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New Jobs Boost for Boston as B&M Opens 2nd Store

02 May 2015

B&M has provided a major jobs boost in Boston with the opening of a brand new store.

One of the UK’s fastest growing retailers, B&M opened its second store in the town on Saturday, creating 60 jobs in the process.

Boston’s new B&M Home Store opened on the Alban Retail Park and shoppers can expect a wide range of home and living products, from rugs to curtains as well as every day bargains on big brands.

The opening day proved to be a huge success with hundreds of shoppers turning up to take advantage of thousands of great bargains in-store.

To help make the opening even more special, the variety retailer named a ‘Local Hero’ to be present on the store’s first day of trading and Nora Sparling was nominated by customers as someone who dedicates themselves to a particular cause.

Mrs Sparling has been volunteering at the Butterfly Hospice in Boston two days a week since its opening in August 2014. The hospice provides care for people with life-limiting illnesses in the Boston area, and the 89 year-old is always on hand to greet patients and their families with a smile and some kind words.

In addition Mrs Sparling also volunteers for Age UK and she gave up her busy schedule to spend the morning as B&M’s VIP guest, cutting the ribbon with Mayor of Boston, Councillor Alison Austin.

On behalf of Butterfly Hospice, Mrs Sparling was presented with £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.

Tracy Shippam, store manager at B&M Boston said: “We wanted a true VIP to officially open our new store and what better way than to ask customers to nominate those who make a real difference to people’s lives in and around Boston”.

B&M Bags for Life were given out to the very first shoppers while characters from Disney’s box-office smash Frozen, Anna and Elsa were in-store to entertain children alongside a face painter.