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Orpington Overjoyed at Town's First B&M Store

24 October 2015

B&M opened its first store in Orpington on Saturday, allowing shoppers in the town to enjoy its wide selection of variety goods.

A total of 50 jobs have been created at the brand new B&M Bargains store, which is based in the Walnuts Shopping Centre.

New customers can expect a wide variety of branded and own label products, including groceries, toiletries and an extensive non-food section.

In attendance at the opening ceremony were representatives from the charity Sense, who were chosen as B&M’s Local Hero for the day

The award, given by store colleagues, is received by an individual or charity which has made an important contribution to their community.

In addition to the ribbon cutting, Sense also accepted £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.

Sense are a national charity who have supported deafblind children and adults for more than 60 years.

They provide specialist information, advice and services to some of the 250,000 deafblind people who live in the UK, as well as their families, carers and professionals who work with them.

The Sense representatives were on hand through the opening day to bag pack in an attempt to raise much needed funds to continue their important work.

Darryl Neville, Head of Retail at Sense, said: “Huge thanks to B&M for their generous support.

“We always welcome the opportunity to team up with local businesses to fundraise and spread the word about the work we do.

“Even the smallest donation can make a big difference and we hope that the local community will support us by offering much needed donations.”

Also in attendance at the ribbon cutting were the Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Kim Botting and her Consort Mr Mike Botting – helping to add some further flair to proceedings.

Adam Lofthouse, store manager at B&M Orpington 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 Orpington.

“We’re really proud to have created 50 jobs across the town this year and to keep playing our part in the local community.”