Introducing Dave Simister
We sat with Dave, our new centre manager, for 5 minutes. Here’s what we found out…
1 – Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m the new Centre Manager onsite here at Swinton Square. For the previous 5 years, I worked as Operations Manager at Merseyway Shopping Centre, overseeing anything and everything from security, cleaning and health and safety, right up to the yearly Christmas light switch on. The last one attracted 14 thousand visitors.
I have a BCSC Diploma in Shopping Centre Management, plus lots of knowledge and experience gained from working in other Shopping Centres. So I’d like to think Swinton Square is in good hands!
2 – What made you want to join Swinton Square?
I think overall what attracted me to Swinton Square was the fresh set of challenges on offer here, along with the opportunity to continue to contribute to its growth and development into a central hub for the community.
I’m looking to come in and make a real difference. With large investments from new tenants like ASDA, things are continuing to look up for the Square, and I’m proud to be part of it all.
3 – What in particular are you hoping to achieve?
This magazine was top of my list! Hopefully it will be first in a long line of issues for Your Square. The reason being, I wanted to give the tenants the opportunity to get more directly involved in promoting themselves and the centre, helping to attract a new audience who can take advantage of all the savings on offer.
It’s all about bringing the community together. There are lots of things happening locally and this is a great way of tying them all together.
Next on my agenda was the Mother’s Day Portrait Competition. We’re set to announce the winners at the Square on Saturday 14th March at 2pm. There’s a chance to win a £50 Gift Card, so make sure you don’t miss out!
How to contact Dave:
T: 0161 728 4388