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This month’s moves . . .
Wellgate hosts
Grimsby’s Design and construction
Dragon’s Den
FRESHNEY consultancy MCBAINS The shortlisted finalists have
PLACE COOPER has appointed been confirmed for PruPIM’s
shopping GRAHAM CLARK as director of Project Retail competition at
centre has architecture. He will be based the Wellgate shopping centre
appointed AMANDA AUSTIN as at McBains Cooper’s Oxford in Dundee. The Dragon’s
the new centre director. This office, but will have a national Den-style challenge gives
will be her third senior shopping responsibility contributing to individuals, small businesses,
centre role after almost four the activities of all seven UK existing retailers and
years in charge of the Prospect offices. Clark, who has worked independents the chance to
Centre in Hull, before which in design and architecture for win one of three six-figure
she had ran The Foundry in 30 years, joins the firm after 13 business packages.
Scunthorpe. years with Tate and Hindle. The finalists met the panel
of judges on 10 September to
SAVILLS, the international real Retail agency CB RICHARD present their business plans
estate advisor, has appointed ELLIS has made two key and discuss becoming part of
ESTELLE FORRESTER to join appointments to its new the shopping centre. Seven
its retail team in Scotland as a retail services team based judges, including John Morton,
director. Forrester has over 11 in Scotland. TONY DEVLIN, centre manager at The
years’ experience in the retail who has run CBRE’s London- Wellgate and Bob Mogford,
industry, having previously managed activities in Scotland director of investment
worked at CB Richard Ellis. She and the north of England for management for PruPIM, will
has specific expertise working several years, will lead the team, decide which contestants Fashion rises to
with landlords on high street and KEVIN SIMS will join CBRE have a sound retail concept.
and shopping centre projects in Glasgow as a director. Sims The winners will get
the top at Lion
such as St Enoch, East Kilbride currently runs CWM’s office in a ‘ready to move’ shop fit
and Silverburn shopping centre. the city. package at the centre, with
Yard, Cambridge
a view to be trading by the Lion Yard in Cambridge held a
peak Christmas period. The fashion show on its brand new
package includes associated escalators to celebrate a record
business, marketing and deal between Aberdeen Property
mentoring support from a Investors and fashion chain New
panel of leading business Look.
experts for up to three years. The ‘Moving Catwalk’ fashion
Finalists include Green show began after centre
Squirrel, an ethical high street manager Laurie Cripps handed
fashion concept by Antonia the keys to Claire Bayford,
Harrow, holistic treatment deputy manager of the New
rooms by Cat MacGillivray Look store. The show featured
called Kitty Soaps, and lingerie autumn/winter ranges from
specialist Mary Lynch. retailers such as New Look and
Centre manager, John Accessorize, and shoppers were
Morton said: “The level offered canapés to nibble on as
A rainbow of colours in Kingston
and quality of entries we they watched models glide down
received was fantastic and the escalators.
The Bentall Centre in Kingston skin tones and body shape. Cook it has been a really difficult The newly leased New
has turned September into a used a selection of models to decision process to select the Look store and the escalators
‘Fashion Month’ to help shoppers demonstrate the effect that shortlisted finalists. form key a part of the Lion Yard
style their own wardrobe with different colours can have. “We would like to take this expansion project. New Look
the latest fashion trends. On 12 Following this, the centre opportunity to thank all those has now started fitting out the
September, the centre hosted is holding an array of other who entered the competition new 23,000-sq ft store ahead
a Colour Inspiration event with fashion-related events, including and wish all the finalists the of its planned December 2009
Sarah Cook, founder of personal a fashion exhibition launched on very best of luck. opening. It will stock the full
colour image consultancy 26 September, with celebrities “We are looking forward fashion range for women, men,
Inspired by Colour. donating their own outfits to be to welcoming and supporting children and teens as well as
Throughout the day, shoppers auctioned off for charity. There some really strong and viable specialist ranges. The existing
could attend hourly sessions will also be a fashion show, where businesses into the Wellgate store near the centre’s entrance
to get advice on how to wear the celebrities will model their shopping centre.” will be vacated once the new
colours that suit their natural clothes in front of shoppers. shop has opened.
SHOPPING CENTRE September 2009
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