Sarah Hodkinson has been appointed Retail Director, with Patrick Hanson-Lowe as the Marketing Director, for the retail and leisure destination and join as part of the ongoing development of the scheme.
Retail Director Sarah Hodkinson has specialised in outlet shopping for over 25 years since the birth of the sector in the UK. More recently, she was Leasing Executive with Sheila King International, advising US, Canadian and European clients about brands, trends and insight in both the retail and leisure sectors. Previously, she worked with Realm on the leasing of London Designer Outlet at Wembley Park as well as other schemes. She was also International Leasing Manager for McArthurGlen and was involved in leasing and asset management of all its UK sites as well as those in France and Italy.
Marketing Director Patrick Hanson-Lowe brings over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of marketing, including fashion for PRL, Jigsaw and Gucci. He is a retail and outlet expert, with in-depth knowledge of marketing and digital marketing, having led the marketing for The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, Via Jurmala launch in Latvia, POP Prague, Springfields Outlet & Leisure and the relaunch of retail at Gatwick Airport. Previously, he was Global Business Director at Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis.
In their roles, Sarah will use her extensive knowledge of the outlet sector to set and steer the scheme’s leasing strategy and Patrick will use his extensive experience in the field to direct strategic local and global brand marketing and PR of the outlet and leisure destination.
Simon Waterfield, developer and co-owner of Scotch Corner Richmond LLP, said: “As well as building an impressive retail and leisure destination for people who live in, visit and travel through this part of the UK, we’re creating a strong team that brings know-how, impressive track-records and extensive experience to the project. Sarah and Patrick have great experience in the outlet market and will work alongside Ian Sanderson of Sanderson Leisure and Retail (SLR), the market leaders in leisure-based outlet market asset management.”
The leasing agent for Scotch Corner Designer Village is SPACE – Retail Property Consultants; the Asset Manager is SLR Outlets Limited; and the Architect is Corstorphine + Wright.