Medi Parry – the centre manager at Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth – has been
shortlisted for a top industry award.
aged 29, who took over the running of the Arcade 18 months ago, is one of the
finalists in the annual Sceptre Awards, organised to recognise excellence and
good practice in the shopping centre industry.
has been shortlisted for the Centre Manager (small centre) category for her
hard work in introducing new initiatives and events, as well as a growth in
footfall and overseeing key tenant changes at the Arcade over the last year and
of the new initiatives Medi has introduced is the Arcade’s own annual awards –
held for the first time in September last year, she has also overseen key
changes which have resulted in the centre being fully let for the first time
since it opened in November 2009.
winners of the Sceptre Award will be announced at a ceremony being held at the
Dorchester Hotel in London at the end of June. Two years ago the Arcade itself
was highly commended in the same awards in the Development Team of the Year
was nominated for the award by Dransfield Properties, the company which owns
and manages Sanderson Arcade.
Director Mark Dransfield said: “We are really pleased to hear that Medi is one
of the finalists in her category in the Sceptre Awards. I know there are a lot
of people in the industry working extremely hard and coming up with innovative
and fresh ideas and Medi is definitely one of them.
at the Arcade and at Dransfield Properties will have their fingers crossed for
her - we certainly think she deserves to win and hope the judges agree.”
originally from Wales, was promoted to centre manager at Sanderson Arcade in
January 2012 after working for two years as Assistant Centre Manager at
Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough which is also owned and managed by Dransfield
said: “The organisers say the standard has been really high this year for the
Sceptre Awards so I’m obviously very pleased and flattered to be shortlisted
and am looking forward to the event next month.”
is Medi Parry with Beadles Ian Stoker and Glen Mason.