Neon Sheep joins centre:mk flock
centre:mk, jointly owned by Hermes Investment Management, the £36 billion investment manager, and AustralianSuper, has signed trendy creative stationery and lifestyle brand, Neon Sheep, for its latest store outside of London.
The 1,723 sq ft unit located at 4/6 Sunset Walk will be designed by Neon Sheep’s in-house team to capture the brand’s playful spirit and will stock the full range of novelty products.
Since being founded in 2018 by the team behind Mountain Warehouse, Neon Sheep has launched four successful stores in London and now has over 10 stores across the UK. Specialising in gifts, accessories, stationery and homeware, Neon Sheep is an emporium of quirky products, offering contemporary and unique twists on everyday items.
Ed Sellick, Asset Manager, Hermes Investment Management, on behalf of centre:mk joint owners, commented: “centre:mk is a destination which attracts current and relevant brands that show significant potential. This month marks our 40th anniversary; a milestone achieved by spearheading the regional retail market with well-considered leasing, and the Neon Sheep deal is reflective of this by selecting the centre for its latest site outside of London.”
The signing of Neon Sheep follows several new openings at centre:mk, with Newbie, the popular Swedish lifestyle brand for children, being the latest brand to open its first store outside of the Capital.
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About Hermes Investment Management
Hermes Investment Management, a Federated Investors company, provides world-class active investment management and stewardship services. Hermes, headquartered in London, manages £36 billion in assets and offers a broad range of specialist, high-conviction investment strategies spanning listed equities, credit, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and private equity. Hermes’ strategies focus not just on financial results, but also on delivering outcomes beyond performance: holistic returns that consider impacts to society, the environment and the wider world. In Hermes EOS, the company offers one of the industry’s leading engagement resources, representing £501 billion of assets*. For more information, visit www.hermes-investment.com.
Please note the total AUM figure includes £6.6bn of assets managed or under an advisory agreement by Hermes GPE LLP (“HGPE”), a joint venture between Hermes Fund Managers Limited ("HFM"), HGPE Capital Limited and GPE Partner Limited. HGPE is an independent entity and not part of the Hermes group. £23.6m of total group AUM figure represents HFM mandates under advice.
*Source: Hermes as at 30 June 2019.
AustralianSuper manages more than AUD$160 billion of members’ assets on behalf of more than two million members from across 280,000 businesses. One in 10 working Australians is a member of AustralianSuper, the nation’s largest industry super fund.