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B&M Sets Stall Out for First Stratford Store

25 June 2015

B&M has today left its mark in yet another town after opening its first store in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The market town can now call itself home to a B&M Home Store and Garden Centre after a former Homebase was taken over by the fast growing retailer.

From its location on Birmingham Road, the new store will stock groceries and toiletries as well as a comprehensive non-food section including toys, home, garden furniture and seasonal ranges.

B&M continued to make its mark on local communities with this latest store opening, as a total of 50 jobs have been created for local people.

As part of B&M’s Local Hero initiative, the British Legion were invited along to cut the ribbon and help to make the day memorable.

Nominated by store colleagues, a Local Hero is an organisation or individual who has contributed to their community in a positive way.

In addition to the ribbon cutting, the representatives from the Legion also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for their contribution.

The Royal British Legion helps the whole Armed Forces community through welfare, comradeship and representation as well as being the nation's custodian of Remembrance.

They are the nation's leading Armed Forces charity, providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families.

The Legion is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and the red poppy emblem.

Also helping to cut the ribbon was Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon, Councillor Tessa Bates, who gratefully accepted an invite to attend the ceremony.

James MacTavish, store manager for B&M Stratford upon Avon, said: “We’re really proud to have created 50 jobs this year and to have played our part in the local community.

“We are excited to have finally opened our doors and honoured to have representatives from the British Legion cutting the ribbon alongside the Mayor to officially mark our new store’s opening.”

The fun will continue into the weekend, with the Minions scheduled to make an appearance on Saturday alongside a face painter and branded giveaways.