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.
The second annual FM Industry Charity ball took place on March 19th at Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn. It was a sell-out, with just less than 400 leading players in the sector dancing till dawn and raising over £28k for The Royal Marsden. Funds were raised through a charity auction, heads and tails, silent auction and also £20 of each ticket going directly to the fundraising. We topped the first years fundraising by over £6k. The event was supported by a large number of companies including Mayflower, Acorn Maintenance, Darwin Clayton, OCS, Morphose, RICS and BIFM who all booked tables.
Entertainment was provided by Natalie Williams and the Soul Family band, who are usually found at Ronnie Scott’s in Soho. The 10 piece band was extremely impressive encouraging a large number of guests to carry on to an ‘after party’.
Amanda Heaton at The Royal Marsden, said: “This event has raised an incredible sum of money which will make an enormous difference to the lives of people who receive treatment through the hospital. The £28,000 raised has been directly put towards Prof. Johnston’s research team. Ismena Clout was treated by Prof. Johnston before she sadly passed last year, and it was lovely to see the Professor speaking at the event.”
The event was organised by a committee who represent a cross section of the industry: Jeremy Waud (Incentive FM Group); David Sharp (Workplace Law); Cathy Hayward (Magenta); and Nick Atherton (Morphose). It was promoted by City Sports Management Ltd.
Jeremy Waud, Managing Director at Incentive FM Group, explains: “The idea was to build on the success of the 2014 event and hold an industry‐wide fun, black tie evening in London without a direct affiliation to any other industry trade bodies or media organisations. There were no event sponsors – this was an event held by the industry, for the industry and its chosen charity. It was great to see the main players in the industry attending – combining the youngsters and senior members of the industry.”
We were again lucky to be able to take a number of good friends and clients with us to Gleneagles for our annual camping out in the glorious rolling hills of Perthshire. The history of our involvement with Gleneagles goes back to the early days of Incentive when we specialised in the maintenance of hotels and we looked after the entire Gleneagles estate as well as the Scotsman and Balmoral Hotels in Edinburgh. We still have many friends at Gleneagles including the Managing Director, Finance Director and Food and Beverage Director, all of whom we worked with prior to buying our time share week at Glenmor which we look forward to using each June.
This year’s group one of visitors was hosted by Jeremy Waud and Bill Pollard and included friends old and new. Gary Yardley of Capco, John Prestwich of CBRE, James Carragher from Land Securities and Kevin Sensier of Capita all made return visits. Tour debutants were Ben Hill of Broadgate Estates and Charles Waud who skilfully was waiting in the wings for a late call up!
The second group of staff and friends was hosted by Martin Reed, Bruce McDonnell and Glenn Wilson. On the client front we welcomed Malcolm Angus from JLL, Chris Denness from Covent Garden, Mark Punton from Dover Harbour Board, and industry friends Lance Flor and Chris Windass. Incidentally some of this team proved their skills in the art of beer pong rather than golf this time around.
The first group witnessed some spirited performances with the Waud’s doing close battle on day one and Charles Waud coming out on top over the combination of Kings and PGA course rounds, winning by five points from Bill Pollard and six points from his father. Ben Hill can away with the coveted ‘Brown Garter’ in last place, but had the longest laugh winning the sweepstake and accordingly driving south with Scottish notes in his back pocket.
The overall Incentive FM Team Trophy stays in Scotland and returns to Malcolm Angus from the second group, who with 37 points narrowly edged out Glenn Wilson. There is a very strong rumour that Malcom is having a severe handicap review for next year!
Incentive FM Group’s annual clay pigeon shoot raised thousands of pounds for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphan trust.The Event was held at the Horne clay pigeon club in Reigate, Surrey, and also included a charity auction. Twelve teams (60 guns) entered, with each ranked at regular, occasional and novice standards, allowing individuals to compete against people of similar abilities. After “Judicious” handicapping of the more experienced teams, the winning team on the day was incentive lynx security and the high gun individual award was shared between Martin reed, incentive FM Group MD, and Robin Booker of Morphose on 28 out of 36 clay’s in the twelve stand competition. 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 £9,000 for the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust, which is a very worthy cause. The Money will make a real difference when it comes to protecting and preserving endangered species across Africa, including Elephants and Black Rhino.