Middleton focuses on local businesses

Middleton Shopping Centre has revealed a new plan to put a focus on local businesses to support Middleton retailers.

The centre’s wider strategy includes letting agents in Barker Proudlove, which will be working alongside Middleton team to ensure a diverse mix of local independents alongside its existing brands over the coming months. The centre is already in early talks with a number of local organisations which have expressed their interest in being part of the town centre scheme. 

Marie Gribben, centre manager at Middleton Shopping Centre, said: “UK retail has gone through some enormous changes over the past year. While this has meant the unfortunate closure of some popular brands, it does present us with an opportunity to shake up the centre offering, and increased support for local independents will play a big part in that.

“We have a great mix of retail at the centre, offering a blend of big-name brands that our customers know and love and in recent months, we’ve begun talks with other fantastic local brands.

“We have always been committed to ensuring we provide our customers with a diverse mix of shops, cafés and services, and this move will ensure we continue to do just that, while also providing support for many smaller businesses in the local community. Our approach is collaborative, and we’d encourage any local businesses looking for new premises to get in touch.”