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Celebrations in Carlisle as New B&M Store Opens

14 April 2016

B&M was proud to open another brand new store in Carlisle, the third in the area.

The new B&M Bargains store is based at the former Co-Op on Wigton Road, allowing shoppers an easy location to browse the retailer’s wide range of branded and own-label products.

B&M’s newest store has brought 35 jobs to the area, helping to provide further employment for local people.

As part of the opening day celebrations, store colleagues invited representatives from Eden Valley as their Local Hero for the day – given to an organisation or individual who has made an important contribution to their community.

Eden Valley Hospice provides care for adults with life limiting illnesses from North Cumbria, creating a relaxing atmosphere for patients and families.

The hospice has a 12 bed adult in-patient unit with eight single en-suite rooms, each room overlooking their beautiful walled garden.

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

As well as hospice representatives attending, the Mayor of Carlisle, Councillor Steve Layden, was also present to assist with the ribbon cutting, helping make the day a memorable one.

Andrew Ronaldson, store manager at B&M Wigton Road said: “The team from Eden Valley really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for the 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: “We’re really excited to have opened in Carlisle!

“We’ve got a great team of new colleagues on board and hope that customers are going to be delighted with the new store.”

The new store follows hot on the heels of store openings in Barrow and Penrith, bringing the total number of jobs created by B&M to more than 135 in this region alone.