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Skyline Issue 9: Artist in Residence edition

Artist Residency with Michael Murray Summer event announced! Award for our on-site nursery! New feature: Who’s your style icon?! WIN a trip on a luxury yacht for 8 people! WIN £150 Ticketmaster vouchers: take part in our Easter egg hunt for Cash for Kids! Skyline Online


Issue 9: Artist in Residence edition




Running Club


Who’s your style icon?



Refurbishment plans


Artist in Residence Exhibition



Tenant Focus: Pole to Win International


New billboards Farewell Charlie Welfare reform


WIN £150 Ticketmaster vouchers



Convenient services on your doorstep



New Art: Confucius comes to Skypark

Diary Dates: Upcoming events

Nursery Award / Parent & child first aid course


WIN a trip on a luxury yacht!


On-site services

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Skyline Spring 2011 2013

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WELCOME Spring has sprung! The days are getting longer, thank goodness, and now that the weather’s finally starting to get milder, we can start to make the most of the fantastic location around Skypark. We’re so lucky to be situated in a really up-and-coming area with fabulous little cafés, bars and restaurants on our doorstep, some of which have outside seating for a real summer vibe! And while we’re on the subject, remember that if you’re thinking about getting in shape for summer, Skypark has Pilates and ‘legs, bums and tums’ at lunchtime – ask Kelly for more info. Angela Higgins Owner/Director Resonance Capital

Ken Barrett Owner/Director Resonance Capital

We’ve themed this issue of Skyline around an ambitious project that the team here is excited and proud to host - Michael Murray’s artist in residence project which launches in April. It’s been a massive project for us and the artist with support from Arts & Business Scotland. Michael in collaboration with our tenants, has produced some permanent bespoke works for Skypark during his time here. Thanks to everyone that took part – you’ve helped us leave a legacy for future generations to enjoy! This issue, we’ve also introduced a new section: Style Icons! See page 6 for more. This feature will regularly highlight the best dressed on site... will it be you? There’s also a tenant spotlight on page 4 – we want all our tenants to get to know each other, and perhaps even work together, so this section helps to make that happen. Skyline Spring is also jam-packed with tenant news, offers and updates. We hope you find this useful and, of course if there’s ever anything you’d like to see featured in the magazine, please don’t hesitate to have a chat to Kelly. It’s going to be a busy few months and we hope that you enjoy Spring at Skypark. As Leo Tolstoy said “Spring is the Season of plans and projects” and that’s certainly true here!

Mark Holmes Asset Manager Moorfield Group

Best wishes


Malcolm McFetridge Centre Manager Skypark

Lynne Feighan Deputy Centre Manager Skypark

Lisa & Kelly

Lisa KIrsop Tenant Services Skypark

Kelly Naylor Concierge & Events Skypark

Tenant Focus:

game on for pole to win international Did you know that Scotland is ranked third in Europe’s top 50 games developer locations*? That’s quite an achievement for our small country. One of the gaming sector’s success stories is Pole to Win International whose UK head office is based here at Skypark. Marion Muir, General Manager and Site Head of Pole to Win International tells us the company’s story so far. Marion says, “We are “gamers at heart” and we live and breathe the gaming industry! We are proud to be one of the leading providers of games testing and customer support services to the interactive entertainment industry. “We have worked across all platforms, regions and genres of games supporting many thousands of games for publishers and developers both large and small, worldwide and in Scotland” “Our UK office, based on the 9th floor of Skypark in Glasgow is the centre for localisation games testing and customer support. Skypark, Glasgow is an ideal location to have a UK base. The city has a wealth of foreign language students that we recruit from the universities who live locally. Our staff is multi lingual as our testing requires native level language skills to ensure the best quality results.”

Marion continues, “Besides the traditional Console focus, we are increasingly seeing our clients extend into the Mobile, Social/Casual and MMO market segments and this is very exciting development. It’s great to be playing our part in providing a unique service to the worldwide gaming sector and we aim to continue this success into the future.” For example, Scotland has a thriving gaming industry, thanks to a close knit community of developers around Dundee and a growing creative output from the country’s universities. The country punches well above its weight and has consistently produced world-famous titles such as classic Lemmings, the BAFTA-Award winning Championship Manager 5 and Grand Theft Auto **. For more on Pole to Win International contact Ref: * ** SDI sub-sectors/games-and-animation.aspx


Confucius comes to Skypark We are thrilled to announce the artist and teacher Chi Zhang of the Confucius Institute for Scotland is exhibiting his work at Skypark. This is a rare opportunity to view an extensive range of Chinese calligraphy and brush painting by Scotland’s leading Chinese artist. Chi Zhang says “My paintings focus on the Scottish landscape and encapsulate the essence of the surroundings. I do this using traditional Chinese materials and techniques, exploiting the rich effects created by the interaction of brush, ink, water and paper, and contrasting delicate line with patches of ink and colour. I am delighted to be exhibiting at Skypark and hope that people onsite will be inspired by art in the workplace.” Chi is a graduate of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. His work has been exhibited both in the UK and in China: VAS annual exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2012/2013); Tramway Visual Art Centre, Glasgow (2006); Henan Province Art, Centre, China (1999); and China Printing Museum, Beijing, China (2003). His artwork has also been featured in the media, including China Daily, Dundee Courier, China News Channel, China Radio International and Beijing Evening News. Chi’s work will be on show to the end of April in Skypark 1. More on Chi Zhang is available here:

Running Club Calling all runners! If you’re interested in setting up a running club either over lunch time or after work then get on your marks and get involved in the conversation. Visit mysky noticeboard...

Featured in this issue: Simone Lucas

Who’s your style icon? With so many fabulous stylish looks spotted around Skypark, it’s time for you to reveal and celebrate the icons that inspire your style. In every issue we will be checking out 3 Skyparkers in our brand new feature - who’s your style icon? You could be a classic Gerry Butler in chinos, or vintage lover like Kate Moss or a fan of Sarah Jessica Parker in Manolos! Get the picture? Got an icon? We want to hear from you! To get your picture taken all you need to do is speak to Kelly at reception. Kelly will ask you to answer five simple questions and agree to have your picture featured in Skyline. What are you waiting for! Contact

Where do you work? Road Traffic Law Who’s your style icon? Audrey Hepburn Most prized wardrobe item? Chanel Handbag Biggest fashion disaster? Dying my hair blonde!


Skyline Spring 2013 2011

DIARY DATES For details of all the latest event listings visit:

Fitness every week! LEGS, BUMS & TUMS AND PILATES CLASSES with Clare Buchanan

Comic Relief Friday 15th March Do something funny for money! We will be! The Skypark Team are wearing Onesies for the day! Tell us what you’re up to on our Facebook page and MySky Noticeboard!

O2 Guru

Wednesday & Tuesday, 12.10-12.50pm Drop-ins welcome or book via MySky

First Wednesday of every month. 3rd Apr, 1st May, 5th June 12-2pm, Skypark 1 Reception Free network & handset advice + special phone contract deals.

Film Club

Beauty day Thursday 28th Mar, 25th Apr, 30th May Skypark 1, 20% off all treatments with Beauty LA, manicures, waxing & more...

Massage Day

This Spring... we’re planning to host another film night! Vote for the next movie you’d like us to show... blockbuster, cult classic, independant... the choice is yours! Share your thoughts on the MySky Noticeboard!

First Friday of every month 5th Apr, 3rd May, 7th June 11am-3pm, Acupressure massage to help relax you after a busy week at work!

Blood Bus

Easter Egg Hunt Thursday 28th March, from 12.10pm Skypark 1 Reception, £2 entry WIN £150 worth of Ticketmaster vouchers while raising funds for Cash for Kids. Register at Concierge.

Dr Bike Tuesday 16th April, 12-2pm FREE bike tune-ups, helping you keep your bike in tip-top condition in time for summer. Level -2 bike racks.

Wednesday 12th June 0900-11.30 & 1300-1530 The Blood Bus will be conveniently located on-site this June, giving you the opportunity to give blood, with minimum effort. Email for bookings.

Summer Hoedown Marie Curie Appeal WIN A TRIP ON A LUXURY YACHT FOR 8 PEOPLE. Prize draw on 1st April. The prize is worth £2,500 & includes food, drinks & transport to & from Skypark. Tickets are £5 & all proceeds go to Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal.

Site Social 2nd May 12-2pm, Skypark 1 Join us at our May Site Social for more pop-up shopping and complimentary food & wine from Skypark.

Friday 21st June, 3.30-7pm Dust off those stetsons and grab your cowboy boots and checked shirts, we’re having a Skypark Summer Hoedown! BBQ, bar, fayre ground & lots more! Plus a fun charity event raising money for Cash for Kids and Barnardo’s. Keep an eye on our events page for more info!

Issue 9: Artist in Residence edition



e are pleased to announce that our brand new outdoor area will be completed in time for summer; work is due to commence within the next few weeks! The outdoor breakout area will be positioned to the rear of Skypark 1, by the entrance of Four Seasons Nursery, and will be a non-smoking area for everyone to enjoy! Refurbishments in Skypark 3 have been completed, as well as the upgrade to Skypark 1 lift lobbies. We hope you like the improvements so far, our newly commisioned artwork will be unveiled by the end of March. Read on to find out more...

Skypark 3 entrance Skypark 1 lift lobbies


Skyline Spring 2011 2013

Michael gets set for April exhibition Calling all art fans! We are thrilled to announce that our artist in residence, Michael Murray will unveil his bespoke Skypark art exhibition at the start of April. As you all know, Michael has taken inspiration from your ideas and Skypark’s iconic views of the Glasgow skyline were at the top of the wish list. Michael says, “A massive thank you to everyone who got behind the project. On the first day I climbed onto the roof and snapped 500 pictures of the Glasgow skyline. It’s situations like that when I wish I could spread some wings and have a quick fly around the city before lunch!” Visit our facebook page to find out the date of the official launch



our Seasons at Skypark loves to celebrate and we have had reason to enjoy success. We were amazed recently to be awarded the best small business (fewer than 50 employees) by Glasgow City Council for our work with Modern Apprentices. The ceremony took place in Glasgow City Chambers at a prestigious event. In the last Skyline we described our approach to working with these school leavers so it is fantastic

that our efforts have been recognised. We continue to work with young people to engage them in the world of work giving them the opportunity to develop their careers. Our first Modern Apprentice some 15 years ago is now our dedicated Planning and Development Manager. The nursery celebrated our first award ceremony in February. Our parents, staff and management voted for a variety of awards and the night was a great success. We are graded excellent by the Care Inspectorate so it is important to endorse their grading with the views of our service users. We had amazing comments from our parents about the care and education our staff were providing for their children.

We also have to give an amazing award to our Busy Bees for the best dragon dance. The 3-5 year olds had been learning about Chinese New Year and performed with great energy and enjoyment in the foyer. We learned the most amazing things about China including how long it takes to walk the Great Wall. The staff did forget to hand out the fortune cookies but promise this will happen next year. Do come and visit if you want to see just how amazing Four Seasons is! Contact us on 0141 248 5557

Having seen recent advertising from St Andrew’s First Aid (the leading provider of First Aid in Scotland) expressing these sentiments, a group from Skypark enrolled for a Baby and Child First Aid class. The group thoroughly enjoyed the class which is ideal for anyone wishing to gain knowledge and experience of First Aid for babies and children. The course content includes:- accidents in the home/nursery; recovery position; CPR and treatment for shock; disorders of breathing; hypothermia; disorders of consciousness; wounds and bleeding; injuries to bones and soft tissue; burns and scalds; poisons and miscellaneous conditions.

St Andrew’s First Aid Launch Courses for Parents and Children


n an emergency situation it is critical that basic First Aid is delivered with confidence. Every parent dreads a serious injury for their child and a knowledge of basic First Aid training could make a life-saving difference. From research it is known that Scottish parents are poorly equipped to deliver potentially life-saving First Aid to save their child in a medical emergency. 45% of Scottish parents would not be confident of knowing what to do if their 10 year old child was choking and the greatest fears have been identified as head injury, choking, drowning, and burns.

One high profile celebrity who recently undertook the course was Kaye Adams and her daughter Charly. Before taking the course Kaye had first-hand experience of dealing with a terrifying moment when her five year old daughter Bonnie turned pale and fell from a chair during a visit to the hairdressers. “When Bonnie collapsed I had no idea what to do,” said Kaye. “As a parent you always have a niggling worry at the back of your head that you might not be able to act in the event of an emergency. You always think it’s not going to happen to you, but things do happen and I hated feeling so inadequate.” If you would like to take part in a St Andrew’s First Aid training course visit


Skypark my choice Graham Walker

Fresh Faces Smile on the Expressway Meet the Skypark Team

It’s all change on the Clydeside Expressway for our Big Boards ‘Skypark is…’ campaign! The new season’s boards feature Graham Walker of Roadtrafficlaw. com and Julie and Liam of Pole to Win. ‘Skypark is…’ launched last autumn and features some of our tenants as models

and every season brings a fresh new face in celebration of our Skypark community. The 20 foot tall billboards are visible from the Clydeside Expressway, so make sure that you give Julie, LIam and Graham a wave as you drive past!

Skyline Newsflash… The Welfare Reform Act 2012: What’s it all about?

Charlie Mooney celebrates 8 years at Skypark


ongratulations to Charlie Mooney our groundsman who retired in February, after 8 years of service at Skypark. All the best Charlie you will be missed!

Introduced by the UK Government, the Welfare Reform Act 2012 is big news. It represents the biggest shake up of the welfare system in 60 years and it could affect people in work. For example, it could affect you if you are working and claiming child tax credits or working tax credits and are living in rented accommodation or are a factored owner. Here’s a quick guide on the changes and how you can find out more. In April 2013, the Under Occupancy Tax or ‘Bedroom Tax’ will be introduced. For example, if you are a couple under Pension Credit age with no children, living in a two bedroom house, you will be considered as having one bedroom too many. This means that your housing benefit will be cut by 14%. Single people with a three bedroom house will be considered as having two bedrooms too many and will lose 25% of their housing benefit.

In June, the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) will be replaced by Personal Independence Payments. Initially this will affect new claimants only but over time existing DLA claimants will be assessed under the new scheme. This is likely to result in many losing some or all of their entitlement. The Universal Credit represents the most radical and far reaching reform of the benefits system ever attempted and will represent a challenge to claimants in terms of how they budget, pay their rent and manage claims online. A monthly payment will be paid into a bank account and will include Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance. To find out more contact your housing association or follow the link www. legislation-and-key-documents/welfarereform-act-2012/


THURSDAY 28TH MARCH From 12.10pm, starts in Skypark 1 Reception Register with



G Hello sailor! WIN a luxury champagne cruise on the River Clyde and help support the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal

raham Walker of has launched a fabulous fundraiser in support of the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal. Graham has teamed up with the Skypark management team to donate a luxury cruise on the River Clyde for 8, on the state of the art catamaran “Dualist” with a delicious champagne lunch by Fins of Fairlie. Graham Walker of Roadtrafficlaw. com says, “Entering the raffle is a chance to win an adventure down the Clyde on the luxury 42 foot catamaran “Dualist”. The skipper and crew will make sure that you and your friends enjoy a wonderful day out topped by superb food and drinks. The trip includes free transfers to and from Skypark to Largs. There’s even a chance to helm and sail the catamaran! “We all need to take time to get away from it all but we never seem to get around to it! Happily, this is an opportunity for you, colleagues or friends to experience a memorable and spectacular day out in one of Scotland’s most stunning landscapes.”

Graham continues “The trip will head from the top of Cumbrae across the Firth of Clyde, past Rothesay and Port Banantyne and into the stunning chasm of The Kyles. The journey is steeped in history. You’ll see The Burnt Isles, Wreck Bay and ‘The Maids of Bute’ as we head up to Caladh. At anchor in Caladh Harbour you’ll be served a gourmet lunch on board, provided by Fins of Fairlie. “Next we circumnavigate Bute down the West Kyles, passing Tighnabruaich, and the spectacular views of Arran and its ‘Sleeping Warrior’. At the southern tip of Bute, we steer a course back to Largs across open water and don’t forget to look out for dolphins and submarines!” finishes Graham. To find out more visit Graham’s blog by logging into MySky on the Skypark website and more on Road Traffic Law by visiting

For a chance to win this fantastic prize and raise funds for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal all you need to do is buy a £5 raffle ticket from Kelly at Concierge. The prize winner will be announced on the 1st April 2013.





Delivery is every Thursday (order by 5pm Tuesday) Order via their Lish or Facebook shop.




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Enter SKYPARK in the coupon section at checkout, then no delivery charge will be included. Use Skypark as the delivery address. You can also order by calling the bakery on 0141 554 9981 and make a payment by card, or email



FREE DELIVERY of organic breads & coffee to Skypark


Delicious seasonal fruit & vegetable Now is the time to support boxes. Delivered your Local Farmer. weekly to Skypark In return we will supply you with the best produce Scotland has to offer with FREE local delivery every orFriday. to your home for FREE! Edenmill Farm | Stockiemuir Road | Blanefield | Glasgow | G63 9AX FREE FARM SHOP 01360 771 707 | Special Skypark | DELIVERY to Skypark discounts available. /EdenmillFarm


every Thursday, plus 15% OFF all orders of fresh farm produce.

Order online by Wednesday or call 01360 771 707

01560 600 895

Our new and exclusive ‘Skyperks’ card is now available! If you haven’t got one yet, log in to MySky and sign-up or pick one up from Concierge. It gives you access to a growing number of discounts from a wide range of businesses. Visit the website to see what’s on offer..... For access to MySky, please contact Sign up to find out the latest on-site news and events; share information with your fellow colleagues and neighbours on the noticeboard; and book our on-site services including massage and beauty treatments, fitness classes, meeting rooms, car valet and visitors parking.


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The next issue is coming in June 2013. For comments and content please contact: or

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For details of any of the services below, email or call 0141 221 5164

Dr Bike


Free bike tune-ups and repairs or call 0141 221 5164

Farm Shop Delivery FREE to Skypark every Thursday

Travel Clinic Every Wednesday


Cycle club

Paper/plastic/glass aluminium/food ink & toner cartridges

Email: Robert.brogan for details

On-site Nursery

Mobile phone advice

1st Wednesday of every month

Fitness Classes Pilates and Legs, Bums & Tums

Prescription Drop-off with REACH PHARMACY

Dry Cleaners

Beauty Days Last Thursday of every month

Dry cleaning Alterations / Laundry Ironing / Shoe repair

Car Valet


Every Tuesday

Throughout Skypark 1

Massage Meeting Days rooms 1st Friday of every month

From ÂŁ10 p.h. / ÂŁ60 p.d.


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