B&M's Fourth Cornwall Store Creates a Colossal 85 Jobs
28 October 2015
B&M can call Cornwall home after opening its fourth store in the region on Wednesday.
The new B&M Bargains store in Truro has created a further 85 jobs in the area, after moving into the former Curry’s.
Based on Garras Wharf, Cornwall’s newest B&M store has taken the total number of jobs created in the county by the retailer to over 250 in the past year.
Customers can expect B&M’s wide variety of branded and own label products, including groceries, toiletries and an extensive non-food section featuring toys and much more.
Representatives from the RNLI were on hand to steer the ribbon cutting and make sure everything went swimmingly.
As B&M’s Local Hero for the day, the RNLI also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for the contributions they’ve made to the community.
The RNLI has over 230 lifeboat stations throughout the UK, with their life saving efforts costing around £410,000 per day.
This money is funded entirely by public donations, which helps to ensure the RNLI can continue to rescue 24 people daily (on average).
Also attending the opening ceremony were Mayor of Truro, Councillor Mrs Lorrie Eathorne-Gibbons and her consort, Mr Michael Eathorne-Gibbons, who gratefully accepted an invitation to be a part of the ceremony.
Ben Brady, store manager at B&M Truro, 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 Truro.
“We’re really proud to have created another 85 jobs and to continue playing our part in the local community.”
Ben added: “We have been excited to get the doors open today and are honoured to have representatives from the RNLI cutting the ribbon alongside the Mayor to officially mark the opening of our new store.”
In addition to Wednesday’s opening ceremony, the fun also extends to Saturday as well – with a face painter scheduled to put smiles on faces at B&M’s newest store.