PEOPLE / MOVES
The Mall Luton donates £60,000 to charities Following a successful year of fundraising and thanks to generous shoppers, the Mall Luton will have handed over £60,000 to local charities during the last 12 months including nearly £17,000 for the Mall’s Charity of the Year, the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Not afraid to get their hands dirty, as part of the initiative, staff from The Mall took on the Only The Brave Mud Run in March where a team of 12 battled the elements and 20 obstacles across five muddy miles to raise £3,700. Fundraising was open to youngsters too and in June over 150 young people learned
lifesaving skills when they spent the night at The Mall’s Giant Sleepover event, raising £2,000, while general manager Roy Greening pedalled 240 miles for a three day charity bike ride to the Somme, raising £2,600. On top of this, The Mall also raised nearly £18,500 for the Royal British Legion, plus other funds for local charities, organisations and schools. Marketing manager Lavinia Douglass said: “Supporting local charities and the community through our Mall Cares programme is very important to us and we’ve got plenty of fundraising fun in store for 2017.”
This month’s moves . . . CAPITAL & REGIONAL has appointed LAWRENCE HUTCHINGS as chief executive, replacing HUGH SCOTT-BARRETT, who will become non-executive chairman, following the retirement of JOHN CLARE. Hutchings joins following four years at Blackstone in Australia, two as managing director. Prior to Blackstone, he was at Hammerson for four years, the last three as managing director – UK retail, before which he spent almost seven years at Henderson Global Investors, latterly as director (property) European retail. VPS Group has appointed IAN NISBET as managing director of VPS UK. After a decade of military service as a major in the army, he was managing director for G4S International Logistics and before that, Securicor Aviation. SHOPPING CENTRE MARCH 2017
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Ellandi picks partner of the year
Community shopping centre investor, Ellandi, has chosen Richard Mills as its partner of the year for 2016. His firm, Jamieson Mills, is retained agent on six of Ellandi’s shopping centres and works closely with the asset management team to deliver best-inclass service. Alex Brooker, director of asset management at Ellandi, said: “Over the course of 2016, Richard has negotiated a number of hugely successful lettings. In particular, his relationship with H&M resulted in the completion of two major lettings comprising over 35,000 sq ft of new retail space in Eastleigh and Kettering, transforming both schemes.” Ellandi’s Partner of the Year award was launched in 2014. The first winner, Matthew Williams, has recently left Savills to establish planning consultants Williams Gallagher and Sasha Armstrong of Workman took the crown in 2015.
LUNSON MITCHENALL has welcomed two new recruits to its investment team. ARCHIE STEAD joins from the JLL capital markets team in London where clients included Aviva, Schroders, CBRE Global Investors, Threadneedle and Legal & General. And CHRIS WATT will be joining from WSB in Leeds, where he has been for just over three years. HARPER DENNIS HOBBS has hired BHAVINI DHUTIA as head of marketing and branding. Before joining HDH, she worked in PR and marketing positions as well as a research analyst. SPACE TO TRADE has appointed MICHELLE CLARK as its latest on onsite manager covering the Chelmsley Wood, Newlands, Vancouver Quarter and Westgate shopping centres. www.shopping-centre.co.uk