TFT are finalists in this year’s EG Awards!

This standout category at this year’s EG Awards celebrates companies and individuals that go beyond ensuring their own success but are also advocates of positive change at the forefront of the UK’s real estate sector. We have been nominated alongside other leading lights of the property industry, who, like us, have worked on some of the most outstanding projects for blue chip clients and delivered thought leadership from the forefront of the market.

This completes a hattrick of other nominations from Property Week in their Property Wellbeing Award and BusinessGreen Leaders Awards in their Energy Efficiency Project of the Year category, which reflects the markets recognition of TFT’s leading role in developing sustainable places.

TFT at the JLL Triathlon – it was all slip slap slop before we flipped flapped and [mostly] flopped

28 degrees: so much sunscreen; no one fainted…28 degrees also meant no one beat any PBs. One punctured tyre on the way to race…Another punctured tyre during the race. 1 TFT triathlete swam into 2 safety boats. Marathon Mann [David] came out in top 30 of his [heat] wave…And not content with 13 miles alone, 1 relay cyclist cycled 22 miles to the race and 22 miles back home.

Welcome to the new TFT website

Our old website has been a good friend and served us well. But TFT is a continually evolving practice, mirroring and often driving social and business change for ourselves and our clients.

To keep pace, and reflect the TFT of today, we have implemented a rebranding exercise. This means a fresh look to many of the things we share with you. And fresh thinking on our structure, approach and overall vision.

Our shop window into these bold new territories is our new website. Come in. Have a look around. Get in touch. We hope you will be a regular visitor!

Hattrick of shortlists for TFT in 2018

This year, we have been named finalist for the Property Awards, the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards and the EG Awards. They come about following our dedicated effort to deliver better buildings, and happier, healthy occupants, creating the BPF Aftercare Guide and providing leading energy and sustainability advice to some of the biggest commercial property investors, respectively. TFT has been acknowledged as a candidate for providing the UK’s leading sustainability advisor. We believe this is a result of us hiring the best people; working on the biggest projects for blue chip clients and delivering market leading thought leadership.

With the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards right around the corner and the EG Awards in September, we look forward to meeting up with our fellow nominees and hearing about success stories from all corners of the commercial property market.

The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards takes place Wednesday 27th June at The Brewery London. To find out more, click here. The EG Awards takes place 19 September at Grosvenor House Hotel. To find out more, click here.

TFT dilapidations expert on tour

Paul Spaven, dilapidations specialist

Keen to keep up-to-date on the latest changes from L&T, valuation, dilapidations and planning? Paul Spaven, one of our resident dilapidations specialists, joins property’s other leading lights on tour and will be covering ‘Dilapidations – pressures, pitfalls and opportunities’.

Run by Pro Conferences, the well-attended Current Property Issues 2018 has spots left at their remaining dates across the country, find yours here.

TFT strike a pose across the UK for Bowel Cancer Research

Bowel Cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK. Early diagnosis leads to better survival rates. Raising awareness of this indiscriminate killer is a step towards earlier diagnosis and TFT got into the collective spirit by proudly wearing Bowel Cancer Research t-shirts across the practice for the day.

TFT Volunteers at Woodlarks Camp, Guildford!

Every year, Sarah Gunn (pictured) from our marketing team volunteers at Woodlarks in Surrey, a fit for purpose campsite that provides camping holidays for disabled people. This year she was joined by our Senior Graphic Designer Deni Cherneva, who got the full tour of this great site that includes facilities built to cater for all; the visually-impaired, hearing-impaired and those wheelchair bound. The site is an all-inclusive place that brings outdoor experiences to those often excluded from activities such as paint-balling, water-skiing, trike rides, zorbing, laser-tag and much more. Campers stay in tents of all types and spend the week laughing and joking with each other, leaving the site feeling like they’re part of one big family.

Woodlarks hosts different a plethora of camps throughout the year, but the one the girls attended is called Trekkers and is for adults aged 30+. HR Partner Chris Keates Lewis visited mid-week and was chuffed to be introduced to the camp and all the great campers and volunteers!

If you would like to get involved with Trekkers click here, or to find out which camps are held at Woodlarks, click here!

TFT peaked over the weekend

A mighty team of seven from TFT met the LandAid Peak2Peak challenge last weekend, covering over 50km on bike, foot and backside as we biked, hiked and canyoneered the Peak District. Two giant peaks were scaled, fitness and endurance was tested, and teamwork ensured that everyone came through.

We caught up with Chuan Lim (Guildford) and Pete Madge (Bristol) to see how they found it!

What did you enjoyed about the challenge over the weekend and what did you struggle with?

Pete: The combination of biking, hiking and gorge scrambling with the beautiful backdrop of the Peak District was an absolute pleasure, but particularly enjoyable was the banter with the rest of our Team TFT along the way and completing the challenge together.

Chuan: There was some spectacular scenery on the hike including the remains of a WW2 Halifax bomber found on the Moor, and, later on, laughing as Sarah (London) fell (stylishly, of course) into a peat bog! The gorge scrambling was rather tricky too but we were all up for the challenge and there was a pub waiting for us at the end!

I enjoyed spending time with TFT colleagues and fellow property professionals in the great outdoors- testing ourselves physically and supporting each other whilst taking in the wonderful views of the Peak District.

Why it is important to you to partake in such activities?

Pete:  For me, it is really important to include ‘fun’ in fundraising, to do some team building, explore some new countryside and set yourself a bit of a goal.

Chuan: Whilst events like these are great for fundraising and are (mostly) lots of fun, it is important for TFT to be socially responsible – demonstrating our support and raising awareness of amazing charities like LandAid and their mission to end youth homelessness in the UK.

TFT pub quiz

On Wednesday, TFT hosted a pub quiz in London for clients and friends in an effort to raise money for the LandAid Peak to Peak Challenge, in which TFT has a team participating. To take part in the challenge, each participant needs to raise a minimum of £300 for LandAid. Making Team TFT’s minimum requirement £2100!

Thanks to all those who came along and supported us, as well as those who donated to the raffle. We raised total of £708, and with TFT’s promise to match this, £1416! Thank you also to everyone at TFT for donating, we have reached our minimum target.