Jaime MacSween, CEO of Logicalware who are based in Falkirk Business Hub took a trip of a lifetime to volunteer in Tanzania along with 11 other volunteers from Falkirk’s Trinity Church. The group volunteered with Vine Trust who are an international charity with a vision to see communities transformed.
It took the volunteers from Falkirk three flights, a ferry, and two buses to arrive at Sengerema where they stayed to volunteer at the Village of Hope in Tanzania.
They received a warm welcome on their arrival on the 28th of May. There was lots of singing and dancing and they were welcomed by representatives from the local ward and executive officers from the Kazunza local government. There were also senior representatives from the African Inland Church of Tanzania present, who are the key partner with the Vine Trust on this project.
They were there to provide construction support to the locals to build homes. This involved carrying buckets of water, moving boulders, mixing and moving cement and even some building and cementing the foundations along with the local builders. One of their tasks was also to build a cairn on top of the hill. This was no easy feat as it involved carrying stones, buckets of water, sand and cement up the hill.
Throughout their time there they also attended the local church. There was an estimated 1,000 people in attendance for a three hour service which also involved singing and energetic dancing. The group also visited young children at Sengerema AIC day care centre. They gave each child a pack which the young people at Trinity in Falkirk had made up. The packs each contained a large notebook, pencil, coloured pencils, eraser, sharpener and balloons. The children were over the moon with this kind gesture from children half the world away.
On their last day they held a small ceremony at the cairn attended by local dignitaries. The volunteers attached the map of the area and plaque. They sang together and the group described this as a very moving moment. The volunteers also purchased 100 football tops to hand to the children on their last day. The children were extremely grateful of such a kind gesture and the volunteers were sad to be leaving as they boarded the bus that evening. As they watched out the bus windows all they could see was smiling faces waving and wishing them farewell.
All of us at Falkirk Business Hub would like to say a massive well done to Jamie and to all of the volunteers from Falkirk Trinity Church! It’s great to see our tenants not only thrive in business but give their time to those less fortunate in our world, an excellent example of a forward thinking, well-rounded entrepreneur.
In 2018, Falkirk Business Hub began collaborating with the local 17 Degrees Magazine. The magazine provides the Forth Valley Area with a progressive, creative and insightful publication. You may have noticed the stand located in our reception area where you can pick up the publication complimentary. They focus on the local people, places and businesses that sustain the area. On the back of this several of our tenants have also chosen 17 Degrees as a media to promote their business such as Life Fit Wellness, Active Office and Stacey Leigh Spalding.
The past few weeks we have been working with 17 Degrees on our next feature which will be focusing on our recently renovated HubLounge area and ground floor meeting rooms. We will also be promoting four of our happy clients. This will showcase the diverse range of businesses that operate within Falkirk Business Hub.
We work closely with the Editor of 17 Degrees Magazine, Sophie Robertson. She got the chance to collaborate with the four businesses chosen for this issue and worked alongside photographer Brian Vass of Vass Media during several photoshoot days. In the feature we will also be showcasing different areas of our historic building, inside and out.
We look forward to 17 Degrees Magazine readers across the Forth Valley Area learning more about what goes on within Falkirk Business Hub and with some of our tenants. For now, enjoy some ‘Behind the Scenes’ photographs until the next issue is released on the 17th of July!
Life Fit Wellness provides the highest standard of healthcare and exercise services which are delivered within a custom designed clinic in Falkirk Business Hub. Read more from a recent article in 17 Degrees Magazine here:
We are thrilled to be home to fantastic, growing businesses such as Life Fit Wellness. For more information please visit email@example.com or call 01324 614 044 to discuss their services with the friendly team.
17 Degrees is a Forth Valley lifestyle magazine that is based out of Falkirk Business Hub, and has been since September of last year. They provide our area with a progressive, creative and insightful publication. Sophie, the Editor in Chief says, “We have met so many incredible business professionals working throughout the Forth Valley that are based in FBH over the past six months.” Sophie has also been getting to know the team at Life Fit Wellness. After a conversation with the reception team about her ongoing sciatica, she scheduled a physiotherapy session with Stewart Kerr, one of the Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Team. Following a thorough assessment, a treatment plan was agreed which involved a tailored exercise program, advice on daily management and some ‘hands-on’ treatment which provided some welcome pain-relief. . . . Following this session she received her personalised exercise program by email which included photos, videos and written description of the exercises. Part of the management program discussed was to facilitate a smooth transition to Pilates. A 1-1 Intro to Pilates was arranged with Chartered Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor, Carolyn Kent. This set Sophie up nicely with confidence to transition into a Pilates Class. This week she will be attending a Pilates Circuit Class at Life Fit Wellness, which utilises specialised large equipment such as the ‘Reformer’. Having both services in the same place was ideal and made the transition from physiotherapy to exercise achievable. . . . Furthermore, the benefit of having a dual trained Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor meant that her sciatica was accommodated, and therefore the exercise was not only achievable, but enjoyable and beneficial. She has since followed up for a review physiotherapy session with Stewart and the improvements were clear to see. 17 Degrees Magazine will be publishing a feature on the centre in the next issue so stay tuned to hear about Sophie’s progress and all that is offered at the integrated healthcare and exercise centre. You can pick up a complimentary copy of the publication at FBH reception.
This year is already off to a quick start, it’s hard to believe that we are half way through February! There are some exciting things happening in the coming weeks so make sure you are following Falkirk Business Hub on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for daily updates.
Wallace House, Stirling
What a view! Bellair have just launched the 3rd floor suite in the property to the market. This suite has never been vacant before, the previous tenant having moved elsewhere in the building. It has one of the “Best Views” from an office in Stirling and is recently refurbished. The fully modernised unit has new carpeting, ceiling tiles and LED lighting. The building itself also has recently refurbished common areas and in a prominent location in Stirling city centre; excellent access to local bus and rail stations. For further information. Andrew Peel E: firstname.lastname@example.org 01786 463 111 Graham + Sibbald 22 Allan Park, Stirling, FK8 2QG www.g-s.co.uk
Finnegans has gone from strength to strength since it opened its big red doors last September and is now the #1 Ranked Restaurant in Falkirk, #1 for Breakfast, #1 for Brunch, #1 for Lunch and #1 Café. It was also recognised by The Herald Scotland as one of the 15 Best Places to go for Brunch in Scotland. They are open Monday – Saturday for quality, affordable breakfasts, lunches, home baking and great coffee. Also keep an eye out for their Gourmet Burger Nights.
We hope everyone had a restful and joyous time with their loved ones this festive season. A massive thank you to all who attended the Tenant Christmas Lunch and contributed to the Charity Raffle in aid of Breast Cancer Now. We can confirm that we collected £300 on the day and the Management Team at FBH added another £100 to the total.
The Management Team would also like to wish everyone a Happy New Year when it comes. We are excited for what is ahead at Falkirk Business Hub in 2019 and for another year working alongside our tenants.
What’s Happening in January?
Life Fit Wellness will be celebrating their 5th anniversary and will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday the 5th of January. At this event there will be free healthcare and exercise talks and tester sessions. If you are starting to think of your New Year’s resolutions this could be the start or boost you need in your health and wellness regime.