B&M's Most Northerly Store Opens in Wick
19 October 2018
B&M has proudly opened its newest store in Wick - the most northerly B&M store in the UK.
Located at Wick Retail Park close to the town centre, B&M's latest store opened its doors on Friday (19th October) and is a mere 15 miles from John o' Groats.
The new store comes as a major boost to the local economy with more than 50 jobs created for local people.
Visitors to the store will be able to browse a wide range of branded and own label goods, including toys, groceries, electrical, pet, and DIY. The store also boasts a Garden Centre for the keen green-fingered in the community.
Representatives from the local brand of RNLI were on hand to cut the ribbon on opening day. Store staff were asked to nominate a local charity they thought were deserving of special VIP treatment. Wick Lifeboat Station received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for their hard work in the community.
The RNLI team save lives by providing a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, seasonal lifeguards, water safety education, initiatives and flood rescue response in Wick.
Store manager, Francis Sutherland, said: “The team from Wick Lifeboat 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: “Our new colleagues have been working really hard to get the store ready for opening day, we can’t wait to get the doors open Friday and show customers their brand new B&M.”