Hi, I’m Jim Harris, Centre Manager at St. Stephen’s.
During my seven years here, I’ve witnessed St. Stephen’s become the lifestyle destination it is today. Beloved by shoppers, families and diners, the centre is a showcase for British Land’s intelligent place making. It’s a place people prefer, no matter what they enjoy doing - a place with customers and community at its heart.
After a career in street retail and shopping centre management it was fantastic to be offered the chance to come back to the Humber region and manage St Stephen’s in 2009. I live with my family in Beverley, enjoying all the great sporting and cultural opportunities our region has to offer, particularly the easy access to the vast Wolds countryside.
It seems I picked a great time to come back to Hull, with a major resurgence in the city’s fortunes culminating in the accolade of UK City of Culture 2017. A major philosophy I’ve followed throughout my career has been the twin drivers of partnership and teamwork. One of the best aspects of my job is that I get to see examples of these two mantras every day within the St. Stephen’s team.
As we approach the centre’s 10-year anniversary, I am proud to lead a superb group of people at St. Stephen’s. Offering our customers and visitors a fantastic range of shopping and leisure facilities, coupled with an award-winning service culture is what gives us a good name across the Humber and East Yorkshire.