New jobs for Colchester as BP M&S Simply Food store opens

Date: 22 February 2017

An additional 30 jobs have been created in Colchester with today’s opening of the new BP service station with M&S Simply Food on Ipswich Road. The joint BP and Marks & Spencer development will offer motorists a wide range of M&S quality food alongside BP’s own Wild Bean Café drinks and hot food.

Approximately £1.5 million has been spent on the rebuild of the site which reopens today. The store now offers motorists the chance to fill up their shopping baskets at the same time as they fill up with BP’s high quality fuel, car parking, a car wash and vac facilities, a toilet accessible to disabled people as well as a baby changing-room.

Adam Whitehouse, BP district manager said: “The new store and introduction of the M&S Simply Food range means we have been able to create 30 new jobs for people in the local area. It’ll be open late providing customers with a selected range of Marks & Spencer’s high quality fresh, innovative food alongside the best of BP fuels and our very own Wild Bean Café.”

BP’s Wild Bean Cafe offers quality hot and fresh food and drinks. The first customers at BP on Ipswich Road will also receive a range of discounts and a free ‘bag for life’ to help their future shopping.

Note to news editors:

BP owns and operates more than 300 forecourts in the UK, with a further 950 BP-branded sites owned and operated by independent dealers. The first BP M&S Simply Food store was opened in 2005 at BP Hammersmith in London. There are now more than 230 in the UK.

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