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B&M Opens Second Oswestry Store

31 October 2015

B&M continued its rapid growth by opening a second store in Oswestry on Saturday.

The Home Store & Garden Centre will stock all of B&M’s high quality branded and own label goods, including toys, groceries and seasonal items.

In addition, the Garden Centre will allow for local shoppers to buy everything they need, from garden sheds to plants.

Located at the former Homebase on Penda Retail Park, the new store has created 80 jobs in the town.

B&M invited along representatives from the League of Friends to The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation as their Local Hero for the day, an accolade given to an individual or organisation who make an important contribution to their community.

As well as cutting the ribbon at Oswestry’s newest store, the charity also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part.

Since their creation in 1961, the League has raised more than £4 million for the benefit of the hospital.

They give financial support for amenities, medical equipment and research as well as offering support and friendship to patients and ex-patients.

Also in attendance at the store opening were the Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Peter Cherrington and his wife Wendy, who kindly accepted an invitation to attend the ceremony.

Maurice Tranter, store manager at the new B&M Oswestry 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 Oswestry.

“We’re really proud to have created 80 jobs across the town this year and to keep playing our part in the local community.”

The fun didn’t stop after the ribbon was cut, with a face painter and Walker’s giveaways entertaining children of all ages.