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Walsall Welcomes Second B&M Store to Town

01 August 2015

Shoppers in Walsall have another reason to celebrate as yet another new B&M store hits the town.

A total of 65 jobs have been created at the new store, bringing the total number of jobs generated by the retailer in the region to 100 in the past few months alone.

Based at the former Focus on Coppice Lane, the store will offer all the deals you would find at a B&M Bargains store, alongside an array of non-food items such as toys, electrical and home furnishings.

The Garden Centre will also offer shoppers the chance to purchase from a wide selection of seasonal and gardening products.

Cutting the ribbon at the opening of the store was Paula Mitchell, Head of Communications at Acorns Children’s Hospice.

The Hospice were invited along as B&M’s Local Hero for the day – an accolade given by B&M store colleagues to an individual or organisation which has made an important impact in their community.

In addition to cutting the ribbon, the charity also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for their contributions.

Acorns Children's Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened children and young people, and their families, across the heart of England.

These children and young people are not expected to reach adulthood and require specialist care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In the last year Acorns has supported over 760 children and more than 980 families, including those who are bereaved. 

Also in attendance at the opening ceremony was the Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Angela Underhill, who gratefully accepted B&M’s invitation to be a part of a memorable opening day.

Tony Clements, store manager at B&M Walsall Aldridge said: “We are really proud to have created another 65 jobs across Walsall this year and to have continued to play our part in the local community.

“We were excited to get the doors open today and look forward to providing great value products and world class service to even more customers across the town.”

The new Walsall store follows hot on the heels of the recent Bargains store opening on the Gallagher Retail Park in Wednesbury, which had created 40 jobs.