Chester's new Lord Mayor helped open the city’s newest B&M store last weekend.
Nominated local hero Jemma Gregory from Chester charity SPACE was the official ribbon-cutter of the new branch on Chester Retail Park, but Cllr Hugo Deynem was also in attendance in one of his first official duties since taking over the role of Lord Mayor from Cllr Bob Rudd just days earlier.
Jemma, who received £250 of B&M vouchers, was chosen from dozens of nominees to open the new store thanks to her work with SPACE, an organisation dedicated to providing specialist drop-in play sessions in the Chester area for children with additional needs or life-limiting conditions.
Elsewhere at the grand opening of Chester’s third B&M, which replaces the former Tesco Home Plus store , crowds enjoyed free face painting and giveaways from Cheshire supplier Mornflake Oats, as well as appearances from the Snow Queen and her Princess Sister Anna and Elsa.
Store manager Julie Henning said: “Thank you to everyone who joined us for our grand opening and made it such a fun day.
“It was a huge honour to bring another 80 jobs to the city as well as recognising a true local hero in Jemma Gregory.”