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First B&M Store Causes Crawley Celebrations

Crawley had cause for celebration on Thursday after B&M opened its first store in the town.

The new Home Store is based on the County Oak Retail Park, bringing 60 jobs to the area.

From its convenient location on the site of the former Staples, new B&M shoppers will be able to experience the retailer’s wide variety of branded and own label products.

These include groceries and toiletries, as well as an extensive non-food section featuring toys, electricals and seasonal items.

As part of B&M’s Local Hero initiative, Sense, a charity who support deafblind children and adults, were invited to open the new store.

A B&M Local hero is nominated by store colleagues and is given to a local charity or individual who has made an important contribution to the community.

Sense is a national charity which provides specialist information, advice and services to deafblind people, their families, carers and professionals who work with them.

There are currently 250,000 deafblind people in the UK whom Sense attempt to help via their retail shops and donations from the public.

In addition to cutting the ribbon, Sense also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part in the opening ceremony.

Representatives were also on hand with a bucket collection, helping to raise awareness and funds for the vital work that they carry out.

Also appearing at the ribbon cutting was the Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Chris Cheshire, who kindly accepted an invitation to be part of the ceremony.

Colin Cotterill, store manager at B&M Crawley 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 Crawley.

“We’re really proud to have created 60 jobs across the town this year and to continue playing our part in the local community.”

Colin added: “We’ve been excited to finally get the doors open and are honoured to have the Mayor of Crawley cutting the ribbon alongside Sense to officially mark the opening of our new shop.”

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