Pictured above are George Bramhill (left), personnel director, and marketing director Stephen Robertson sorting aprons for the new staff.
B&Q will today announce plans for 10 new warehouse stores and three Supercentres, creating jobs from shop floor to management level.
The new stores include its first warehouse in Northern Ireland, at Newry.
The new superstores will be opened in Cannock, Yeovil and Ashford.
B&Q now has a total of 287 stores. Its latest, in Blackpool, opened on Friday.
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