B & Q store opens at weekend

THE BRAND new B & Q store in Gainsborough is set for its grand opening this weekend.

Thursday, 22nd September 2011, 11:30 am

The store is on the site of the former Focus DIY shop on Lea Road, which went into administration and was later bought by B & Q owners Kingfisher earlier this year.

B & Q’s recent acquisition has created 19 new jobs as well as maintaining 11 staff from the old store.

Now, staff, old and new, will don their new uniforms and welcome the people of Gainsborough to view the store.

A B & Q spokesman said: “The store is keen to continue to be part of the local community and in the coming months will work with the charity UK Youth to help transform an area in their youth centre with the help of volunteers from the store.”

Store Manager Richard Reeves said he couldn’t wait to open.

“The team are really excited about the store opening and serving the local community,” he said. “We’ve had a few weeks to get to know each other and we’re really looking forward to meeting all our new customers.”

The launch day will be celebrated with a number of different in-store activities including face painting and competitions with the chance to win a £500 B & Q gift card.

Over the past two months, B & Q has been refitting the former Focus DIY store with daily lorry deliveries to get the new store ready for opening day this week.

Employees old and new have also been taking part in team bonding and training exercises too.

The store will offer a wide range of home improvement products from turf to treated timber, shelf kits to shower enclosures and plumbing fittings to packet seeds

The new B & Q store will officially open from 8am on Saturday 24th September.