St Tydfil Shopping Centre crowns Star Mum Award winner!

Congratulations to Nicola Gwynne who we have chosen as the winner of our Star Mum competition! We recently ask the local community to tell us about Merthyr’s amazing mums and Nicola was nominated by her daughter Kara.

Kara told us how her mum is her best friend and how she finds time for every member of the family. As well as Nicola taking her grandchildren to school and their various out of school clubs, she always cooks a Sunday lunch for everyone each week!

Well done Nicola, it sounds like you are very much appreciated by your family!

Nicola was presented with a necklace from F.Hinds the Jewellers , Mother’s Day goodies from Be-A-Beaut, a £30 voucher for Ruggers- Carpet Splendour and a £40 voucher for New Look.

Image shows from left to right - Nick Magor, St Tydfil Shopping Centre Manager; Michael Wood, Manager FHinds; Nicola Gwynne ‘Merthyr’s Star Mum 2016’; Farrah Azis, Proprietor Be-A-Beaut; Tina Jones, Manager New Look and Rob Griffiths, Proprietor Ruggers Carpet Splendour

St Tydfil Shopping Centre crowns Mother's Day Facebook competition winner!

Congratulations to Charmaine Davies who was the winner of our Mother's Day Facebook competition. She was presented with a beautiful F.Hinds the Jewellers necklace by Nick Magor, Shopping Centre Manager and Michael Wood, FHinds store Manager.


St Tydfil Shopping Centre recognises Staff & Retailer - Ross Jones, Greggs

Huge congratulations to Greggs team member, Ross Jones, who has recently been named as the overall 2017 retail winner of Greggs' Superstar Service awards.

Ross went out of his way to bring a smile to the face of a poorly customer and thoroughly deserves the recognition. He was presented with a certificate and bottle of bubbly by Russell Gower from Greggs and Nick Magor, Shopping Centre Manager.

Ross has now been put forward for the overall national Superstar Service award which will be presented during a special ceremony next week and we all wish him the best of luck.


St Tydfil Shopping Centre launches ‘egg-cellent’ charity appeal

St Tydfil Shopping Centre is asking the local community to help it give the children and families receiving support from Tŷ Hafan a treat this Easter by donating to its Easter Egg Appeal.

Between Tuesday 1st March and Sunday 20th March, shoppers are being asked to purchase an extra Easter egg and then drop it off at one of the designated donation points within the centre at Wilkinson, Holland & Barrett, Travel House, Card Factory or Savers.

At the end of the appeal, Tŷ Hafan will distribute the eggs to the children and families they support in time to be enjoyed over the Easter weekend.

Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities. They offer comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families in the hospice, in the community and in their home so they can make the most of the time they have left together.

Diane Stringer, Fundraising Administrator & Care Liaison Officer at Tŷ Hafan, commented:

“We’re so grateful to St Tydfil Shopping Centre and their customers for supporting us through the Easter Egg Appeal. Easter is a special time of the year and these donations will be a lovely treat for children and families to enjoy together.”

Nick Magor, Centre Manager at St Tydfil Shopping Centre, added:

“Tŷ Hafan provides incredible care to children and their families across Wales and we’re delighted to be supporting them with our Easter Egg Appeal. I’m confident that visitors to the centre will get behind our appeal and, in advance, I would like to thank everyone for their donations.”

Eggs can be donated to the St Tydfil Shopping Centre Easter Egg Appeal up until Sunday 20th March.


Costa Coffee comes to Merthyr town centre!

St Tydfil Shopping Centre is delighted to announce that Costa Coffee opened its doors on Tuesday 2nd February, bringing a new leading name to Merthyr’s town centre.

Costa was founded in London in 1971 and now with 1,600 coffee shops in the UK, it has grown to become one of the country’s most popular chains.  With paninis, wraps, salads, cakes and breakfast options now on the menu, it offers visitors to the shopping centre more than somewhere just to go for a coffee.

Nick Magor, Centre Manager at St Tydfil Shopping Centre, commented:

We’re delighted to welcome Costa. Having such a recognised name open has created new jobs for the local community and is a positive move for not only St Tydfil Shopping Centre, but also the town. We’re certain that it will be an instant hit with our visitors.


Merthyr shop named one of best in country

The Works at St Tydfil Shopping Centre is celebrating after winning a regional competition and coming an extremely respectable second in the subsequent national award.

The Store Standards competition, which The Works holds in every store in the country, aims to recognise its shops for not only going that extra mile to make sure a store looks its best, but also for offering outstanding customer service.

By being named the best The Works store in the area, the St Tydfil Shopping Centre shop was put forward for the national award where they were named second out of 346 other stores.

Claire Axhorn, Manager at The Works in St Tydfil Shopping Centre, commented:

“We are delighted to have done so well in the Store Standards competition. Every member of the team takes great pride in ensuring our customers are given excellent service and I’m thrilled that their hard work has been recognised.”

Nick Magor, Centre Manager at St Tydfil Shopping Centre, added:

A huge congratulations to the team at The Works.  To have come second out of so many other stores is a huge achievement and thoroughly deserved.”