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James Lambert

Value Retail PLC

London, UK

A Founder shareholder and Deputy Chairman

Value Retail PLC

James Lambert

Biography

James 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 and Chair of IntoUniversity, a local charity which has successfully scaled into a national charity with 27 centres. It currently supports 29,000 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.

James Lambert’s Newsfeed

01 Oct 2017
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

01 Apr 2016
IntoUniversity Changing Society for the Better

James Lambert, IntoUniversity's Chair of Trustees in the Spotlight: ‘"We have grown from helping a handful of individuals to a point where we are genuinely changing society for the better...It is hard to believe how much we have grown and achieved in less than ten years. It is a remarkable narrative and we are truly indebted to our founders, our staff, our volunteers and our funders who make it possible for us to pursue this inspiring vision: closing the UK’s opportunity gap through education."

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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.
Chair of the Trustee Board
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