Surveyor scores training session with England football team

From: Avanta Management Services Ltd
Published: Fri Mar 23 2007

A chartered surveyor from London has won a dream prize to train with Wayne Rooney, Stephen Gerrard, John Terry and the other members of the England football team.

Richard Ingham, from the chartered surveyors Thomas Davidson, won the raffle prize which was sponsored by Avanta at a celebrity Poker evening hosted by Vinnie Jones and television presenter, Natalie Pinkham. The event was organised to raise funds for the children’s charity SPARKS, which aims to give every child a healthy start in life.

Attending a training session at Manchester United Football Club’s training ground on the eve of England’s recent match at Old Trafford against Spain, Richard enjoyed a once-in-lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with the country’s best footballers.

Richard said: "It was an unforgettable experience to see the heroes of English football close up, having watched them so many times on television before. It’s a great story to tell my friends and family, but I only wish I could have brought the team more luck in their game the following day."

Avanta enjoy close links with the charity SPARKS. Chief Executive David Alberto said: "We were delighted to sponsor such a great prize in this event which will raise funds for this really worthwhile cause. With Richard having such a great day, it really was a great result for everyone!"

Avanta is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s fastest growing serviced office companies. The firm now operates seven business centres across London, and has recently expanded into the Thames Valley, with the announcement of a new serviced office suite in Reading.

The appeal of an Avanta serviced office to the occupier is that it offers highly flexible, unbranded office space, with advanced and competitively priced business technology, tailor made to meet the requirements of the company, whatever shape or size.

The company has just launched a new virtual office service – Avanta Virtual PA. Designed to offer businesses a complete package of office support but without the actual office space, Virtual PA can deliver a full range of business centre facilities to home workers, business start-ups, professionals on the move, or larger organisations seeking a market presence in London.

One of the many benefits businesses can enjoy as part of Avanta’s virtual office community is having a prestigious London address at one of Avanta’s premier London business centres, including the Media Village without paying the required rent to physically occupy the building. Mail is handled by Avanta staff and is forwarded on the same day as delivery. Clients can even enjoy their own London telephone number and call management service, and have access to Avanta’s experienced office back-up support team.

Aligned to the launch of the Virtual PA, is Avanta’s meeting and training room service (MTR). For companies who wish to hire space for a board away day or brainstorm session, a day’s interviewing or seminar and training, Avanta can offer meeting rooms complete with audio and video conferencing. Also part of the Media Village Meeting and Training Room package is catering and secretarial services, while specialist meeting coordinators are available to take care of the smallest detail.


Notes to Editors

Avanta is an emerging name in the serviced office market, with a rapidly growing portfolio of office suites in prime locations across London and the Thames Valley. The company was formed in 2004 by David Alberto, previously with Regus and former Managing Director at MWB Business Exchange. Avanta can offer highly flexible, unbranded office space, with advanced and competitively priced technology, tailor made to meet the requirements of the occupier. The company manages a total of 260,000 sq ft of office space across seven locations, with an average occupancy rate of over 90%.

For further information, please contact:

Avanta contact:
Chris Taylor
Avanta Management Services Ltd
1 Hammersmith Grove
W6 0NB

Tel: 0203 008 6000
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