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B&M Boosts Brentwood with Town's First B&M Store

25 April 2015

A local hospice helped B&M make their mark on Brentwood at the opening of a new Bargains store in the town.

The store will create a further 40 jobs in Essex, continuing to highlight B&M’s dedication to supporting local communities.

Based in the Baytree Shopping Centre, the former Co-Op will allow locals to purchase B&Ms range of quality branded and own label products from a convenient location.

They will also be able to browse a selection of toys, home, electrical and seasonal ranges.

Representatives from Hopefield Animal Sanctuary were invited along to carry out the ribbon cutting, as part of B&M’s Local Hero project.

This aims to highlight local individuals or charities which have made an impact on the local community.

They were joined at the opening by Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Vicky Davies, who gladly accepted B&M’s invitation to help open the new store.

The sanctuary were also given £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part in this memorable occasion.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation based in Brentwood, caring for around 200 sick, unwanted and mistreated animals.

The list of animals which the hospice cares for is an extensive one, including horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, cats and more.

Recently, they have also taken care of smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas.

Lianne Anglis, speaking on behalf of the hospice, spoke of her pleasure at their invitation.

She said: “We are delighted to be a part of the opening and are grateful for B&M’s support and generous donation to the sanctuary”.

Hopefield relies upon donations and support from volunteers to be able to continue their work.

Some of these volunteers will also be on hand on opening day to bag pack for the first lucky customers.

The new Brentwood store is one of more than 400 other B&M stores based around the UK.

Ian Ibrahim, store manager at B&M Brentwood, 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 Brentwood.

"We’re really proud to have created these 40 jobs across the town this year and look to continue playing our part in the local community”.

Ian added: “We are excited to have opened our doors and honoured to have representatives from Hopefield Animal Sanctuary cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store.”