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Idlewells shortlisted in three categories at 2021 SCEPTRE Awards

Idlewells shortlisted in three categories at 2021 SCEPTRE Awards

Sutton-in-Ashfield-based shopping centre Idlewells has been successfully shortlisted in three categories at the prestigious SCEPTRE awards - which take place in London on Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

The SCEPTRE Awards recognise “best practice and the best people in the shopping centre industry”, with a particular focus on management teams, retailers and suppliers who clearly demonstrate excellence in how they operate and engage with customers.

This year’s SCEPTRE Awards will be held on Tuesday 23rd November at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel, with the judging panel made up of a number of high profile business people from the world of retail including Simon Lewis - Group Managing Director of Lewis Business Media, and Caroline Main - a senior commercial property manager with almost 20 years’ experience in the management of shopping centres.Businesses from across the UK will compete in 15 categories on the night, including Community Initiative of the Year, Customer Services Team of the Year and Christmas Campaign of the Year.Idlewells has been named as a finalist within Operations Manager of the Year - with Ian Pratt nominated - the Young Achiever of the Year award with Centre Manager Chloe O’Donnell a finalist, and Sustainability Initiative of the Year for the centre as a whole.Ian Pratt’s nomination for Operations Manager of the Year comes from his ability to continually innovate and input into a wide range of areas from energy consumption and sustainability, to marketing and commercialisation. While Chloe’s nomination for Young Achiever of the Year comes after she adapted the centre to the COVID pandemic - preparing and recovering Idlewells for a changing landscape at an unprecedented time.The final nomination for Sustainability Initiative of the Year follows on from the recent implementation of a sustainability policy at Idlewells - focusing on people, planet and profit. The policy has resulted in a reduction in electricity consumption of 30% in 12 months and the business recently won a Green Apple award in recognition of its focus on general waste reduction, recycling and energy reduction.

Speaking about Idlewells’ nomination across three categories, Chloe said,

“The SCEPTRE awards stand for best practice and celebrate the amazing people that make centres such as Idlewells perform and meet the needs and expectations of customers,”“I’m so proud of the team here. Everyone continues to go above and beyond with a real sense of purpose to make sure that Idlewells is delivering the best possible shopping experience for residents in the town. We’re excited to be among our peers on 23rd November and we wish everyone the best of luck for the night!”

For more information about Idlewells, visit 

Idlewells Shopping Centre


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