Second B&M Store Rolls into Stevenage
11 February 2015
Stevenage welcomed it’s second B&M with the opening of it’s brand new Broadwater store on Wednesday morning.
Store staff had been hard at work getting the new shop premises on London Road ready for the opening ceremony and hundreds of shoppers made the most of it’s first day of trade.
Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Sherma Batson was invited to help mark the occasion, along with special VIP guests Full Metal Roller Derby who cut the ribbon at the new B&M Home Store.
Members of the Hertfordshire based roller derby club were invited to open the store after being nominated by store colleagues. The club also took part in bag packing at the tills and as a thank you for making the day such a success they were awarded £250 worth of B&M vouchers.
Leanne Hale of the women’s roller derby team, said: “We'd like to give a huge thank you to the new B&M Home Store for supporting us.
“We'd especially like to thank the colleagues at the Stevenage store for this opportunity to raise awareness of Full Metal Roller Derby and our Herts Breakers (women’s team) in their first Bout in the British Championships.
“With B&M's support we are looking forward to raising enough funds to put on a superb event, on May 9th at Stevenage Arts & Leisure.”
B&M’s expansion in the town has provided a further 45 jobs for local people and reaffirms the retailer’s commitment to supporting local communities.
Rob Avery, store manager at B&M Broadwater, said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area and I am delighted we’ve found a great team from in and around Stevenage. We’re really proud to be creating another 45 jobs across the town this year and continuing to play our part in the local community.”