Sports company PUMA has appointed Ben Hughes as General Manager for the United Kingdom, Ireland and Benelux (UKIB) with immediate effect. In this role, Ben takes over from Paul Spencer, who has assumed the position as PUMA’s Regional Sales Director Europe.
Since 2014, Ben has had the role of Head of Sales for UKIB and played a significant role in the development of the UKIB business. “Ben has an impressive growth track record and enjoys great respect from our major accounts in the UK, which makes him the right person to lead the UKIB business and continue PUMA’s growth momentum,” said Arne Freundt, Regional General Manager EMEA.
Ben joined PUMA in 2008 as Key Account Executive for JD Sports before he took on various Teamhead roles covering Performance & Sportstyle.
Shelley Sandzer has promoted Tony Levine to Director of Leasing. Tony will work alongside joint-Managing Partner, Ted Schama, in representing leading landlords in securing new F&B and leisure brands for their destinations.
A joint venture partnership between Angelo Gordon, a global investment manager, and Kintyre the Frankfurt-based independent real estate investor and asset manager, have acquired Park Center Treptow in Berlin.
Specialist asset manager, Realm, has exchanged with three new global brands opening at Scotland’s largest outlet centre, Livingston Designer Outlet. The deals, totalling 6,060 sq ft, include PUMA, Samsonite and Police and reflect the centre’s strong trading period during Q2 2021 following the reopening of non-essential retail in April.
Sports enthusiasts in Styria can look forward to Decathlon's first branch in Styria. The French sporting goods manufacturer and retailer is opening its fourth location in Austria in Seiersberg-Pirka, south of the provincial capital Graz. Already in the first half of 2022, athletes from the region will have access to high-quality sporting goods for more than 70 sports on an area of 3,000m2. Styrian athletes will find everything their hearts desire in Austria's most modern Decathlon store in the near future.