One hun­dred jobs cre­ated at DIY store

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - RECRUITMENT & BUSINESS -

THE new B&Q store has opened in Folkestone. Bri­tish bad­minton player and Olympic sil­ver medal­list Gail Emms cut the rib­bon to open the DIY shop in Park Farm Road. The 69,000 sq ft store, which is the size of 90 bad­minton courts, has cre­ated 100 jobs for the town. New ser­vices in­clude tim­ber cut­ting, paint mix­ing and plumb­ing and elec­tric­ity trou­bleshoot­ers. The band of the Brigade of Gurkhas played dur­ing the open­ing cer­e­mony, and three for­mer Gurkha sol­diers are now work­ing at the store.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.