Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — B&M continued its expansion today (17 November 2017) as Ashford in Kent welcomed its second store to the region.
The addition to B&M’s portfolio in the region comes as a huge boost to the local economy, creating 40 jobs for people from the area.
With building work completed, it means that the new store has opened in time for Black Friday, giving customers the perfect chance to pick up some bargains.
Visitors to the store, located in Park Mall Shopping Centre, 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 celebrations, B&M employees invited local charity, Porchlight, to be their VIP for the day, while local Mayor, Cllr Winston Michael, was also in attendance.
The team help vulnerable and isolated people across Kent and the south east get support with their mental health, housing, education and employment. They provide children, young people and adults with the advice, guidance and skills they need to live independently in the future and fulfil their potential.
The foundation were handed £250 worth of vouchers to spend in-store as a thank you for their hard work in the community.
The store manager, Nadine Snelling, said: “The team from Porchlight really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for local community. 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 and show customers their new B&M Ashford.”