Bluewater’s on-site recruitment and training facility, The Learning Shop, celebrated the return of its annual Jobs Fayre on September 26, with a record number of attendees. 

Retail property consultants MMX Retail have appointed Matthew Taylor as an associate. 

Savills expands retail management team with new recruit

Savills has expanded its Central London retail team with the appointment of Daniel Aboud. 

Avis Sayer has been appointed as associate director in JLL’s retail management team. 

New centre director announced for Gunwharf Quays

The Coppergate shopping centre in the heart of York has welcomed Sue Anderson-Brown as its new centre manager

Mill Gate shopping centre in Bury has appointed Marie Gribben as its new centre manager.  

The Mall Fund has named handmade, upcycled jewellery and clothing company, Recluse Colony, the national winner of the Retail Factor 2014. 

Melissa Varley has been appointed as a director in JLL’s retail management team. 

Rachel Perry has joined Milligan as retail leasing manager. 

Around 110,000 people (a 16 per cent increase on last year’s footfall) attended the fourth annual Gloucester Quays outlet centre food festival

Liverpool Biennial has commissioned a new ‘Dazzle’ piece by Carlos Cruz-Diez, which is now installed at Liverpool One.

Newbury’s Parkway has appointed David Pickett to the role of centre director.

Ashley Blake has created the UK’s first leisure sector focused property investment company, Otium Real Estate.

MMX Retail has appointed Nick Stewart and Scott Mitchell into the partnership. 

Midlands-based London & Cambridge Properties (LCP) has promoted Jo Salmon as retail portfolio manager. 

Hammerson has appointed Nidae Abbas as head of development leasing. 

Realm has appointed Rachel Scott as leasing manager for the portfolio. 

Leading retail analysis Jonathan de Mello joins Harper Dennis Hobbs

Big switch-on for The Heart of A Thousand Crystals, created especially for the Platinum Mall at the intu Metrocentre

M J Mapp has appointed retail real estate expert John Michell to lead M J Mapp’s expansion into the retail sector as a director in the business. 

Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton has bought BTWShiells’s commercial division.

F&C Reit have appointed Graeme Skillen as centre manager of the Cleveland Centre in Middlesbrough. 

Princes Quay shopping centre in Hull has appointed Claire Suggitt as its new centre manager.  

Cushman & Wakefield’s head of global retail services becomes ICSC trustee

Liz Peace will be retiring from the British Property Federation after 12 years as chief executive to spend more time on her charitable interests.  

Sling Prints, a provider of bespoke t-shirts designed in conjunction with local artists, has won the opportunity to open a pop-up shop at the CrownGate centre in Worcester.  

Pete Roffe steps down at The Hildreds

Sophie Ross to drive the company’s digital and physical multichannel strategy

Launching The Mall Fund’s ‘Busker of the Year’ competition last week was none other than executive director of Capital & Regional, Mark Bourgeois.

Shoppers at White Lion Walk shopping centre in Guildford were given a big surprise as the centre’s management team shocked unsuspecting customers by paying for their shopping.

LAND SECURITIES has appointed AILISH CHRISTIAN as head of shopping centres and POLLY TROUGHTON as head of retail parks and leisure. Christian joined Land Securities from LaSalle Investment Management and Jones Lang LaSalle in 2008. Troughton joined Land Securities as part of the acquisition of the X-Leisure where she was property director for 10 years.

Bluewater celebrated its 15th birthday with a breakfast for all staff who have been there from the start

Ailish Christian has been appointed as head of shopping centres and Polly Troughton as head of retail parks and leisure.

Specialist retail and property agency, SPACE, has made two major appointments as it grows its shopping centre retail agency team in the Midlands.  

Hugh Radford, Jerry White and Nigel Costain boost retail leasing capability

Ben Tebbutt, a director of the Midlands property consultancy FHP, has become the new chairman of the Shop Agents Society.

CBRE expands UK retail property management team with Warren Ashwood and Richard Robinson

CBRE has appointed Warren Ashwood to its UK Property and Asset Management business (PAM) as a director within its growing retail management team.

Collecting footfall data is becoming an ever more sophisticated operation, branching out into a myriad of valuable insights from people’s journey around a shopping centre, the impact of marketing activity, conversion from the mall into stores and an almost endless list of other areas.

With the internet continuing to grow its market share shopping centres and their tenants are having to respond. So what are the current consumer trends and how are shopping centre owners adapting to new shopping habits?

CBRE’s latest shopper survey highlights key differences in attitudes between age groups

The Hildreds in Skegness enjoyed a record Christmas, thanks in no small part to the unique Christmas decorations that are hand-made by deputy manager Steve Andrew.

Despite vandalism, threat of parasites and a cold spring in 2013, one of two bee hives introduced by a local apiarist to Bournemouth’s Castlepoint shopping park has produced 45 pots of honey.

XAVIER PULLEN has resigned from the board at CAPITAL & REGIONAL. He will continue to maintain close links with the company, taking up the role of senior adviser on strategy for the German portfolio.

Manchester Arndale is hosting a fashion and charity project in a vacant unit to help raise awareness of the city’s homeless. 

Reading’s Broad Street Mall has appointed a new manager to lead the shopping centre into 2014.

Standard Life Investments appoints two new shopping centre managers

LondonMetric Property has appointed Charles Clarke as an asset management executive. 


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