Leading UK property investment

With almost 60 years’ experience, a commitment to sustainable development and a reputation for quality and innovation, TCS create outstanding mixed use developments close to transport hubs in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and London.

Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS) is a leading UK property investment & development company with property assets of over £394 million.

TCS has a high quality portfolio around the UK comprising of over 360,000 sq ft of prime office space, over 1m sq ft of retail space, residential properties, car parks and hotels.

With almost 60 years’ experience, a commitment to sustainable development and a reputation for quality & innovation, TCS create outstanding mixed use developments close to transport hubs in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and London.

Committed to tenants and shareholders, TCS provides world-class residential, office and commercial accommodation and robust investment opportunities through actively managing our portfolio for income and capital growth.

We invest in locations likely to demonstrate sustainable growth, work closely with tenants to improve our properties to meet their needs, and dispose of properties that no longer meet our stringent criteria for future performance.

Management Team

Executive Directors

Dr. Edward Ziff OBE DL

Chairman & Chief Executive

Edward Ziff joined the Company in 1981 before being appointed
to the Board in 1985, becoming Managing Director in 1983, Chief Executive in 2001 and succeeded his Father and Founder of the Company as Chairman in 2004.

Edward is a life-long supporter of Leeds the city and plays an active role in the community.

A passionate family man, Edward brings a strong pastoral care aspect to the business, encouraging individual leadership and an active role
in the community through local charities. He is…

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Lynda Shillaw

Group Property Director

Lynda joined the TCS Board in November 2018 from Manchester Airports Group (MAG) where she had served as the Divisional Chief Executive Officer, Property from 2014.

Lynda was a member of the MAG Executive Committee.

Prior to MAG, Lynda has been Director of Real Estate at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Real Estate for Lloyds Banking Group, Managing Director of Co-Operative Estates, and Director of Property at BT plc. Lynda holds Non-Exec…

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Mark Dilley

Finance Director

Mark joined the Board in July 2017 from Asda Stores Limited (part of Walmart) where he held a number of senior finance roles over 14 years, including latterly as Vice President, Retail and Property Finance where he was responsible for all Asda stores and distribution centres as well as the new store acquisitions.

Prior to Asda, Mark held senior finance positions at JP Morgan in London for six years, and began his career at Unilever. Mark is a graduate of the University of Oxford and is a quali…

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Ben Ziff

Managing Director | CitiPark

Ben joined TCS in 2008, becoming CitiPark Managing Director in 2009. In September 2015, Ben was appointed to the Board of Directors.

In 2013, he successfully led a team in the redevelopment of the Merrion Centre multi-storey car park, which turned a 1960’s structure into a state-of-the-art facility featuring cutting edge systems; Skidata, ApplePay, Contactless Payment and ANPR technologies.

Since 2014, Ben has led the acquisitions programme which has doubled the size of the car park division…

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Non-executive Directors

Michael Ziff

Non-Executive Director

Dr Michael Ziff was appointed to the Board in July 2004.

He is a Director of W Barratt & Co Ltd, Transworld Business Advisors UK Ltd and London Business Franchise & Brokerage Ltd. He is President and a trustee of Maccabi GB and International Vice President of Maccabi World Union.

He is also Hon President of UK Israel Business and Member of Counc…

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Ian Marcus

Non-Executive Director

Ian Marcus was appointed to the board in January 2015.

He spent over 32 years as an investment banker latterly at Credit Suisse. Ian is Trustee of The Princes Foundation, a Crown Estate Commissioner and a member of Redevco’s Advisory Board.

He is Senior Advisor to Eastdil Secured, the Senior Independent Director for Secure Income REIT, the Senio…

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Paul Huberman

Non-Executive Director

Paul Huberman was appointed a Director in January 2015.

He brings over 30 years’ experience in the property
and finance sector. Paul was previously Finance Director at three quoted companies.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Galliard Homes Limited, a London housebuilder, a Non-Executive Director at LiFE At Ltd, a
multi-branch London ba…

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Jeremy Collins

Non-Executive Director

Jeremy was appointed to the Board in February 2018 and
has over 35 years’ experience in retail property development and management. In addition to his TCS responsibility Jeremy is Property Director and Executive Board member at Fenwick. Jeremy spent 15 years at John Lewis including as Property Director until 2018.

Previous experience includes wor…

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TCS was founded by Arnold Ziff in 1959 and floated on the London Stock Exchange in September 1960.

Always a forward-thinking organisation, TCS quickly built a reputation for pushing the boundaries with landmark developments and strong growth through active management and design innovation.

With firm foundations in the north of England and Scotland, TCS is acknowledged as a pioneer of the mixed-use scheme. TCS is involved in a number of large-scale regeneration and new build developments.

TCS is committed to sustainable development, high environmental standards and active local community participation, with a property portfolio exceeding £394m.

Mission Statement

Mission
Statement

TCS is a leading property investment and car parking operator committed to creating flexible, innovative, high quality commercial and retail accommodation and maximising shareholder value over the long term through the acquisition and active management of property in sustainable locations.

Health & Safety

TCS recognise the importance of Health & Safety at work.

Town Centre Securities PLC (the Company) recognises that under the Health & Safety at Work act 1974 and other relevant statutory legislation it has duties to its employees, those not of its employment and the environment.

TCS will ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of its employees and anyone affected by its actions or those of its employees.

This is done by ensuring that all employees play an active part in the health and safety of the company and by providing adequate information, instruction, training and supervision for them to understand their role within the company

Corporate Social Responsibility

Proud to have long-standing links with local and national charities across the UK.

TCS is focused on the impact that our business has in the core
communities that we operate and the impact that we have on the
environment. We have an extensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainable energy programme which throughout the year we use to develop a sustainable framework that is aligned to, and embedded in our corporate strategy.

Coordinated by our Head of CSR, Charlotte-Daisy Leeming, our work last year raised a total of over £150,000 in charitable donations (FY18 £145,000).

In addition to our financial contributions, we give the opportunity to our Head Office staff to also support directly, by offering them time off to volunteer as part of our employee involvement programme and also help raise awareness of specific causes throughout the year through various initiatives. These have recently included World Aids Day, Pancreatitis Awareness Day, Diabetes Awareness Day, Children’s Cancer Month, Mental Health Awareness Week and Autism Awareness Month.

Many of our Executive Directors have given time and personal commitment to one of our nominated charities by holding
leadership positions. Our Chairman and Chief Executive, Edward Ziff OBE DL, is Chairman and Trustee of the Leeds Teaching Hospital Charitable Foundation and continues a long association with the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board

To read our full Corporate and Social Responsibility Report please download our most recent Annual Report

Environment

Environment

CitiPark

Leeds, Manchester, London, Watford

Through our CitiPark business we have a unique lens into the consumer’s use of electric vehicles and are taking considerable steps forward in increasing the provision of EV charging for customers’ electric vehicles.

Projects include:
• Installation of EV charging across our car park estate and as part of new developments
• Introduction of our first rapid charger at our Merrion Centre branch
• Plans to introduce an emission-based parking tariff. This is currently being trialled in one of our London branches.

CitiPark were awarded ‘Go Ultra Low’ company status in December 2017 recognising it’s commitment to EV vehicles within its own fleet.

Merrion Centre

Leeds

Sustainability plays an important role in the running and decision-making process within the Merrion Centre, and we strive to reduce our impact on the environment and on our carbon footprint.
Waste Initiative:
• A waste management strategy allows tenants and customers the opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle, as well as dispose of waste in a sustainable way. The great work with our stakeholders and service partners continues, and for 2018/19 our bespoke service enabled 100% of waste produced by the Merrion Centre to be diverted from landfill to be recycled or sent to a local Energy Recovery Facility (ERF).
Sustainability Projects
• Roofing upgrade across the Centre with 600 sq m of Europolymers insulation system installed improving energy usage and helping to meet EPC targets.
• An action plan implemented that will see our Power distribution system upgraded in key areas. The plan includes the installation of an additional ISU for the purpose of EV charging, removal and replacement of an aged distribution system, removal of three aged metering systems reconnected onto a new BEMCO and the replacement of the remaining car park lighting with LED options.

TCS is committed to creating vibrant, sustainable developments that meet the needs of tenants and investors while focusing on the preservation of our heritage, local communities, the environment, its biodiversity and wildlife. Dedicated to creating developments that meet the highest BREEAM ratings and as a member of the FTSE4 Good Index Series, TCS has comprehensive strategies and annual targets that reflect our commitment to continuous improvement in environmental performance. TCS are committed to the reduction of energy consumption and harmful emissions through design solutions that minimise the energy requirements of the construction process and a careful consideration of the environmental impact of the finished building. Focussing on sustainable living and working, TCS create developments that have a long-term future as part of vibrant, energetic cities. Based in carefully researched locations and taking full advantage of regeneration opportunities, TCS schemes are designed to enhance the local environment and offer desirable future-proof accommodation for business and the community.

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Town Centre Securities PLC (TOWN.L) 209.50 +3.50 Last updated: 13/11/2019 at 11:25