ENDURANCE ESTATES EVENTS

Endurance Estates holds a series of annual events to motivate the teams with which it works and various social and physical challenges are planned. The company has an active policy of sponsoring individuals for personal challenges and supported charities including MIND, Save the Rhino International and the Scott Polar Research Institute. If you are interested in participating in one of Endurance Estates challenges with a range of other property professionals please contact our publicity coordinator Judith Gaskell.

Meet the Team – Punting Event

Meet the Team – Punting Event

ENDURANCE HOSTS A “MEET THE TEAM” PUNTING EVENING – 13th October 2016

The team at Endurance Estates hosted a punting evening on the River Cam in Cambridge on the evening of Thursday 13th October. It was an opportunity to meet the teams of various consultants who work with the company on various land promotion schemes. The consultants and support staff enjoyed a chauffeured punt trip along the backs of the famous Colleges and then a meal was enjoyed at Jamie’s Italian restaurant. The evening was rounded off by a Cambridge “Quiz” drawn from a variety of property and local knowledge questions. A team comprising the Landscape Partnership and Savills were the winners. Other companies that participated included Cannon Consulting, Peter Brett Associates, Gowlings WLG and Transport Planning Associates.

Commenting on the evening Endurance Director, Tim Holmes said “We are aware that everyone puts a lot of work into these projects and often we don’t get the chance to meet informally, particularly with the support staff who provide a vital role. We were pleased everyone was able to join in”.



Endurance 100 – Polar Explorers Dinner

Endurance 100 – Polar Explorers Dinner

ENDURANCE 100 – POLAR EXPLORERS DINNER - ST JOHNS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE - 16th May 2015

There was a strong turnout from the Cambridge business community to support ‘The Polar Explorers Dinner’ at St John’s College, Cambridge which raised £10,000 towards creating a digital archive of historic papers from Ernst Shackleton’s heroic Trans-Antarctic expedition on the ship Endurance 100 years ago.

Attended by 200 guests, the event was to mark the centenary of the expedition as well as to introduce an expedition being planned this November to commemorate the anniversary, which is being organised by a number of Cambridge business people.

Tim Holmes of Endurance Estates, whose company is named after Shackleton’s famous ship and is taking part in the expedition, said: “besides honouring heroes of the past, the event helped highlight some of Shackleton’s leadership lessons, which are still relevant to today’s business managers. The dinner also introduced our own expedition to the South Pole, which is taking place later this year, to a wider audience.

“We are also delighted by the generous support of the business community in helping us to preserve part of the heroic age of polar exploration. In this digital age it is important that those early records are easily accessible to those studying polar science, history and climate change.”

The money raised from the dinner will go towards the cost of creating a digital archive of the historical papers from members of the Endurance expedition and to be held at The Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. They include journals of Sir James Wordie, the chief scientist of the original Shackleton expedition and Master of St John’s College from 1952 to 1959.

Guest speaker was explorer David Hempleman-Adams, the first person to reach the geographic and magnetic North and South Poles as well as to climb the highest peaks in all seven continents. David is also leading this year’s commemorative expedition. Peter Fuchs, son of Sir Vivian Fuchs, another renowned polar explorer, also addressed the event.

Photo – from left: David Henry, Savills; Tim Holmes, Endurance Estates; explorer David Hempleman-Adams; Garth Hanlon, Savills and Duncan Jenkins, Endurance Estates.


The Endurance 100 Expedition – 100 miles 100 years

The Endurance 100 Expedition – 100 miles 100 years

THE ENDURANCE 100 EXPEDITION - 100 MILES 100 YEARS - ST JOHNS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Endurance Estates are sponsoring an expedition that aims to take descendants of the original Shackleton crew back to Antarctica. This will include a family member of Sir James Wordie the ship"s scientist, who went with Shackleton on the Endurance in 1914. In 1915 the ship became stranded in ice was crushed but the 26 men managed to live for over a year on the ice until Shackleton managed to row in a small boat and with the help of the Chilean navy rescued them. The tale of leadership, heroic activity, perseverance and success are often used as mantras in business and team building.

The expedition aims to profile the many scientific achievements made by the research on that expedition. The funds raised will be used to digitise the sealogs of Sir James Wordie and make them available to climate scientists and polar historians the world over with access organised through the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge and St. John's College, Cambridge.

Tim Holmes, Managing Director of Endurance Estates, is participating in the expedition and various staff members have participated in training events or assisted in "home team activities". The team are training in Cambridgeshire "tyre dragging" to raise fitness levels and getting used to pulling a "pulk" which will be used to carry their gear. Various events are planned including a fund raising dinner on 16 May 2015 at St Johns College. An exhibition of artefacts from the crew members of the Endurance are to be shown at an exhibition at the Scott Polar Research Institute in October 2015. If you are interested in participating in the expedition, assisting on the home team or helping on one of the events please do not hesitate to get in touch with Hannah Johnson at Endurance Estates on 01223 873750 or email the expedition administration andrea.crossman@endurance100.org.uk, or visit www.endurance100.org.uk.


Save the Rhino - 21st Birthday

21st Birthday Celebrations – London

CELEBRATING THE 21ST BIRTHDAY OF SAVE THE RHINO - THE GREAT HALLS, VINOPOLIS, LONDON

Endurance Estates sponsored six tables for the 21st birthday celebration of the wildlife charity "Save the Rhino". Various landowner and investor clients attended with various members of the projects professional team and staff. Guests were entertained by a series of celebrity speakers introduced by Clive Anderson. Each spoke for six minutes with a maximum of 20 slides under a variety of themes. Guests were treated to a sumptuous three course dinner in the unusual surroundings close to the Tower of London. The dinner raised over £25,000 towards wildlife conservation projects and towards programmes to reduce the consumption of rhino horn in Vietnam, China and the rest of Asia.


Save the Rhino - Wild Dinner

THE "Adventure" Dinner – London Zoo

THE "ADVENTURE" DINNER - LONDON ZOO

Endurance Estates supported the Adventure Dinner to raise funds for Save the Rhino. Guests enjoyed an evening of entertainment including short talks and slides from Terry Waite of his captivity in the Middle East; Robin Penn and his cycling exploits and comedy from Jon Culshaw where over £25,000 was raised for Rhino Conservation Projects in Africa and Asia. Endurance Estates will be supporting the 2013 Save the Rhino Dinner on Wednesday 6 November. If your company would be interested in sponsoring the event or taking a table, please contact Laura Adams at laura@savetherhino.org.


Save the Rhino

THE "WILD" DINNER - LONDON ZOO

THE "WILD" DINNER - LONDON ZOO - NOVEMBER 2011

Endurance Estates organised a group to attend a charity dinner in aid of "Save the Rhino" on Wednesday 16 November. Under the theme "Wild" the format consisted of various high profile speakers being given 6 minutes to give a short talk with no more than 20 slides.

TV Presenters Richard Terry and Louis Theroux, BBC Journalist Frank Gardner and former Mayor Ken Livingstone gave entertaining talks on the "Wild" theme. Over £10,000 was raised for this important conservation charity.

The event included property investment partners, potential investors and landowners.

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ST IVES BUSINESS PARK - GUIDED BUSWAY

ST IVES BUSINESS PARK - AGENT'S VISIT BY GUIDED BUSWAY - OCTOBER 2011

St Ives Business Park played host to 30 commercial property agents on Wednesday 12 October in conjunction with Huntingdonshire District Council, Stagecoach and Marston’s Inns & Taverns.

The agents took the recently completed Guided Busway from Cambridge Science Park and travelled in only 15 minutes to St Ives.

They had a short tour of the town centre, the river and all amenities followed by a visit to the vacant space in the buildings and new Marston’s pub and restaurant that has recently been completed at St Ives Business Park.

The aim was to raise awareness of the available office space, new restaurant and to show the benefits of not only St Ives Business Park and its proximity to the town centre but the other shopping and leisure facilities in St Ives.

St Johns College

ST JOHN’S COLLEGE DINNER – OCTOBER 2011

ST JOHN’S COLLEGE DINNER - OCTOBER 2011

The Directors hosted a College dinner in the stunning grounds of St John’s College on Friday 14 October. Following a fascinating tour of the College and Chapel the guests heard the Choristers of St John’s College Chapel sing. A five course meal was served in the Parson’s Room.

The event was a thank you to the staff and those closely connected with the company.

St Johns College

MARSTON’S PUB & RESTAURANT OPENING

MARSTON’S PUB & RESTAURANT OPENING - OCTOBER 2011

Endurance Estates St Ives with landowner Cambridge Project Management Limited have recently sold a serviced site to facilitate the construction of a new Marston’s pub and restaurant on St Ives Business Park.

Following completion of the serviced site, the pub was constructed in a record 24 weeks to include full fit out.

Pictured at the opening are: Cllr John Davies of Huntingdonshire District Council, Tim Holmes of Endurance Estates, Huntingdonshire District Council Executive Leader Cllr Jason Abelwhite, Mike West of Marston’s Inns, Ted Newton of Cambridge Project Management and Jenna Barrett of Marston’s Inns.

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UK COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SEMINAR - NAIROBI

UK COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SEMINAR - NAIROBI

At the Nairobi Serena Hotel, Nairobi
At 5.00pm on Thursday 17th February 2011

Programme:

5.00pm Tea and registration

5.30pm Seminar

7.00pm Drinks and canapés.

Endurance Estates is co-hosting a seminar on the UK Commercial Property Investment Market at the Nairobi Serena Hotel in Kenya on the 17th February. Knight Frank will be providing an overview on the UK Commercial Property Investment Market . Endurance Estates will talk about ways to generate the high returns and capital growth from commercial property, the opportunities in the various regions, and ways you can invest in UK property . Charles Russell will review the legal issues that arise when acquiring UK investment property. Deloitte will highlight the key structuring and tax points to consider when acquiring UK properties. If you would like to attend please reply as detailed.(Places subject to availability).

For further information, click here to download (Adobe PDF).

Kenya

MOUNT KENYA PROPERTY CHALLENGE

MOUNT KEYNA PROPERTY CHALLENGE

Endurance Estates are supporting a property industry challenge with a team drawn from various property professionals in an attempt to climb Mount Kenya on February 19th 2011. 8 representatives from a variety of companies including Savills, Cambridgeshire County Council, Juniper Real Estate and 4D Planning, along with Endurance Estates, Head of Portfolio Management Nick Tribe and Financial Controller Karen Heybrock, are with Founding Director Tim Holmes to climb the 16,500 feet snow capped peak in Kenya. Whilst being a team building event between members of a team drawn from the strategic land and property investment arena, there is an opportunity for participants to raise money for Save the Rhino, a charity that Tim Holmes has supported for many years.

For further information, click here to download (Adobe PDF).

If you would like to support the challenge and help the charity please donate at;

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SaveTherRhinoMountKenyaChallenge

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SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Private investors, colleges and local landowners considering investing in the commercial property market were able to discover more about the current issues and opportunities at a seminar in Cambridge last week.

The Commercial Property Investment Briefing was hosted by Tim Holmes of commercial property developer Endurance Estates, along with Saul Western from property consultants Bidwells, Charles Staveley from solicitors Mills & Reeve and Kersten Muller from business advisory firm Deloitte. It was chaired by Richard Crane, a partner at Deloitte.

Held at the Möller Centre more than 50 potential investors attended , with issues discussed including property market update, trends and opportunities in 2009; active asset management to generate capital growth and high returns in a recession; legal issues and opportunities and property taxes and acquisition structures.

Says Tim Holmes of Endurance Estates: “The evening was a huge success as it managed to draw together a team involved in advising on commercial property, maximising its performance, documenting it properly and dealing with the tax consequences efficiently. There is a real opportunity for private investors to enter the commercial property market and benefit from buying well let buildings at prices in some cases below what it would cost to build them. The values of commercial property investments have fallen by over 40% in the last 18 months but they are now levelling out and in some cases increasing. Many private individuals are considering investing in this asset class particularly where the properties have a secure long term income stream.”

For further information contact Tim Holmes on 01223 873751/07860 403728 tim.holmes@endurance-estates.co.uk

ST IVES BUSINESS PARK TOPS OUT

ST IVES BUSINESS PARK TOPS OUT
St Ives, June 2009

ST IVES BUSINESS PARK TOPS OUT, June 2009

The ‘topping out’ ceremony of phase II of St Ives Business Park took place on 20th June 2009, celebrating the completion of the external structure. The two new buildings, totalling 40,0002 ft, are due to be completed in September 2009 and will create around 250 new jobs.

The two buildings,  S.i.One (17,9002 ft ) and S.i.Two (21,0002 ft),  which can be sub divided or combined, are being developed by Endurance Estates as the first part of a  £10 million 150,0002 ft development. Building work is being carried out by R G Carter Cambridge Ltd. The park is within walking distance of St Ives town centre and will be just 15 minutes from the Cambridge Science Park by the new guided bus (due to open autumn 09).

SIBP Ground Breaking Ceremony November 4th 2008

SIBP Ground Breaking Ceremony
St Ives, November 4th 2008

SIBP Ground Breaking Ceremony, November 4th 2008

Endurance Estates with R G Carter building contractors from Cambridge hosted a ‘ground breaking’ ceremony to mark the start of the construction of 40,000sq.ft offices at SIBP. The leader of Huntingdonshire District Council officially cut the first turf and gave a short address thanking the company for their commitment to St Ives the important investment.

The Ice Bar, London 2008

The Ice Bar
London 2008

The Ice Bar, London 2008

Representatives from Endurance Estates’ marketing team for the St Ives Business Park had drinks in the famous ‘Ice Bar’ off Regent Street in London. Guests have to wear a warm cape and can only spend 20 minutes in the –10 degree room where cocktails are served in goblets made of ice. The venue is being considered for a future Endurance

Launch Reception Scott Polar Institute Launch Reception, May 2008

Launch Reception – Scott Polar Institute
Cambridge, May 2008

Launch Reception – Scott Polar Research Institute
Cambridge, May 2008

Over 150 guests from the property industry attended the official launch of Endurance Estates on May 15th 2008. The event was hosted in Cambridge where visors were able to see a number of historical artefacts from the ship ‘Endurance’ and to see various pieces of memorabilia from Shackleton’s belongings. Following an address by Tim Holmes on the aspirations of the new company, Mark Titcomb at the time Managing Director of Origination at Eurohypo Bank and now a Director of Deka Bank, gave a thought provoking address on the prospects for the UK banking sector and the impact on the Eastern Region. Guests were greeted by an Antarctic explorer and were able to sample Arctic delicacies.

SIBP Marketing Lunch Park, 2008

SIBP Marketing Lunch Park
St Ives, 2008

SIBP Marketing Lunch Park, 2008

A lunch was held with members of the marketing team at the Riverhouse Restaurant at The Quay St Ives. The restaurant has an excellent view over the river Ouse and famous Chapel Bridge. The venue was chosen to give visitors to the business park an opportunity to sample the benefits of the environment along the river in St Ives and demonstrates the proximity of the business park to the town centre amenities and the new guided bus way. Further marketing lunches are planned.

Cambridge South Marketing Lunches

Cambridge South Marketing Lunches
Cambridge, 2008

Cambridge South Marketing Lunches, 2008

A series of lunches were held with over 25 Cambridge based property agents throughout October and November. Directors Philip Scottowe and Rorie Henderson of Salmon attended the lunches with Tim Holmes at the famous and recently opened Hotel Du Vin on Trumpington Street, Cambridge. Agents and guests were given a short presentation on the benefits of the Cambridge South industrial scheme where units of between 1500 and 135,000sq.ft can be accommodated. The opportunity also stimulated conversation about wider aspects of the market and the opportunities for the region.

Cannes MIPIM Conference
Cannes, March 2007

International Property Conference, Cannes March 2007

The 2008 MIPIM Conference was attended by over 7,000 property professionals and Endurance Estates was able, as part of its official launch to publicise its range of activities to agents, landowners and investors. Tim Holmes also attended the 2009 MIPIM Conference on 11th, 12th and 13th March 2009 with a focus particularly promoting the companies investment activities.

Kilamanjaro Expedition
Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Expedition

Over 50 property industry sponsors helped Tim Holmes raise over £5,000 for Save the Rhino International (SRI) is a registered UK charity which works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. These species are defined as ‘critically endangered’ which means they face an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Funds raised are utilised by SRI in supporting anti poaching measures, providing community conservation, development programmes, educational programmes and translocation of rhino to reintroduce populations to other habitats.

Further fundraising challenges are planned by Endurance Estates to other mountains in the UK and Kenya. If you wish to participate in future expeditions please contact the company.