The Mayor of Norton Cllr Di Keal officially opened the BP garage and retail store in the town this morning.

Cllr Keal was joined by BP regional managers and Percy Pig, to cut the ribbon at the garage and M&S store in Welham Road.

The opening of the store has led to the creation of approximately 24 new jobs in the local area.

The new retail store features an M&S Food offer, providing a wide range of high-quality food and drinks, as well as tasty treats like Percy Pigs, alongside a range of snacks, drinks and confectionery. It also has BP’s Wild Bean Cafe, offering barista-made hot drinks, and popular snacks such as sausage rolls and bacon baps. Customers who are members of the BPme Rewards loyalty programme can also access exclusive discounts on products across the M&S Food and Wild Bean Cafe range when they scan their BPme card or app for purchases in store – accessing the new BPme Rewards Prices.

Sonya Adams, vice president of mobility and convenience retail in the UK at bp, said: “We’re delighted to open our new retail store in Norton, with the Mayor of Norton, Dinah Keal, in attendance. We’re expanding our mobility and convenience network across the UK, with new retail stores like this one at Norton, as well as introducing hundreds of new dedicated bp pulse EV charging hubs across the country with great offers alongside them including M&S and great food service offers this decade. All part of giving our customers what they want, when and where they want it. This brand new retail site is on a popular commuter route so will provide customers on their way to or from work, and residents in the local area, with a brilliant retail offer. Our fantastic in-store team is looking forward to welcoming customers through the doors this week.”