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Savills Place is a team of over 30 place shaping and marketing experts specialising in connecting communities with their places. We focus on CX trends, business-to-business communication and consumer marketing strategies with industry-leading experts in our team. We support a variety of locations varying from counties to cities to retail centres through to individual buildings.

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Fiona Wright

Director

Fiona Wright

Fiona is the Director of Savills Place and oversees a team of 30 delivering place making and marketing services to Savills clients. Fiona has a wealth of place marketing experience. Previously working for the UK’s largest property marketing agency, Fiona has a detailed knowledge of large-scale development projects, as well as retail and leisure combining an understanding of place, brand and customer trends.

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Adam Bray

Director

Adam Bray

Adam is a director of customer & Place Strategy within the Business Space Property Management division of Savills. He leads on overseeing customer experience and place-shaping strategies across prime commercial and mixed-use assets. Adam and his team drive innovation in customer engagement, be they occupiers, visitors, or members of the public.

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Nic Durston

Chair, British BIDs

Nic Durston

Nic has over 30+ years’ experience working for South Bank BID, the National Trust, Heritage lottery Fund and English Heritage, the Woodland Trust, Groundwork, and the Westway Trust. Nic took up the role of Chair of British BIDs in 2023 in addition to his role as chair of the Advisory Board. His skillset complements the existing team and enables British BID’s to be the industry leader for BIDS in the UK.

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Chris Turner

Director

Chris Turner

Economist and Information scientist, Chris worked initially at the British Institute of Management before moving into academic research and teaching and then becoming Chief Executive of British BIDs. Chris now focusses on place management, BID research, business intelligence and local and central government relationships.

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Chris Burton

Associate Director, Senior Marketing Manager

Chris Burton

Chris has extensive marketing and operations experience within retail, property and entertainment, working across multiple locations, brands and products. He has been responsible for large marketing budgets delivering connected ATL, digital, experiential and PR campaigns, and has built and managed highly effective, award-winning marketing teams.

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Alison Collis

HR Manager

Alison Collis

Alison has worked within the HR arena for many years, joining Savills Place in 2018. Alison works with clients assisting with all aspects of their recruitment and personnel functions.

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Emily Richards

Associate Director, Marketing Manager

Emily Richards

Emily's background ranges across place marketing, place shaping, project management, digital communications and marketing strategies. Her specialism includes working with Shopping Centres, Leisure Centres, Property Owners, Business Improvement Districts, and Local Authorities. She holds an IDM diploma in digital marketing and a Mini MBA marketing qualification.

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Ben Collins

Associate Director

Ben Collins

Ben provides management support to BIDs and is responsible for business development within British BIDs, the longest established membership organisation for BIDs. Ben has worked in place management since 2002 and has experience in brand management, stakeholder communications and event management.

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Maria Chapman-Beer

Policy Manager

Maria Chapman-Beer

Maria began working with BIDs in 2004 and has worked with and led BIDs through their first ballot and through renewal. Before entering the BID world, Maria worked within the retail sector for 25 years, including having her own retail business for 12 of those years. Maria is also a Prince 2 Project Management Practitioner.

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Abby Thomlinson

Finance Manager

Abby Thomlinson

Abby provides support for a number of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Place-shaping clients, including cashbook management, payroll, HR and recruitment.

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Jade Hall

Customer and Place Strategy Manager

Jade Hall

An experienced strategist with a wealth of marketing, customer and place-shaping experience across the retail, leisure, business space and mixed-use sectors. A personable character, Jade has excellent client relationships across the Savills portfolio of commercial real estate. Jade is driven to deliver the best customer experience for the people who use the spaces under our management.

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Megan Dixon

Customer and Place Strategy Manager

Megan Dixon

Megan has over a decade of experience in place shaping and customer experience, from PR through to Business Improvement District impact growth. At Savills, Megan works across the UK portfolio to promote best practice and bespoke opportunities. With a passion for social impact projects at the heart of place shaping and customer excellence.

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Alice Sheldon

Associate, Marketing Account Manager

Alice Sheldon

Alice has over 5 years’ experience in the marketing sector and has been with the team at Savills Place for over 2 years. Alice has strong agency background and has implemented a wide range of services for clients including PR, Event Management, Digital Marketing and Branding. She is now managing a number of different clients and projects, whilst supporting senior members of the team.

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Amy Lea

Associate Director, Marketing Manager

Amy Lea

With over 15 years’ experience, Amy specialises in Place Shaping Strategy, Place Branding, Destination Marketing, Campaign Delivery and Digital Marketing.

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Adam Jeffries

Finance Coordinator

Adam Jeffries

Adam joined the Savills Place team in 2019 after graduating university with an Accounting and Finance degree. Adam delivers finance administration, support and daily cashbook management for Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Savills Place clients.

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Josh Osborne

Creative Designer

Josh Osborne

Josh, with 5+ years' experience, joined Savills in 2021. Armed with a film degree, he excels in commercial, corporate, and creative design. Proficient in graphic design, video-making, and digital mediums, Josh creates visually stunning work, staying current with design trends, and delivering beyond client expectations.

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Josh Wilson

Finance Coordinator

Josh Wilson

Josh joined the Savills Place team in May 2021, an experienced finance professional with a strong background in the construction & recruitment markets. Josh supports the delivery of our finance services to a portfolio of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Savills Place clients.

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Lucy Stanford

Associate, BID Project Manager

Lucy Stanford

Lucy Stanford assists BIDs with a range of support and projects. Lucy recently worked on the development of the Peterborough BID and was involved in consultation with businesses at local and national level to ensure their support. Lucy was previously the Director of Operations at Nottingham BID, where she was responsible for overseeing the running of the BID.

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Sophie Daly

Senior Digital Marketing & Commercial Campaigns Executive

Sophie Daly

Sophie joined Savills Place in 2021 as Digital Marketing & Commercial Campaigns Executive.   Sophie brings a wealth of 6 years’ B2B and B2C marketing experience, showcasing her proficiency in both a client and agency capacity. Her experience spans diverse industries including destination, property, enterprise and construction.

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Sue Markot

Finance Accountant

Sue Markot

Sue joined the Savills Place team in Nov 2021 and comes with many years’ experience as financial controller in the adventure travel industry. She provides accounting support for Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) including cash management and payroll.

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Mel Richardson

Membership Support

Mel Richardson

Mel has been involved with BIDs since 2006 when she started developing Cornwall BIDs. Mel has developed and supported numerous BIDs through successful first ballots and renewals. She has supported BIDs at all levels from feasibility to ballot as well as providing advice on governance issues including auditing BIDs for the accreditation award.

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Philippa Kinsella

Marketing Manager

Philippa Kinsella

Philippa joined the Savills Place team in Manchester in 2021 as Marketing Manager. With over 20 years industry experience and a strong retail marketing and property background, Philippa has experience of both traditional and digital campaigns, providing strategic support to Savills retail and leisure properties across the country.

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Jade Elliott

Associate, Marketing Manager

Jade Elliott

Jade has 15 years’ marketing experience across a variety of B2C and B2B businesses and industries, spanning product, service and destination marketing. At Savills Place, Jade draws on her knowledge and first-hand experience of retail and leisure property management to deliver a first-class service for our clients.

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Marc Konnari

Marketing Executive

Marc Konnari

Marc joined Savills Place in April 2022 with a Marketing BSc and over a year's commercial experience in the education and manufacturing industries. Marc comes from a Business-to-Business marketing background with a strong focus on market research, copywriting and social media.

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Laura Fitzgibbon

Associate, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Laura Fitzgibbon

Laura has over 7 years of experience in the marketing sector. Laura leads the Public Relations and Influencer service line for Savills Place, in which she specialises in alongside Social Media/Digital Marketing, Communications and Campaign Management.

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Maeve O'Sullivan

Marketing Executive

Maeve O'Sullivan

Maeve joined Savills Place in 2022 as a Marketing Executive. With a bachelor's degree in Business & Marketing and over 3 years of Digital Marketing experience in the B2C field, Maeve has worked both agency and brand side. She has developed strong social media management and content creation skills across different industries.

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William Chadwick

Senior Marketing Executive

William Chadwick

Will joined Savills Place in July 2022 with a degree in Law (LLB), experience working in a Foreign Government, B2B Sales Manager and qualified from The Chartered Institute of Marketing. Will comes from a B2B sales background with a strong focus on business relations and development, combined with supporting and developing the marketing team in copywriting, messaging and promotions.

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Shayni Langhelt

Business Development Executive

Shayni Langhelt

Since 2019, Shayni has worked in media sales within the advertising industry, managing and selling print and digital advertising for a variety of local businesses across Suffolk. Shayni has now taken a new role supporting our Business Improvement District members and focusing on new business development.

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Emily Poh

Marketing Executive

Emily Poh

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Sylvie Brookman

Senior Marketing Manager

Sylvie Brookman

Sylvie is a strategic marketer with extensive campaign planning and delivery experience. She has worked in several different Marketing roles delivering campaign solutions for property developers, the automotive industry and more recently as Head of Food Marketing for a Co-operative Food Retailer. Sylvie is currently providing maternity cover for the Savills Place team, helping deliver place marketing solutions.

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Lauren Mansfield

Marketing Executive

Lauren Mansfield

Lauren joined the Savills Place team in November 2022 as a Marketing Executive, with over 6+ years’ of B2B and B2C marketing experience within property management. Lauren is currently providing digital marketing and communications solutions for the Savills Place and British BIDs portfolio.

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Laura Kaewmala

Junior Designer

Laura Kaewmala

Laura joined the Savills Place team in 2022 as a junior designer. Working under the guidance of of the Senior Designer she creates engaging designs and solutions for various projects across both the Savills Place and British BID’s portfolios.

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Jack Smith

Marketing Assistant

Jack Smith

Jack joined Savills Place in September 2023 as a Marketing Support Intern, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business & Marketing. After completing his internship, Jack transitioned to a Marketing Assistant role, contributing to copywriting and website management alongside the team.