Banbury's Lock29 boss awarded Manager of the Year at industry awards
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Chris Catford was awarded the Manager of the Year—Small Centre title at this year’s 2023 SCEPTRE Awards in London on Thursday, (October 19).
Chris, who has overseen the Lock29 project since its design stages over three years ago to the present day, was given the award for his innovation and leadership.
Speaking about his award, Chris said: “I am so proud of Lock29 and have a fantastic team who work incredibly hard to ensure we can support our tenants and create a destination people want to keep returning to, one that really enhances Banbury and works for the community.
“It has certainly been a challenging journey since opening during Covid, but to have achieved what we have and to be recognised in this way by the SCEPTRE Awards is wonderful, and I am very grateful.”
The SPECTRE Awards evening aims to recognise the best practices and the best people in the shopping centre industry in the UK.
Lock29 was opened in 2020 as part of Cherwell District Council’s regenerated waterfront development and offers small businesses short-term agreements without the risks of long-term commitments.
Cllr Donna Ford, portfolio holder for regeneration, said: “We extend our congratulations to Chris Catford, the recipient of this prestigious Manager of the Year award. His exceptional management skills have been instrumental in the ongoing success of Lock29 at our Castle Quay development.”