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Arcade Team Celebrate International Women’s Day

Arcade Team Celebrate International Women’s Day
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Arcade Team Celebrate International Women’s Day

9 March 2020


The team at Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth focussed on some of the centre’s very own inspirational women over the weekend as part of their International Women’s Day celebrations.

The Morpeth shopping centre is 70% run and staffed by women across the Arcade’s offices, stores and management team.  Each business across the centre nominated one inspirational woman and from all the nominations ten were selected. The women were then highlighted on social media with information on their contribution and inspiring story.

Morpeth has a proud Suffragette history as home to Emily Wilding Davison who campaigned for votes for women and died at the Epsom Derby in June 1913 after stepping in front of the Kings horse. Davison House at the Arcade is named in memory of Emily.

Assistant Centre manager at Sanderson Arcade, Lottie Thompson, said: “It’s seems very fitting with the town’s connection to the Suffragette movement that we should celebrate our very own inspirational women here at the centre. 

“We’ve been hearing from all our stores and offices at the Arcade to shout about their brilliant female colleagues to mark International Women’s Day, and we’re looking forward to sharing some of their stories.”

IWD 2020 takes place on Sunday March 8th as a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Below is a snippet of each women’s story; 

Angela – Healthlands Ladies Gym 

A successful business woman as well as a hands on Mum, Angela has raised thousands of pounds for Breast Cancer Care.

Sally – The Body Shop

Sally is one of the best Store Managers we have at Sanderson Arcade. Sally returned just before Christmas from covering at The Metro Centre and since her return has managed to pull back a huge deficit in a very short space of time and has hit store bonus three months in a row!

Stacey – Marks & Spencer

Stacey has worked for M&S for 2 years now and every day she delights customers when they enter. She is a very hardworking member of the team who drives customer service on every shift.

Kay – The Pudding Parlour 

Kay is an exemplary employee! Kay was nominated by Kristy, one of the owners of Pudding Parlour, who quite literally could not tell us enough about how much Kay meant to her business! 

"I have never known anyone who cares about her job, our company and every single customer who enters our store - like Kay does!!”

Carys – Hobbs 

Carys has worked for Hobbs in Morpeth for 6 years. Bringing all the skills gleaned from her previous careers and her life experience, its thanks to Carys’s drive and organisation and personal flair that Hobbs Morpeth now runs the best in-store events in town. Carys is the happy glue that helps stick the team together. 

Jenny – Pinky’s Nail Boutique 

Jenny has built her business up from scratch and has become not only a very successful businesswoman but an amazing, strong leader! 

Sarah – The Morpeth Larder

Sarah has worked for The Morpeth Larder for many years and is a fantastic, inspiring Team Leader. Sarah has raised hundreds of pounds over the years for the Alzheimer’s Society and this year overcame her fears and learnt to swim!

Charlotte – Mint Velvet 

Since Mint Velvet joined the Arcade back in 2018, Charlotte has continued to grow the business in Morpeth by continuously beating targets and attracting new customers. She is always making sure the store performs well and inspires her team every day.

Lottie – Sanderson Arcade 

Lottie is our Assistant Centre Manager and since joining the Arcade team in 2017 has continuously over-performed. Lottie has introduced a number of fantastic events to the Arcade as well as built strong working relationships with both Staff and Tenants.

To read full nominations please check out Sanderson Arcade’s social media. 

Facebook – Instagram – Twitter 


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644