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Trio of new arrivals at Overgate
Dundee shoppers will be able to enjoy the delectable treats and super stylish products on offer at three brand new stores making their mark at Overgate shopping centre.
Frozen yoghurt bar, Frolick, located on the first level of the mall next to Fuel, joins Codona’s Ice Cream on the ground level and JD Sports which has unveiled its new Dundee store adding to the diverse mix of retailers already on offer in the city’s shopping hotspot.
Rachel Neary, Marketing Executive at Overgate, said: “We are delighted to welcome our trio of new stores to the shopping centre. The yoghurt and ice cream outlets have already been a huge hit with shoppers whilst JD has lived up to its name as the ‘Undisputed King of Trainers’.
“The new stores really complement our existing stores and reaffirms Overgate as the hottest – or in fact when it comes to our ice cream and frozen yoghurt stores – the coolest shopping location in the city.”
Jack Robins, owner of Frolick, the frozen yoghurt bar and Dundee local, said: “To open our first store in the city is massively exciting, we have been trading for a couple of weeks now and customers have really embraced the idea of trying something refreshing and different, which is fantastic.
“Overgate is the perfect place for us to make our debut as it features the best shopping experience Dundee has to offer, which is something we at Frolick are delighted to be part of.”
Dundee shoppers get VIP treatment at Overgate Ladies’ Night
Dundee shoppers turned out in their thousands last night for a glamorous evening of makeovers, discounts and offers at Overgate shopping centre’s annual VIP Ladies’ Night.
Tayside trendsetters were treated to discounts from a number of top retailers including French Connection, H&M, and CC Viyella.
A team of handsome buff butlers were on hand to dish out the VIP treatment, helping ladies make the most of the exclusive discounts and prizes on offer at Dundee’s biggest night of fashion.
The sparkling night of style saw dazzling models strut their stuff on stage in a special Catwalk Countdown to showcase the latest spring summer styles and inspire shoppers to refresh their wardrobes.
Guests to the mall also let their hair down in the exclusive Ladies’ Night photo booth, making the most of the opportunity to dress up and pose like true celebrity shoppers.
To complete the evening, Resident Tay FM DJ Stuart Webster was onstage entertaining the thousands of ladies who attended the event, whilst the team at Malmaison served up some special treats for hungry visitors.
Rachel Neary, marketing executive at Overgate, said: “We’re delighted to have welcomed so many shoppers to this year’s VIP Ladies’ Night. It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying the discounts, makeovers and fun taking place in the centre.
“Our buff butlers are always a hit with ladies looking for a night of girly pampering. We hope the event gave our customers a chance to spoil their mum ahead of Mother’s Day or pick up some great retail bargains.
“We would like to thank all of our glamorous customers who made it along to the event and helped make it such a success.”
Overgate crowned UK top shopping centre
Overgate crowned UK top shopping centre.
Overgate shopping centre has been awarded the prestigious accolade of Top Shopping Centre at the British Council of Shopping Centre Achieving Customer Excellence (ACE) Awards.
The Dundee shopping haven fought off competition from popular shopping malls across the UK to take home the best venue up to 40,000 sqm in size and the overall Top ACE title at Birmingham’s Holiday Inn City Centre on Thursday, 20th March.
The centre scooped both awards after impressing judges on all aspects of its customer service experience. From helpful staff to outstanding mall facilities, toilets and car parking, Overgate led the way at the renowned retail event.
The British Council of Shopping Centre ACE Awards is an annual awards ceremony, held at the Shopping Centre Management Conference, to celebrate the best customer service in the UK retail property industry.
Morag Dennis, Operations Manager for Overgate said: “Achieving this type of national recognition based on feedback from our customers and fellow industry professionals is an incredible accomplishment and testament to the hard work of everyone who works in the centre.
“I’m extremely proud of the Overgate team for their passion and dedication, both of which have been instrumental in helping us reach this landmark achievement.
“As a centre we work hard to ensure every aspect of the customer’s experience has been considered and constantly strive to exceed our shoppers’ expectations.
“It’s fantastic to be recognised as Top ACE at the British Council of Shopping Centre Awards as we look forward to continually impressing our shoppers with the best service in the country.”
Felicity talks to MS Society members before Overgate Firewalk
Participants can expect a night to remember at the Dundee shopping hotspot as well as the opportunity to raise cash for a worthy cause on Thursday, February 6. And, with the event taking place just a week before Valentine’s Day, the shopping centre is appealing to loved-up couples to show their devotion for one another by braving the hot coals on the night. A full training session will prepare those taking part, for the challenge of walking 20 feet across burning embers at around 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. Shoppers will be able to watch the hair-raising extravaganza and cheer on the Firewalkers as they make their way over the scorching ashes to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The MS Society is the leading charity for the 100,000 people living with MS in the UK. Most people are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s. MS is unpredictable, one day you can be fine, the next you might lose your sight or be unable to move.
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Overgate Firewalk helps raise funds for MS Society
Presenter Felicity Clifford takes part in a firewalk which helped raise funds for the MS Society.
Rachel Neary, marketing executive at Overgate, said: “Here at Overgate, we’re both proud and excited to be hosting the Dundee Firewalk in aid of the MS Society. Dare devils will have the chance to get their adrenalin fix while at the same time raising vital funds for a very worthwhile cause. “Something like this doesn’t happen in Dundee everyday so I would urge anyone interested to get in touch and sign up. The Firewalk is also a fantastic opportunity for a group to come together and take on the challenge. “I have had a strong level of interest from our fantastic retailers so far so I would encourage participants to sign up fast in order to secure their place.” Elspeth White, area fundraiser for MS Society in Scotland added: “The Dundee Firewalk is a fantastic challenge and really pushes many of your natural senses to the limit. It’s also a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone who wishes to take part. “We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the generous organisations and individuals who continuously help us with their fundraising efforts. Without their hard work, we wouldn’t be able to provide much-needed support for people with MS and their families.”
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Valentines Day Competition Dundee 2014
Its back, its the Valentines Day Surprise that money can’t buy. But guys you have to nominating your Valentine to be in with a chance of winning a £45 Bouquet of Flowers delivered by a Dundee Channel film crew. Last year Nicole was surprised while at work in New Look in the Overgate and this year it could be your girl totally surprised by us on Valentines Day
Head over to the Dundee Channel website tell us your name, phone number and email address. Don’t worry if you don’t really know your Valentine we won’t tell her who nominated her for the surprise it will remain a secret Valentine. Next tell us her name, don’t just say “Emma” in case there’s two girls called Emma where she works we want to do our best to make sure the surprise gets through to the right girl. Or if you’d like us to deliver a personalised gift so she does know it’s you (a gift, a ring (now that would be unique), a memento she’ll recognise) just let us know and we’ll arrange for the surprise should you win.
Guys you can now nominate your Valentine for this years competition at http://www.dundeechannel.com/valentine.php
The competition is open until 6pm on 12th February 2014 so get nominating. In the meantime watch what happened when Nicole was surprised at work in New Look last year.
2013 Dundee Channels Valentines Day Surprise
Girls this year it could be you ! Last years for the first time we saw the 2013 Dundee Channels Valentines Day Surprise. This is what happened last year on Valentines Day and you can nominate a Valentine tomorrow when the competition restarts for this year. Its the Valentines Day Surprise that money can’t buy your flowers delivered by a camera crew. Lauren may not be with us this year but keep your eyes out on Valentines Day for that special delivery.
In 2013 The Dundee Channel ran a Facebook competition which allowed guys to nominate a girl to receive a bouquet of flowers delivered on Valentines Day by presenter Lauren Mitchell and a Dundee Channel camera crew. Only Wendy Gillan the stores manager was aware that the camera crew were coming in just hours before it happened. Nicole was completely shocked and later confessed to being embarrassed by all of the attention.
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CITY REVS UP FOR WEEKEND OF FAMILY FUN AT OVERGATE
The classic car and transport exhibition will feature some of the world’s most iconic classic cars and will be ceremonially unveiled by a traditional pipe band and local Dundee MSP Joe Fitzpatrick.
Famous vehicles including an MGB sports car, Ford Torino and vintage Fleur de Leys will be on show. A Rover 90 and Triumph Herald will also take pride of place alongside a classic Angus fire engine and newly restored traditional horse drawn ambulance.
The collection is part of the Dundee Museum of Transport project which aims to bring a dedicated transport museum to the city.
As part of the centre’s celebrations for the Lord Provost Parade and Diamond Jubilee festivities, Overgate will come alive with a host of other fun family events. Kids and adults can enjoy a roster of weekend fun which includes the car exhibition, flash mobs, bouncy castle and bungee trampolines. Daring visitors will even get the chance to take on a towering 25ft climbing wall.
The carnival of fun will take place at the centre with car exhibition and dancers on Saturday, 2 June with additional kids’ activities throughout the weekend until Tuesday, 5 June.
David Carson, Overgate centre manager, said: “As part of the city-wide celebrations for the Lord Provost Parade and Diamond Jubilee events, Overgate will be home to a weekend of family fun. With summer well on the way, we want to help Dundee get in the spirit to celebrate with fun events for all of the family.”
Family fun kicks off Halloween at Overgate
The Overgate shopping centre in Dundee kicked off the Halloween celebrations with a family fun event today.
Visitors to the mall were treated to a whole host of activities including face painting, a magician and a visit from a spooky Owl from Raptor World.
The event will also raise money for Help for Kids, a new charity which has been set up to help disadvantaged children in communities across Dundee. Created by Wave 102 FM in partnership with Overgate – the charity was officially launched in June and is aiming to raise £1million.
Star attraction was Whizzer the 19 year old European Eagle Owl giving visitors a hands on encounter with a bird of prey. Click the photo to watch the video
Dundees Next Top Model search begins tonight in Face of Freedom 2012
Dundees next top model competition returns with Face of Freedom 2012. The search begins tonight in the Overgate then at various locations across Dundee. Of course you’ll be able to follow all the hopefuls online as videos of the whole process including auditions, selections, nominations and eliminations will all be shown on www.dundeechannel.com You can apply by visiting the Freedom Hairdressing website here and you can watch previous applicants here could you be this cool on camera ?
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