Northallerton Celebrates with First B&M Store in Town
11 July 2015
B&M’s impressive recent upsurge in new stores has continued with the opening of Northallerton’s first B&M store.
Up to 50 jobs have been created as a result of the expansion into the town, highlighting B&M’s commitment to recruitment on a local level.
The Northallerton store will be the first B&M to open in the town, and comes not long after the variety retailer reached its 450th store milestone.
This is one of three stores to be opened today, with similar opening ceremonies being carried out in Lanark and Inverness – proof that B&M continues to grow all over the country.
The new Home Store and Garden Centre has replaced the former Homebase on Willowbeck Road and will stock all of the products traditionally found in B&M’s Bargain stores.
In addition, the Home Store will also feature ranges of homeware, furniture, electrical goods and toys – while the Garden Centre will cater for all summer gardening needs.
Participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony on the day were Chairman of Hambleton District Council, Councillor Stephen Dickens and Mrs Margaret Dickens, who both gratefully accepted an invitation to attend from B&M’s store colleagues.
The Chairman and his wife were also shown around the brand new store before cutting the ribbon, enabling them to see the hard work that had been put into the stores creation.
The fun was not confined to just the ribbon cutting, as characters from Disney’s blockbuster hit Frozen made an appearance alongside the Haribo bear – who also gave out some samples to the lucky B&M shoppers.
Children were also kept entertained by the appearance of a face painter, as B&M celebrated the opening day with shoppers of all ages.