60 new jobs as Home Bargains opens on Saturday

60 new jobs as Home Bargains opens on Saturday
Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter



Wednesday 31 August 2022 16:36

Home Bargains has invested approximately £1 million in its new store in Lurgan, which will be officially opened this Saturday (September 3rd) at 8:30am.

As one of the UK’s largest family-run retailers, Home Bargains is creating 60 new jobs in the local community with its new store. In total, the store will employ 64 team members, including some staff and management who will be transferring from local stores.

It will also be donating £2,000 to a local charity, Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC), which supports young people with lived experience of care across Northern Ireland.

VOYPIC works with young people to help them to find their voice and set their own agenda for change, using specialist knowledge and insight into the views and experiences of children and young people and working in partnership with them to influence the development of legislation, policy and practice.

Alicia Toal, chief executive at VOYPIC, said: “Many thanks to everyone at Home Bargains, Lurgan, for this very kind donation to our work supporting children and young people in care.

“At VOYPIC, we want every child in care to feel safe, valued and loved, and every young person leaving care to do so with dignity, respect and to thrive into adulthood. 

“For almost 30 years, we have worked with young people living in and leaving care, helping to make sure their voice is heard on the issues that are important to them. We look forward to using this money to help support more young people to come together, learn new skills and create their own agenda for change.”

The new Lurgan store will join over 575 outlets across the UK. Opening approximately 50 stores a year, Home Bargains is bucking current trends in the industry.

Robert Armstrong, the new Lurgan store manager, said: “We’re really excited about the opening of the new store in Lurgan, creating local jobs and investing in the community.

“The work the team do at VOYPIC is invaluable to young people across Northern Ireland, and we’re proud to be able to support them in this way.” 

The 30,632 sq. ft new build store 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 store will also benefit from its own bakery.

Robert added: “Lurgan 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.

For more information on the ranges available, visit www.homebargains.co.uk. 

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