B&M Sets Up Shop in Bishop's Stortford
21 February 2018
B&M Stores continued its expansion today as a new store was officially opened in Bishop's Stortford.
The addition to B&M's portfolio in the region comes as a huge boost to the local economy, creating more than 40 jobs for people from the area.
Visitors to the store, located on South 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, Cancer Research UK, to be their VIP for the day. Local Deputy Mayor, Cllr George Cutting, was also in attendance.
The team volunteer in the local shop on Potter Street to raise money for the charity through selling pre-loved bargains to the local community. The charity relies on fundraising to carry out research into cancer and help beat the disease sooner. Last year the charity’s shops across the UK raised £80 million – this wouldn’t have been possible without their amazing volunteers.
The foundation were handed £250 worth of vouchers to spend in-store as a thank you for their hard work in the community.
The store manager, Hamza Khan, said: “The team from Cancer Research UK really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for 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 on Wednesday and show customers their new B&M Bishop’s Stortford.”