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James Lambert

A Founder shareholder and Deputy Chairman

Value Retail PLC

London, UK

James Lambert

Biography

James Lambert OBE is a Founder shareholder and Deputy Chairman of Value Retail PLC, which developed and operates Bicester Village and ten sister Villages in Europe and China. The Collection of Villages in Europe and China welcomes 40 million visitors annually including 6.6 million at Bicester Village alone. Bicester Village currently has the highest sales densities of any shopping centre in the world.

His pro bono activities are focused on education and the arts.

He is a founder Trustee of IntoUniversity, a local charity which has successfully scaled into a national charity with 31 centres. James recently retired as Chair and Trustee and sits on the Advisory Panel. The charity currently supports 36,500 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration. IntoUniversity was described by one Times columnist as ‘the most powerful engine for social mobility in the UK.’

He is a Trustee of Somerset House, a cultural centre in the heart of London which attracts over 3 million visitors a year and combines a historic heritage with a commitment to contemporary culture.

James sits on the Advisory Board of the New College of the Humanities the independent undergraduate and master’s degree college in London.

In the New Years Honours list 2020, James Lambert received an OBE in recognition of his services to social mobility in education.

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New Year’s Honours 2020: education, children's services and social mobility

The New Year Honours list recognises a total of 84 people for their outstanding contributions to education, children’s services and improving social mobility...James Lambert - Lately Chair and Trustee, IntoUniversity. For services to social mobility in education.

IntoUniversity celebrates 15 years

When we began our work just over 15 years ago, we had not anticipated the level of success IntoUniversity would go on to achieve. The charity began in 2002 as a response to the educational inequality faced by young people in West London. Initially, the project worked with secondary school students, however it quickly became apparent that in order to have a transformative impact our work needed to start with primary students, before attitudes towards education became hardened...James Lambert, Chairman of Trustees, IntoUniversity

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James Lambert’s Background

A Founder shareholder and Deputy Chairman
London, UK
Value Retail PLC specialises in the development & operation of luxury outlet shopping Villages in Europe & China.
Founder Trustee 2006, Chair of the Trustee Board 2009-2018, Member of the Advisory Panel 2008-Present
London, UK
IntoUniversity is a national charity that works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.

Other Business Interests

Trustee
London, UK
Somerset House is a new kind of arts centre in the heart of London, designed for today’s audiences and creatives. Offering a diverse and dynamic public programme of contemporary arts and culture, it is also a home to a large community of creative businesses, artists and makers, including Somerset House Studios.
Advisory Board Member
London, UK
James sits on the Advisory Board of the New College of the Humanities the independent undergraduate and master’s degree college in London founded in 2010.
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James Lambert’s Education

Awarded an exhibition to St Catharine's College
1975 - 1978