B&M Proud to Open New Barking Store
20 February 2016
B&M opened a brand new store in Barking on Saturday with a little help from some special guests.
A total of 100 jobs have been created at the Homestore, coming as a welcome boost to the local economy.
Based at the former Asda store in the Vicarage Fields Shopping centre, locals will be able to easily access B&M’s large selection of branded and own label products.
As well as toiletries and groceries the new Homestore will also stock toys, DIY, and furniture – ensuring a wide choice for all shoppers.
To commemorate the opening, B&M invited along local charity members from The Osborne Partnership as their Local Hero for the day, nominated by store colleagues.
A B&M Local hero is an individual or organisation which has made a remarkable impact on their local community.
The charity aims to help socially and economically disadvantaged members of the local community in Barking, Dagenham and the surrounding area.
They focus on supporting people with learning or physical disabilities, mental health issues or other complex needs.
In addition to cutting the ribbon, the charity’s representatives also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as thank you for taking part.
Also attending the event was the Mayor of Barking, Councillor Simon Bremner, who added a touch of extra ceremony to proceedings, ensuring the day was one to remember for all involved.
The new store manager, Himi Majevadia, said: “The Osborne Partnership really stood out for us as they really go the extra mile for the community, we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work they do.
“We hope that our donation can help them to continue their great work.”
The opening day fun extended throughout the course of the day with appearances from Minion characters Stuart and Bob, as well as a face painter – providing fun for all the family.