Home Bargains has invested approximately £1 million in its new store in Chichester which will be officially opened at 8.00 am on Saturday 27th November 2021.
As one of the UK’s largest family-run retailers, Home Bargains is creating 75 new jobs in the local community with its store on Barnfield Drive. In total, the store will employ 80 team members, including some staff and management who will be transferring from local stores.
It will also be donating £2,000 to local charity, St. Wilfrid’s Hospice, which provides palliative and end of life care to anybody in the local community with a life limiting illness. St Wilfrid’s Hospice make a difference to local lives by delivering tailored and compassionate care. As an independent local charity, it provides these vital hospice services to the local community free of charge.
Laura Eastwood, Fundraising Manager at St. Wilfrid’s Hospice said “We are delighted to welcome Home Bargains to Chichester and thank them for their kind donation to St Wilfrid’s Hospice. We are a local charity supporting local people living with life limiting illnesses and this donation will make a real difference in our community.”
The new Chichester store will join over 575 outlets across the UK. Opening approximately 50 stores a year, Home Bargains is bucking current trends in the industry.
Rob Miles, the new Chichester store manager, said: “I started my Home Bargains journey three years ago and during that time have worked as a store manager at Eastleigh and Portsmouth.
“There’s nothing quite like the buzz of opening a new store – there’s a lot of hard work and dedication that’s gone into the new site and I can’t wait to open its doors this weekend alongside such a fantastic team. It’s something that I’m exceptionally proud of.”
The 17,685 sq. ft store, which formerly housed Wickes, will offer shoppers a range of products, including homewares, health and beauty essentials, sweets, snacks and drinks, as well as fresh and frozen food.
The new store will also come with its own garden centre – GardenWorld at Home Bargains – that boasts a fantastic range of plants, soils and garden décor at amazing prices.
Miles added: “Barnfield Drive 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.