New B&M store opens at Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Eager customers gathered at Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich on Friday morning in a bid to be one of the first few through the doors at the new B&M store.

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

The store was officially opened at 9am where Ipswich deputy mayor Roger Fern cut the ribbon alongside volunteers at Lighthouse Women’s Aid.

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Staff had gathered by the front of the store for the occasion, before opening the doors to those waiting to be the first customers.

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

The store has created more than 90 new jobs for the area.

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Store manager Ashley Wheelhouse praised the hard work of his staff, and added: “The team from Lighthouse really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for the community, we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work they do.”

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

The store is Ipswich’s fourth B&M, alongside existing units at Copdock, Ransomes Europark and Carr Street.

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture:

Staff at B&M Bargains, which officially opened on Anglia Retail Park earlier this month. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown