We are delighted to announce that Sophie Leader, former Account Executive at Forum CentreSpace has been promoted into a new role as Retail Development Manager in the London office. With a BA Hons degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Leeds, Sophie will now be overseeing the appearance and design of mall kiosks and liaising with promotional and retail companies to advise and monitor the appearance and specifications of kiosks across the portfolio. To ensure a diverse range of exhibitors in shopping centres, Sophie will also be attending retail shows to source fresh and upcoming products and companies in the market that would be suitable for mall retail.
Forum CentreSpace are keen to raise the standard of retail and promotional stands across the portfolio so this is a vital role within the agency. We are continuously looking to innovate and compete at the highest level through raising the barrier for mall retail and introducing a more diverse mix of mall activity.
Kathryn Ling, MD at Forum CentreSpace said: "We are always looking at new and exciting ways to improve the look of retail and promotional stands and kiosks in our growing portfolio and am confident that with Sophie’s expertise in this area we will be well placed to continue and improve further our service by ensuring the highest quality kiosks and exhibitor stands that reflect the image of each centre. I am confident that this new role will prove be a valuable asset to the team at Forum CentreSpace in a market that now demands a high standard of mall activity.”
Sophie commented on her new role: “By working across the Southern portfolio over the last couple of years, I have developed an in-depth knowledge of each shopping centre and their specific requirements and expectations. This knowledge combined with my background in retail has given me the skills to work closely with mall operators to achieve a result which benefits both the shopping centres and the retailers. By offering ideas and advice on merchandising so that the stands add something new and interesting to the shopping centre, this in turn generates increased turnover for the retailer.”