B&M Proud to Open First Pembroke Store
20 August 2016
B&M celebrated the opening of their first store in Pembroke on Saturday, in a welcome boost for the local economy.
The new Home Store and Garden Centre has created more than 80 new jobs for local people, highlighting the retailer’s desire to provide local jobs.
Based on London Road at Pembroke Dock, the former B&Q will boast B&M’s wide ranges of branded and own label goods, including groceries, electrical and seasonal lines.
The addition of the Garden Centre also allows keen gardeners to choose from an array of gardening essentials, all year round.
Representatives from Pennar Community Hall were invited along to take part in the opening ceremony as B&M’s Local Hero for the day.
A B&M Local Hero is an individual or organisation who has made an important contribution to their local community.
The charity aims to provide a modern community building for the people of Pennar and Pembroke Dock to hire and use for leisure, educational and social purposes.
Pennar Hall is used by over 12,000 users per year who attend their clubs and organised activities
In addition to cutting the ribbon at the new store, the representatives also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part.
Also in attendance on opening day was the Mayor of Pembroke, Councillor Maureen Colgan, who helped to make the day a memorable one for all involved.
Simon Rosser, store manager at B&M Pembroke, 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’ve been really excited to get the doors open and welcome our new customers through the doors today”
Visitors to the store on opening day were in for a treat, with B&M’s amazing new game show providing some lucky customers the chance to win a selection of fantastic prizes.
Even those who were unlucky to miss out were able to join in on the fun, with a face painter able to turn everyone into their favourite characters.