Excitement in Ipswich as B&M Opens New Store in Town
23 June 2017
There was excitement in Ipswich today as B&M cut the ribbon on its newest store in the town.
The new B&M Home Store has been long awaited, and comes as a welcome boost to the local economy.
Visitors to the store, based on Anglia Retail Park, will be able to browse a wide range of branded and own label goods, including toys, groceries, health & beauty and pet ranges.
As part of the opening day celebrations, B&M colleagues invited along Lighthouse Women’s Aid to be their VIP for the day – with the charity also receiving £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part.
The charity runs a wellbeing centre in central Ipswich where they provide emotional support to women and their children experiencing domestic abuse in their personal or family relationships.
The team at the centre provides a one-stop shop of advice and information for women and children, while also presenting an opportunity for all women and children across the county to develop new skills and come together within a safe and caring environment.
Ashley Wheelhouse, B&M Anglia store manager, said: “The team from Lighthouse Women’s Aid 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.”
He also commented: “The new team have been working really hard to get the store ready for opening day and we couldn’t wait to get the doors open and show customers their new B&M!”
Also attending the opening day celebrations was Deputy Mayor, Councillor Roger Fern, who gratefully accepted an invitation to attend and help cut the ribbon.
A total of more than 90 jobs have been created as a result of the new B&M, formally a Comet store, as the variety retailer continues to make its mark across the country.
The opening day fun extends to Saturday as well, with lucky shoppers able to enter the B&M Big Prize Bonanza, a free game show taking place at the store.
Those who enter will be in with a chance of winning prizes including a Steam Cleaner, B&M vouchers, Cadbury’s Chocolates and much more.