B&M's Linlithgow Relocation Provides Jobs Boost for Town
04 July 2015
B&M’s Linlithgow store completed its relocation today, moving into premises 5 times bigger than before.
The Home Store and Garden Centre has moved from Unit 3 at the Stockbridge Retail Park to Unit 1; a former Homebase measuring 36,000sq ft.
In addition to bringing over the old store’s colleagues, 30 further jobs have also been created thanks to the increased scale of the building.
The expansion follows hot on the heels of the opening of the B&M store in Falkirk last year, creating another 60 jobs.
B&M invited along local boys football club, Linlithgow Rose Under 15's who were invited to enjoy the day's festivities as well as cut the ribbon on a special day for the variety retailer.
Susan Bell, store manager at B&M Linlithgow said: “We’re really proud to have created another 30 jobs across Linlithgow this year and to continue to play our part in the local community.
“We are excited to get the doors open on Saturday 4th July and honoured to have Linlithgow Rose cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our bigger store.”
Also present at the ribbon cutting was Provost of Linlithgow, Jim Carlin, who was honoured to accept an invitation to be a part of a memorable day for the town.
The fun extended beyond the ribbon cutting, with free face painting on the day as well as appearances from the Minions to keep everybody happy.
Stockbridge Retail Park management were also thrilled with the relocation into the new premises.
Executive councillor for development and transport Cathy Muldoon said: “We are delighted that B&M are moving to larger premises in Linlithgow’s Stockbridge Retail Park.”
The Linlithgow store is proof of B&M’s growth in Scotland, joining the recent openings in Elgin and Dumbarton.
Scottish B&M shoppers will also have forthcoming store openings in Lanark and Inverness to look forward to.