The Arise Hatfield team is comprised of four partner organisations whose representatives, together with further independent parties form a committee. The committee meet once a quarter to review applications and award funding to their chosen initiatives.
Landsec is the largest commercial property development and investment firm in the UK and the asset management company of The Galleria, whose General Manager, Tim Stirling is an active Arise Hatfield partner.
Tim has a specialist background and experience in retail, marketing, sales, and property gained in blue chip companies in the UK, Europe and the United States. Previously within UK airports, and business development with The Discovery Channel, Tim joined the property market with a focus on Designer Factory Outlets in both the UK and Europe. Having gained a Diploma in Shopping Centre Management from the BCSC, Tim then went onto manage both McArthurglen and Land Securities shopping centres. In addition to awards achieved at The Galleria, Tim is also an active member of the British Council of Shopping Centres, ICSC and the Chamber of Commerce.
“Our aim is to provide a means of funding for initiatives that will go some way towards improving the quality of life for people living in Hatfield. In many instances groups or organisations are not looking for large amounts of money, but the level of help that we are able to provide can make a big difference.”
Gascoyne Cecil Estates
Managers of the estates owned by the Cecil family for over 400 years, including Hatfield House, Gascoyne Cecil Estates believe in delivering wider benefits for the community, through their work. This underpins their commitment to the support they provide to Arise Hatfield.
Anthony Downs is the Director of Planning and Development at Gascoyne Cecil Estates. Having worked in Hertfordshire for over twenty-five years, joining the Estate as Building & Development Manager in 2000, Anthony has driven regeneration of Old Hatfield, including work on the new Hatfield Railway Station, as well as the Estate’s engagement with the Council’s Local Plan process.
Gascoyne Cecil Estates believe the places we build affect the kind of choices we can make about our lives, and that consideration of broad issues such as utilities, infrastructure and masterplanning are equally as vital as the quality of materials used on each building. As a long term landowner, the Estates believe therefore that development should afford an opportunity for local residents, businesses and local authorities to consider the kind of place we would like to live in in the future.
“ARISE is a fantastic part of the social fabric in Hatfield. We have been proud to be involved with some truly important initiatives, such as the Hatfield Night Shelter, and are excited to continue working with the communities of Hatfield to ensure it remains a place in which we are all proud to live.”
Ocado, the well-known online grocery retailer is based in Hatfield– with both their head office and warehouse functions operating out of Hatfield Business Park. Their support of Arise Hatfield stems from the desire to make the lives of their customers and the community easier and more enjoyable.
Suzanne Westlake is Head of Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Affairs at Ocado, the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer. Managing Ocado’s ‘2020 Vision’, Suzanne leads the strategic direction and implementation of the company’s corporate responsibility strategic pillars – Education, Environment, Entrepreneurship and Eating Well – redistributing food waste, reducing GHG emissions, and increasing opportunities for education inside and outside the business. Prior to joining Ocado in May 2014, Suzanne was Corporate Responsibility Manager, DHL UK for 8 years and before that BAA where she was Sustainability Manager. Suzanne has a Degree and a Masters in Food & Nutrition and graduated from Warwick Business School with an MBA in 2003.
“Investing in communities is a vital part of responsible retailing. Partnering in ARISE has offered us opportunities to share our knowledge, experience and resources with the people of Hatfield and Hertfordshire, which is where the heart of Ocado resides. We’re delighted to be part of this and look forward to it growing and continuing to prosper.”
Interserve PLC Support Services
Interserve is one of the worlds foremost support services and construction companies based in Hatfield. They offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services in the UK and overseas.
Eilis Foy is the Strategic Account Director working for Interserve, one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies, and is responsible for providing Soft Services to many of the Landsec shopping centres, including The Galleria. As well as sustainability which includes working within local communities Eilis also has a strong background in Housekeeping within 4 and 5 star hotels in London and has been a member of the UK Housekeepers Assoc, and has spent many years working with support services companies specialising in providing Security, Cleaning and Customer Services. Eilis has a Diploma in Shopping Centre Management and sits on the Security and Safety committee of REVO.
“I’m thrilled to be an active member of the Arise Hatfield team. It is a great initiative that inspires positive change in the town and is just the sort of activity that Interserve are keen to support.”
The committee is made up of individuals from local companies who are independent of the board. At its quarterly meetings the committee will consider all applications for funding and will vote upon them, taking into account details supplied on the application form and any other supporting materials that the applicant believes will support their case.
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