New Arndale boss will be hands-on

New Arndale Centre manager John Watkins. PLEASE CROP TO MAN ON LEFT.
New Arndale Centre manager John Watkins. PLEASE CROP TO MAN ON LEFT.

THE new manager of the Arndale says he’s ready for the challenge of running Morecambe’s main shopping centre.

John Watkins has big plans for improving the centre, where many of the shops have been struggling for business during the recession.

Mr Watkins, 45, also intends to take a hands-on approach to attracting new stores into the Arndale, which currently has several empty units.

“The majority of retailers are finding it tough,” said Mr Watkins.

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