Tuesday, June 7, 2011

News: Best Buy Rotherham ready to go


Finishing touches are being applied at Best Buy's newest store in Rotherham, ready for the grand opening this weekend.

The shelves are being stacked at the 45,000 sq ft store at Parkgate Shopping which will showcase the best in home cinema equipment, computing technology, entertainment devices, appliances, mobiles, music, movies and games.

The store has created around 100 jobs and the latest local recruits have made it into the American company's "Blue Shirt Academy" after a nine week period of extensive training on the latest consumer technology.

Partners in Rotherham have also worked together on a trial scheme to help some staff work towards gaining an Apprenticeship including an NVQ in a number of subjects within retail management including; Customer Service, Business Administration, Hospitality and Logistics.

The Blue Crew, complete with the Best Buy Bus, has been on the streets in the local area advertising the opening weekend that will see a number of discounts and offers plus American singer, Alexis Jordan is set to entertain the crowds on Saturday.

To mark the occasion, Best Buy will be making a £3,000 charity donation to R Children's Trust, a new local charity established to help Rotherham looked after children and care leavers.

Richard Finney, secretary of R Children's Trust, who will cut the ribbon to mark the opening, said: "Many children in care cannot always easily access the activities and opportunities that some of us take for granted, or indeed that we can and do provide for our families. R Children's Trust will look to help these children and young people in a very positive way. This is why donations like this from Best Buy are important to us as it helps us provide continued support for the children that need it."

Steve Cooke, general manager at Best Buy Rotherham, added: Supporting local charities is important to Best buy but it also means a lot to the team at Best Buy Rotherham to support our local community and see the difference our help can make.

"R Children's Trust is a new charity with a great vision and we hope that through charitable donations they are able to have a long and successful future in our town."

Best Buy accounts for around 21% of the U.S. consumer electronics market and the family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $45 billion in annual revenue.

Best Buy joined with Carphone Warehouse in 2008 to create Best Buy Europe, and to launch the Best Buy brand in the UK. They recently celebrated one year since it first successfully opened its doors to the UK market. The Rotherham store is the first in Yorkshire and Best Buy will operate 11 stores by the end of the year.

Best Buy website

Images: bestbuy.co.uk


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