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B&M Opens Latest Birmingham Store in Minworth

02 May 2015

B&M has brought jobs to Birmingham once again after the opening of its latest store in the city.

Situated at the former Homebase in Minworth, the new Home Store & Garden Centre has created 60 jobs; hot on the heels of the 65 created at Castle Vale Retail Park just six months ago.

The store on Walmley Ash Road is the seventh B&M store in Birmingham, making the city one of the largest networks of B&M outlets.

To celebrate the opening, the variety retailer invited representatives from John Taylor Hospice to participate in the opening ceremony.

The hospice were the recipients of B&M’s Local Hero Award, given to an individual or organisation which has made a remarkable contribution to their local community.

Alongside the ribbon cutting, they also gratefully accepted £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.

The hospice is independently run and provides the very best palliative and end of life care at its hospice premises and in the community itself.

Surrinder Baines, Community Investment Ambassador at the Hospice, spoke of their pleasure at receiving the accolade.

She said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen to open the new B&M Minworth and we’ve even brought along a packing team to help raise funds for our work.

“At John Taylor Hospice, we provide ’Taylor-made’ care, which means the very best care when and where it is needed.

“It costs £14,000 to run the hospice’s services each day.

“Every penny raised will help us to make sure every moment matters for people and their families.”

The Hospice were on hand to bag pack for the lucky first customers, as they helped make the day a memorable one for everyone involved.

The new store will stock all of the items you would find in B&M’s Bargain stores, alongside an extensive non-food section including soft furnishings, electrical, garden furniture and homeware.

Garry Rogers, store manager at B&M Minworth, also spoke of his happiness at opening the store.

He 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 Minworth.

“We’re really proud to be creating another 60 jobs across Birmingham this year and continuing to play our part in the local community.”

He added: “We are excited to have finally opened our doors and we're honoured to have representatives from John Taylor Hospice cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store.”