TWO top jobs have been announced at the Scotch Corner Designer Village – although has yet to begin on the site.

The senior management has added two experienced appointments for the outlet and leisure destination, headed up by developer, Scotch Corner Richmond LLP.

Sarah Hodkinson has been appointed retail director, with Patrick Hanson-Lowe as the marketing director, for the retail and leisure destination and join as part of the ongoing development of the scheme.

Ms Hodkinson has specialised in outlet shopping for over 25 years since the birth of the sector in the UK. More recently, she was leasing executive with Sheila King International, advising US, Canadian and European clients about brands, trends and insight in both the retail and leisure sectors. Previously, she worked with Realm on London Designer Outlet, Wembley as well as Clarks Village, Street, Braintree and Castleford. She was also Group Leasing Manager for McArthurGlen and was involved in leasing and asset management of all its UK sites as well as those in France and Italy.

Mr Hanson-Lowe brings over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of marketing, including fashion for PRL, Jigsaw and Gucci. He is a retail and outlet expert, with in-depth knowledge of marketing and digital marketing, having led the marketing for The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, Via Jurmala launch in Latvia, POP Prague and the relaunch of retail at Gatwick Airport. Previously, he was Global Business Director at Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis.

Simon Waterfield, developer and co-owner of Scotch Corner Richmond LLP, said: “With these two appointments we are strengthening our team with Sarah and Patrick, who bring know-how, impressive track-records and extensive outlet and leisure experience to Scotch Corner. This will further help us build an impressive retail and leisure destination for people who live in, visit and travel through this part of the UK. Sarah will use her extensive knowledge of the outlet sector to set the scheme’s leasing strategy and Patrick will direct strategic local and global brand marketing."