More Manchester Madness as B&M Opens Region's Newest Store
31 July 2015
B&M’s recent growth surge has continued after the opening of their fourth new store in one week – this time in Manchester.
The new B&M Bargains Store, at the former Comet on Trafford Retail Park, has brought 60 jobs to the area.
Shoppers to the retail park will now be able to browse the variety retailer’s wide ranges of food, non-food and seasonal products.
In attendance at the opening ceremony was Russell Feingold, Charity Manager for Key 103’s Cash for Kids, who cut the ribbon to mark the opening.
He was appearing alongside the charity’s mascot, Courage, after they were chosen by B&M store colleagues as their Local Hero for the day.
The charity were also awarded £250 worth of B&M vouchers as part of the award, which is given to an individual or organisation that has made an important impact on their community.
Key 103’s Cash for Kids is a local charity who fundraise to help disadvantaged and disabled children across Greater Manchester.
They also support children dealing with issues such as poverty, abuse, neglect and short life expectancy.
From breakfast clubs to life changing medical provision, over £2m has been grant funded back into the local community since 2001.
The Cash for Kids campaign is one which B&M has supported for the past two years, and will continue to support in the future – starting from Mission Christmas on Monday 16th November.
Mr Feingold said: “I am thrilled to be asked to open the new store, B&M has been huge supporters of the charity for a number of years.
“Thanks to their support we have seen our Mission Christmas appeal grow in strength and deliver over £1.6 million gifts to more than 37,000 local children last Christmas.
“We are looking forward to working with this new store this Christmas to smash last year’s total!”
Joining the charity at the opening ceremony was Mayor of Trafford, Councillor John Holden, who gladly accepted an invite to help cut the ribbon.
Joanne Boardman, store manager at B&M Trafford Park said: “We are delighted we’ve found a great team from in and around Urmston.
“We’re honoured to have representatives form Key 103’s Cash for Kids alongside the Mayor cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store.”