September 2015

Retail Path: Hear how the six apprentices are doing

The Retail Path Apprenticeship Scheme – delivered by BCSC Educational Trust and the National Skills Academy for Retail.

ESCT are proud to have been able to offer support through sponsorship.

With nine months of their placements now complete, find out how some of the Retail Path apprentices are getting along.

Read their case studies here

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June 2015

French Shopping Centre Executive wins scholarship to attend the ICSC Retail Property School

The French Council of Shopping Centers (CNCC) have announced the 2015 winner of the “Jeunes Espoirs” Awards, awarding one promising French shopping centre executive with a scholarship to attend the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) Retail Property School in Frankfurt from 5-9 July 2015. The CNCC “Jeunes Espoirs” rewards shopping centre executives under 35 years old who accomplished outstanding work for one of CNCC’s member companies in the “communication and marketing” category. This year’s winner is Fanny Sauvage, Marketing Manager at Cora & Co.

Chair of the Jury and Vice-Chair of the European Shopping Centre Trust Bertrand Courtois-Suffit, said “It is very important to recognise young bright professionals and to give them the opportunity to improve their knowledge and network.” The European Shopping Centre Trust funds the scholarships, with travel and accommodation paid for by the CNCC.

*Information and photo from ACROSS Magazine Newsletter 2015-6-22

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June 2015

Rik Eertink – New Trustee for ESCT

Welcome to Rik Eertink who has recently been appointed as Trustee for ESCT.

Rik Eertink is Country Manager Nordics and Fund Manager of the CBRE Nordic Property Fund. He is also a member of the EMEA Management and Retail Boards within CBRE Global Investors.
Rik is responsible for the performance of the Nordic management platform with offices in Stockholm and Helsinki. The local footprint services today four separate investment vehicles with approximately € 600 million of assets under management allocated to Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark respectively.

He has worked for CBRE Global Investors (then ING Real Estate Investment Management) since 2004.

Rik earned a postgraduate Master of Real Estate from the University of Amsterdam, as well as a Master degree Real Estate & Housing from Delft University. He has been an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) since 2011. Currently, he is Chair of the ICSC’s European Next Generation Group, leading a top-tier industry committee with more than 10 nationalities; board member of ICSC’s European Advisory Board; and part of ICSC’s recently new formed European Leadership Committee.

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April 2015

ESCT Trustees Meeting

On Monday 20 April the ESCT trustees met with the ICSC Foundations President, Norris Eber and CEO Valerie Cammiso ( both at far end of the table) in London to discuss how the two charities might collaborate on educational programmes. There are some exciting possibilities and we are hoping that the Foundation will ratify ideas that could be implemented in 2016.

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