A £1 million refurb has been completed as Home Bargains gets ready to open its latest store at Boundary Road, Ramsgate at 8am on Saturday, March 11.
The opening creates 20 new jobs in a team of 39, which includes some staff and management who will transfer from local stores.
Home Bargains is also donating £2,000 to Newington Community Association, which runs the community centre on the estate to benefit residents. The centre hosts creative activities, Chill Club for young people, Food Club, and cooking sessions.
On receiving the news that they are Home Bargains’ chosen charity, a Newington Community Association spokesperson said: “Thank you for this amazing donation; we will be creating some activities so that the wider community can enjoy this wonderful gift.”
The new Ramsgate store will join over 575 Home Bargain outlets across the UK. Opening approximately 50 stores a year, Home Bargains is bucking current trends in the industry.
Casey Abbott B.E.M, the new Ramsgate store manager, joined Home Bargains in 2021 and was awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M) for services to retail in June 2021 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
The Ramsgate dad said: “I’m very excited to be opening our new store in Ramsgate and building a new team, who are all from the local area. This is the first Home Bargains for this community. The team and I look forward to welcoming shoppers to the store very soon.”
The 15,209 sq. ft store will offer shoppers various products, including homewares, health and beauty essentials, sweets, snacks and drinks, and fresh and frozen food. It is at the former Aldi site off Boundary Road.
Former St George’s student Casey added: “Ramsgate will be a great location for us, and we’re proud to offer local people top-branded goods at exceptionally low prices.”
For more information visit www.homebargains.co.uk.
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