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ISSUE 9 : DECEMBER 2016

The voice of the Aspire Team - Bringing our community together

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WHAT’S INSIDE

TOGETHER

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NEWS, VIEWS AND REVIEWS. CHECK OUT THIS BUMPER SEASONAL EDITION OF ONE MAGAZINE.

FROM AUSTIN FRIARS TO THE SHOREDITCH POWERLEAGUE, THE ASPIRE TEAM SHOWS WHY DECEMBER REALLY IS A MONTH TO CELEBRATE IN STYLE.

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ONE MESSAGE FROM

The Steering Committee

Aspire

(Verb) To want something very much or hope to achieve something or be successful.

I wanted to personally, and on behalf of the steering committee, thank you all for making Aspire the success that it is. When we first introduced the concept in 2010 without knowing exactly what it would become, we hoped that it would develop a momentum of its own and create a link between the different service streams with a strong customer ethos. Simply, it has done this and

much more, particularly in the last couple of years. With the hard work of all the ambassadors Aspire has grown into a significant entity that is the byword for service and collaboration, not just at Land Securities but within the industry. It combines the professionalism of delivering an excellent service together with fun, and what could be a better combination.

As we are in December it just leaves me to wish you and your families well for the festive season, and offer a special thank you to anyone who will be working and looking after our properties during this period.

Ian Burr Head of Property Management at Land Securities and Chairman of the Aspire Steering Committee

“YOU SHOULD ALL BE VERY PROUD OF WHAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED.� Ian Burr

Ian Burr and Jasmin Byrne at this months 2016 Aspire Recognition Awards

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Jumper Day

FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER

To help raise money for The Honeypot Children’s Charity, Aspire all joined together wearing fab festive jumpers.

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ASPIRE CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY 2016

If you joined the fun, don’t forget to text ASLS88 to 70070 and donate £2 to The Honeypot Children’s Charity.

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ASPIRE WHAT’S ON

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RECOGNITION AWARDS Inc. meal & presentation ceremony

WHAT ARE THE STAFF RECOGNITION AWARDS? Every month a Player / Team of the Month was selected from nominations by you, other Aspire team members and Land Securities Customers. Award winners are your workmates that excelled in the Aspire Values.

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AWARD CATEGORY

NOMINEES

WINNER

Integrity

Adam Reed (NGB) Dhana Pradham (Ultimate Security)

Congratulations Dhana Pradham

Environmental

Andreanna Coley (Bywaters) Jorge Moreno (NJC)

Congratulations Jorge Moreno

Respect

Greta Dvarvytiene (NJC) Perry Locke (NGB)

Congratulations Perry Locke

Innovation

Air Quality Audits (NJC) BS 11000 @ Zig Zag (Inviron)

Congratulations BS 11000 @ Zig Zag

Excellence

Dave Haynes (NGB) Ade Fadiora (NJC)

Congratulations Ade Fadiora

Customer Service

Rhoda Olarewaju (OC) Barbara Rigano (OC)

Congratulations Barbara Rigano

Team

Portico @ 20 Fenchurch Street Principle/Inviron/CORPS @ ONC

Congratulations ONC

Chairman’s Award Jasmin Bryne

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Congratulations Jasmin Bryne

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ASPIRE WHAT’S ON

W E I N V I T E D YO U TO

PartyAsOne TUES 13TH DEC

This December Aspire invited you to help them celebrate the festive period in style. We introduced you to our ONE COMMUNITY ideal with drinks, nibbles and lots of friendly faces.

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ith the excitement just days away, it won’t be long before it’s that special time of the year again.

In recognition of all the teams’ hard work throughout the year and to celebrate the start of the holidays, Aspire hosted their annual seasonal party to help get you into the festive spirit. All members of the Aspire team were invited to join us on 13th December, the party started at 6.30pm and continued late into the evening. The venue was London’s stylish, multi-levelled Ball Brothers bar at Austin Friars. With an impressive selection of canapes, an extensive list of beers, wine and spirits and some great company, there was no better way to celebrate the start of the festive period. At a time that recognises the importance of coming together, it was great to see so many people in attendance.

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ONE COMMUNITY

ASPIRE’S 12 Days OF CHRISTMAS WHETHER IT WAS AT THE RECENT SCOREASONE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT OR AT LAND SECURITIES SITES ACROSS LONDON, A SMALL TEAM WERE WORKING TIRELESSLY TO SELL RAFFLE TICKETS IN SUPPORT OF THE HONEYPOT CHARITY. AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS, THE COLLECTION FOR THE ASPIRE RAFFLE SQUARES CAME TO AN END.

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ith such a great response across the board, it took longer than expected before the final count for ticket sales were in. But thanks to the generosity of the Aspire Team and all the organisers who made the collection possible. This will help The Honeypots young carers who give their time in order to support the many young people who rely on them each week. With the festive season nearly in full swing, it is fitting that Land Securities chose a ’12 Days of Christmas’ theme for the competition. For 12 lucky individuals this meant that, from the 1st December, a winner was announced each working day. Prizes ranged from vouchers for retailers such as Argos, M&S and Nike to bottles of Bollinger champagne. Congratulations to the winners for their early gifts and to the wider team for making this holiday season all the more special for the good people at The Honeypot.

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Prize

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Bottle of Bollinger £75 Argos voucher

Lily Murlithi of Bywaters Chole Silva of Principle

£75 John Lewis voucher

Steve Jackman of Jaguar

£75 Nike voucher

Seetan Varsani of Corps Security

Bottle of Bollinger

Andrew Cowie of CBRE

£75 M&S voucher

Wotto Kolley of NJC

Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12

£75 House of Fraser voucher Gavin Shaw of CBRE £75 Love to Shop voucher

Chelsea Ashwell of Bywaters

£100 John Lewis voucher

John Steven of NGB

£75 Love to Shop voucher

Zalal Uddin of Corps Security

£75 Argos voucher

Jo Wigglesworth of Jaguar

£75 Love to Shop voucher

Richard Hobbs of CBRE

£75 M&S voucher

Jane Markham of OC

Total raised...

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ASPIRING TO HELP THE HOMELESS FOUNDED IN 1986 AND LOCATED ON TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, THE SOUP KITCHEN CHARITY HAS BEEN PROVIDING HOT FOOD, CLOTHING AND SUPPORT TO THE HOMELESS IN CENTRAL LONDON FOR DECADES.

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n keeping with the giving nature of the holiday season, the Aspire team came ildren’s Charity together to provide a great ves of vulnerablecontribution children and to the charity.

the deadline for donations until the 18th November. This also resulted in the boxes having to be emptied due to the generosity of the team.

the team was overwhelming, so much so that the collection period had to be extended. Operations Play Bus visits children in their Manager Alistair Reid comments he wasthem ‘bombarded communities;that providing with a with to keep place to makerequests’ new friends, try the newboxes open as long as possible, extending

In addition to this, NJC were able to provide assistance with transporting the donations to the churches working with the group, rounding off what was a hugely successful fundraising event. At a time of year when this particular charity is placed under so much pressure, it was great to see the Aspire team doing everything they could to provide support for this fantastic cause.

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WE’RE ASPIRING TO HELP YOUNG CARERS Changes in society have resulted The charity achieves its objectives in a huge number of young people the Honeypot Play Bus which - 12, bythrough providing respite breaks and having to take on the role of carer visits children in their own areas on going outreach support. We give young carers a for someone near and dear to them. providing them with a place to be break from demanding responsibilities at will meet This could be a younger relative orand it stressful themselves and where they NO: 1011672 could beREG a home parent or older relative. other young peoplewhere who share the and provide a safe, nurturing environment burden of looking after Very often this dedication children atgoes risk can develop their full potential. others. Every ‘Honeypot Child’ receives three of unrecognised outside the home and these visits each year. too often it is carried out in difficult

Each year, they help over 2000 children

circumstances, without funding and In addition, Honeypot House in the Our New PlayForest Bus welcomes visits children in their with little support for the carer. 12 children weekend for an extended communities; providing them break with a Honeypot offers ways to give these ownevery they can swim, explore and play. young carers a welcome break awaysafewhere place to make new friends, try new

from looking after others and instead Honeypot brings a ray of light to 2,000 activities and enjoy being a child. We looks after the carer. It allows each young carers and to do this it needs visit each Honeypot child three a young carer the opportunity, for a to raise about £1 million each times year. We while, to simply be a child in their year.are sure that the generous members own right. of Aspire will wholeheartedly support Securities in whatever way they Honeypot House is set inLand 7 acres can to help this very worthwhile cause.

of land in the New Forest. We welcome 12 children each weekend for a respite break, where they can enjoy swimming, www.AspireAsOne.co.uk AspireAsOneTeam exploring, and playing.

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FOURTEEN TEAMS, ONE TEAM SPIRIT With floodlights illuminating the pitches and referees on point, the scene was set at the Shoreditch Powerleague for the annual Aspire ScoreAsOne football tournament. Fourteen teams were in attendance, with players from Land Securities and a whole range of service providers, each one ready to give their all in what would surely be an evening to remember.

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ith Portfolio Manager Daniel Moxham keeping track of scores, the teams were split into groups A and B in a league-style tournament. With every player looking the part, wearing the Aspire bibs in several cases, it wasn’t long before the first matches kicked off. Two games were played simultaneously and so there was never a dull moment, especially as every side brought so much energy to the pitch. Some teams in particular made a strong impression even in the early phases; A Load of Rubbish proved themselves anything but as they secured an early 7-0 win against NJC United. Meanwhile, on the other pitch, Brazilian Bin Men and Principle Panthers B displayed their skills time and time again as they maintained top positions in the league stage. Other teams, like Mixed Up Men, did not fare so well but still embodied the Aspire Team spirit throughout. Although they might have lost according to the scores, they never once lost any of their enthusiasm during the competition. Jordon Joseph, from Cardinal Place, 16 Palace Street, commented that it was ‘great seeing players coming off the pitch with their heads held high’, regardless of the result. The ‘One Team’ ethos championed by Aspire was also present in the form of the dozens of people who braved the November cold to cheer on their friends and colleagues. At times, you could barely move for the number of people pressed up against the railings, discussing tactics with players and providing support. Ahmed Ali, Postroom Manager at Cardinal Place, was one of the many to make the effort that evening, despite it only being his fourth day as a member of Land Securities. Clearly taken with the collective spirit of Aspire, Ahmed

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commented that he ‘can’t wait’ to attend future events as part of the team. Of course, the tournament would not have been such a success without Senior Portfolio Manager Robert Trewick, whose former experience in managing similar football tournaments proved invaluable. Robert commented that a larger venue had been necessary to accommodate the ‘overwhelming level of interest’ shown, as the Aspire Team had surprised everyone with their level of commitment. Although the players seemed unaffected, onlookers began to feel the chill as the night grew progressively colder. Fortunately,

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thanks to a BBQ tent close to the main pitches, people were provided with a meal as well as a way to stay warm. The individuals selling raffle tickets in support of The Honeypot Charity likewise braved the cold, staying late in order to maximise donations to the cause. On and off the pitch, the Aspire Team showed fantastic sportsmanship and a collective team spirit that brought everything together. Even the winter conditions and rain earlier in the evening could not dampen the spirits of the players, organisers and spectators who made the effort to participate in what was a great evening for all involved.

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BYWATERS CLEAN UP Although every team gave it their all, the ScoreAsOne football tournament ultimately came down to one last match. After hours of heated competition, A Load of Rubbish and Help United had risen through the group stages and the knockout rounds to face each other in the final with everything to play for. With both teams having played to a draw earlier and impressing throughout the tournament, their friendly rivalry came to a head. Despite the cold conditions and playing through so many games to get there, both teams were clearly going for glory as the final match got off to a flying start. Playing through fatigue and even some minor injuries, neither side showed any signs of slowing down. Their energy was matched only by that of the spectators from the side of the pitch, who shouted encouragement and advice to both sides right until the end.

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There was applause for both teams, hugs and cheers of ‘there’s only one Bywaters!’, with all players being congratulated on their performance. A short ceremony followed this, where Senior Portfolio Manager and tournament organiser Rob Trewick

awarded each member of the winning side with a trophy. A final award, for ‘Player of the Tournament’, was presented to Garrett O’Neill in recognition of his outstanding sportsmanship. Having played for teams ONC and Mixed Up Men with equal energy and commitment, Garrett perfectly demonstrated the ‘One Team’ ethos that was celebrated at the event. Congratulations to Garrett and all the team members for their achievements.

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Even after such an impressive display of passion and skill, neither team had pulled out a decisive

victory when the final whistle blew. This meant that, after a minute or so for teams to decide on their orders of play, a nail-biting round of penalties began. The tension was palpable as each player stepped up to the mark before firing the ball home into the back of the net. It wasn’t until the seventh shots for each side that the result was at last decided, with A Load of Rubbish being crowned the winners of the match and champions of the tournament.

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Taste

THE WORLD

A SERIES OF GLOBALLY INSPIRED RECIPES FROM THE MULTI-CULTURAL ASPIRE TEAM.

A TASTE OF SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THE FESTIVE PERIOD This months recipe is supplied by: Saudade Amorim, Site Supervisor. When it comes to Christmas desserts, the first thing that most people would usually think of would be mince pies, Yule log or Figgie pudding. But if you wanted to try something less traditional this year, or for that extra something that’s just a bit different, why not try this fantastic recipe for a Portuguese-style coconut pie. Cheap, delicious and easy enough for even baking novices to prepare, this is a great alternative to the usual holiday puddings. Please enjoy!

Portuguese-style

Coconut Pie Preparation time: Cooking time: Difficulty: Serves:

10 minutes 20 minutes Easy 6-8

Ingredients: 4 medium eggs 200g castor sugar 200mg pot double cream 200mg flaked coconut 1 sheet of pastry

Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. 2. Take a 10-inch pie plate or pan and place the sheet of pastry on top. 3. Mix all the ingredients until they are blended together. 4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie plate or pan. 5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. 6. Remove and allow to cool. 7. Serve and enjoy.

Saudade Amorim DISHES FROM AROUND THE WORLD If you have a recipe with links to your culture, family or past, why not share them with fellow Aspire team members by submitting yours to this regular column. Please send them to aspire@landsecurities.com

CONTACT

For further information regarding the articles in this newsletter please contact Jasmin Byrne at: Land Securities, 16 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JD T +44 (0)207 932 2588 E aspire@landsecurities.com

One newsletter is keen to welcome points of view from Land Securities staff and service partners. Therefore, the views expressed in this newsletter are those of the individual contributor and do not necessarily reflect the views of Land Securities. We welcome contributions whether through social media, email, letters or stories. Please forward contributions to aspire@landsecurities.com

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