End of an era as "Mr Culver Square" Derek retires

Essex County Standard: End of an era as "Mr Culver Square" Derek retires End of an era as "Mr Culver Square" Derek retires

THE long-serving manager of Colchester’s Culver Square shopping centre has retired.

Derek Ashbee had been involved with the centre since it opened in October 1987.

He said: “I have enjoyed being part of both the business and wider communities of Colchester.

“Being involved in driving change for Culver Square and Colchester over the years has been extremely rewarding.”

He is succeeded by David Robertson, who spent the last five years in property management in London.

He said: “The prospect of taking Culver Square through the next stage of its life cycle is exciting.

“Culver Square is a great shopping destination in a thriving town. I am looking forward to continuing to ensure the centre remains the first choice for shopping in Colchester.”

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8:51am Wed 15 Jan 14

jammin says...

i wouldn't describe the town as 'thriving' but I suppose he has to put a positive spin on things being the new Chief. A more accurate description would be surviving, but only just.
i wouldn't describe the town as 'thriving' but I suppose he has to put a positive spin on things being the new Chief. A more accurate description would be surviving, but only just. jammin
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9:18am Wed 15 Jan 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

GOOD ON YOU DEREK AND WELL DONE YOU HAD YOUR CRITICS BUT ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT WE ALL GET OLD I AM AFRAID
CONGRATS AND WELL DONE
JACK EDWARDS -
GOOD ON YOU DEREK AND WELL DONE YOU HAD YOUR CRITICS BUT ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT WE ALL GET OLD I AM AFRAID CONGRATS AND WELL DONE JACK EDWARDS - A Very Private Gentleman
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9:45am Sun 19 Jan 14

jut1972 says...

Wasn't he the same misery who didn't let charities collect in case it disturbed shoppers?

The new guy could do worse than revoking that stupid decision.
Wasn't he the same misery who didn't let charities collect in case it disturbed shoppers? The new guy could do worse than revoking that stupid decision. jut1972
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