Dundee Delights As 2nd B&M Store Opens in the City
06 August 2015
Dundee’s second B&M store was opened today with support from some special guests.
The new Home Store & Garden Centre has provided 70 jobs to local people, continuing B&M’s involvement in Dundee.
Based at Kingsway East, the former B&Q will provide shoppers with products that you would expect to find in B&M’s Bargains stores, alongside an extensive non-food selection including toys, electrical and home furnishings.
B&M invited along representatives from Macmillan Cancer Support and Ninewells Hospital to cut the ribbon on the brand new store.
The charities were nominated as part of B&M’s Local Hero programme; an award given to a local charity or individual which has made an important impact in their community.
As well as the ribbon cutting, the representatives were also given £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for their contributions.
The city’s Lord Provost, Bob Duncan, was also in attendance to make the opening day one which would live long in the memory for all involved.
In an interview with The Courier, Councillor Will Dawson, convenor of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, spoke of his pleasure at the city’s new jobs boost.
He said: “I am pleased that this prominent site will be brought back into use so quickly and that job opportunities for people in Dundee have been created into the bargain.”
B&M also runs one of the largest units within the Wellgate Shopping Centre in Dundee– a Bargains store which has been open in the city since 2012.
Jen Orr, store manager at B&M Dundee, Kingsway East, was delighted to have officially opened the store.
She said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area and I am thrilled that we’ve found a great team from in and around Dundee.
“We’re really proud to have created another 70 jobs this year and continue to play our part in the local community.”
“We are excited to have finally got the doors open and honoured to have had representatives from Macmillan Cancer Support and Ninewells Hospital alongside Lord Provost Bob Duncan cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store.”
The opening day festivities didn’t just stop at the ribbon cutting, with a face painter on hand to ensure shoppers young and old had fun on the day.