B&M Store Opening Brings More Jobs to Doncaster
06 August 2015
One of the UK's fastest growing retailers has provided a major jobs boost in Doncaster after opening its latest store in the town.
B&M opened its brand new store at Friars’ Gate, Church View, creating 70 jobs for local people.
The brand new B&M Home Store becomes the variety retailer’s second in Doncaster, following last year’s store opening at the Danum Retail Park which created 60 jobs.
The Friars’ Gate store will stock a wide variety of branded and own label products, from rugs, curtains and homewares to groceries, toys and seasonal ranges.
The ribbon cutting was undertaken by representatives from local charity Firefly who were nominated by store staff to help celebrate the occasion.
Firefly and their seven seat vehicles known as ‘Firefly Expresses’ take cancer patients and their families living in the Doncaster area to over 100 appointments in Sheffield every week.
The charity received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the new store and Firefly volunteers were on hand throughout the day to backpack for further fundraising.
To help make the day even more special for the town, Mayor Ros Jones and Councillor Bill Mordue, Cabinet Member for Business, Skills, Tourism and Culture, were both welcomed for the ribbon cutting.
Sue Harriman, store manager at B&M Doncaster Friars Gate 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 Doncaster.
“We’re really proud to have created another 70 jobs this year and continue to play our part in the local community.”
Joanne adds: “We are delighted to have opened our doors and honoured to have representatives from Firefly cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store”.
The new Home Store is the third B&M in Doncaster, following stores at Dunum Retail Park and Thorne Retail Park.