Yate Shopping Centre wins national community engagement award

Date Posted:29/11/2012

Yate Shopping Centre Management has landed a top Community Award at the annual DTZ/UGL Real Estate Management Services Awards 2012.

The Management Team, headed by Andrew Lowrey, has been selected by the judges for its support and commitment to the local community.

Andrew Lowrey, Yate Shopping Centre Manager, said: "Yate Shopping Centre has been at the heart of the community for over 45 years and we have great pleasure supporting local initiatives and worthwhile causes.

“Over the last twelve months we have extended our commitment by getting involved with offering storage space to Yate’s Food Bank Project and by sponsoring the Armidillo’s band exchange trip. This is in addition to our on-going activities with Friends of Yate Station, the Yate Town Council Environmental Steering Group and the Sodbury & Yate Business Association.

“Shopping Centre activities are a key element of our annual schedule and we try to ensure novel and entertaining fun so that the Centre is more than just a shopping location but is also the heart of the community. Good examples of this are the Christmas lights switch-on featuring Steps and the Traditional Beach event staged in July which drew record numbers to the centre and gave a very summer feel to what has been a very dull summer.”

2012 has been a very successful year for the Yate team: one of the highlights of the year was winning the Amberol Cup for the Best Business Floral Display in the 2012 South West in Bloom Awards, as part of Yate’s contribution to the RHS Britain in Bloom competition. Earlier in the Year Andy received the  runner-up trophy in the industry recognised national Sceptre Awards for Shopping Centre Manager of the Year 2012 (Medium Centre), a reflection of his success in managing the Shopping Centre through difficult times. 

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