History of
Bewonder*

2007

JLL Retail Marketing team started from the London office, initially run by two people who outsourced to marketing agencies for shopping centre and retail marketing projects.

2009

With her agency background, Kaye Walker joined the team to set up the Northern division from the JLL Leeds office.

2010

Kaye Walker promoted to lead the team, which sees a shift in operations towards an agency approach, reducing the reliance on external marketing agencies.

Team wins the marketing contract for the Aberdeen Standard Investment and LaSalle Investment Management retail portfolios.

2012

Team headcount of 10 across two offices in London and Leeds.

Team sees %X increase in revenue following shift towards an agency approach.

2013

Team awarded the SCEPTRE Marketing Manager of the Year award, which recognises marketing excellence in the shopping centre industry, as well as Young Achiever Awards.

With the rapid development of digital requirements, the team launches its new digital division.

2014

Team launches Rubix, a platform to enable email marketing integrations.

2015

Bewonder* launches with its new name and visual identity as a standalone retail marketing agency and wholly owned subsidiary of JLL. Watch our launch night.

Bewonder* crowned BCSC Purple Apple Team of the Year award; highlighting the agency’s achievements of the finest talent in the industry.

Team has grown to 35 people.

Bewonder* launches its own PR team.

2016

Launch of in-house design team, enabling Bewonder* to combine its industry expertise with an expanded range of design and creative services.

2018

Bewonder* delivers industry-first non-gender specific fashion show for a key retail client.

2019

Bewonder* boosts its experience capabilities with launch of the Customer Experience (CX) team

2021

Bewonder* announces team expansion plan with 12 new roles and a restructure, defining career paths and professional growth opportunities for all people and enhancing the integrated capabilities of the agency.

Bewonder* refreshes its brand and launches a new agency purpose, to reflect the diversity of its products, services and value for clients.

We’re always looking for people with ambition to join our team.