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Embassy Services April 2015 Newsletter: 365 Degrees


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The quarterly newsletter from Embassy Services brings to you the various happenings in the company over the Jan-Feb-March 2015 quarter.

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Embassy Services April 2015 Newsletter: 365 Degrees

  1. 1. Page 3 New Initiatives Page 4 Spotlight Page 2 News Round-up AN EMBASSY SERVICES NEWSLETTER Vol 8 APRIL 2015 360 SERVICES. 365 DAYS CEO’s Message During these two years, our area under management has grown significantly, we have introduced new and improved processes, strengthened our team both quantitatively and qualitatively, had a more defined brand identity, won several awards and much more. This isue is special as we are announcing two new services for our clients. We have set up the integrated facilities management vertical to cater to the growing demand from our clients. We have also launched Embassy Plus ( a community portal for the users of our property. You can read about these in greater detail in the next few pages. As has become the ritual in the last few years, this year as well Embassy Services won the best ornamental garden award in the annual Republic Day Mysore Horticulture Society garden competition. In this issue, we would also like to acknowledge one of our key business partners TCFM who have been associated with us for more than 4 years now. I hope you enjoy the updates and please do share your valuable feedback with us by writing to PRADEEP LALA, CEO Embassy Services Welcome to the first newsletter of FY 2015-16. I am immensely proud to bring to you the eighth consecutive quarterly newsletter which, not coincidentally, coincides with a strong phase of growth for Embassy Services. I am glad that we have been able to share with you our successes and achievements during the last two years whilst receiving strong support from various quarters. Republic day is one day of the year, when the pomp and efficiency of our security team can be seen in full flow. This year, the team at Embassy Manyata Business Park put on a great show of strength and fitness through an elegant March Past. REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION Embassy Services felicitated some of the guards and supervisors for the excellent work done over the year. This was also a chance to allow them to let their hair down and they did so with a series of fun games such as slow cycling race and tug of war. Prizes were awarded to the winners.
  2. 2. NEWS ROUND-UP EMBASSY SERVICES WINS THE BEST ORNAMENTAL GARDEN AWARD ... AGAIN! KUNAL GANJAWALA FLOORS THE EMBASSY SERVICES OFFICE LIFE LANE INITIATIVE – SEE AMBULANCE MOVE LEFT Embassy Services won the award for the Best Ornamental Garden at the Mysore Horticulture Society garden competition held in January 2015 at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. We received this award for excellence in landscaping, while facing stiff competition from more than 89 private and government organizations. The award, won by us for the 4th consecutive year, bears testimony to the efforts put in by our team over the years in ensuring a beautiful and serene environment for our park users. Living in a big metropolitan city, we often times chance upon ambulances stuck in the traffic jams while we sit in our vehicles worrying about the patient’s health and maybe in our effort to give way, end up adding to the chaos on the road. Life Lane India, a NGO started by a group of Monsanto employees based out of Embassy Manyata Business Park decided to do Those under the impression that Embassy Services is an ‘all work and no play’ organization would be pleasantly surprised to know that we thoroughly enjoyed hosting the famous Bollywood singer – Kunal Ganjawala at the Embassy Services office. He was in Bangalore for a promotional visit and despite his busy schedule, took time out to spend with the Embassy Services team. Needless to mention, that having such a talented personality in our midst was pure delight. He was also gracious enough to leave a signed memento which proudly adorns the Embassy Services office now. something about it. They came up with the concept of “See Ambulance, Move Left”. This is a simple, yet powerful message which can potentially save many lives which would earlier have been stuck in traffic awaiting specialized medical attention. On 5th March, more than 20 volunteers from Life Lane India assembled at the Escape Food court in Embassy Manyata Business Park and through flash mobs and “nukkad nataak” initiated spreading awareness about this message. Vehicle stickers were also distributed at the event venue which saw around 500 park users assemble to witness the event. We hope that this effort by Life Lane India will reach to a wider cross section of people.
  3. 3. EMBASSY SERVICES STARTS THE INTEGRATED FACILITIES MANAGEMENT VERTICAL We have been the leaders in the property management industry for more than 20 years now with our portfolio spanning 30 million square feet of commercial, residential, retail and education spaces. During our frequent interactions with clients, there has always been a constant demand for better quality and more reliable facility management services. Over the last few months, we delved deeper into this opportunity and have As part of the rebranding exercise at Embassy Services, we have rolled out new uniforms for our ground staff. The new orange coloured jacket is made of reflective material with the Embassy Services logo on the back. The new look is designed with the aim of ensuring a sense of uniformity and belongingness within the team. This new uniform will ensure that our team is easily identifiable while working on the premises and therefore more approachable. We have taken another significant step in enhancing the security at Embassy Manyata Business Park by introducing a dog squad consisting of two trained sniffer dogs and two professional handlers. This team will be stationed 24X7 at the premises. The primary task of this squad is explosive detection, sanitize basements and threat locations and respond to emergencies. They will act as deterrents to any untoward activities and also add to the increased security levels of the premises. EMBASSY SERVICES GROUND TEAM GETS NEW UNIFORM DOG SQUAD AT EMBASSY MANYATA BUSINESS PARK NEW INITIATIVES realized that we are in a unique position, given our strong expertise and lineage, to add value is this field. It is in this context that we have set up the Facilities Management vertical with an experienced team in place. Being the property management experts we bring to the table not only experience from our established processes and practices but strong execution skills to move fast and deliver quickly. We look forward to inform you in our next newsletter about the progress made.
  4. 4. AQUARIUZ SPOTLIGHT PARTNER PROFILE - TCFM EMBASSY GROUP REBUILDS COX TOWN GOVERNMENT KANNADA MODEL PRIMARY SCHOOL Our clients would now be familiar with our engineering services partner TCFM (Thermo Control Facilities Management). TCFM is redefining Integrated Facility Management by taking care of customer facilities and assets with latest technologies, the best practices and process; thereby reducing operation costs and improving life cycles of equipment, and therefore enabling companies to concentrate on their core business. The TCFM team consists of people equipped with superior technical knowledge, leadership skills, hands-on experience and efficient with years of experience in the routine operation and maintenance. TCFM management team are members of CFMI, IFMA, ISHRAE and ISLE. This, combined with systems and process imparted from their European partners helps to achieve goals and growth. TCFM in India, within a short span of three years have grown to more than a thousand employees which reflects highly on their capability. TCFM on working with Embassy Services: “True certainty of success comes from working with a partner you trust, to Embassy Services is proud to welcome Lowe’s Services India at Embassy Manyata Business Park. Lowe’s Services India is a Global Innovation Center as an expansion of Lowe's analytics capabilities, with ONE team in MULTIPLE locations, working together in service to the customer. With GIC-B, Lowe’s is positioning itself for a stronger future as an Omni-channel company - a stronger future of helping people love where they live. Their office spread across 3 floors in the Mountain Ash building has unique features such as energy efficient workstation with occupancy sensors, On 7th January, 2014, the rebuilt Govt. Kannada Model Primary School, Cox Town, located at Sarvagna Nagar, Bangalore was opened on by guests-of-honour Mrs. Raj Virwani, representing Embassy Group, Mr. Mohammad Mohsin – Commissioner of Public Instructions, Mr. Ramesh – Block Education Officer, Cox Town and Ms. Vinisha Nero, MLA, Government of Karnataka. The event was attended by government officials, the principal, teachers and students of the school as well as parents from the local community and members of Colours of Life. Prior to the reconstruction, funded by Embassy Services, the student strength was approximately 150. With the new building, the school aims to improve the student capacity. This initiative is part of Embassy Group’s focus on education and support to over 10 government schools in the city covering close to 3000 children. CLIENT PROFILE – LOWE’S acoustically structured open ceiling, highly structured innovative collaboration areas and much more. The entire office is designed to bring out the best from all team members which ensures collaboration, flow of communication and highlights the power of “We”. Lowe’s on Embassy Services: “Embassy Services has been a very good associate. They are available, supportive and innovative whenever we need them. It’s been a good partnership and we look forward to it continuing in the future” provide the insight, support and expertise that will thrust your business forward. TCFM is happy to partner with Embassy Services to operate and maintain their properties in Bangalore.” Embassy Services acknowledges the contribution of TCFM in our growth and is looking forward to a growing together in a fruitful partnership.