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Gatwick awarded ‘Best Airport’

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The trade body representing airports – the Airports Operators Association – awarded Gatwick ‘Best Airport’ on Monday, in a ceremony that also saw the airport’s waste plant awarded ‘Best Solution’ and its airfield safety team win ‘Best Overall Campaign’.

Gatwick won ‘Best Airport’ in the over 10 million passengers category.

The airport’s new waste plant won ‘Best Solution’ as it is the first in the world that can treat Category 1 aircraft waste onsite rather than transport it offsite for specialist incineration or deep landfill storage. The new facility also:

·         Converts waste into renewable energy

·         Lifts the airport’s recycling rate to 64% (June 2017) – the best rate for any UK airport

·         Reduces Gatwick’s water consumption by 2 million litres per annum

·         Reduces waste related vehicle journeys by 50%

Gatwick’s airfield safety team also won ‘Best Overall Campaign’ for its safety week after the AOA said it “clearly met all criteria delivering a well-defined and well-executed campaign with clear outcomes”, including delivering 16 separate safety related activities, with over 400 workers from 25 separate organisations visiting the mobile airside safety bus alone.  

Gatwick was also commended for its Airport Community App that has enabled effective communication among 10,000 airport staff at Gatwick. The AOA said: “Gatwick’s app informs a wide variety of stakeholders and at the same time stimulates competition in key areas of operation.”

The awards come just days after Gatwick was award Airport of the Year at the National Transport Awards.

Chris Woodroofe, Chief Operating Officer, Gatwick Airport, said:

These awards are testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff and I would like to thank them for their collective efforts over the last twelve months.  I am immensely proud of the way that Gatwick has transformed itself into a world-leading airport and there is more to come.  We are only half way through our £2.7 billion investment programme and we will continue to introduce the latest innovations and facilities going forwards so our passengers have the very best airport experience.”

The AOA press release on the awards can be found here.

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County Mall Manager receives ‘Centre Manager of the Year’ at national awards

The Centre Manager at County Mall in Crawley received an award for ‘Centre Manager of the Year’ at the 2018 SCEPTRE Awards.

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'Centre Manager of the Year (large centre)' presented to County Mall's Mark Haynes by Koralie Gardener from Retail Report. (Image: JLD Media)

With County Mall’s 25th Anniversary and the opening of new stores including Hotel Chocolat, Paperchase and DFS, 2017 was an exciting year for Mark Haynes and the centre’s management team.

The team’s hard work culminated in a SCEPTRE Award for Mark as Centre Manager of the Year (Large Centre) at a recent industry event.

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The SCEPTRE Awards recognise the Best Practice and the Best People in the Shopping Centre industry, putting the spotlight on Management Teams, Retailers and Suppliers that demonstrate real excellence.

In his seven years as Centre Manager Mark has focussed on enhancing the customer experience and customer service at the Crawley shopping centre, which attracts 8 million visitors a year.

Working closely with the marketing team (who also won an industry award this year in recognition of their Strategic Marketing campaign for County Mall Shrunk the Shoppers last summer), Mark has worked to reposition the centre’s perception in key targeted locations and is an integral member of the town and community.

Centre Manager at County Mall, Mark Haynes.

Chairing the Town Centre Partnership and initiating the feasibility of a BID, Mark has an influential stance in Crawley and uses his position to raise the perception of the town in the surrounding areas.

Mark has also dedicated time to fundraising and community efforts including the opening of Crawley’s very first “Changing Places” facility, running 2 marathons in 2 weeks on behalf of St Catherine’s Hospice and facilitating multiple charity events in the centre, resulting in charity donations worth over £46k in the year.

Centre Manager Mark Haynes stated:

“I’m immensely proud to have won this award for County Mall, and am lucky to have a great team, without whom it wouldn’t have been possible.”

 

For updates on news, events and promotions from County Mall; visit countymall.co.uk or keep updated on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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