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Former Bingley Homebase Reopens as B&M Home Store & Garden Centre

B&M Bingley - Former Homebase Store - 725 x 500

B&M has opened two new stores today; one in a former Homebase store in Bingley, West Yorkshire and the other in Livingston, West Lothian.

Bingley in West Yorkshire became the latest location for one of B&M's stores, with the long-awaited opening taking place this morning.

The new store has seen a major internal and external development programme undertaken to make sure it's ready for customers.

It comes as a huge boost to the local economy, with more than 45 people from the local area hired. Colleagues were given the choice of which charity they'd like to act as VIPs to officially open the new store.

Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia took centre stage to cut the ribbon in front of excited customers.

The charity offers help and support to families across Yorkshire who have dyslexia. They do this through their helpline, as well as a computer club for children aged 8+, where they can learn touch-type and basic word processor skills.

As a thank you for the hard work they do in the community, and for helping to open the new B&M store, the charity have been handed £250 worth of vouchers.

A wide range of branded products are available to purchase in-store, including toys, food & drink, homeware, pet products, health & beauty and seasonal.

The store also boasts its own garden centre, with everything from seeds to pots, and hundreds of plant varieties delivered fresh to the store.

The store manager, Karl Warrington, said: “The team from Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for local children in the community, so 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.”

He also commented: Our new colleagues have worked really hard to get the store ready for opening day. We can’t wait to show customers their brand new B&M.”


Almondvale, Livingston

The long-awaited brand new B&M store in Livingston was officially opened this morning, much to the joy of local customers.

More than 40 jobs were created at the store, which can be found in Almondvale Shopping Centre.

A wide range of branded products are available to purchase, including toys, food & drink, homeware, pet products, health & beauty and seasonal.

As part of the opening day process, colleagues nominated local charity, Children 1st, to be given some VIP treatment. They, alongside the Provost, Cllr Tom Kerr, helped unveil the new store.

The charity aims to prevent abuse and neglect, to protect children and keep them safe from harm in Scotland.

As a thank you for all of the hard work they do in the community, and for helping to open the new B&M store, the charity were handed £250 worth of vouchers to spend in-store.

The store manager, Neil Scullion, said: “The team from Children 1st really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for local children in the community, so 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.”

He also commented: Our new colleagues have worked really hard to get the store ready for opening day, and we can't wait to show customers their brand new B&M.”

Patrick Robbertze, Centre Director at The Centre, Livingston said: "We are delighted to welcome B&M to The Centre, Livingston which will be a great addition to our existing retail offering in the mall.

"The store looks fantastic with a wide variety of products and I'm sure it will be a big hit with all of our customers."

Source : Insight DIY Team and B&M

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13 March 2019

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