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New B&M Creates 60 Jobs in Washington

Variety retailer B&M has created 60 jobs in Washington after opening a new store at the Peel Centre in the town.

The finishing touches were completed to the B&M Homestore which opened on Thursday 30th October at 9am. Customers can expect a wide variety of branded and own label products including groceries and toiletries as well as an extensive non-food section including toys, soft furnishings, home and electrical ranges.

The ribbon cutting was undertaken by the Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Sunderland, Councillor Stuart Porthouse. To mark the store’s opening, the Mayor and Mayoress were also joined by Mandy Hammond and her 14 year old daughter from the Heel and Toe Children’s Charity which provides therapy to children with Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities. The local charity was nominated by the store colleagues themselves and received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.

Adam Beech B&M’s Store Manager at Washington said: “We’re really proud to have opened in Washington and are looking forward to becoming an integral part of the local community. It is a huge honour to bring 60 new jobs to the area as well as helping our chosen charity.”

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