B&M Proud to Open New Normanton Store
28 April 2016
B&M has continued its busy month of store openings by opening the retailer’s first store in Normanton.
The Bargains store is based on West Street in the town and has replaced the former co-op – allowing shoppers easy access to the wide range of branded and own label goods on offer.
As well as groceries and cleaning products, visitors to the store will also be able to browse a selection of home accessories, electricals and toys.
More than 30 jobs have been created as a result of the new store opening, highlighting B&M’s commitment to recruit from the local area.
As part of B&M’s Local Hero project, store colleagues invited along representatives from The Well Project to participate in the opening ceremony.
The Well Project was started more than seven years ago as a detached youth project run by volunteers from the back of a minibus.
Aiming to engage with young people on the streets, the project has now moved into the Well @Woodhouse building which hosts a variety of youth clubs, OAP friendship groups and coffee mornings.
A second community space, The Well @Haw Hill Park was opened in autumn 2014, housing a Trussel Trust food bank and a clothing bank – providing a vital community service.
B&M’s Local Heroes are individuals or organisations who have made an important contribution to their community.
As well as cutting the ribbon, Michelle Newton accepted £250 worth of B&M vouchers on behalf of the charity, as a thank you for opening the store.
Also in attendance at the store opening was the Mayor of Normanton, Councillor Denton Jones, who was delighted to accept the retailer’s invitation to attend, alongside the Town Clerk Mrs Donna Johnson.
A face painter ensured fun was had by all on opening day, as shoppers in the town celebrated their brand new store.
The Normanton store opening is the 8th new store opening in the month of April for B&M, who are constantly proving why they’re one of the fastest growing variety retailer’s in the U.K.