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Monday, February 13, 2024

2005 BCSC Diploma winners named

Retail property organisation BCSC has awarded 26 Diplomas in Shopping Centre Management to the Class of 2005 at a ceremony held today in London. The two-year course, run in association with the College of Estate Management at Reading University, has now seen 475 students successfully complete the course since it was started in 1988.

As with previous years, Awards were made to the outstanding students. Winning the Year 2 Award was Carolyn Mantle, Centre Manager at Crowngate SC, Worcester, who won First Prize for a 2nd year student. The 2nd Prize went to Samantha Rogers, Centre Administrator, Marlowes SC, Hemel Hempstead. 3rd Prize went to Jason King, Administration Manager, West 12 Shopping & Leisure, Shepherds Bush, London.

Also recognized were students who have now completed the first year of the course. Colette Lyness, Assistant Manager, Tower Centre, Ballymena, took 1st Prize, while John English, General Manager, The Shires SC, Leicester, took 2nd Prize and Darren Winter, Centre Manager, Freeport, Fleetwood, took 3rd Prize.

The College of Estate Management Prize, which is awarded to the student who made the most improvement over the two-year course went to Samantha Rogers (as above). The diploma course combines remote studies, on the job experience and contact time at the College.

This year's graduating class included two overseas students: Ieva Grinerte, a Portfolio Manager for SIA RB Management in Latvia and Elif Topbas from Istanbul, Turkey.

Further details on the course can be obtained by contacting the College of Estate Management on 0118 986 1101 or by visiting the college website:

BCSC Diploma in Shopping Centre Management Diploma Recipients 2005

Brenda Baker, Centre Manager, George Yard Shopping Centre, Braintree
Kathryn Bird, Office Administrator, The Lanes, Carlisle
Karen Brooks, Centre Manager, Stratford Shopping Centre,
Gary Dunkley, Centre Manager, The Great Northern, Manchester
Ian Fergson, Centre Manager, Gyle Shopping Centre, Edinburgh
Angela Greenlees, General Manager, The Mall Broadwalk, Edgware
Jason Gregg, Deputy Centre Manager, Woolshops Shopping Centre, Halifax
Ieva Grinerte, Portfolio Manager, SIA RB Management, Latvia
Jez Higginbottom, Fosse Shopping Park, Leicester
Jason King, Administration Manager, West 12 Shopping/Leisure, Shepherd's
Bush, London
John Lynch, Operations Officer, Wellgate Shopping Centre, Dundee
Carolyn Mantle, Centre Manager, Crowngate Shopping Centre, Worcester
Susan Nash, Deputy Centre Manager, The Victoria Centre, Llandudno
Kevin O'Hara, Centre Manager, Salters Shopping Centre, Droitwich Spa
Judith Ramshaw, Centre Manager, Royal Quays Outlet Centre, Newcastle
Julie Rayner, Centre Administrator, Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre,
Clare Riley, Workman Property & Building
Samantha Rogers, Centre Administrator, Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel
Malcolm Smith, Centre Manager, The Broadway Shopping Centre, Plymstock
Karen Steer, Financial Administrator, Wandsworth Shopping Centre, London
Philip Swift, Operations Manager, Concourse Shopping Centre, Skelmersdale
Elif Topbas, P&D/Cushman & Wakefield Healey and Baker, Istanbul, Turkey
Philip Wheeler, Britannia Shopping Centre, Hinckley
Robert Winter, Centre Manager, Princes Mall, Edinburgh
Sarah Wright, PA to Centre Manager, Anglia Square Shopping Centre, Norwich
Brian Young, Operations Manager, Harvey Centre, Harlow