Special Day for Somercotes as 1st B&M in Town Opens
05 December 2015
B&M has ended another bumper year of growth by opening its final store of the calendar year, this time in Derbyshire.
The new Somercotes B&M has replaced the former B&Q on Nottingham Road, and will provide local shoppers with the variety retailer’s wide choice of branded and own label goods.
A total of 50 jobs have been created, with recruitment carried out at a local level over the previous months.
The Home Store & Garden Centre will stock both groceries and non-food items such as electricals and toys, as well as all the gardening items needed to prepare for a change in the weather.
The Sue Ryder charity were invited to take part in the ribbon cutting, as B&M’s Local Hero for the day.
The award is given to an individual or organisation which has made an important contribution to their local community.
In addition to cutting the ribbon, they also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part in the opening ceremony.
Also in attendance were the Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Amber Valley, Councillor Trevor Ainsworth and Mrs Jennifer Ainsworth who gratefully accepted an invitation to take part.
Gaynor Bolton, store manager at B&M Somercotes said: “We are really proud to have created 50 jobs across Somercotes this year and to keep playing our part in the local community.
“We have been excited to get the doors open today and hope to provide great value products and world class service to customers across the village and surrounding areas.”
The fun continued throughout opening day, with a face painter and Walkers sponsored sample giveaways ensuring there was fun for all the family.