Our Team

Our Team

The POP marketing team is bursting with enthusiasm, ambition and experience acquired through working with the UK's biggest and best known international brands in retailers and leisure.

Shaun Rhodes

Head of POP

Shaun heads up POP Marketing and has almost 20 years experience in the shopping centre and visitor attractions industry. Having held senior marketing positions at centre:mk in Milton Keynes, Mcarthurglen Designer Outlets, Merlin, Capital Shopping Centres and Warner Bros. Shaun's extensive experience is key to POP delivering the most effective, engaging and strategic marketing campaigns for our clients. 

Can't Live without:
Beans on toast, Netflix and holidays

Stephen Toal

Director, Retail Researcher

Stephen is the director of the Property Management Insights and Research department. With over 15 years Market Research experience in key commercial sectors ranging from national retail and leisure clients to manufacturing companies and a Premier League football club, Stephen is a true expert in sourcing hard-to-find market statistics as well as producing economic impact studies for clients of any size. Stephen makes every effort to fulfill all client’s research and analyse needs.

Can't Live without:
Man. United, his iPhone and The Simpsons

Katie White

Marketing Manager

Katie brings an abundance of shopping centre marketing expereince to the POP team having worked across a number of UK malls,most notably intu Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex. She is passionate about all things marketing & retail, thriving on coming up with new ideas and bringing them to life in the most imaginative way possible. With experience, she also brings creativity, enthusiasm, tenaciousness and friendliness which ensures results are delivered, with a smile. 

Can't Live without:
Sunshine. music and cocktails with my friends

Lucy Pearson-Cormer

Digital Assistant

Lucy has joined the POP team as part of her apprenticeship in Social Media and Digital Marketing. Lucy is new to marketing but provides a fresh approach and outlook to our team. She has previous experience running multiple social media accounts as an ambassador for a make up company. Lucy works with multiple centres providing excellent social media delivery where she injects life and enthusiasm into her work. 


Can't Live without:
Tea, my dog, make up

Shanta Bhagwandin

Placemaking Manager

Shanta joins us with a wealth of experience across marketing disciplines including event organising, PR, branding and social media. Past experience includes roles in the retail and charity sector. Most recently she has worked for two different Business Imporvement Districts, which is where she built up her placemaking experience. She enjoys working with the cariety of clients at POP to ensure that projects are on brief and delivered with creative flair and bags of enthusiasm.

Can't Live without:
Love, laughs and music

Laura Nuttall

Marketing Executive


Laura brings her extensive experience in PR and Marketing to the POP team. Her keen eye for detail and fresh bespoke ideas means that the strategies she sets and implements are executed to the best possible standard achieving the upmost results. Having implemented centre rebrands and centre signage, no task is too big or too small. Laura is extremely adaptable and has recently started applying her marketing skills to the residential sector. 


Can't Live without:
Running, gin and nail varnish

Thomas Winter

Research Analyst

Tom worked extremely hard in our Property Management Insights team during his Business Management degree placement. He proved himself to be a real asset to the team and has now returned full time. Tom specialises in: Analysing Retailer Performance, Car Park Analysis and Retail & Leisure Intelligence. He works closely with Stephen providing tailored and personal research projects to a multitude of clients and retail centres across the UK.

Can't Live without:
Sale Sharks, skiing, pick 'n' mix sweets

Sarah Bristow

Marketing Executive

Sarah is a graduate who brings greatness to the team. She has undertaken work experience at Cohorted Social Shopping as well as writing her own food, fitness and travel blog. Sarah works on a multitude of projects focusing on events, PR, social media management and content marketing, and has gained significant coverage and growth both online and offline. A natural communicator Sarah relishes in tenant liaison and can turn store information into a trending topic on Twitter.

Can't Live without:
A camera, travelling and eating out

Samantha Williams

Digital Executive

Samantha has joined the POP team as a part of her apprenticeship in Digital Marketing and Social Media. She has previous expereince developing social media and PR and has mastered an impressive ability to manage mulitple social media accounts all at once. She is a great asset to the team, bringing along an abumndance of fresh new ideas to social media strategies, maximising their success and potential and looking at them with an alternative perspective. Sam never fails to inject liveliness and cheer into her work and is a pleasure to work with.

Can't Live without:
Her dog, cookies and travelling