B&M Open Up New Store in Chatham
03 November 2017
B&M continued its growth in Kent today as a new store was opened in Chatham, creating jobs for dozens of locals.
The addition to B&M's portfolio in the region comes as a huge boost to the local economy, creating 70 jobs for people from the area.
Visitors to the store, located on Medway Street, will be able to browse a wide range of branded and own label goods, including toys, groceries, health & beauty and pet ranges.
As part of the opening celebrations, B&M employees invited local charity, Megan CIC, to be their VIP for the day, as well as local Mayor, Cllr David Wildey.
The charity aims to support people with mental health issues and lead them into recovery through a variety of services, while raising awareness of issues surrounding mental health to help combat the stigma and discrimination.
In an addition to opening the new store, the charity were given £250 worth of vouchers to spend in-store as a thank you for their contribution in the local community.
The store manager, Dave Watts, said: “The team from Megan CIC really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for the local community, we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work they do.
“We hope that our donation can help them to continue the great work they do.”
He also commented: “The new team have been working really hard to get the store ready for opening day and we can’t wait to get the doors open next Friday and show customers their new B&M Chatham.”