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2019 Incentive FM Charity Ball

2019 Incentive FM Charity Ball

This years Incentive FM charity ball will take place on Friday 22nd March 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, in support of Cash for kids and Scotty’s little soldiers.

Venue

 DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park, S8 8BW

Drinks Reception From 6.30pm, bar closes at 1am

Event details

Entertainment * 3 Course Meal * Charity Auction * Raffle * Live Band * Close up Magician * Disco * Casino

Dress code: Black Tie /Cocktail Dresses Ticket prices: £67.50 per person & £600 per table of 10

Rooms: £90 single / £107 double To reserve your ticket please contact: charityball@incentive-fm.com or www.incentive-charityball.com

 

For your invitation please click here

Incentive QAS & SWC take on Rough Runner 5km

Incentive QAS & SWC take on Rough Runner 5km

It’s that time of year when the Incentive QAS team are putting themselves through a grueling challenge in the name of Scotty’s Little Soldiers – our chosen charity partner that is set up to assist bereaved families of our armed forces.

On the 8th September a team of 20 of us will be participating in the Rough Runner 5km obstacle race in London’s Finsbury Park. Rough Runner is a game show inspired obstacle race combining challenges from Gladiators, Ninja Warrior, Takeshi’s Castle and Total Wipe Out.

We will get wet, we will get tired, and we possibly may get injured (hopefully not though!)

Each member of the team has been tasked with fundraising just £100 each to hit our £2,000 target. If you are able to donate to this worthwhile cause and show your support for the Incentive QAS Team, please follow this link and give what you can.

Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated and if you can make it on the day to cheer us on we look forward to seeing you.

Thank You
Jamie

Incentive QAS at Rough Runner 2017

The Incentive QAS Team taking part this year are:

Jamie Wright, Managing Director
Emily Cunnane, Operations Manager
Nick Shead, Operations Manager
Nicky Rifat, Housekeeping Manager 110 Bishopsgate
Mark Yull, Operations Manager
Gareth Thomas, Managing Director – SWC
Chris Thomas, Commercial Director – SWC
David Brown, Commercial Director
Daniel Restrepo, Housekeeping Supervisor 110 Bishopsgate
Tim Linsell, Housekeeping Manager Citypoint
Geovanny Jarrin, Supervisor Citypoint
Miguel Pena, Supervisor Citypoint
Laura Saunders, ITV
Charlotte Powell, Assistant Facilities Manager 110 Bishopsgate
Luke O’Leary, Window Cleaner 110 Bishopsgate
Robbie Almond, Window Cleaner 110 Bishopsgate
Ivan Cueva, Supervisor 110 Bishopsgate
Darren Thomson, Sales Executive Incentive FM Group
Louis Wright, Operations Manager SWC
Wayne Brown, Operations Manager SWC

Cash For Kids Super Hero Day!

Cash For Kids Super Hero Day!

Incentive FM Operations Director Glenn Wilson & Facilities Manager Debbie Hattersley present one of our charity partners ‘Cash 4 Kids’ with an £8,000 cheque, their 50% share in the IFM Northern charity ball held in March.

This fantastic event hosted by Cash 4 Kids to launch the start of this years Superhero Day see details below of how you can take part & raise funds for such a worthy cause.

Superhero Day 2018

Sign up your school, college, university, business or place of work to fundraise on Friday 4th May then dust off your superhero outfit and join in. This is your chance to step up for Cash for Kids, reveal the superhero in you or your company and make a real difference!  Become a fundraiser 

Adam Reed’s Race to the Stones

Adam Reed’s Race to the Stones

In July, Adam Reeds part of the SHEQ Team – will be taking part in the Race to the Stones challenge which involves a 100K trek over two days from the Chilterns to the Avebury Stones. Fundraising will be for Scotty’s Little Soldiers and he would like to raise at least £500. Any donations will be very gratefully received for this great cause.
(If you would like to donate, please follow the link)

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AdamReeds

 

Charity Ball Raises over £15,000

Charity Ball Raises over £15,000

The Northern Charity Ball, hosted by Incentive FM Group, was held last week in Sheffield and was a resounding success, beating last year’s amount by raising over £15,000 for this year’s chosen charities, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and Cash for Kids.

Guests from the facilities management sector and wider business community put on their luckiest attire and took part in the extravagant charity ball and casino night, which was held at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Sheffield Park. The ball, now in its fourth consecutive year, was hosted by Incentive FM and included a blind and silent charity auction, a raffle, and a three-course dinner, and enjoyed music from a live band.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is dedicated to supporting bereaved children who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces, and Cash for Kids works to provide underprivileged and sick children in local communities with a brighter future.

Glenn Wilson, Operations Director at Incentive FM Group, said:

“We are thrilled with how the successful the event was, and believe it was our best to date. Thanks to the generosity of all our guests, we were able to raise an incredible £15,000 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers and Cash For Kids, completely smashing last year’s amount.”

Scotty’s appeal for Volunteers!

Scotty’s appeal for Volunteers!

Scotty’s Little Soldiers has been given the opportunity to collect at  QPR V BARNSLEY Match at Loftus Road

Scotty’s desperately need some more collectors to help.

Message from Scotty’s Little Soldiers:

If anyone at Incentive FM Group  would be interested in collecting with us  as we need lots of collectors to maximise this great opportunity.

You can make a real difference for Scotty’s if you are available and you get the chance to watch the match for free!!!

You will be provided with everything you need

Please contact Kate 07392 868290

October 2017 Incentive FM Group Client drinks

October 2017 Incentive FM Group Client drinks

The October 2017 Incentive FM Group Client drinks party was held for the second year running at the City of London Club in Old Broad Street. Our lively gathering of friends, clients and staff amounted to more than seventy people who were treated to a fine array of food and wines with an Italian twist.

For further entertainment and cultural enlightenment, we were treated to the musical accompaniment of a string quartet and for the art lovers, Frank Gambini produced two portraits during the evening in charcoal whilst his model sat patiently awaiting a view of his completed work.

The two pictures were auctioned at the end of the evening with all £ 1,600 raised going to our current charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers. Many thanks to the winning bidders, Chris Denness of Capco and Howard Morris of Crossways developments.

The evening was a great success and an opportunity for friends old and new to mix and mingle.

 

Clay Pigeon Shoot – 2017

Clay Pigeon Shoot – 2017

The light rain didn’t dampen proceedings as, Incentive FM Group’s annual clay pigeon shoot raised over £10,000 with extra donations still coming in, for Scotty’s Little Soldiers. The event was held at the fantastic EJ Churchill Shooting Ground in High Wycombe – home to the World Championships of Shooting. The day comprised of a welcome breakfast, safety briefing, shooting, post shoot champagne, lunch, prizes and fundraising auction. All the guns were joined by Stuart Robinson and Kate Dring from Scotty’s Little Soldiers Charity, to provide education and discussion about the charity, as well as assisting with the raffle and auction.

Fourteen teams (70 guns) entered, with each ranked at regular, occasional and novice standards. For the first team a flurry system was adopted, meaning that everyone shot together as a team. There was stiff competition across the Incentive FM Group companies, as well as several key clients and suppliers.

The winning team was Gavin Jones Ltd with a staggering 310, with Barclays and the Incentive FM Group team, captained by Chairman Jeremy Waud in joint second place on 301. Amusingly, the Bluewater Shopping Centre team took home a cuddly pheasant toy each for the clay conservation prize with a score of 187.

The instructors for the day were tasked with voting for the best male and best female of the day, judged on number of clays hit and the difficulty of the clays hit. Claire Huffman of Morphose took the ladies prize, and Andy Mighall of Gavin Jones was the High Gun for the males.

Incentive FM chairman Jeremy Waud said:

“Yet again, the charity clay pigeon shoot was a fantastic and fun event and we are thrilled to have raised over £10,000 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which is a very worthy cause.

Charity Ball raises £13,000 for Children’s Charities

Charity Ball raises £13,000 for Children’s Charities

The Northern Charity Ball, hosted by Incentive FM Group, was held this week in Sheffield and was a resounding success, raising over £13,000 for this year’s chosen charities, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and Cash for Kids.

Over 200 guests from the facilities management sector and wider business community donned their finest attire and put on their dancing shoes at the event, which was held at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Sheffield Park. The ball, now in its third consecutive year, was hosted by Incentive FM and included a blind and silent charity auction and a three-course dinner.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is dedicated to supporting bereaved children who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces and Cash for Kids works to provide underprivileged and sick children in local communities with a brighter future.

Glenn Wilson, Operations Director at Incentive FM Group, said:

“This is the third year that we have hosted the Northern Ball and we are thrilled with how successful it was. The two chosen charities are close to everyone at Incentive’s hearts, so it’s great that the event managed to raise even more than last year.”

For more pictures and info on the event please visit our Incentive charity ball website 

Incentive appoint new Charity

Incentive appoint new Charity

Children’s Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, has been announced as the chosen charity for national Facilities Management company Incentive FM Group for the next three years.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved children who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces, was chosen by Incentive FM Group’s staff earlier this month.

Employees were encouraged to put forward their most deserving charity to be shortlisted as one of the potential beneficiaries. Once the shortlist was drawn up, the charity’s “champion” gave a presentation on the charity’s’ work to secure the selection at Incentive FM Groups recent annual conference.

 

 

Security Manager for Incentive Lynx and Scotty’s Champion, Will Livings, gave a speech during dinner  in support of the charity. Having previously served in the Parachute Regiment he invited colleagues who have served in the armed forces to make themselves known in order to highlight the number of people affected. A total of 125 Directors and senior  staff at the conference unanimously voted to support Scotty’s Little Soldiers as Incentive FM’s next chosen charity.

Jeremy Waud, Chairman, Incentive FM Group said:

“We are very proud to be supporting such a great charity. We have a huge amount of respect for all our servicemen and women therefore helping the children of those who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces is of great importance to us. We have had great success in the past fundraising for our chosen charities and hopefully this one will be no different.”

As part of the three-year partnership, Incentive FM Group will encourage its UK sites and subsidiaries to fundraise on behalf of Scotty’s and they are already planning the first of many events.

Scotty’s founder, Nikki Scott, was delighted with the news:

“I am honoured that Incentive FM Group has chosen Scotty’s as their preferred charity. The whole team cannot wait to see what the next three years have to offer in partnership with this amazing company. We are looking forward to hearing about all their fundraising activities and I know everyone at Scotty’s would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.”

To learn more about Scotty’s Little Soldiers, visit: http://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/

 

Incentive QAS take on  Rough Runner Obstacle race

Incentive QAS take on Rough Runner Obstacle race

The Incentive QAS team tackled this years Rough Runner 5K obstacle race on Clapham Common on the 17th September. The ten participants undertook a 5km run along with 10 ‘gameshow inspired’ obstacles, including hang tough and the travelator from TV’s Gladiators.

This was completed to raise funds for two young boys with cerebral palsy, Aiden Thomas and Thomas Reddington – their stories are detailed below.

Their JustGiving page is still open until 30th September, so if you think seeing Jamie Wright fall face first in to a pool of muddy water is funny, please visit the link and place a donation to this very worthy cause.


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The volunteers (victims?) taking part are:

Jamie Wright (aka Jumping Jay) Gareth Thomas (aka Turbo Thomas)
Nick Shead (aka Speedy Sheady) Laura Saunders (aka Leaping Laur)
Emily Cunnane (aka Pocket Rocket) Charlotte Powell (aka Rainbow Dash)
Mark Yull (aka the Musc-Yull Man) Daniel Restrepo (aka Daniel San)
Tim Linsell (aka Tiger Tim) Ivan Cueva (aka Iron-Man Ivan)

The reason we have all signed up to endure this gruelling test of strength and stamina wass to raise funds for two exceptionally brave and determined boys with Cerebral Palsy, Aiden Thomas and Thomas Reddington – their stories are highlighted below and on our JustGiving Page

We appreciate you must receive numerous requests for fundraising donations on a regular basis, so any support you can provide will be gratefully received on our just giving page here:

JustGiving Page

There are many that choose not to embark on events such as Rough Runner.  Aiden and Thomas don’t have that choice, which is why we are running for them.

Please help us help them.


THOMAS REDDINGTON

By Jamie Wright

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Thomas is my best mate.

We go to the football together, he takes the micky out of me, he makes me laugh all the time and he is the life and soul of any social gathering.

Thomas is 7 and he has Spastic Quadriplegia, which is a form of Cerebral Palsy that affects both his upper and lower limbs.

Thomas can’t stand or walk, he has a manual wheelchair, which he is super fast in and is continually improving his mobility through it’s use.  Daily use aids this improvement and he regularly attends Whizz Kids Wheel Chair lessons – where more often than not you can find him at the front of the class telling all the other kids what to do!

Thomas’ disability brings many challenges for him. The smallest of day to day tasks that most of us take for granted, such as brushing our teeth or having a shower are extremely difficult for Thomas – neither of which he can currently do independently.

I want Thomas to live as full and as independent a life as he possibly can and this means that he needs a home environment that is fully adapted to meet all of his complex needs as well as regular visits to Whizz Kids and physiotherapy sessions.

Thomas is a fantastic human being, my best mate, and he deserves to live as full a life as possible.


AIDEN THOMAS

By Gareth Thomas

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Aiden was born ten weeks prematurely along with his twin brother, Owen on 1 January 2010.  Both boys spent 8 weeks in neonatal intensive and special care before being allowed home.

At around 8 months we started to notice that Aiden wasn’t hitting his milestones and was struggling to keep up with Owen.

At a routine yearly check-up we were told by his paediatrician that Aiden had Cerebral Palsy and that he would be a wheelchair user.  Aiden was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia which means that his brain wasn’t sending signals to the muscles in his legs and right arm correctly and causing them to be stiff and stopped him using them properly.

Following an operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) undertaken in St Louis Missouri in 2012 it was predicted that with intense physiotherapy, Aiden would become an independent walker in all environments.

My wife, Vicky and I were naturally over the moon and Aiden continues to progress well, however, he has to attend weekly 2-hour physio sessions every Saturday and also weeklong blocks of physio every school holidays, which are all funded personally.

We have now used all of the money we have previously raised and are having to start fundraising again to ensure that we can continue to give Aiden every opportunity to fulfill his potential, lead a full life and grow up being able to do the same things as his twin brother.

See how Jamie got on!

Benefits of Fundraising article in I-FM

Benefits of Fundraising article in I-FM

Why giving back gives back

Glenn Wilson explains how it is not just charities that will benefit from an organisation’s fundraising initiatives.

It is safe to say that we are a society of fundraisers. Last year, 67% of adults living in the UK donated to charity, raising more than £9.6bn in the process. I, like many others, frequently support friends and colleagues who are attempting to raise substantial sums of money by taking part in charity events – be it a grueling endurance race, skydiving, or jumping into the saddle to take part in the famous London to Brighton bike ride.

Like other businesses, we actively encourage our employees to fundraise both individually and as part of a team and as a result we have felt a number of benefits for our business aside from just raising money – for example –

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Improved brand awareness
The new millennial generation is more inclined to search for employment within organisations that boast a strong set of ethical values, which incorporates fundraising. It has also become apparent that, as a generation, they are more likely to use a product if it is either ethically sourced or if by buying it they are helping a charitable cause. Charitable giving can proactively boost your brand’s image, helping you to stand out among competitors and attracting potential new talent.

Increased team morale
As Incentive FM employees are based throughout the UK, ensuring every member of the team takes pride in where they work is important. One of the key things I have noticed in my experience is that company-wide fundraising draws people together. Everyone taking part in an event has the same end goal; the only way to achieve that is by working together, consequently forging stronger relationships within a team. Similarly, it instills a sense of pride in the fact that their employer is encouraging them to do something different to their everyday work routine.

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How to encourage staff to fundraise
In addition, encouraging a friendly competitive work environment is a great way of engaging staff. As part of our charity fundraising efforts we set each team an individual fundraising target with the aim of raising the most money and beating their peers. It is also a fantastic way of motivating staff as it instills a sense of team achievement once the target has been met. As an example, our team at The Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Macclesfield thrashed its £108 annual target by raising an incredible £700 by completing the Three Peaks challenge.

The varying ways in which companies can rally together to donate can be seen through our various teams across the UK. Friars Square Shopping Centre in Aylesbury did a fantastic job of contributing to the company’s charitable effort by taking part in the Wolf Run (Mud Run) raising a total of £1,600. They also committed to helping the Poppy Appeal in aid of The Royal British Region, adding a phenomenal £11,000 to the total.
Similarly, the team at Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre in Sheffield took part in a different charitable event each month, ranging from the Three Peaks Challenge to a ‘Name The Teddy’ competition. In total, they raised £2,052, which brought Incentive FM’s fundraising total for the past year to a whopping £25,253.

As Regional Director, it is a great pleasure to see how our fundraising efforts have contributed to an increase in staff morale and workplace pride. We will continue to prioritise raising money for a variety of worthwhile causes, ensuring we can help more people in need whilst promoting a sense of togetherness across our teams.

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Glenn Wilson is Regional Director at Incentive FM.