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Jones Lang LaSalle shopping centre management team crowned Managing Agents of the year

Shopping centre  management and retail marketing teams celebrate award haul after winning 4 prizes at  the prestigious SCEPTRE Awards.

​London, 28th June 2013 - The SCEPTRE awards recognise the best practice and the best people in the shopping centre industry, putting the spotlight on management teams, retailers and suppliers that demonstrate real excellence.

SCEPTRE AwardsJones Lang LaSalle’s Retail Marketing and Commercialisation team won three awards. Sally Sookia, Associate Director, won the title of Marketing Manager of the Year for her work on the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham, on behalf of LaSalle Investment Management. This was thanks  to her successful positioning of the centre at the heart of the town with a focus on community engagement which resulted in a 25%  growth in footfall, website usage growing by a  quarter and emphasising the centre’s Welsh heritage by making the website bilingual.

Amy Hodges, Senior Marketing Manager in the team won the award for Marketing Manager of the year for her role in managing the £208,000 marketing budget of Freshney Place, Grimsby. She was recognised for being key to achieving the centre’s highest ever footfall and driving increased website usage, as well as the development of successful campaigns. She also scooped  the Young Achiever of the Year Award, which aims to identify the industry’s rising stars aged under 30 or under.

The team were also awarded the Grand Prix award, which is given to the Managing Agent or Owner that has achieved the highest number of votes from the Judges across all entries and categories. This was awarded to Jones Lang LaSalle for its  'first class reputation', in building strong working relationship with retail occupiers which means that it is able to achieve reliable performance-driven and risk-managed solutions to clients. This reflects overall excellence in all disciplines of shopping centre management.

Jones Lang LaSalle also celebrated client success. Lucy Mitchell, Portfolio Marketing Manager for client New River received Marketing Manager of the Year for small centre for her work on the Forum shopping centre in Wallsend. This was for a successful campaign in partnership with food and beverage provider Greggs to encourage visitors to sample fresh produce and receive vouchers. This led to an increased footfall of 4.6% in the centre.

Central London centre, West One, was awarded the Energy Management prize for best practice in energy management, having reduced its energy consumption by 20%. 

Catherine Lambert, Chairman of UK Shopping Centres at Jones Lang LaSalle, commented: "We are very proud of this result, and it highlights the strength and innovation of our team. We put client relationships at the heart of what we do and these award wins means that the bar is now raised even higher."