Bristol is Proud to See Yet Another B&M Open in the City
12 September 2015
B&M has brought yet another store to Bristol today, with the opening of another new store in the city.
The new Home Store is the seventh B&M store in Bristol, and is located on the site of the former Tesco Home Plus at the Imperial Retail Park.
A total of 70 jobs have been created, following on from the recent store opening at the former Kiddicare; bringing Bristol 155 jobs in the past four months alone.
B&M invited along representatives from St. Peter’s Hospice as their Local Hero for the day, an award given to a local organisation or individual who has made an impact on the community.
In addition to cutting the ribbon, the charity was also given £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.
St Peter’s is Bristol’s only adult hospice, caring for 2,670 life-limited patients each year at a cost of £18,630 per day.
To continue to be able to support these patients, the hospice raises £14,000 through public generosity.
Edd Smith, corporate fundraiser at St Peter’s Hospice said: “It is wonderful that the new B&M store has decided to support us.
“Without kind support from local organisations we would not be able to afford to continue caring for those who need our help in Bristol.
“We’ve looked forward to opening the store and hope it is a great success.”
In addition to the hospice, Lord Mayor Councillor, Clare Campion-Smith, was also in attendance, ensuring that there was a ceremonial feel to the opening day.
Shoppers at the brand new store can expect to find B&M’s wide range of branded and own label products, as well as a vast range of non-food items such as toys, electrical and home goods.
Jamie Rawlings, store manager at B&M Bristol, said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area and I am delighted we’ve found another great team from in an around Bristol.
“We’re really proud to have created a further 70 jobs and to continue to play our part in the local community.
“We’ve been excited to get the doors open today and honoured to have representatives from St Peter’s Hospice cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store.”
The fun didn’t stop with the ribbon cutting, with Walkers giveaways and a face painter on hand to ensure the store opening was one which all who attended would remember.