With International Women’s Day taking place on Friday, 8 March, this month we are turning our spotlight on some of the fabulous women working in Bristol Shopping Quarter.
From store managers to independent retailers and educators, we have some brilliant women working among us and this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate their contribution to Broadmead, The Arcade, The Galleries, and Cabot Circus.
Sadie Corten – store manager, TK Maxx
Sadie has managed TK Maxx in Broadmead since 2016, first in The Galleries (which was the company’s first ever European store when it opened 25 years ago this month) and now at its new location on Merchant Street, a shiny new store that opened in June 2018. Previously she worked for BHS in Bristol. She is very proud that 45 of her 60-strong team are also women!
Sadie says: “The best thing about Bristol Shopping Quarter is the diversity. It’s a great shopping centre with lots going on. There’s a bit of everything and something for everyone!”
Sally Quigg – independent retailer, Fun Warehouse
Sally Quigg is the owner of Fun Warehouse, Bristol’s oldest fancy dress shop. Located on the middle floor of The Galleries, it is a family business stocking the best fancy dress (for adults and children), accessories and jokes, alongside helium balloons and party supplies.
Sally is the go-to person for events such as World Book Day (7 March 2019)and Halloween; she always has great ideas, whether you’re looking for a full costume or some props and make-up to help transform something you already have at home.
Mandy Briggs – education officer, The New Room
The New Room (also known as John Wesley’s Chapel) in Broadmead is the world’s oldest Methodist chapel and as its education officer, Mandy’s role is to tell the story of the Wesleys and Methodism to young people and families.
She runs school tours, talks and workshops and also visits schools to take part in lessons and assemblies. She also works closely with the local Methodist circuit team to run activities and events in the school holidays – such as The Calmer Llama trail, coming up this Easter.