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James Lambert

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 45 million visitors annually including 7.3 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 42,500 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.

James Lambert’s Newsfeed

This is Money
How Bicester Village plans to bounce back when lockdown shopping restrictions are lifted in ten days

Deputy chairman of Value Retail PLC, James Lambert, says 'I feel tremendously energised about the re-opening,' he said. 'It will be a great moment, fantastic to see the mall come to life again. The village needs people otherwise it is just real estate.' 

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.

James Lambert’s Background

Founder shareholder and Deputy Chairman
1993 - Present
London, UK
James is a Founder Shareholder and Deputy Chairman of Value Retail PLC, a company that specialises in the development and operation of 11 luxury outlet shopping villages in Europe and China.

Other Business Interests

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Lisburne Holdings
Director
1991 - Present
London, UK
Property investment company based in London.
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Caverncharm Ltd
Director
London, UK
Property investment company based in London.

Philanthropy

Founder Trustee 2006, Chair of the Trustee Board 2009-2018, Member of the Advisory Panel 2008-Present
2009 - 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. IntoUniversity was described by one Times columnist as 'the most powerful engine for social mobility in the UK'.
Advisory Board Member
2011 - Present
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