Award for pro­mot­ing sea­side town

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - RECRUITMENT & BUSINESS -

FOR­MER Ash­ford Town Cen­tre man­ager Rob Woods, from Wood­church, has re­ceived a pres­ti­gious award in his latest role pro­mot­ing Hast­ings. Now work­ing as the town cen­tre man­ager of the Sus­sex re­sort, he re­ceived the As­so­ci­a­tion of Town Cen­tre Man­age­ment’s Na­tional Award 2007 on be­half of the Hast­ings Evening Econ­omy Part­ner­ship. He was joined on stage at the award cer­e­mony at the In­sti­tute of Direc­tors head­quar­ters in Lon­don by John Hough, man­ager of the town’s main Pri­ory Meadow shop­ping cen­tre. Hast­ings’ Thurs­day Late and Live brought late night shop­ping to­gether with a di­verse range of en­ter­tain­ment to en­cour­age and sup­port the restau­rants in the town cen­tre. The project had al­ready won the South East re­gional award. To win the award he was judged ahead of 10 big cities, in­clud­ing Manch­ester, New­cas­tle, Ed­in­burgh, Cardiff and Birm­ing­ham. Mr Woods said “Cre­at­ing and sus­tain­ing de­mand for smaller town cen­tres is much harder work than most peo­ple could ever imag­ine, so whilst this award may have cat­a­pulted Hast­ings town cen­tre on to the na­tional stage, it also says some­thing about what can be achieved by smaller towns ev­ery­where with lim­ited re­sources.”

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