Home Bargains has invested approximately £1 million in its new store in Worle, which will be officially opened at 8.00 am on Saturday 18th September 2021.
As one of the UK’s largest family-run retailers, Home Bargains is creating 58 new jobs in the local community with its store on Queensway District Centre. In total, the store will employ 61 team members, including some staff and management who will be transferring from local stores.
It will also be donating £2,000 to local charity, Weston Hospicecare. Its purpose is to ensure people in the areas of Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset and Sedgemoor with a life-limiting illness and their families are given expert palliative and end of life care completely free of any charge.
Mark Flower, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Weston Hospicecare, says: “We are extremely grateful to Home Bargains for choosing Weston Hospicecare as their charity. After a tough year in fundraising, we are thankful for their donation. We wish Home Bargains every success for their new store in Weston.”
The new Worle store will join over 575 outlets across the UK. Opening approximately 50 stores a year, Home Bargains is bucking current trends in the industry.
Melina Bunzly, the new Worle store manager, said: “I started my Home Bargains journey back in 2017 as a Store Supervisor in one of the Bristol stores, but since then I’ve been offered fantastic career progression having held a variety of roles at several of our stores – including Store Manager for the Bridgwater store, which opened in 2019.
“Opening our new Worle store alongside such a fantastic team, who have worked exceptionally hard to get the new store ready, will be an unforgettable career moment for me.”
The 19,504 sq ft store, which formerly housed Homebase, will offer shoppers a range of products, including homewares, health and beauty essentials, sweets, snacks and drinks, as well as fresh and frozen food.
Melina added: “Queensway District Centre will be a great location for us and we’re proud to be able to offer local people top-branded goods at exceptionally low prices.”
With more than five million customers each week, Home Bargains is one of the country’s best-loved discount retailers, stocking top-quality branded goods at low prices.