First look inside High Peak’s new B&M store - in pictures

The new Whaley Bridge B&M store opens at 9am on Saturday morning. Photos: Jason Chadwick.
The new Whaley Bridge B&M store opens at 9am on Saturday morning. Photos: Jason Chadwick.

Bargain retailer B&M officially launches its brand new Whaley Bridge store this weekend - the first to be opened in the High Peak.

The long-awaited opening of the Buxton Road branch, which has created more than 45 jobs, will take place at 9am on Saturday morning (September 29).

And High Peak charity Blythe House will take centre stage to officially unveil the store, alongside Mayor of the High Peak, Coun Linda Grooby.

Staff nominated the Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice for some VIP treatment in recognition of the work they do in the community, providing care for people affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, as well as supporting those who are overcoming bereavement.

In addition to opening the store, the team will receive £250 worth of B&M vouchers to go towards the charity.

Whaley Bridge store manager, Kelly Rudyard, said: “The team from Blythe House Hospice really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for the local community.

“We wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank-you for all the hard work they do.

“We hope that our donation can help them to continue the great work they do.”

B&M is one of the UK’s fastest growing retailers and customers can expect to find a wide variety of branded products including toys, food and drink, homeware, pet products, health and beauty and seasonal ranges.

The store, occupying a new retail unit adjacent to Tesco at Bridgemont, will also boast an extensive DIY, decorating and furniture range, as well as its own fresh and frozen food department.

Kelly added: “Our new colleagues have been working really hard to get the store ready for opening day.

“We can’t wait to get the doors open and show customers their brand new B&M.”

High Peak Borough Council approved plans for the new retail unit back in February 2017.