Rochdale looking for a new town centre manager

Date published: 12 October 2017

Rochdale Town Centre Management Company is looking for a new town centre manager as the current manager, Mark Foxley, is set to become the manager of the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre.

The position is being advertised as:

'An exciting opportunity for a dynamic, forward looking town centre manager to build on our success to date and to maximise the opportunities presented by ambitious development plans for the town.'

The advert goes on to say: 'This is not a post for the faint-hearted.'

Mr Foxley was appointed Chief Executive of Rochdale Town Centre Management in August 2014; he succeeded Debbie Hernon, who herself had moved on to become manager of the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre.

Explaining why he is leaving the post, Mr Foxley told Rochdale Online: "It follows an approach by MCR Property Group to lead the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre through an exciting period as it develops alongside the new Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure.”

He added: "I will continue on the Board of Town Centre Management as my passion and commitment to the town centre remains strong. I aim to be an active board member and offer a great deal of support to my successor in the day-to-day role.

A spokesperson for Rochdale Borough Council, which provides the majoirty of Town Centre Management funding, said: "As Mark Foxley has another job and is leaving his current role, the town centre management board are looking to recruit his replacement."

Rochdale Town Centre Management Company is a company limited by guarantee and is 'dedicated to improving the vitality and viability of Rochdale town centre'. The company was established to act as a catalyst between the council and town centre businesses.

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