Avast ye scurvy landlubbers! Twas a nautical affair this year for the tomorrow Christmas party. As you can see from the above, everyone got on board and set sail for fun (well, Port Melbourne actually). There was food, drink and general merriment all round, and a portly gentleman in a red suit even dropped by to hand out some presents.
After the official function ended, most of the crew headed inland to drop anchor at another bar. Suffice to say, shenanigans ensued that went on well into the evening, in the true spirit of sailors on shore leave.
As we close in on the end of the year we have found ourselves becoming all reflective and emotional about our first twelve months as tomorrow. It was a time of sweeping change that was fraught with risks and uncertainty, but ultimately paid off better than we could have ever hoped.
Now that it’s been a year, we think we can officially call our re-brand a success. It has brought in new clients, refreshed our relationship with some older ones and reinvigorated the agency. We set out to change the way that we were perceived, and we think we’ve done just that.
Moving to our new premises in Cremorne has also injected new enthusiasm and creativity into the agency, which has led to us producing a lot of work that we are really proud of. An internal restructure and some new creative teams were also key in this endeavour. All this hard work culminated in us winning the 2011 Australian Property Catalogue of the Year award for our Tip Top brochure (client Little Projects).
Client wise we have had a great year. Our commercial property division has picked up a few new names while over in project marketing we have been involved in launching a multitude of developments across Melbourne and beyond.
So as we farewell 2011 we are already excited to find out what opportunities 2012 will bring. We have a lot potential projects on the horizon and are incredibly keen to capitalise upon the amazing foundation we have built in year one of tomorrow. Thanks for supporting us over the journey.
Paul Henley - Managing Director Commercial Sales, Knight Frank
How did you find yourself involved in the property industry?
A best mate of my Dad (a plumber – the wealthiest guys around) did some work for Jones Lang Lasalle and suggested I go and see them. I had no idea what I wanted to do at the time.
What has been your proudest career moment to date, because obviously the best is still to come?
Working with Langton McHarg.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Only worry about what you can control - Bill McHarg.
What’s the biggest change in property marketing you’ve seen in the last 5 years?
Obviously online, but also the standard of submissions and presentations.
How do you like to relax away from work?
I love a flutter on the neddies and whacking that little white ball.
What’s something most people wouldn’t know about you?
My middle name.
We are very excited to welcome back Katie Healey to tomorrow agency in the role of Account Co-ordinator. Katie was always an enthusiastic and dependable member of the team and we couldn’t be happier to have her back on board.
The night was alive with electricity, so potent it could singe your eyebrows. As the competitors eyeballed each other at the start line, the tension between them grew almost unbearable. It was a battle between the old and the young of tomorrow agency. A 5km BRW corporate relay run for all the marbles (and a dodgy trophy). It was a see-sawing contest as our two teams charged around Albert Park Lake, but in the end the elder statesmen prevailed, taking the lead on the very last lap and avoiding what we all thought would be a minor heart attack. Well done to everyone who took part for making those of us who didn't, feel just a little bit worse about our own fitness levels.
Keep it simple. The above sign was on a block of land in Northern Spain, right out in the middle of nowhere. Want to know something? Call the number. Not a lot of online going on out there. I guess the logo says it all though.
For anyone who has heard of "The Way of St. James" (El Camino trail) in Spain, I just rode it with a couple of mates. Ride or walk, it's a worthwhile journey across northern Spain, ending up in Santiago De Compostella. At one of the stop-overs, I even managed to combine cycling with my other passion, guitar.