GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES
Posted by Ellandi on 3rd Apr 2019
leading investor in community shopping centres, is delighted to announce their three
2018 award winners at their annual Centre Management Conference.
of Barker Proudlove was presented with Ellandi Partner of the year Award. ‘As a
business we are blessed with having the services of some of the best
consultants in the UK. Barker Proudlove are a key partner to the
Business here dealing with a number of schemes focussing in the North of
England’ says Alex Brooker, Asset Management Director.
“Ellandi was appointed to deal with Grosvenor Shopping Centre in
Chester in September 2017. It was a natural choice to instruct Barker Proudlove
to replace the incumbent agents who had been working on the scheme for years.
This is always a risk as there is the potential for a loss of historical
knowledge. However, Richard lead the team from the outset making a strong
impact and was instrumental in relocating HMV that had been a target for almost
2 years prior within 3 months of instruction.”
Richard continues to be a vocal supporter of the Business and we have
found him to be dedicated to the cause, even when occasionally “curved balls”
are thrown at him.”
Further recipients of their awards went to Spencer Hawken of The
Mercury Mall, Romford for Best Community Engagement Project. Innovatively linking this platform to the
Smart Rewards digital app, this multifaceted project was led from a desire to
further develop a centre that had already maximised its standard “green”
potential. In addition, it has informed our customers to be more
environmentally aware, friendly and active.
To maximise awareness, the project was launched alongside a community
well being initiative, “1 Million Steps for First Step” where (unofficially) the
centre broke a world record, with the community for the fastest time one
million steps have been made on one spot. This also helped to raise
c.£1,500 for a local charity that looks after the well being of children who are
unwell or are living with a disability.
And finally, the Centre Manager of the Year was awarded to Richard
Hurst of White River Place, St Austell.
This year’s winner has been the Elected Chair of the Town
Bid for last 2 years. His influence ensures that the shopping centre receives
significant value for money on the marketing budget as most of the initiatives
revolve around the scheme.
Richard is a Committee member of the Town Economic Forum
and this has led to opening lines of communication for additional funding for
public realm in the town centre.
Through his network base he has ensured events such as the
White Gold Festival, BBC Music Day & St. Perrins Day have been held in the
Alex Brooker says, “There are many talented individuals and
teams within our extended community which made the decision difficult in
choosing these worthy winners.”