Braehead, one of the UK’s most popular retail and leisure destinations, owned by property company SGS and managed by Global Mutual in conjunction with Savills as property managers, is pleased to announce that Ashley Bisland has been appointed as Centre Director.

Ashley first joined the Braehead team in December 2022 as Deputy Centre Director, with over 12 years of experience at Savills – specialising in shopping centre management. She has a proven track record in terms of placemaking, destination marketing and in providing compelling guest experiences. Ashley has been successfully managing the site since February 2024. She has lived locally since she was a child.


Braehead is a leading retail and leisure destination situated just outside of Glasgow, covering 1.1 million sq ft and drawing from a catchment of approximately 2.1 million. The centre is home to a diverse mix of brands – including many renowned household names, such as M&S, Apple, Primark, TK Maxx and NEXT – as well as a host of exciting local and independent brands.

Rachel Scott, Asset Manager at Global Mutual, comments: “We are delighted to announce Ashley’s appointment as Centre Director. She has been an invaluable member of the team over the last two years and is passionate about Braehead’s success.

“Ashley understands the changing face of retail, the importance of building strong brand relationships and how to provide the best possible shopper experience.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Ashley in her new role as we drive our plans for the centre forward.”

Saagar Sachdev, Director at Savills, adds: “Ashley’s appointment comes at a great time. Braehead has had a solid start to the year – with a number of leasing deals announced and more in the pipeline – reflecting the strength of demand for prime retail and leisure space. We look forward to working with Ashley to build on this momentum in the months ahead.

“The retail landscape continues to be shift but we have an incredibly strong management team in place – who together understand what brands need to thrive, what customers want and how to adapt quickly as this changes.”