New Life in Leytonstone as B&M Opens First Store in Town
B&M set foot in yet another new town after opening their first store in Leytonstone today.
A total of 80 jobs have been created at the town’s new Home Store and Garden Centre, providing a welcome boost to the local community.
The store, at the former Homebase on the High Road, will provide products commonly found in the retailer’s bargain stores, alongside a vast non-food section including toys, electrical and furniture.
The Leytonstone store follows hot on the heels of the recent new Home store in Tottenham, which created another 100 jobs last month.
Carrying out the ribbon cutting were representatives from Sense, who were chosen by B&M store colleagues as their Local Hero for the day.
A Local Hero is an individual or organisation who has made an important contribution to their local community.
Sense received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for their work, in addition to cutting the ribbon.
A national charity, for 60 years Sense has supported and campaigned for children and adults who are deafblind – currently there are 250,000 deafblind people in the UK.
The charity provides specialist information, advice and services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them.
Darryl Neville, Head of Retail at Sense said: “Huge thanks to B&M for their generous support.
“We always welcome the opportunity to team up with local businesses to fundraise and spread the word about the work we do.
“Even the smallest donation can make a big difference and we hope that the local community will support us by offering much needed donations.”
The Sense representatives also helped out at the store’s opening by bag packing, as they hoped to raise extra funds for their great cause.
Additionally, they also had a charity banner stand set up all day where raffle tickets were sold and ‘Bring It On, Bring It In’ donation bags were given out.
Ian Ibrahim, store manager for B&M Leytonstone said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area and we’re delighted that we’ve found a great team from in and around Leytonstone.
“We’re really proud to have created 80 jobs this year and to continue playing our part in the local community.”
The Leytonstone opening is further proof that B&M’s influence is beginning to stretch to all areas of the UK, as the expansion of the leading variety retailer continues to impress.