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Chelmsford Chaos as B&M Opens First Store in City

26 August 2015

B&M has boosted Chelmsford after the creation of 90 jobs at a new B&M store in the city.

The Home Store is based at the former Tesco Home Plus on Parkway and will be the first B&M store in Chelmsford.

As part of B&M’s Local Hero initiative, Pat Wilson from the Chelmsford & District Talking Newspaper was invited to cut the ribbon and make the day a memorable one.

Nominated by store colleagues, a B&M Local Hero is an individual or organisation who have made a significant impact on their community as a result of their work.

In addition to cutting the ribbon, Pat also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for her hard work.

For 40 years Pat has made sure that blind and partially sighted people hear the local news, as part of the Chelmsford & District Talking Newspaper.

The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Paul Hutchinson, also gratefully accepted an invitation to attend the opening ceremony, and helped with the ribbon cutting at the new store.

Shoppers at the new store can expect B&M’s ranges of branded and own label products including groceries as well as an extensive non-food section featuring toys, furniture and electrical goods.

Speaking to the Essex Chronicle, Neil Gulliver, Chelmsford City Council cabinet member for planning and economic development, spoke of his pleasure at welcoming B&M to the city.

He said: "I am delighted.

"It just goes to show the buoyancy in the retail sector in Chelmsford and it once again means more jobs for the city."

Matt Brown, B&M area manager for the South East, said: “We are really proud to have opened in Chelmsford and to play our part in the local community.

“We have been excited to get the doors open and to provide great value products and world class service to customers across the city.”

In addition to the ribbon cutting, one of the Nestle Shreddies Knitting Nana’s will also be attending the store on Saturday 29th August; having photographs taken and handing out free Shreddies to lucky customers.

Saturday will also see host to a face painter, ensuring fun for shoppers of all ages.