Lots of Love for Leigh as New B&M Opens in Town
29 September 2016
B&M celebrated yet another store opening on Thursday, with shoppers in Leigh having cause for celebration.
The brand new B&M Parsonage finally opened its doors, welcoming floods of visitors to the newly built store.
Located on the Parsonage Retail Park, the Bargains store will showcase a wide variety of B&M’s branded and own label products, including everything from groceries to toys.
As a result of the new store, more than 40 jobs were created for local people, ensuring B&M continues to make an impact on local communities.
The store colleagues invited along local representatives from Wigan & Leigh Hospice, who were B&M’s Local Hero for the day.
The charity care for people with any life-limiting illness including heart failure, cancer, motor neurone disease and respiratory illnesses.
Alongside cutting the ribbon to officially open the store, the hospice also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part.
The local Mayor, Councillor Ron Conway and his Mayoress, Janet, were also in attendance to add some extra glamour to proceedings.
Deborah Hayes, store manager at B&M Parsonage, said: “The Wigan & Leigh Hospice crew 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.”
She also commented: “We’ve been anticipating getting the doors open on Thursday and showing our lovely customers their new B&M Parsonage.”
Keeping the celebrations going, there will also be a balloon giveaway and face painter in the store on Saturday 1st October to carry the atmosphere into the weekend.
The new Parsonage store follows hot on the heels of the recent B&M opening in Swinton, creating more than 80 jobs in the county in the last few months.