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New B&M Employment Boost for Charlton

15 April 2015

One of the UK’s fastest growing retailers has created up to 50 jobs with a brand new B&M Bargains store in Charlton.

Continuing its commitment to bringing employment to local people, B&M opened its very first store in the town at the former PC World on Wednesday.

Hundreds of shoppers passed through its doors -conveniently located on Woolwich Road- and were treated to a wide variety of branded and own label products including groceries and toiletries, toys, home and electrical ranges.

The ribbon cutting was undertaken by representatives from the South London Special League as well as Mayor of Royal Greenwich, Councillor Mick Hayes who took part of the opening ceremony.

An award winning, independent charity based within the community, South London Special League strives to improve the health and wellbeing of disabled people -young and old- through sport and sporting opportunities.

The charity was nominated by the store colleagues themselves and received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.

The charity were also on hand with a team of volunteers to bag pack for the first B&M customers, raising further money for the charity.

Director of the South London Special League, Sharon Brokenshire MBE, said: "We are delighted to celebrate the opening of the new B&M Charlton store alongside the Mayor.

“This year it has been a great privilege for us after our tenth anniversary to be chosen as the Mayor of Royal Greenwich's charity of the year.

"The new store will bring exciting new retail opportunities as well as being a real asset to the job market and as a local charity, we are very excited to be part of the opening day.”

Sue-Ann Wright, store manager at B&M Charlton said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area and I am delighted we’ve found a great team from in and around Charlton.

"We’re really proud to be creating another 50 jobs across South East London this year and playing our part in the local community.”

She added: “We’re delighted to have opened our doors and honoured to have representatives from the South London Special League alongside the Mayor cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store.”