New store brings jobs boost

A national fresh meat and food to go retailer who created eighteen jobs in Blackburn town centre has been welcomed by the town’s Business Improvement District.

Butchery chain Crawshaws, opened the doors to their new £250,000 store to the public for the first time on Wednesday, 16th March.

The new store offers customers a range of quality raw meat, as well as featuring hot and cold deli counters and a roast service station.

It is the Rotherham-based group’s 41st store and its 16th in the North West since it moved into the region with a new Bolton shop in July last year.

Crawshaw’s chief executive Noel Collett said: “This opening marks our 41st for the company, with more stores planned across the UK before the end of the year.

“We have invested over £1 million in Lancashire and we’re delighted that Blackburn is our 16th opening in the North West region.

“The local community was telling us they couldn’t wait for us to open our doors, so we were all very excited.”

Manager of the Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID), Harriet Roberts, has welcomed the business. She said: “It’s good to see a national brand come to Blackburn and fill an empty shop unit. Visitors now have more choice and it is good for the town as a whole as it will increase footfall in the area.”

The shop based on Railway Road, Blackburn opens Monday to Saturday 7.30am until 6pm and Sunday 9am until 4.30pm.

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