Keighley store opening brings huge increase in jobs

Keighley News: Keighley mayor, Councillor Sally Walker, cuts a ribbon to open the new B&M store in Cavendish Retail Park, Keighley Keighley mayor, Councillor Sally Walker, cuts a ribbon to open the new B&M store in Cavendish Retail Park, Keighley

B&M Retail has opened in its new Keighley store – with a massive increase in the size of its workforce.

Staff numbers have rocketed from 17 to 47, with more jobs in the pipeline.

“The new store is three times bigger than our old premises, with a wider selection of products,” manager, Fiona McGrain, said at Friday’s opening.

“Refitting began about two weeks ago, and we are delighted with the result. It’s a very exciting time for us.”

B&M has moved from its former unit on the Cavendish Retail Park in Cavendish Street to the neighbouring 21,000 sq ft building previously occupied by Sports Direct.

New lines now on offer include alcohol, after the retailer successfully applied for a licence.

The opening ceremony was performed by Keighley mayor, Councillor Sally Walker. She said: “The store looks very impressive, and I am delighted new jobs have been created. It is good for the area.”

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2:39pm Fri 18 Apr 14

jchatboard says...

Seems B&M always ‘promise’ increase in jobs, yes it is true on a temporary basis of a few weeks when they open, but in reality they expand on less workforce and especially the minimum wages.

One only has to look at places like Barnstaple, opened with around 80 workforce and after a few months they are still operating with a workforce of around 20 (if that)…..
Seems B&M always ‘promise’ increase in jobs, yes it is true on a temporary basis of a few weeks when they open, but in reality they expand on less workforce and especially the minimum wages. One only has to look at places like Barnstaple, opened with around 80 workforce and after a few months they are still operating with a workforce of around 20 (if that)….. jchatboard
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4:20pm Fri 25 Apr 14

beerandchips says...

No mention of the increasing amount of people getting stung for £60 by Excel, the car park company that operates here.
No mention of the increasing amount of people getting stung for £60 by Excel, the car park company that operates here. beerandchips
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