillor Paul Pegg, who gratefully accepted an invitation to be a part of the opening ceremony.
A B&M spokesperson, said: “We feel really positive about the creation of new jobs for local people and we hope customers are delighted with their new store.
“We have been really excited to get the doors open and finally welcome our new customers through the doors.”
Shoppers on opening day were treated to a spectacle, with a face painter and special appearances from Minion characters Stuart and Bob helping to make the day a memorable one for everyone involved.