Britain's Most Admired Companies 2011: No. 10 - Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury owns the freeholds on more than 500 retail properties in central London.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

That includes much of Chinatown, Carnaby Street and Covent Garden. Chief exec Brian Bickell, who joined the firm in 1986, has built a high-end, high-margin portfolio that affords investors a safe but lucrative haven. The only cloud on the horizon is Shaftesbury’s reliance on squeezed retailers for its tenants.

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