Retail in Doncaster welcomes a new face this week (March 12) as a new centre manager takes up the reins at Lakeside Village.
David Aunins, aged 53, joins the team at the popular outlet shopping centre, from a dual management post running the Foundry shopping centre in Scunthorpe and the Priory shopping centre in Worksop.
He takes over from John Magee who will become the Centre Manager of the Princes Quay shopping centre in Hull.
David said: “I am really looking forward to joining the team at Lakeside Village. The outlet has had a fantastic 12 months with new stores opening, and celebrated a record year which saw more than two million transactions take place.
“As a Doncaster resident I know that Lakeside Village has a place at the heart of the Doncaster community and I am looking forward to further developing this over the coming months
“It is great to be taking over a centre with free parking, great value stores and with a reputation for providing well attended free family entertainment. I can’t wait to get started and meet with the Doncaster business community and most importantly with our customers.”
Starting his career in the catering industry and then moving on to roles in music retail, David was working at York Designer Outlet as Retail Manager before moving on to managing centres.
“I’m looking forward to working with Lakeside Village’s loyal customers to help to select our next charity of the year and to work with them to make sure that our retail offer really meets their needs.
“John has done a great job over the last 18 months and has implemented some great changes at the centre, bringing in a variety of stores and helping to meet the beauty and fashion needs of our younger customers - we all wish him the very best in Hull.”
“I’ve joined at a great time as the Easter holidays are just around the corner so I’ll get to see how the centre runs during one our busiest periods,” added David.
For further information about Lakeside Village visit www.lakeside-village.co.uk