Karen Cox, Centre Manager of the Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh is celebrating her first year anniversary in post.
Karen has been in the Shopping Centre industry for over 20 years, when her career began as Centre Administrator at The Galleries Shopping Centre in Wigan. Karen enjoyed a number of roles and successes during her time at The Galleries, having achieved a number of national marketing awards. After a successful career in shopping centre management in her home town, Karen was appointed Events Manager at intu Trafford Centre, where she had sole responsibility for the annual events program.
Following this post, Karen then took up a position as Business Support Manager at intu Trafford Centre, forming a brand new department which provided support to the 15 operational departments on site. Having successfully formed the Business Support team, it was then time for her next career move; managing the Spinning Gate Shopping Centre which Karen took up position as CM 12 months ago.
Spinning Gate Shopping Centre comprises of 110,000sq of retail space in Leigh Town Centre with 40 retail units contained within the ground floor mall. The shopping centre is active on social media, with almost 8k followers on Facebook and 3k followers on Twitter . The centre has recently introduced Instagram to add to its social media platforms and is benefitting from showcasing the centre and its retail partners too.
Karen said: “The past 12 months have gone so quickly, it feels like only yesterday since my first day on site! With Christmas around the corner, we will shortly be sharing the details of our Christmas campaign along with details of our new Christmas decorations too. Retail is an ever evolving environment and we are really excited to see what the next year will bring.”