Jobs boost as re­tailer opens a new store

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - ALEX HIB­BERT

AL­MOST 70 jobs are set to be cre­ated in Mac­cles­field town cen­tre af­ter a low-cost re­tailer an­nounced it is open­ing its sec­ond store in the town.

B&M has cre­ated 69 jobs af­ter se­cur­ing new premises at the for­mer site of TJ Hughes on Ex­change Street. The 15,000sq ft store will open on Satur­day, Septem­ber 13.

It is the sec­ond B&M store in the town, af­ter the re­tail­ers Silk­works site on Pick­ford street opened in early 2008.

And the search is now on for a ‘lo­cal hero’ who will help the busi­ness cut the rib­bon at the ven­ture’s launch party.

He­roes can be nom­i­nated by friends, fam­ily or work col­leagues and could be some­one who makes life bet­ter for peo­ple in the area, works hard for a par­tic­u­lar cause or is renowned for their char­ity work.

Chris Leav­ens, store man­ager at the new site, said: “We wanted a true VIP to of­fi­cially open our new store and what bet­ter way than to ask cus­tomers to nom­i­nate those who make a real dif­fer­ence to peo­ple’s lives in and around Mac­cles­field.

“They will be a de­serv­ing mem­ber of the com­mu­nity and the lucky nom­i­nee will have the chance to be a VIP for the morn­ing.

“We’re not judg­ing by age or the type of sup­port, we just want some­one who goes that ex­tra mile and who we can give some­thing back to for a change”.

The wor­thy win­ner will also re­ceive £250 worth of vouch­ers to spend in store.

Nom­i­na­tions are be­ing ac­cepted up to Fri­day, Septem­ber 5, and can be emailed to com­mu­ni­ca­tions@ bm­ or posted to Mac­cles­field Churchill Lo­cal Hero Search, B&M Re­tail LTD. Dakota Drive, Es­tu­ary Com­merce Park, Speke, Liver­pool, L24 8RJ.

●» B&M will open a store at the for­mer site of TJ Hughes. In­set is man­ager Chris Leav­ens

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