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At CNM Estates, Community Engagement is a cause that is close to our heart. As developers, we are dedicated to bringing improvements to towns and we understand the important part played by the community in creating a successful town.

We are passionate to encourage the younger generation's growth by supporting the Kingston Regatta on the beautiful riverside Thames and the Rose Theatre Kingston, as well as charities in the Borough of Kingston upon Thames and surrounding areas. We have an exciting apprenticeship program for the training and development of local young residents. We believe in an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set in our local community and we support the growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Through strong relationships and collaborations with local government, businesses and community organisations, CNM Estates can achieve its long term goal to realise potential and value through development and regeneration, creating new areas where people flourish and businesses grow, ultimately benefiting our community.

For more information on our community engagement plan, space for rent and opportunities, please contact Laila Samady-Mustad, Director of Community Engagement at CNM Estates: [email protected]

Kingston Regatta

CNM Estates has proudly supported the Kingston Regatta for seven years. The event is ‘the jewel in the crown' of amateur rowing on the River Thames. Held annually since 1857 the family event attracts thousands of spectators to watch over 500 races of an international standard. As main sponsors, CNM Estates host a three-course lunch, while guests can enjoy the day, be part of an auction and watch the sport. In 2016, we invited 440 guests and we raised over £21,000 of which all the proceeds went to Kingston Rowing Club to maintain its fantastic facilities and to support local youth rowing programs that are vital in providing opportunities to many of the young people of Kingston upon Thames and the surrounding areas.

This year, CNM Estates is proud to have raised more than £17,000 at the charity luncheon during the Kingston Regatta 2017, of which £10,952 was donated to the Kingston Rowing Club and £6,200 was given to the Grenfell Tower appeal.

Website Kingston Regatta

Photo Galleries: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

As founding sponsors of the Rose Theatre Kingston, CNM Estates has been supporting for a decade this vibrant and unique cultural community facility in Kingston upon Thames. Nearly a million people have watched over 580 shows at the Rose Theatre since it opened, with many productions featuring some of the country's leading actors, producers and directors. Since 2013, we have been in a 5-year partnership with the Rose Theatre to sponsor the Christmas production each year. In 2016, CNM Estates proudly sponsored the magical production of The Wind in the Willows, an adaptation of the classic children's story from Kenneth Grahame, breaking the Rose Theatre's box office records. Over 100 children auditioned for roles in Wind in the Willows and also joined the Rose Youth Theatre as a result.

Website Rose Theatre Kingston

Photo Gallery 2016

CNM Estates has been sponsoring business awards, which recognise the innovation, forward-thinking and diversity of the local business community in Kingston upon Thames and Sutton. In 2016, CNM Estates sponsored the Kingston Business Excellence Awards which champions the best of the Borough’s businesses by celebrating their hard work, achievements and successes. In particular, we judged the category Entrepreneur of the Year, recognising those with drive, ambition, vision and tenacity to inspirational leadership, inventiveness and confidence. For the last two years, we have also been the headline sponsors of the Sutton Business Awards which celebrates business and innovation in the Borough of Sutton and we had the honour to announce the final award of Business of the Year.

Website Kingston Business Excellence Awards

Website Sutton Business Awards

Photo Gallery 2016

At CNM Estates, we believe in the importance of promoting innovation in our local community, and therefore we strongly support entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) by offering space for rent to start-ups and SMEs. Furthermore, we are setting up a business incubator (HUB) in one of our developments at Tolworth Towers in Kingston upon Thames. The HUB will provide a creative workplace bringing together different industries and types of social businesses, which will help young companies strive and benefit from a supportive business environment.

For the past years, CNM Estates has been supporting local charities and their mission in the Borough of Kingston Upon Thames and surrounding area.

CNM Estates has acted as founding donor of Love Kingston, an inspiring community organisation supporting five local projects committed to ‘pathways out of poverty’ in the Borough of Kingston upon Thames. In 2016, we have supported Refugee Action Kingston, a local charity providing advice and support for refugees in Kingston. In support to the Mayor's Charity, we have also sponsored the Dementia Appeal, to help Kingston Hospital transform dementia care in Kingston and beyond.

This year, we are sponsoring the Kingston Chamber Concerts, a series of 6 chamber music concerts which will take place at The East End Cafe, in the beautifully restored All Saints Church in the center of Kingston upon Thames. The concerts will be performed by professional young musicians who live locally. For more details or for booking, please email directly [email protected].

In further support of our local charities, we can offer space for rent in some of our developments.

CNM Estates understands the importance of training and development of the younger generation. We have been partnering with Kingston Adult Education and Kingston council to offer apprenticeship opportunities for local young residents. Please find out more about the journey of our apprentices!

In 2012, Lucy Findlater started at CNM Estates as Apprentice Office Administrator. A year later, she was successfully awarded her apprentice certificate and she went on to work for the Royal Borough of Kingston as Business Support Officer. In 2016, Lucy then joined Ravens Ait Island as Events Assistant.

In 2013, Jade Porter joined CNM Estates as Apprentice Office Administrator in accounts credit control and purchase ledger. A year later, Jade was successfully awarded her apprentice certificate and she was offered a permanent position at CNM Estates as Accounts Manager. The same year, Georgina Griffiths joined CNM Estates as Apprentice Office Secretary. A year later, she was successfully awarded her apprentice certificate and she decided to move on to an office administration role in an estate agency.

In 2016, Danielle George joined CNM Estates as Apprentice Office Administrator in social media. A year later, Danielle was successfully awarded her apprentice certificate and she was offered a permanent position as Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager. In that year, Felix Ashton joined CNM Estates as Apprentice Office Administrator and junior project manager. A year later, Felix received his apprencice certificate with a Special Award presented by the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames, Cllr Julie Pickering. He is planning to continue working at CNM Estates in a position in the construction department.

Well done to all our Apprentices!