B&M opens its second store in Ashford, Kent

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.”

Source: B&M

Tesco and Sam Faiers to give Maisie Bone from Kent an incredible Christmas this year

Cheshunt, England, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has enlisted the help of stunning starlet Sam Faiers to give one fan an incredible Christmas this year. Maisie Bone, 19, from Kent was given the ultimate surprise when Sam knocked on her door last night to meet her in person.

The blonde beauty arrived with her glam squad in tow to give the star struck fan a gorgeous makeover in time for Christmas Day. After a girly gossip with Maisie, the former TOWIE star and her team gave Maisie an amazing new look with big and beautiful party hair and glamorous makeup. Sam even offered some of her top styling and beauty tips for the festive season.

This once-in-a-lifetime visit was organised by Tesco after the social media team spotted Maisie on Twitter and wanted to give her a special festive treat. This early Christmas present is part of the supermarket’s Every Little Helps Make Christmas campaign, which aims to go the extra mile for customers this Christmas and help them in whatever way they can, big or small.

Sam Faiers said, “I love getting glammed up with my girls for Christmas parties, so I jumped at the chance to surprise Maisie with a makeover treat. It was clear from her reaction when we knocked on her door that she had no idea we were coming. I really hope Tesco and I have helped make Maisie’s Christmas unforgettable this year!”

Maisie Bone said, “Opening the door to Sam Faiers was like a dream come true – I’m such a huge fan. I love my new hair style and make-up and got some great styling tips from Sam. I can’t believe Tesco organised this for me – best Christmas present ever.”

Danny Coleman-Cooke, at Tesco commented, “We saw on Twitter that Maisie was a huge fan of Sam and so we wanted to bring the ultimate Christmas surprise to her front door. We hope that together with Sam we’ve given Maisie a Christmas she’ll never forget.”

Sam Faiers top styling and beauty tips for this Christmas include:

  • Turn any outfit from day to night with a pair of gorgeous metallic shoes and a statement necklace
  • Faux fur is big this Christmas. Glam up your look with gorgeous faux fur accessories
  • I love sparkle to really make me feel festive – a gorgeous sequin dress is a must for my wardrobe
  • Nothing makes you stand out from the crowd more than a leopard print coat. Wear it over a little black dress for a gorgeous party look
  • Bronze eyes with luscious red lips is my favourite look this party season
  • Tong hair for a loose curl and add a couple of braids for a tousled look taking you from day to night
  • Always cleanse, tone and moisture and never sleep in your make-up to keep your skin looking radiant at all the parties
  • Billie and I love getting into a pair of new PJs on Christmas Day – it’s a must in my house!
  • When applying liquid or gel eyeliner always start from the outside in for a classy winged look
  • Body shimmer makes your skin glow and helps hide little imperfections, try my La Bella body shimmer this Christmas

Maisie was also treated to a hamper of goodies, including Tesco finest Champagne and party nibbles and a personally signed Sam Faiers La Bella gift set, which includes her debut fragrance.

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Tesco and Sam Faiers to give Maisie Bone from Kent an incredible Christmas this year

Tesco and Sam Faiers to give Maisie Bone from Kent an incredible Christmas this year