The Tour de East Japan Kashima to Hachinohe 800km ride is a charity experience to commemorate and acknowledge the life-changing effects of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Taylors team member Michael Olthof (Senior Design Engineer) has elected to take part in the ride this year as an opportunity to immerse himself in the culture, and Taylors are proud to be supporting him on this memorable journey.
“My main purpose for joining this event is for the experience of seeing parts of Japan I haven’t seen before. I’ll be travelling with a group of predominantly Japanese people, there are 14 people doing the trip, and the only foreigners are myself and another guy from Melbourne. It will be a good opportunity for cultural exchange and to find out …
As part of the New Zealand International Film Festival, the NZ Women in Property committee recently held a movie night screening Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect. Taylors Architect Kristen Neri is an active member of the committee and we were proud to showcase some of innovation technology to the audience at such an event.
Held at the Northlands Mall, the main attraction seemed to take place prior to the screening with young architect, Isaac Kawati, hosting a virtual reality demonstration for attendees to experience. Attendees had the opportunity to experience New Zealand’s inaugural project – Hackett Road, Jacks Point – as well as Melbourne reality models of Bourke Street and Hosier Lane.
“There was a bit of excitement around the VR …
It’s one of Taylors three key values – relationships. Relationships with those we work with in the office each day. Relationships with clients to build a lasting union. Relationships with those that we meet to grow our networks. Our community is at the heart of who we are, and the greater community is no exception.
“Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has always been part of Taylors culture in terms of looking for ways to give back to our industry and our broader community.” said Associate Director and General Manager of People, Culture and Brand, Andrea Crane. “It is part of our vision and values statement (“…our clients, our team and our community all benefit from this vision”).” While it is a topic that few may to consider to be above them, or to be something that they are not directly involved in, …
UDIA Outlook, Young Professionals, kicked off their networking event series with a very special Q&A evening with Broadsheet founder Nick Shelton.
Held at Mountain Goat Brewery, Richmond, a team of young professionals from Taylors attended the series opening event, ‘Entrepreneurship – with Broadsheet founder Nick Shelton’.
Nick Shelton is the director and publisher of Broadsheet Media, an Australian media business with digital publications operating in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. An innovator and a highly active entrepreneur, Nick founded Broadsheet in 2009 and it has since become not just a household name, but the key authority and cultural guide on all the shops, bars, restaurants and events that make our cities so vibrant.
It was an excellent chance “to network with likeminded young professionals. Great choice of guest speaker, as we are in an era of start-ups and entrepreneurship, so definitely very …
Eager RMIT final year graduates were given the opportunity to hear from Taylors’ representatives Leo Bateman and Michael Sretenovich just last week about the topic of effective communication in the workplace.
“Communication is key – it’s a saying heard often but open to interpretation across the board.” The opening words from Leo set the tone for the afternoon, with students keen to ask questions to gain a deeper understanding of what environment might be waiting for them in the professional field. There were no incorrect questions, and it was inspiring to see the future leaders of the industry ambitiously enquiring about the correct way to approach a tricky client, how to word an email to their fellow colleagues – what defines an acceptable workplace nickname? – and how to ensure that their voice could be heard among a crowd of talented …
Taylors teamed up with the Geospatial and Surveying students at the recent RMIT Geospatial Science Student Association (GSSA) Ball and Awards Night. Taylors was very proud to sponsor the inaugural “Chris Boyden Memorial Award for Innovation”, presented by Leo Bateman, General Manager, Urban Development Survey, to final year student Andrew Stewart, for his project entitled “An investigation into Photogrammetric and Laser Scanning Techniques for Reverse Engineering in the Automotive Industry”. This annual award will allow us to remember Chris and honour the passion and ingenuity that he demonstrated through his surveying career…
This Sunday October 19, Sarkis Yelandjian, will ride 100km in Bupa Around the Bay 2014 in order to raise funds for Aussie children in need and create a better future for them through education.
Supporting a child’s education is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of disadvantage. Taylors have donated $200 to support Sarkis in his 100km challenge. This will provide a disadvantaged student with a School Essentials Pack comprising of necessities such as school shoes, stationery, sports kits and excursions.
You too can help an Aussie child in need by supporting Sarkis and donating here.
Taylors are proud to support young professionals by sponsoring UDIA Outlook and VPELA Young Professionals Group.
UDIA Outlook is a committee of the UDIA which focuses on providing a forum for young professionals to network and be informed on the latest issues in relation to the development industry. Taylors’ Business Development Manager, Niki Hendriksen, is an Outlook committee representative.
Taylors, through its Corporate Social Responsibility program is helping improve the lives of those living along the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea by contributing to the construction of the Kokoda College.
The Kokoda College is an initiative of The Kokoda Track Foundation, a not‐for‐profit organisation that works with the communities living along and around the Kokoda Track and assists in education, health, community development, and microbusiness. The College will be a state-of-the-art training facility based in Kokoda village. The College will train urgently needed elementary teachers, primary teachers and community health workers for PNG and will train enough of these professionals to meet the needs of the entire Kokoda Track catchment area within its first 3 years of operations. Construction is underway and the College will open its doors in February 2014.
Taylors will contribute to this project by assisting volunteer and Taylors …
Taylors have come on board as sponsors of the Metropolitan Trainers Premiership of Harness Racing Victoria this year.
Click here to view the Australian Harness Racing article on Taylors.