Sixty new jobs as vacant unit gets new start

Former Homebase store, Boston. EMN-150604-112812001
Former Homebase store, Boston. EMN-150604-112812001

Retailer B&M says 60 jobs have been created in Boston by its securing of new shop premises in the town.

The chain is set to open a B&M Home Store and Garden Centre in the former Homebase unit on the Alban Retail Park, in Grantham Road.

This will be in addition to its existing outlet in the former-Kwik Save building, in Lawrence Lane.

The new store opens on Saturday, May 2, at 9am.

B&M is appealing for nominations for a ‘local hero’ to open the premises at the start of next month.

‘Local heroes’ can be nominated by friends, family or work colleagues and could be someone who makes life better for people in the area, works hard for a particular cause or is renowned for their charity work, the retailer says.

Tracy Shippam, store manager at B&M Boston added: “We wanted a true VIP to officially open our new store and what better way than to ask customers to nominate those who make a real difference to people’s lives in and around 

“We are not judging by age or the type of support, we just want someone who goes that extra mile and who we can give something back to for a change.”

Nominations are being accepted up to Friday, April 17.

They can be e-mailed to communications@ or posted to Boston Local Hero Search, B&M Retail LTD, Dakota Drive, Estuary Commerce Park, Speke, Liverpool L24 8RJ.