WORKERS who lost their jobs with the closure of a supermarket in Castlemilk will work at a new discount retailer store.

B&M store will officially open at 9am on Friday in Braes Shopping Centre taking over the former Co-op unit.

The leading retailer confirmed that staff who previously worked for the supermarket have been able to retain their jobs.

The staff were asked to nominate a local charity they think truly deserves some VIP treatment for the work they do for the local community.

They chose Castlemilk Youth Complex who will be taking centre stage as they officially unveil the new B&M store.

The charity focuses on motivating and uplifting local young people to encourage them to have a successful future. They do this through getting them to engage in the arts such as, music, drama and visual arts.

In addition to opening the new store, the representatives also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part and for all their hard work in the local community.

The store manager Leanne Leckie, said: “The team from Castlemilk Youth Complex really stood out for us as they go the extra mile for local young people, we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work they do.

“We hope that our donation can help them to continue the great work they do.”

She added: “The new team have been working really hard to get the store ready for opening day and we can’t wait to get the doors open Friday and show customers their new B&M Castlmilk.”

Shopping Centre Manager, Alasdair Irving, said: “We’re looking forward to B&M becoming the first discount store in Braes, it’s a major high street retailer and its arrival demonstrates great confidence in the shopping centre.”

B&M is one of the UK’s fastest growing retailers and customers can expect to find a wide variety of branded products including toys, food & drink, home ware, pet products, health & beauty and seasonal ranges.