A NEW face has joined the management team at the Port Arcades Shopping Centre in Ellesmere Port.

Michelle Pickstock took up her post on Monday, August 15, after her predecessor, Lonneke Rushton Van Hal, returned to her native Holland.

Michelle will be responsible for providing administrative, marketing and PR support as part of the centre management team.

Michelle joins after having worked at the Helsby Community Sports Club for the last five years in a key development role, where she was instrumental in driving forward the club’s ambitious redevelopment project.

Michelle said: “I am really excited to be joining the team here.

“The Port Arcades is a growing, forward thinking shopping centre at the heart of the local community and I look forward to being part of it.”

Manager of the Port Arcades Les Lyon said: “Michelle joins us here at such an important time for the centre and we are all delighted that she has done so.

“She will add a great deal of experience and skill to the management team.”

The Port Arcades is currently undergoing a period of expansion, which will see phase four, a 17,500sq ft external extension consisting of three major new units, open in the autumn.