Brilliant day for Belper as B&M Bargains Store Re-Opens
Residents of Belper were today celebrating the re-opening of the town’s B&M after an extensive refurbishment.
The long awaited opening of the new B&M Bargains and Garden Centre on Chapel Street was attended by many excited shoppers.
The store was closed for 9 months due to redevelopment and was finally re-opened by the Mayor of Belper, Councillor Gary Spendlove, supported by the Charity, Sue Ryder.
The team at Sue Ryder provide incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis.
Not only do they treat more conditions than any other UK charity in their hospices, neurological care centres and out in the community; they also influence others to improve the lives of people living with them.
In addition to opening the new store, the representatives also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part.
The store has undergone a comprehensive internal and external refurbishment programme to create a new look for customers before it reopened on Friday.
All staff who were employed before the redevelopment were able to keep their jobs and, with the store improving, a total of 15 jobs were also created for local people.
Craig Johnstone, store manager at B&M Belper, said: “We’re feeling really positive about the creation of new jobs for local people and feedback on the new store has been great so far.”
Commenting on the store’s choice of charity, he said “The team from Sue Ryder really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for the community, we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work they do.
“We hope that our donation can help them to continue the great work they do.”
To help round off the celebrations, a face painter will be on hand on Saturday to turn eager shoppers into their favourite superheroes, animals & characters.
B&M is one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK, with more than 500 stores across the UK selling a variety of products, including everything from food and drink to toys; homewares and even a large DIY range.