TEENAGE CANCER TRUST EXHIBITION SUCCESS HERALD BUDGET BRIEFING EVENT AT SKYPARK SKYPARK SECURITY TEAM WIN AN AWARD PLANNING CONSENT GRANTED FOR THE AZURE BUILDING
Image by Harriot Murden, donated to the TCT Art Exhibition
ISSUE 13: SPRING '14
WIN AN OVERNIGHT STAY AT THE RADDISON BLU
IN THIS ISSUE
Teenage Cancer Trust Art Exhibition
Playlist for Life
New Service: Dietary Advice
WIN a stay at The Raddison Blu!
06 The Azure Building
13 Spotlight on
14 Events Diary
gets planning consent
Security team win an award!
Lesley Reid Nutritional FREE Skypark CASHHealth WITHDRAWALS News
Lesley Reid Nutritional Health AT OUR ON-SITE ATM
BEAUTY Finding your Feet DAY
Tenant Focus: AC2.com & Actual Signs
New Service: Chiropractic Clinic
DR BIKE: FREE BIKE Discount Card MAINTENANCE SKYPARK DISCOUNT CARD Skypark
HEALTH SERVICES: PRESCRIPTION DROPOFF, FLU VACCINATION, BLOOD DONATION & TRAVEL CLINIC LAUNDRY, DRY CLEANING, ALTERATIONS & IRONING SERVICES
MEET THE TEAM Angela Higgins Owner/Director Resonance Capital
Ken Barrett Owner/Director Resonance Capital
Mark Holmes Asset Manager Moorfield Group
Malcolm McFetridge Centre Manager Skypark
Lynne Feighan Deputy Centre Manager Skypark
WELCOME Hello and welcome to the new issue of Skyline! Because it's the season we've done a little spring cleaning and have prepared our suites ready for the newest tenants. We're delighted that Beano and Broons publishers DC Thomson, international airline Emirates and animation studio Axis have now taken up office space at Skypark, and we can't wait to show them what we have to offer as the biggest business campus in Scotland. In other news Skypark might have a new neighbour: planning consent has been granted for the Azure Building, 135,000 sq. ft. of 'Grade A' office accommodation adjacent to Skypark 1. Resonance Capital and Moorfield Group are hoping that the development will be completed by late 2015, but that depends on whether a major tenant is secured first. Watch this space for news on a future next-door neighbour! We have a new face behind the reception! Poppy joins us while Kelly is on maternity leave and has been doing a sterling job so far organising socials and supporting tenants and visitors. Congratulations are also in order to Kelly, who delivered wee baby Sophie (see page 20 for a picture!) over the Christmas period. We wish you all the best in your time away, Kelly, and look forward to your return! Palmaris Services are due a round of congratulating as well: Skypark's security team have been named as the best in Scotland by the British Security Industry Association. Go to page 12 to find out what this award means for the hardworking team. We hope you enjoy the magazine and the rest of the season!
Poppy Brown Concierge & Events Skypark
Lisa Kirsop Marketing Associate & Tenant Liaison Skypark
Lisa Kirsop Marketing Associate & Tenant Liaison Lisa@skypark-glasgow.com
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A promising art student suffering from leukaemia became the impetus for an ambitious art exhibition held at Skypark. Read on to find out more behind the inspiring story.
udith Beattie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in September on the second day of her final year of her degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at just twenty years old. Since her diagnosis she has been receiving treatment from the TCT Ward at Beatson Hospital in Glasgow, and the care has been so impressive she and her ‘triplets’ decided to hold a fundraiser for TCT as a way of saying thanks. Judith’s twin sister Katie and best friend and ‘honorary triplet’ Shannon Beattie (no relation) hosted the exhibition at Skypark from 22nd February to 2nd March where visitors were able to buy artwork by Jude, her family and friends, as well as well-established Scottish artists. Katie Beattie, as she launched the event, said: “As my sister is an art student herself the obvious choice of a fundraiser was to hold an art exhibition. I started asking family and friends and eventually I had over 200 pieces donated to sell, which was an unbelievable response. There was a wide variety of pieces from paintings, photographs to jewellery and hand-crafted goods, a considerable number by prominent Scottish artists.”
Images: (this page) Loch Lomond Dusk from near Balmaha by Andy Peutherer; (from left) Judith Beattie, Katie Beattie and Shannon Beattie; (opposite page) clockwise from above - Reflections by Shannon Beattie; Phyllis Mulligan; Elephant by Judith Beattie;
“We had work by Judith on sale, and a great painting of Judith’s eye called ‘Reflections’ by her best friend Shannon who she met art art college. The response from family and friends and the help we received in setting up the exhibition from Life with Art has been overwhelming. We’ve raised £12,000, so much more than our initial estimate! It’s a testament to how much we want to support Judith and also the TCT for the great support they’ve given us.” The exhibition launched on the evening of 21st February at Skypark and ran from 22nd February to 2nd March, with all proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust. For more information about the exhibition and to view the donated artwork please visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TCTexhibitionglasgow
AZURE GETS GREEN LIGHT
It’s all go for The Azure Building @ Skypark! With a green light for planning consent, the Azure will be a gleaming landmark and the latest addition to the host of iconic structures that make Finneston the place to be. The Azure will comprise 135,000 sq ft of ‘Grade A’ office space across 7 floors adjacent to Skypark 1. With an impressive entrance lobby and south-facing landscaped terrace, car parking, showers and a cycle storage area - contemporary
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design and the finest materials combine to create an inspiring addition to our buzzing business campus. Ken Barrett, of joint venture partner, Resonance Capital, said: “Achieving planning consent so quickly is a ringing endorsement for Skypark and in the Finnestion area as the emerging face of Glasgow.” For more on The Azure Building, visit www.theazurebuilding.com
RECEPTION REFURBISHMENT Our reception refurbishment work begins in March. It will be transformed into a bright contemporary space with bright new lighting, funky booth style seating with screens and tables for informal meetings, wifi and lounge seating. Weâ€™re excited the new look lobby will give you more space to have coffee, meet and greet or a place to catch up on your day. What a fabulous way to welcome you into work! 7
AC2.COM PRODUCTIONS & ACTUAL SIGNS
In 2003 Joel Kellhofer (pictured) started running a media production company from his flat in Newton Mearns – little did he expect it to become one of the leading deaf-led enterprises in Scotland!
oel Kellhofer is the director of a media production company with a difference. Even though he lacks such things as a large staff of production assistants, his company AC2.com can count BT, the Scottish Government and the European Parliament among its growing list of clients. Joel was born deaf and his first language is British Sign Language (BSL). In 2003 he noticed that many websites did not offer sufficient support for deaf BSL users who may struggle reading their online content due to English being their second language. To solve this problem he began to approach major companies and organisations with a view to film, edit and upload BSL translations of their websites. Joel explains: “In 2003 I started AC2. com from my flat in Newton Mearns. I would film the BSL translations in a hotel room using a green screen and then edit the footage on my laptop at home. As my client list grew so did my company’s demands, so I established
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offices in Glasgow and London and in 2012 moved to Skypark full-time.” AC2.com also produces original content, such as the successful documentary Silent Odyssey about deaf round-the-world sailor Gerry Hughes, which aired on STV last September. Media production is not the only service Joel runs from Skypark, however. In 2006 he established Actual Signs, an organisation that now provides deaf awareness workshops and e-learning BSL courses, and was the first company in Scotland to train qualified interpreters through the NVQ qualification. In 2005 Joel added a staff member to his companies’ payroll for the first time. Kay Hughes supports Joel in a communicative and administrative role, as she explains: “I help Joel interact with other people in a business context – for example, checking Joel’s translations and acting as Joel’s interpreter.
His primary objective for this is not financial gain; he feels it is his duty as a business leader to offer something back to the deaf community. Joel explains: “Many deaf people struggle when reading English as it’s not their first language. The BSL dictionary will be provided free and will be of significant benefit to both deaf and hearing people. It would be great if any of the companies at Skypark are interested in learning more about making their services more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people. My door is always open if anyone would like a chat about the benefits that using BSL in business can bring.” Website: www.ac2.com Videos: vimeo.com/ac2 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
“I’ve been here since the time we worked from Joel’s flat, which is obviously a very different environment from Skypark! Working in an open plan office took a bit of readjusting, but it’s been a nice change and a great setting for us to work in.” In the future Joel hopes to develop his other venture Red Dot Connect, an online video interpreting service, and combine the media and e-learning aspects of his business into one package that he can sell to major corporations. He is also investing thousands of hours and pounds into creating the first BSL online dictionary.
Director Joel Kellhofer’s image has been projected onto the famous mall ceiling in Las Vegas for over 30,000 Deaf people from all over the world
“I’m thrilled about this venture at Skypark. So many people have been asking Playlist for Life for used iPods and we’re desperately needing more. Thank you, everyone.” Sally Magnusson (pictured) Photography © Tony Marsh
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Ah, that song takes me back!’ Hearing a hit from your schooldays can call to mind long-forgotten and powerful memories. One new charity is using the power of music and memory to inspire people with dementia – and Skypark tenants have the chance to help them out.
laylist for Life, a charity founded last year by Reporting Scotland’s Sally Magnusson, is not your ordinary dementia charity. Inspired by Sally’s mother Mamie, who lived with dementia for years until her death in 2012, it focusses on music and the wonders it can work with those suffering memory loss. The charity encourages families and caregivers of people with dementia to create playlists of music on iPods that are uniquely meaningful to the person concerned, usually music from their childhood and adolescence. Recent studies suggest that regularly listening to music that is linked with a dementia individual’s past experience can improve their mood, awareness and sense of identity, and Playlist For Life wants to promote this initiative among those affected by dementia in the UK. The charity gives iPods to the relatives of people with dementia so that they can create nostalgic soundtracks for their loved ones. Playlist for Life relies soley on donations of old and new iPods, chargers and docking stations in order to keep its charity users
energised – and in April those of you thinking of throwing out your old iPod will have the chance to help out.
On 3rd April Playlist For Life will be hosting a stall at Skypark’s site social where they will be available to chat with tenants about the work they do and how others might be able to get involved. They will also be taking donations on the day, so if you have any old iPod equipment lying about at home it would be great if you could donate some to this very worthy cause. We would like to encourage you all to create your own playlist for life... simply visit the website for more details on how to do this. Please visit www.playlistforlife.org.uk and contact anna.paisley@playlistforlife. org.uk for more information on the charity and how to get involved.
Playlist for Life @playlistforlife
OLD IPODS NEEDED... If you have any old iPods or iPod equipment you can donate them to Playlist for Life at Skypark any time.
SECURITY FIRM BAGS TOP REGIONAL AWARD Our security provider, Palmaris Services, have been awarded ‘Regional Winner for Scotland – Best Team 2014’ by the British Security Industry Association for their fantastic work at Skypark. The team’s nomination was considered in terms of a profile from Palmaris, a client profile from Skypark, consistency in performance throughout the reporting year, Palmaris’s work with local charities, and praise from Skypark tenants, visitors and Police Scotland. Danny Harkness, Security Manager of Palmaris, said: “Where we may not have been able to call upon outstanding individual and / or collective acts, I am delighted the BSIA judging panel found the team’s hard work and continued efforts worthy of recognition.” The award will be formally presented to the team on Monday 31st March by Trevor Elliot, BSIA Director of Manpower and Membership Services. As regional winners Palmaris Services will gain automatic entry into the National BSIA awards to be held later this year. Watch this space for hopefully more good news of award success for the Skypark security team!
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SPOTLIGHT ON OUR NEW CONCIERGE POPPY BROWN Poppy Brown is Skypark’s newest addition to the reception and events service team. Read on to find out more about the friendly face you see everyday behind the reception. Poppy joined Skypark in January to cover for Kelly when she went on maternity leave and she has quickly filled the shoes her predecessor left: “As concierge my job is to give a warm welcome to visitors and tenants. I also manage tenant services, and since January I have organised discounted guitar lessons and a number of other offers for Skypark tenants and new fitness classes. The role is totally varied and no two days are the same, so it keeps me on my toes.” In her spare time Poppy enjoys escaping into Disney films and listening to the Man in Black: “I’m an avid Disney fan so I love to sit back and chill watching one of my DVDs. I love going to The Ferry to see their Johnny Cash tribute nights – I wish I got to see him live! When Kelvingrove has a special exhibition on I like to make a visit, as their last one about Jack Vettriano was especially fascinating.” If you have any questions about Skypark services or events you can contact Poppy by email at Poppy@skypark-glasgow.com and by phone on 0141 221 5164.
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1ST DR BIKE, TRAVEL & MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPS
2ND MASSAGE DAY
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3RD SITE SOCIAL With Playlist for Life
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7TH, 14TH, 21ST & 28TH CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
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20TH HERALD BUDGET BRIEFING
4TH MASSAGE DAY
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5TH, 12TH, 19TH & 26TH CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
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SAVE THE DATE... FRIDAY 13TH JUNE 3.30-7PM: TIKI TIME @ SKYPARK HQ!!!
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Calling all Business Leaders! 8-10am Thursday 20th March
As the Chancellor announces the Budget from Downing Street on Wednesday 19th March, we’re pleased to reveal that Skypark is a venue and sponsor of the Herald’s Budget Briefing for Business Leaders on 20th March. On the morning after the budget, an expert panel of award winning political commentator for the Sunday Herald and the Herald Iain MacWhirter, David Bell FRSE, Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling and advisors McClure Naismith and Campbell Dallas, will cover the Chancellor’s announcements and what they mean to Scottish businesses and individuals in a challenging economy. This free breakfast event is open to Skypark’s business leaders and will take place in Skypark 1, Suite 6/2, on 20th March, from 8-10 am. Please confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Further information from www.herald-events.com/budget
Who’s your style icon? Check out this month’s stylish Skyparkers! To get your picture taken all you need to do is contact Lisa, and answer a few simple questions and agree to have your picture featured in the next issue of Skyline. What are you waiting for! Contact Lisa@skypark-glasgow.com
Vicky McFayden, ThinkFrog Marketing
Nicola McArthur, ThinkFrog Marketing
Who’s your style icon? Emma Stone because she’s got a great attitude and doesn’t stick to the one style. She’s fashion forward without letting trends rule her.
Who’s your style icon? Rachel McAdams - She always wears a lot of pretty colours and classic shapes for a stylish smart casual look. And she always has great hair!
Most prized wardrobe item? My “Jump From Paper” bag. It looks like a drawing so instantly makes any outfit that bit more fun.
Most prized wardrobe item? All of my coats - living in Glasgow would be a nightmare without them! I would say the same about my boots as well.
Biggest fashion disaster? As a kid, I had a lime green velvet crop top which I wore with lime green trousers. At the time I thought I looked like a Spice Girl but the photos definitely say otherwise.
Biggest fashion disaster? I once bought a bright orange jacket because I just really liked orange at the time. In hindsight, it made me look like a big pumpkin.
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Dr Bike offers free treatment to Skypark cyclists on 1st April.
f youâ€™re a tenant needing to fix up your bike, make sure to bring your wheels into Skypark on 1st April! The Bike Station will be offering free bike repairs to Skypark tenants that they run from their shop in the West End.
With the Dr Bike sessions tenants will be able to benefit from bike repairs that wonâ€™t cost a penny, and those of you wanting to get some tips about cycling to work the Bike Station will be ready to peddle their cycling awareness programmes. The team will be taking reservations for their bike maintenance and cycling workshops as well as promoting their Better Way to Work project, which encourages commuters to consider bikes, buses and trains as more affordable and enjoyable forms of transport. Please visit www.thebikestation.org.uk and their shop on Haugh Road in the West End for more information. To book a travel planning or bike maintenance workshop please contact email@example.com.
Most of us at Skypark sit at desks for hours at a time, but not many of us have any idea of the long-term effects this can have on our posture and wellbeing. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, musculoskeletal injuries, back pain and headaches are among the top five most common causes for absences from work and costs UK businesses almost £600 per employee every year.
A CRACKING NEW CHIROPRACTOR COMES TO SKYPARK ON MONDAYS!
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If you feel that these problems are affecting you then on Mondays at Skypark you may just find a solution! Dr Fiona Hutchinson will be available by appointment to provide postural screenings, and she is offering a 50% discount on any consultation and first two treatments thereafter. This package would normally cost £110 but it’s just £55 for Skypark tenants, and there will be a 20% discount on any further appointments. Please contact Fiona at fiona@hutchinsonchiropractic. co.uk and on 07538 502 208 for more information and to book appointments. Consultations take place on Mondays in Skyhub Suite 1, though she can be available on other days should bookings demand it. www. hutchinsonchiropractic.co.uk
Lesley Reid Nutritional Health ARE YOU WHAT YOU EAT? MEET SKYPARK’S NEW DIETICIAN TO FIND OUT!
If you’ve ever wondered why eating certain foodstuffs affects your body in different ways then Skypark has just the answer for you. Lesley Reid is a fully qualified dietician and is offering discounted consultations to tenants to take place at Skypark on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Lesley has over 13 years experience as a dietician, covering weight loss, weight gain, healthy eating, IBS, sports nutrition, children’s diets, diabetes and many other areas of nutrition and health. She has worked with many businesses offering nutritional advice to staff in a bid to help improve the company’s wellbeing and has been a guest lecturer with Strathclyde University, as well as contributing to Too Good to Waste, a documentary by STV that will air this Easter. Health checks by Lesley cost £20 and consider blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol and blood glucose monitoring, body fat analysis and body mass index, plus a 15 minute chat. Subsequent half-hour consultations cost £25, which represents an exclusive 20% saving for Skypark tenants. For those of you who want to try a taster, she is also offering a free 10 minute consultation to see if a nutrition plan is the way forward. From these health checks and consultations Lesley can design and put into practice weight loss and healthy eating programmes tailored specifically to your body’s requirements. To book appointments and for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org and on 07777640035. www.lesleyreiddietitian.co.uk
Have you tried the new SkyFit studio yet?
Congratulations go to Anna Sundt on her successful art exhibition in the Skypark reception! Thanks to all the companies that agreed to participate in her project, including HML, Serco, the Carer’s Trust and O2/ Capita.
Open since the end of January, Skypark’s new SkyFit Studio has been a hit with tenants so far. FREE for everyone at Skypark to use, its facilities include gym equipment, changing rooms and showers.
If you’d like to see more of her artwork, she will feature in the Glasgow School of Art’s Degree Show in June. It’s been great having you, Anna, and we wish you all the best in the future for your artistic endeavours!
Open 7:00am to 8:00pm seven days a week, the SkyFit Studio is also home to Skypark’s exciting range of fitness and exercise classes. Please contact Poppy@skypark-glasgow.com for more information, including an application form that grants access to the studio.
FAO all hoarders at Skypark! Meet Baby Sophie... Congratulations to Kelly our Concierge who had baby Sophie Naylor! Sophie was born on the 21st of January 2014 weighing 8.1lbs!
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Storage space is available on level -2 of Skypark 1 for tenants looking for a bit of extra room for their cumbersome belongings.
Please contact Lynne@skyparkglasgow.com for more information on available space and rental costs.
Skypark gets on its bike for Finding Your Feet cycle challenge!
kypark tenants and staff worked in tandem to cycle 92km and raise ÂŁ530 in aid of Finding Your Feet, a charity set up by the family of Corinne Hutton who last summer tragically lost her hands and feet. The Skypark participants were competing with corresponding cyclists in Dubai to see who could reach the distance first and the cash raised will go towards the fund for Corinneâ€™s new bionic limbs. Well done, guys!
And the winner of ‘Most Glamorous Lady’ is...
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Have you picked up your Skyperks card yet? The Skyperks card gives you access to a growing number of discounts from a wide range of businesses.
The latest additions include James Dun’s Salon & Spa, Barrhead Travel, Cotswold Outdoor, Glasgow Music Studio, Rockus bar, The Brass Monkey, The Bothy restaurant, Committe Room No.9, Darcy’s, The Waverley Tearoom, Ketchup, The Social Southside, The Cricklewood, The Byre and City Merchant Restaurant. Log in to MySky and sign-up or pick one up from Concierge. Visit the website to see what else is on offer.....
Before... Last issue featured a competition for tenants to win a makeover from Blow on the Go. We can reveal that the winner was Fiona Woodford from Pole to Win. See above for pictures of Fiona after she’s had the stunning Blow on the Go treatment! To book your own appointment, please contact Mary-Jane at email@example.com or on 07827 015 948.
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skypark-glasgow.com/mysky For access to MySky, please contact Poppy@skypark-glasgow.com. Sign up to find out the latest on-site news and events; share information with your fellow colleagues and neighbouring businesses on the noticeboard; and book our on-site services including massage and beauty treatments, meeting rooms, car valet, visitors parking, fitness classes and more.
An overnight stay for two with dinner, bed and breakfast and a bottle of bubbly* For your chance to win this amazing prize, simply answer the following question...
What is the name of the Radisson Blu Hotel Restaurant in Glasgow? Answers by email to Poppy@skyparkglasgow.com. Please state your name, company and contact number. The competition closing date is Thursday 10th April and the winner will be announced on Friday 11th April. *subject to availability and valid until the end of December 2014
Since opening its doors in November 2002, the Radisson BLU Hotel, Glasgow has won a number of architectural awards, was named the Glasgow Hotel of the Year 2004 & Business Hotel of the Year 2007 at the Hotel Review Scotland Awards, was a finalist for best customer care at the Scottish Thistle Awards in 2003 and in June 2005 the hotel was awarded five stars by Visit Scotland. With 17 meeting rooms and three large event rooms, our meeting facilities have a cutting-edge design that ensures the success of a small boardroom meeting or a large conference or dinner…add to that free high speed broadband internet access for all! Unique to Radisson BLU and unique to Glasgow the 250 rooms are presented in three diverse luxury styles and include business class, some superb feature suites and The Apartment with all the opulence you would expect.
Just some of the features include air conditioning, free high speed broadband internet access, personal bar, safes and that heaven for any seasoned traveller – your own iron and board! Collage Restaurant is a unique combination of art and food, created by internationally acclaimed artists Sir Peter Blake and chef, restaurateur and commentator Roy Ackerman – it’s exactly as it sounds, a bit of this, a bit of that, something for everyone; take time out in the Atrium Bar or experience the buzz of Glasgow in the Collage Bar that is open to everyone and contributes to the tradition of Glasgow’s stylish bar scene, voted Best Bar Design in the 2003 Theme Magazine Awards. Need to chill out? Visit LA Fitness’ huge leisure club, with hi tech equipment, fitness studios and 15 metre pool. For some pampering, beauty treatments, massages, manicures are more are available at LA Beauty.
The next issue is coming in June 2014. For comments and content please contact: Lisa@skypark-glasgow.com
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