A NEW B&M store and garden centre opens at Crossflatts tomorrow – creating more than 45 jobs.

The company has moved into the former Homebase site on the Ashfield Retail Park, Aire Valley Road, in what it describes as a welcome boost to the local economy.

The official opening will be performed by representatives of Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia, which was chosen for the VIP role by the new B&M workers.

Vouchers worth £250 will also be presented to the charity, which offers help and support to families across Yorkshire affected by dyslexia.

As well as operating a helpline, the organisation runs a computer club where children aged eight upwards can learn touch-typing and basic word processing skills.

Karl Warrington, manager of the new B&M store, said: “The team from Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia really stood out for us as it goes the extra mile for children in the community.

“We wanted to give the charity some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work it does.

“We hope that our donation can help it to continue the great work.”

He added: “We’re feeling really positive about the creation of more jobs for local people and we hope customers are delighted with their new store.

“Staff have worked extremely hard to get it ready.”

The discount retailer has been expanding its network in recent months, with three other stores opening in Bradford.