Bluewater Shopping Centre Celebrates 25 Years with Memories of Celebrity Guests and Dedicated Staff

Bluewater Shopping Centre Celebrates 25 Years with Memories of Celebrity Guests and Dedicated Staff

Bluewater Shopping Centre Celebrates 25 Years with Memories of Gino D’Acampo and Jenson Button

It’s been 25 years since Bluewater Shopping Centre first opened its doors, and the staff are celebrating with fond memories of some famous visitors. From the first sale ever made at the store to helping Gino D’Acampo find a parking spot, Amanda Harper has seen it all during her time at Bluewater.

Amanda, who has worked at John Lewis in Bluewater for the past 25 years, recalls the excitement of opening day and being the first section to sell an item within the first minute. She also remembers arranging a cooking demonstration with celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo and helping him find a parking space.

Sharon Gathercole has also been a part of Bluewater since before it opened, working in the marketing suite cabin on top of the cliff. She fondly remembers the day Jenson Button made an appearance the day after winning the Formula 1 World title in 2009.

Both Amanda and Sharon agree that the best thing about working at Bluewater is the lifelong friendships they have made with their colleagues over the years.

The shopping centre, located in Greenhithe, is celebrating its 25th anniversary on March 16 with a day of festivities. The celebrations will include appearances from performers from Britain’s Got Talent, a photography exhibition showcasing images of Bluewater over the past 25 years, and entertainment throughout the day.

Centre Director James Waugh will also be holding a special event to recognize the 93 employees who have been with Bluewater since its opening day.

Waugh says the 25-year milestone is a landmark date in the history of Bluewater and reflects the dedication and commitment of the staff. He also mentions the mall’s commitment to continually coming up with new ideas to engage with guests, such as the upcoming food festival and the opening of the Ballerz football entertainment dome.

As Bluewater looks back on its achievements over the past 25 years, Waugh is excited for what the future holds for the shopping centre. Here’s to another 25 years of success and growth for Bluewater!

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