B&M Proud to Open New Peterborough Store
16 March 2017
B&M has brought 60 further jobs to Peterborough with the opening of a new Store in the city on Thursday.
The Homestore is based on Bridge Street, replacing the former Marks and Spencer, and follows the recent store opening at Boongate Retail Park.
More than 100 jobs have now been created by the retailer in the city in the past six months, providing a great deal of growth for the local economy.
Visitors to the store will be able to browse the wide range of branded products on offer, including toys, food & drink and a bumper pet range.
The store also boasts an impressive DIY, decorating and furniture range - ensuring there’s enough choice to fill the whole home!
B&M colleagues invited along Peterborough Soup Kitchen to be their Local Hero: a local charity chosen to open the new store as thanks for their work in the community.
In addition to cutting the ribbon, the charity also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for attending the opening ceremony.
Peterborough Soup Kitchen is a local charity for homeless and disadvantaged people in the city.
Their aim is to ensure that they get some hot soup, food and drinks, throughout the year, whatever the weather conditions.
Also attending the event was Deputy Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor Keith Sharp, who helped to add extra excitement to proceedings.
A spokesperson from B&M said: “We’re all really excited to get the doors open at the new store.
“We’ve felt really positive about the creation of new jobs for local people and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.”
The opening day fun extends into the weekend, as lucky visitors to the store will be able to take part in B&M’s Game Show, with the chance to win brilliant prizes.