New general manager appointed for The Mall at Maidstone
Capital & Regional has appointed Gavin Cockayne as the new general manager at the Mall Maidstone.
He will succeed Andy Davy who is retiring from the role after 11 years with the company.
With over 20 years experience in the retail sector, Cockayne previously worked in general manager roles at Debenhams and New Look in a major London shopping centre and at Topshop’s flagship store on London’s Oxford Street.
Sara Jennings, director of guest and customer experience at Capital & Regional, said: “We have welcomed Gavin to the Capital & Regional team during a crucial time for retail in our local communities. With Gavin’s experience working with some of the UK’s biggest retailers, I have every confidence that he is right person to manage The Mall Maidstone during this period of industry-wide change and beyond.”
Cockayne will be assuming all of Davy’s responsibilities.
During his time at The Mall at Maidstone, Davy managed the complete refurbishment and repurposing of retail space at the centre. He also founded and chaired the Maidstone Business Improvement District and worked worked closely with retail industry body Revo.
Jennings added: “I’d like to thank Andy Davy for everything he has achieved during his time at Capital & Regional. We are very fortunate to have had a manager of Andy’s calibre on the team for the last eleven years, and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”
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