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News December 2017


NEW CENTRE MANAGER FOR WELLINGTON SQUARE

 

Barry Parnell, 59, has been appointed Centre Manager at Stockton’s Wellington Square Shopping Centre. A local resident currently living in Ingleby Barwick. Barry has many years of experience in all aspects of shopping centres. He was centre manager at Castle Dene in Peterlee for 4 years, and previously Operations Manager at Hill Street Shopping Centre in Middlesbrough. An earlier career with building and engineering contractors Bailey Maintenance saw him working on contracts at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool, Monument Mall, Newcastle, Queen Street, Darlington and Prince Bishops in Durham.

 

 

Barry commented, “I am delighted to take on this new role in Stockton, as I am very familiar with the area, and it will be my aim to work closely with the retailers, get to know our customers, and join forces with the wider community in the town to promote Stockton and encourage more shoppers and visitors to see what we have to offer.

 

“It is good to start before Christmas, as the shopping centre has a real buzz about it. We have some great events taking place, and are giving away great prizes with Smooth Radio on Saturdays. From what I can see so far, the car park offer of free parking for two hours has helped to increase footfall, as shoppers take advantage of this saving. Christmas is an expensive time, so if we can help make it easier, it helps families as they stock up at our shops for Christmas.”

 

He added, “Next year is also looking good with new lettings in the pipeline. We have been making improvements to the shopping centre with new ‘state of the art’ toilets, and refurbishing some of our units to speed up the letting process for new retailers.”

 

Barry, who is married to Alison, has a daughter Louise aged 28, who lives in Gateshead. He takes over the centre manager’s job from Rob Gildersleeve, who has taken retirement after being at the centre since its opening.

 

Barry said, “I am coming in to an established centre, which has taken its place in the centre of Stockton as a leading shopping centre in the area. I will be looking at Wellington Square with a fresh pair of eyes, and will be looking to develop it further, together with the owners, to help it achieve even greater potential.”

New Look
Vision Express
WH Smith
Claire's Accessories
Cigara
EE
The Works
Clinton Cards
Perfect Present
O2
You Know Who's
Superdrug
Eden Mobility
Supercuts
Boots Opticians
Greggs
iFoneCare
Stylish
River Island
Beautiful Furnishing
H Samuel
KFC
Marks & Spencer
3 Store
Top Shop
Yorkshire Linen
JD Sports
Sally Hair & Beauty
F Hinds
Carphone Warehouse
H & M
Sports Direct
Katie's Kards
Roman
Debenhams
Bathstore
Caffé Nero
Goldsmiths

Contact us on 01642 607782 or e-mail info@wellingtonshops.co.uk


Opening Times: Mon-Sat 9am to 5.30pm    Sun 10.30am to 4.30pm

Wellington Square Shopping Centre, 21 Wellington Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1NA