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

PUBLISHED: 14:24 23 June 2017

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

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

B&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWNB&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: 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.

B&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWNB&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: 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.

B&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWNB&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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

B&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWNB&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: 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.”

B&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWNB&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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

B&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWNB&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWN

B&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWNB&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWN

B&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWNB&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWN

B&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWNB&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWN

B&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWNB&M Bargains officially opens on Anglia Retail Park. Picture: GREGG BROWN

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