DIARY AND NEWS
Whether they're running, cycling, climbing, walking or playing a round of golf, the Reside Developments’ team always has support for charities, both local and international, in mind. Their 2017 activities culminated with an eye-watering donation of £23,900 to the charity, Sightsavers, which works in some of the poorest countries in the world to eliminate avoidable blindness.
Reside and their guests enjoyed an evening at Portsmouth Guildhall, attending the 2017 Property & Construction Awards and Gala Dinner in the company of football legend Matt Le Tissier. Image: Len Boyd of Close Brothers with Brett Hamblin.
A 100km non-stop endurance walk from Esher RFC to Brighton Pier was the challenge for Reside staff, colleagues and friends to raise funds for the Animal Cancer Trust. A total of 15 people started the walk and a further 25 joined at various points along the way raising over £6,000 for the charity.
Brett and Richard joined Robin Lucas for a day’s racing at Cowes week and finished 2nd in class.
Supporting Naomi House and Jacksplace children’s hospices. Reside Developments attended the 2016 Property & Construction Gala Dinner at The Guildhall in Portsmouth. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all with the highlight being the after dinner speech by ex-Rugby International Martin Bayfield.
Surrey Property Awards 2015. Reside entertained clients at The 2015 Surrey Property Awards at GLive Guildford. Attracting over 400 of Surrey’s property professionals, the event raises money for local children’s charity Challengers.
The Guildford Design Awards. Reside was very proud to win Best Restoration and Conversion for The Bellairs Apartments in Guildford. The company was commended for its well designed and sympathetic conversion of the former home of the Guildford School of Acting into 11 luxury apartments.
Reside celebrates its 10th birthday. It’s been a busy few years for the company as Reside has seen its team grow from the original partnership of Richard West and Brett Hamblin to a company of six hardworking individuals. Reside celebrated in true style with a night out in London for the whole company and their partners where they toasted the last ten years and looked forward to further success in the future.
SAS Survival Day. Putting together a team of 10 hardy volunteers was an easy task for Reside - clients and work colleagues were queuing up to take part in this very unique, ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. The specially selected Reside task force were taken to a remote and secret location to spend a full day with ex-SAS member Mark Langridge. With a Military Cross, an artic expedition and 27 years in the special forces under his belt, Mark took the team through their paces in a series of physically demanding and mentally challenging survival tasks and techniques, including; essential survival skills, camp and woodcraft, navigation and shooting/weapon handling. And here's a client's view of the event: brilliant experience, excellent team building event, I've learnt how to kill, skin rabbits and cook food, but I'm hoping never to have to use this skill. Loved the event and the way Reside went about the invitations and putting together something so unique, Mark was brilliant and if I'm ever taken hostage I want him with me!!!
Reside responds to Oxfam Emergency Challenge to scoop place in the top 10. On the 25th October Reside Developments were one of 54 teams to take part in the Oxfam Emergency Challenge, which was designed to simulate the situations Oxfam faces in times of crisis and disasters worldwide. The Reside team undertook a gruelling 12 hours of demanding challenges, which included trading commodities, resources and medical aid, all against the clock and under pressure to make the right decisions and navigate the course to avoid further crisis areas and cover the distance in record time. Running circa 10k and covering 20k on bikes the event combined the adrenalin of taking on board real-time tasks to combat human crisis and disasters. And Reside's view of the event: far harder and tougher than expected, exciting and action packed, fantastic insight into the real world of human crisis and the pinch points Oxfam regularly face.
Reside hosted a lunch at The Shard together with: Martin Bird (White & Sons), Bob Shattock (Savills), Tim Searl (Searls Land), Stephen Edgar (GVA), Richard Plant (Stiles Harold Williams) and Ian Randall (Urban Green Developments).
Surrey Property Awards 2013 – winner of the Mayor’s Award for the preservation and enhancement of an iconic building. This was awarded to Reside for their work on The Bellairs Apartments which the Mayor judged to be an outstanding example of preserving the very best parts of Guildford, thereby ensuring there is a legacy to pass on to future generations.
Reside hosted a seven course lunch at The Chef’s Table at The Berkeley. Richard and Brett were joined by Richard Grassly, (RH & RW Cluttons), Ed James (Savills), Peter Gray (Coutts Bank), Tim Searl (Searls Land), Malcolm Heald and Ian Randall (Urban Green Developments).
By invitation only - official opening of
The Bellairs Apartments, 26th September 2013.