B&M Given Charitable Welcome With New Bedworth Store
09 April 2015
A charity that helped open B&M’s latest store in Bedworth has welcomed the retailer on behalf of the town.
B&M has created up to 40 jobs in the area after securing new shop premises at the former Homebase on Newtown Road.
Special guest representatives from local charity People in Action hailed the arrival of one of the UK’s fastest growing retailers on Thursday, wishing B&M “every success in the future”.
The ribbon cutting was undertaken by representatives from People in Action, including Chairman Jeff Hunt. Joining him on this landmark occasion was Mayor of Bedworth, Councillor Brian Hawkes as well as Mayoress Mrs Diana Hawkes.
People in Action were nominated by store colleagues as a worthy recipient of its Local Hero award; nominated to a local person or cause who makes a real difference in the community.
A local not-for-profit charity based in Bedworth, People in Action provides support for adults with learning disabilities within the community.
Mr Hunt said, “We are thrilled to be chosen by the colleagues at the new store. As a Bedworth based charity it is wonderful to know that the local community recognises the work that we do which ensures that vulnerable sections of our society live a fulfilled life.
“I welcome B&M to Bedworth and wish the colleagues and store every success in the future.”
The charity received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store and spent the day with a team of volunteers, bag packing for the store’s first customers.
Customers can expect a wide variety of branded and own label products from its convenient location on Newtown Road including groceries and toiletries as well as an extensive non-food section including toys, home, electrical and seasonal ranges.
Deborah Smith, store manager at B&M Bedworth 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 Bedworth.
“We’re really proud to be creating up to 40 jobs across the town this year and playing our part in the local community.”
Mrs Smith added: “We’re delighted to have finally opened our doors in Bedworth and honoured to have representatives from People in Action alongside the Mayor cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store”.