Store Relocation Sees Sheffield Welcome Bigger & Better B&M
B&M has gone bigger and better in its bid to bring more exciting shopping opportunities to Sheffield, re-locating one of its most popular stores.
The variety retailer opened its latest store in South Yorkshire on Friday, sparking a surge in employment in the area by creating a further 25 new jobs.
The Sheffield store at the Meadowhall Retail Park closed its doors on Tuesday 9th June while the finishing touches were being made to the new premises at the former PC World (Unit B).
And on Friday the transformation into a bigger, better Home Store was completed with very special guests cutting the ribbon on a landmark day for B&M.
The Youth Cancer Trust were nominated by store colleagues as a local cause who works to better the lives of people in the community, and as such were invited to play their part in the opening ceremony.
The charity has been supporting young people with cancer for over 10 years. It offers free, activity based holidays for people aged 14-30 living with life-limiting diseases.
Representatives of the Youth Cancer Trust received £250 worth of B&M vouchers on behalf of the charity, as a thank you for opening the store. They were also on hand with a team of volunteers throughout the day to bag pack for customers, raising further money for the charity.
John Ellis, regional fundraising manager for the charity, said: “Youth Cancer Trust provides support and free activity holidays for young people diagnosed and living with cancer.
“The breaks are amazing and make a massive difference in the life of a young person with cancer. We are grateful for B&M’s support and hope the opening weekend will be a great success.”
The charity was joined by the Right Worshipful, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain who helped cut the ribbon on the re-located store and made it a day to remember for colleagues and shoppers.
The bigger store will stock a wider range of branded and own label products, and shoppers can expect everything from rugs, curtains and wallpaper from its homeware and DIY sections, to groceries, toiletries, toys and electrical ranges.
Peter Dyson, store manager at B&M Sheffield said: “We’re really proud to be creating another 25 jobs across the city this year and continuing to play our part in the local community.
“We are delighted to finally open our doors and honoured to have representatives from the Youth Cancer Trust cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our bigger and better store.”
The new store is the second to open in Sheffield in the past 12 months, following the Home Store at the Drakehouse Retail Park in July 2014. Over 100 jobs have been created as a result of the two store openings, providing a welcome boost to the local economy and jobs market.