Introducing: Clifton Down Shopping Centre

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Bristol’s Clifton Down Shopping Centre has appointed Southport-based Access Point as its exclusive commercialisation agent.

Responsible for maximising space at Clifton Down and attracting traders that will resonate with visitors to the Bristol destination, Access Point’s signing supports Clifton Down’s momentum in securing brands that are driving footfall and seeing it buck the national trend of a general decline in retail.

Known as a community-focused centre with an eco-friendly footprint, Clifton Down has enjoyed the success of its Refreshingly Local campaign, launched in 2017 in a bid to encourage more people to shop locally. In 2018 it reported a consistent rise in footfall against an average national decline.

On the contract win, David Robertshaw, Access Point CEO, said: “We are delighted to be associated with Clifton Down. The centre has been doing fantastic work in bucking retail trends and increasing footfall when other centres have struggled. We will be looking to bring the right brands and activities to Clifton Down to further build on that success.”

Charlotte Jarrett, Centre Manager of Clifton Down, commented: “Access Point will be supporting Clifton Down Shopping Centre at an important time for our business. We are building a thriving and vibrant community shopping centre in a difficult period for the retail industry. At a time of maximum occupancy, commercialisation can bring in the new brands to create repeat visits and enhance the shopping experience even further.”

If you are interested in finding out more information about Clifton Down then head to our media sheet.


About Access Point

Put simply, Access Point helps venues capitalise on their assets, generate leads and drive footfall by introducing them to the most relevant and reliable traders and advertisers who enhance the experience for visitors.

A matchmaker in the retail industry with over 20 years’ experience, Access Point is made up of experts in every area of commercialisation including brand awareness, experiential marketing, food and beverage and pop up retailing and has worked with the UK’s top retailers and landlords as well as some of the best-known street traders.

100% independently owned and funded and boasting one of the highest staff retention rates in the industry, Access Point has established itself as a reliable and consistent partner to FTSE 100 companies as well as street traders, counting the likes of Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Birmingham’s StarCity and Woking Shopping Centre amongst its client base.

With a firm belief that a happy team makes for satisfied clients, Access Point’s efforts to look after its employees are extraordinary. From its offices in converted law courts in Southport, the business invests heavily in employee wellbeing, taking employees on team building trips to Vietnam or most recently to sail across the English Channel.


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