Hartlepool, United Kingdom, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — There was plenty of excitement in Strood today (12 August 2017) as a new B&M Bargains Store was opened.
It’s the latest addition to B&M’s portfolio in the Kent region and comes as a huge boost to the local economy thanks to the creation of more than 70 jobs.
It follows hot on the heels of store openings at Ashford and Gravesend, creating more than 170 jobs in the county.
Visitors to the store, based in Strood Retail Park, will be able to browse a wide range of branded and own label goods, including toys, groceries, health & beauty and pet ranges.
As part of the opening day celebrations, B&M colleagues invited local charity Strood Community Project to be their VIP for the day.
The team aims to empower the local community and help improve fundamental issues such as education, safety, increased employment, life skills and lower crime.
They do this by providing a wide range of free services to local people such as a Food Bank, personal development, domestic violence support and much more.
The charity received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part, while Mayor, David Wildey, and his wife, Denise, were also in attendance.
The store manager, Leah Paul, said: “The team from Strood Community Project really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for local people, we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work they do.
“We hope that our donation can help them to continue the great work they do.”
She also commented: The new team have been working really hard to get the store ready for opening day and we can’t wait to get the doors open Saturday and show customers their new B&M Strood.”