Raymond Linch graduated in 1984 and spent his early working years based in France, developing supermarket and innovative market design throughout Europe, based on the his guiding principle 'good food should not be exclusive'.
Returning to the UK in 1992, Raymond designed and refurbished Doncaster Fish Market, Bolton's Ashburner Street Markets and Bury's Food Hall whilst designing fresh food retail environments for the big supermarket groups.
Raymond now leads market development teams for both public and private sector developments. He has won many accolades for successful market projects, which all have a distinctive high-class continental look and feel. Raymond heads a multi-disciplinary team dealing in all aspects of market development strategies, business planning and implementation.
Hayden has a wealth of experience with SME's across a range of industry sectors and has considerable
experience in business start-ups and business development.
Through his work with marketing and PR companies, Hayden was one of the initial providers for experiential marketing using both shopping centres, retail parks and public space.
Hayden has over a decade's experience leading a specialist Market Hall lettings department before becoming Commercial Director.
Hayden has been key to a wide range of successful and award-winning developments, operational reviews and lettings campaigns.
Hayden is a member of the High Streets taskforce and has dedicated his career to creating vibrant, independent lead venues which
attract strong footfall and are commercially viable.
Chris has over 40 years experience in UK and international corporate finance, real estate and the environmental sectors. He is currently Chairman of Londonewcastle, who specialise in developing high quality, design-oriented, mixed use developments in residential locations across Central London.
Formerly, Chris was Managing Director of Colliers Capital UK Ltd, the property fund management business of Colliers CRE, and previously a director of Lombard Odier (a leading private Swiss Bank) where he specialised in International Corporate Finance. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Prudential Bache’s UK equities and bond business.
Chris is the Non-Executive Chairman of Places for People a leading UK Registered Social Landlord and Residential Property Owner, Manager and Developer with a subsidiary specialising in managing leisure centres.