Auckland office support Lifewise Big Sleepout at Eden Park
On Thursday 20 June, Lifewise held their 9th annual Big Sleepout at Eden Park to raise awareness and critical funds to tackle homelessness.
Homelessness is a big problem in New Zealand, and for those on the streets, the situation only becomes more intense on cold winter nights. A group from our Auckland office spent the night sleeping outside on pieces of cardboard to experience a night sleeping rough, and gain an understanding of what life is like for those facing homelessness. They raised over $5,000 to contribute to the Lifewise charity. Funds raised this year will go towards wider preventative work, and breaking the cycles that lead to homelessness.
Foster Hope PJ drive
Every year in the lead up to winter, Foster Hope run a PJ drive to collect new PJs for kids to receive in their 'welcome pack' when placed in a foster home.
One of the reasons they specifically ask for new summer or winter pyjamas (aged 0-18 years) is that many of these children have never had a brand new pair of their very own and knowing that someone has shopped especially for them is a huge boost to their self-esteem.
The Dunedin office showed their support to this worthy cause by donating 46 new pairs of PJ’s to help these vulnerable members of our community.
2019 Dunedin Women You Can Bank On
Anderson Lloyd is proud to be the exclusive naming rights sponsor of the 2019 Women You Can Bank On event.
Aligning perfectly with our key values of supporting local, empowering talent and fostering innovation, Anderson Lloyd is proud to be the major sponsor of this inspiring event on Thursday 20 June.
This year’s event explores the The Change Revolution. Dynamic speakers will share what this revolution of constant change means for their business, and for Dunedin.
There is an exciting line up of speakers and panellists including:
• Panelist: Cheryl Adams – Chief Executive Officer of Animation Research
• Panelist: Dr Sue Bidrose – Chief Executive Officer of DCC
• Speaker: Chelsea Herbert – NZ V8 Touring Car Driver
• Speaker: Alexia Hilbertidou – Founder of GirlBoss NZ
• Panelist: Zoe Hobson – Managing Director of Runaway Play
• Panelist: Joy Liddicoat – Faculty of Law University of Otago
• Speaker: Ian Taylor – Founder of Animation Research
We look forward to the night of entertainment and thought-provoking discussion.
2019 Queenstown LUMA Light Festival partnership
Anderson Lloyd is proud to be a Festival Partner of the 2019 LUMA Light Festival.
LUMA is an award-winning light festival based in Queenstown. It takes place on Queens Birthday Weekend with four evenings of illuminated art, light sculptures and entertainment. LUMA is about connecting people, illuminating spaces, bringing both local and national artists and businesses together.
2019 marks the 5th Year LUMA has been running and the first Anderson Lloyd has come on-board as Festival Sponsor. We join other businesses in our community supporting the festival, to ensure it comes to light for many years to come.
Queenstown Pink Ribbon Breakfast
This year saw another successful Pink Ribbon Breakfast held in Queenstown raising over $4,500 in donations.
The event was held at The Mecure Hotel on Wednesday 1 May and was organised as a combined effort between Anderson Lloyd, ASB and Findex (Crowe Horwath rebranded) to help support the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
Funds were raised at the charity auction breakfast which supports and raises awareness for the foundation.
A special mention goes out to Queenstown partner Kerry O’Donnell who was a key organiser of the fundraising effort and the staff who attended the early morning breakfast.
Christchurch City Mission: Walk of Stars Christmas Appeal
We are proud to continue our support of the Christchurch City Mission with it's 2018 Walk of Stars appeal, helping those in need this Christmas. Our gold star along with other supporters within the Canterbury community is on show along Oxford Terrace until the end of January 2019.
The Christchurch City Mission Walk of Stars is an annual campaign based on the Hollywood Walk of Fame where businesses large and small, community groups, families and individuals can show their support for this important life line within our community.
The Christchurch City Mission offers assistance to those who need it most. They provide a wide range of social services including men’s and women’s night shelters and day programmes, financial advice, food assistance, health clinics and alcohol & other drug support. Their goal is to help with the immediate as well as long term need.
We are proud to support the Christchurch City Mission for the Walk of Stars appeal, and also through our food donations (see down the page) and ‘Adopt a Family’ campaign. We appreciate the tireless work they carry out in the Canterbury community, especially at Christmas.
Annual Christmas food voucher donations
At Anderson Lloyd we realise the holiday season can be a stressful time of the year, which is why we are committed to helping those most in need of extra support within our communities.
Since 2005, we have been providing Foodstuff grocery vouchers to key charities in areas we operate. The food vouchers are donated on behalf of our clients, in place of gifts.
The recipient organisations offer lifelines within our communities. Through a total donation of $14,000 in Foodstuff vouchers, Anderson Lloyd is proud to support:
- Auckland City Mission
- Christchurch City Mission
- Salvation Army Queenstown
- Presbyterian Support Otago
Top: Auckland Partner Chris Bargery presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Sophie Spencer from the Auckland City Mission
Second to top: Christchurch Partner Mike Kerr presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Adam Robertson from Christchurch City Mission
Second to bottom: Dunedin Partner Frazer Barton presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Michael Parker of Presbyterian Support Otago
Bottom: Queenstown Partner Nic Soper presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Hine Marchland from the Salvation Army Queenstown
Anderson Lloyd & SCAPE Public Art Business & Art Partnership Awards
The Christchurch team had a great night on Saturday 6 October celebrating 20 years of partnership with the SCAPE Public Art Trust, and recognising the magic that can happen when the business community works hand in hand with the arts.
We were proud sponsors of the Anderson Lloyd & SCAPE Public Art Business & Arts Partnership Awards and congratulate the winners on the night and all those who continue to revolutionise the open spaces of Ōtautahi Christchurch.
The winners were:
Celebrating Māori Art Award: GHD Group
Enabling Emerging Artist Award: Fulton Hogan
Legacy Award: Signtech the Signmasters Ltd
Community Impact Award: Beca
Innovation Award: Leighs Construction Ltd
Property Council Southern Excellence Awards
On Friday 5 October, Anderson Lloyd was once again proud sponsors of the Judges Choice Award at the Property Council New Zealand Southern Excellence Awards. The standard of entries was so tightly contested, the judges found it impossible to separate two particular nominees and therefore presented the award to two winners: Keeley Pomeroy MNZIQS of AECOM and The Crossing Retail Precinct Team nominated by Southbase Construction.
Keeley Pomeroy of AECOM
A uniquely talented and ambitious individual, Keeley’s background in construction coupled with his innate aptitude and technical skills as a Quantity Surveyor have seen him excel in the cost management profession. As Principal Quantity Surveyor and the Technical Building Information Modelling & Digital Engineer lead of the AECOM Australia New Zealand Cost Management Business, Keeley displays a huge amount of dedication, innovation and strong focus. Where he sees a gap in not only his organisation but the industry, he sets out to fill out and is always striving to find better and more cost-effective solutions for clients through the development of new processes and techniques. Keeley is a leader in his chosen field and is passionate about giving back and sharing knowledge, as evidenced by his involvement in and founding of multiple committees, authorship of reports, and presentation at conferences. Also finding the time to provide pro bono quantity surveying services to community organisations in Christchurch, teach a Cost Planning course at Ara and mentor and train other staff at AECOM, the judges were in awe of Keeley’s attitude, tenacity, and community involvement and drive to succeed.
The Crossing Retail Precinct Team
The Crossing Retail Precinct Team from Southbase Construction is an excellent example of team work, trust, experience and good old Kiwi determination. With a common end goal driven by ambition and the desire to deliver a quality project, the award winning results speak for themselves.
There were many facets of this team and their work style that impressed the judges – the innovation that was shown in a very complex project where old was melded with new, the ability to manage multiple tenants’ ever changing requirements, their clear and concise coordination and communication with clients, tenants and sub-contractors and their overarching culture of inclusiveness. With so many challenges, layers of difficulty and moving parts, this team displayed tactful management and technical ability to produce an outstanding legacy for the Christchurch central city.
Ronald McDonald House South Island Dinner Programme
On Monday 24 September, our Christchurch office had the privilege of being part of the Ronald McDonald House Dinner Programme for the fourth consecutive year.
Our team spent the evening cooking dinner for families of children receiving treatment at the Christchurch Hospital, and later had the pleasure of dining with these families at their home away from home.
It’s a special date in our calendar and we appreciate the opportunity Ronald McDonald House creates for Canterbury businesses to volunteer in such a way within our community.
Motutapu Restoration Trust tree planting day
On Monday 27 August, our Auckland office put their Anderson Lloyd Community Day to valuable use by lending a hand to the Motutapu Restoration Trust (MRT) on Motutapu Island.
MRT is a charitable trust established in 1994 to enable the ecological restoration of the island and contribute to the survival of threatened species in New Zealand.
Our team were based in the nursery for the day and helped MRT with a wide variety of tasks including shifting plants, weeding, cleaning and sorting pots and potting seedlings.
Anderson Lloyd is proud to contribute towards more sustainable communities.
2017 Food donations
At a time of year that can be a challenge for families, Anderson Lloyd continues the tradition of donating to food banks across New Zealand at Christmas.
This is carried out on behalf of our clients, in place of gifts, and is donated to those in need of extra support.
The recipient organisations offer lifelines within the communities in which Anderson Lloyd operate. Through a total donation of $14,500 in Foodstuff vouchers, Anderson Lloyd is proud to support:
- Auckland City Mission
- Christchurch City Mission
- Salvation Army Queenstown
- Presbyterian Support Otago
Top: Auckland Partner Chris Bargery presenting New World Vouchers to Josh from the Auckland City Mission
Bottom: Dunedin Partner Frazer Barton presenting New World and Pak n Save Vouchers to Gillian Bremner from Presbyterian Support Otago