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Local School Lends Helping Hand to open Fourth B&M in Hull

09 October 2015

B&M increased its presence in Hull today, opening a brand new store with the support of a local primary school.

Located at the new Holderness Gateway development in the city, on Holderness Road, the Home Store & Garden Centre is the fourth B&M to open in the Hull area.

The new store has created another 50 jobs in the area, bringing the total number of jobs made by B&M to 100 during the past 4 months alone, thanks to the recent Willerby opening.

Shoppers to the new Holderness store can expect a wide variety of branded and own label products including groceries, toiletries and non-food sections featuring toys, home and seasonal ranges.

The store was opened with help from pupils from Craven Primary Academy, who were invited along as B&M’s Local Heroes for the day.

This is an accolade given to an organisation or individual who has made an important contribution to their local community.

Two of the pupils, Olivier Bruch, 10, and Kyle Acey, 8, won a competition earlier this year to name the new Holderness Gateway development.

Joining them at the opening were Head Boy, Ryan Barrett-Barnett, 10, and Head Girl, Georgia Craven, 10, alongside Teaching Staff, Jane Winstanley.

In addition to cutting the ribbon, the school received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for helping to open the new store.

Also in attendance was the Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull, Councillor Anita Harrison, at what was a very busy opening day for the new store.

Sue Smith, store manager at B&M Hull Holderness Road, said: “We are really proud to have created another 50 jobs across Hull this year and to continue to play our part in the local community.”

“We are excited to have opened our doors today, and honoured to have pupils from Craven Primary Academy alongside the Lord Mayor cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store.”

B&M is now well on its way to reaching a landmark 500 stores, with store openings coming up thick and fast over the coming months.