Main sponsor. 


Darren Boldy
Head of Sales
T: +44 (0)1254 778 670 / +44 (0)7710 304 012
E: d.boldy@mkillumination.co.uk  

At MK Illumination we aspire to create exceptional conceptual festive lighting and decoration for our partners. Our commitment to design, innovation, technical excellence and sustainable solutions coupled with our local knowledge and a global outlook allows us to create tailored, specially handcrafted illumination to suit our client’s exact wishes and thus strengthen their brand and image. In keeping with its philosophy of being a regional company with a global reach, MK Illumination maintains independently run subsidiaries in 28 countries, allowing each business to benefit from local knowledge, customs and networking. The company provides a comprehensive service in three main areas: Retail Real Estate, Leisure and Public Spaces.


Creative theme and event production partner. 


Kaye Walker

Director, Head of Bewonder*
T: +44 (0)113 261 6287

Welcome to Bewonder*. An award winning, integrated and creative marketing agency like no other. We have a relentless focus on delivering results differently for our client partners. It’s an obsession that informs everything we do.

We don’t believe that one size fits all. Our full service capability means our approach is truly bespoke and focused wholly on the needs of our clients. That’s why, before we do anything else, we take the time to understand our clients’ challenges and interrogate them. After all, their business is our business. With a diverse and energetic team of over 55 interdisciplinary marketing experts including strategists, creatives, client service professionals and everyone in between, we have the ability to deliver where and when it counts. We are Bewonder*. And we’re ready to make a difference for your retail destination. With us by your side, anything is possible.

Table number sponsor.


Tony Clifford
Managing Director
T: +44 (0)1621 855 717
E: tony@bluetigermarketing.co.uk

Social media sponsor.


Clare Andrew
Managing Director
T: +44 (0)161 817 5221

Shoppertainment Management is a leading provider of commercialisation and marketing to the shopping centre industry.

We work with centres across the UK to optimise mall income and provide retailers and brands with high quality space within shopping centres, town centres and retail parks. We enable landlords AND consumers to capitalise on this space.

Not only do we enhance vacant space but we also create dynamic marketing strategies that boost footfall, promote centres and we put on great events too!


After party sponsor.






Michelle Buxton
T: +44 (0)1359 250208
E: michelle.buxton@toolboxgroup.global

Toolbox Group is one of the largest and fastest growing specialist innovation and strategic marketing agencies serving the real estate sector. Toolbox Group capitalised on the role of technology in communication, engagement and operations as one of the original PropTech trailblazers with the award-winning platform Mallcomm - the technology of choice for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Savills, British Land, Klepierre and more.

Alongside technology, we provide insight-driven strategic and creative placemaking through engagement with customers, retailers, the community and all stakeholders whilst delivering experience, loyalty, increased sales and measurable ROI.

Working with over 250 destinations globally and with business hubs in Spain, Denmark, Poland, Germany and the USA, we support asset teams with a range of specialist real estate services:

  • Technology for retail community engagement and operations
  • Marketing strategy: consumer insight, positioning, brand development, portfolio modelling
  • Fully outsourced marketing management
  • Marketing services: creative, websites, consumer apps, social media, experiences, integrated campaigns
  • B2B Marketing and retailer relations 


Programme sponsor.





Sarah Eustace
Director of Client Services
T: +44 (0)28 9026 7090
E: sarah.eustace@velocityww.com

At Velocity Worldwide we give brands and retailers the power to get more customers, spending more, more often!

And with over 100 years of combined experience working with Shopping Centres, we understand your shoppers. We are a new breed of creative agency - one that creates engaging experiences
that build long- term, sustainable relationships with your customers.

At the core of everything we do is DariusTM - our personalisation and insight technology platform that drives more visits, engages customers and grows sales. This unique real-time shopper engagement platform puts brands and retailers in the driver’s seat to harness powerful shopper behaviour insights and deliver smart, measurable and adaptable campaigns. 

Get engaged with your shoppers and talk to us today.