Grand opening for new store

The launch of new Asda Living store at Parkgate.
The launch of new Asda Living store at Parkgate.

OVER 80 new staff will work in a new Parkgate store that was opened officially on Friday.

Asda Living’s brand new store was declared open for business, with the cutting of the ribbon by the Mayor of Rotherham, Coun Shaun Wright.

Coun Wright, from nearby Rawmarsh, was joined on the day by local primary school teacher, Natalie Garbutt, who was nominated by her pupils for a special £100 makeover, courtesy of Asda Living’s George department.

Soon-to-be married Natalie was chosen because of her many school commitments while she plans her wedding. She was presented with £100 to spend at George to ensure she receives a bit of time for herself.

Store manager Stephen Davies said: “I’d like to thank all our colleagues for their hard work getting the store ready for the opening and it has been a real pleasure sharing the celebrations with the Mayor and Mayoress, Natalie and High Greave Junior School.

“It was extremely encouraging to see the number of people queuing to enter the store and we hope we can be a worthwhile addition to the local community.”

Councillor Wright added: “Asda has a long association with Rotherham and I am sure with the addition of this new store it will continue to have a positive impact – creating new jobs for local people is the perfect way to start.”