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First B&M Store in Consett Sparks Employment Boost

It was a welcome economic boost to the town of Consett today, with the opening of it’s very own B&M store.

One of the fastest growing variety retailers in the UK, B&M has once again proven it’s commitment to investing in Britain’s local communities after securing new shop premises on Delves Lane and creating 85 jobs.

The new B&M Home Store can be found at the site of the former Tesco and opened its doors at 9am this morning to a crowd of excited shoppers.

They were the first to see B&M’s wide variety of branded and own label products from its convenient location on Delves Lane. Shoppers can also expect groceries and toiletries as well as an extensive non-food section including toys, home, electrical and seasonal ranges.

The ribbon cutting was undertaken by representatives from the Willow Burn Hospice in nearby Lanchester. The hospice was opened in 1989 by Irene Mortimer and Valerie Davison who provide a supportive environment for people whose illnesses are no longer curable, enabling them to achieve the best quality of life. The charity was nominated by the store colleagues themselves and they received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.

Store Manager Barry Carolan said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area and I’m delighted we’ve found a great team from in and around Consett for our first store in the town. We’re really proud to be creating 85 jobs and playing our part in the local community.”

Barry adds: “We have a team of colleagues who are willing to provide great value products and world class service to our customers”.


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