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Festival Place Shopping Centre Basingstoke Secures SCEPTRE Award


London, 2nd July 2010 – The security team at Festival Place Shopping Centre Basingstoke, managed by Jones Lang LaSalle, has been crowned Security team of the year at the SCEPTRE awards 2010.  The successful team topped a short list of six to win the most competitive category at the awards ceremony, which was held at The Dorchester Hotel, London on 22nd June.

Hosted by Shopping Centre Magazine, the SCEPTRE awards were launched in 2000 to recognise successes and achievements in the shopping centre industry. Security Team of the Year 2010 acknowledges best practice in shopping centre security amongst directly employed security teams, specialist contractors and integrated service suppliers.  Winning by a casting vote Festival Place, with its 38-strong team, impressed the panel with its achievements, including of a £145,000 reduction in shrinkage at an anchor store and a 74% reduction at another high turnover store.

In another outstanding achievement for Jones Lang LaSalle’s Shopping Centre Management team, Paul Haynes (Arc Shopping Centre, Bury St Edmunds) was named runner-up in the Manager of the Year category (medium sized centre) having been shortlisted in the top six.