Meet Surge’s DDD 2023 Community Developer Sponsors

Surge believes that each of us have a collective, community responsibility to help develop a better world. By working together our contributions are amplified creating a “ripple effect”– whose waves of impact can be felt in far reaching parts of the globe.. 

This is where our 2023 Community Developer Sponsors – Bene, Blends Lifestyle, Fabric Library, Finasi, Green Hawk, Havelock One, Motif Interiors, Office Solutions, ROCA, SAS International, and Silver Shore – come in. With them, we are able to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene solutions to vulnerable communities in need. 

We’re excited to introduce you to each of these companies and their representatives.

Bene defines the office as a living space, and its concepts, products and services turn this philosophy into a reality. The Bene Group is a globally active company with its head office and production facilities in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria. Development, design, and production, along with consulting and sales, are thereby united under one Austrian roof. As a significant market player in Europe, Bene stands for innovative concepts, inspiring offices, and high-quality design. Bene develops and produces customised solutions for all company sizes – from one-person companies to SMEs and global corporations.

Thinking and acting sustainably is our aspiration – and our inspiration. As a leading designer of modern working environments, we want to make our contribution to a future worth living. We are thrilled, therefore, to be a part of this year’s ‘Design, Dine and Make a Difference’ Gala, which shares our commitment to a greener future and reflects our own dedication to a more sustainable world.

– Michael Fried, Managing Director for Sales, Marketing, Design & Innovation

Blends Lifestyle provides leading architectural and engineered product solutions for retail, hospitality, residential and commercial projects supported by a UK head office. They supply and install custom product and project solutions of high quality that improve compliance and comfort. They work for long term relationships committed to being your interior solutions partner of choice. They look forward to working with you.

Blends Lifestyle is proud to support Surge for Water in its mission to invest in clean water to help end the cycle of poverty. Life without clean water for drinking and sanitation is unthinkable, impossible to sustain, and not acceptable to us. We care deeply about the environment, nature, and social responsibility so our business approach is underpinned with a determination to look after nature, give back and to offer help to those communities that need help most.

Simon Wallace, Director, and Leonor Lim, Operations Manager

Fabric Library  is the Middle East’s leading decorative fabric distributor. Driven by a passion for textiles and technological innovation, we continue to design, develop and distribute a variety of upholstery, curtaining, outdoor and contract fabric collections to the wider Middle East market.

All criteria of the décor and design industry are carefully considered for our fabrics which are diverse and on trend and additionally have a consistent thread of quality and durability. Fabric Library is renowned for its extensive colour palettes and decorative designs which is maintained by a dedicated team in Belgium who continue to conceptualize and produce cutting edge products. They are driven by their superior touch and hand-feel of fabrics which are a clear differentiation within the global fabric market. 

Fabric Library is proud to have a fully committed Dubai based team, who are experienced, passionate and devoted to providing outstanding customer service, high quality and continuous improvement. They continue to innovate, inspire and excite clients with creative state of the art products and services. They invite you to share this passion with them.

Fabric Library is so excited to participate in Surge for Water’s 10th celebration of Design, Dine and make a Difference alongside our A+D industry colleagues. We at Fabric Library believe that access to clean water is not a privilege but a fundamental human right and by supporting Surge for Water, we’re not just donating, we are changing lives one drop at a time giving communities better access to health, education and economic opportunities.

– Gary Neiman, President, Fabric Library

Finasi is a high-end, interior fit-out and landscaping company, providing excellent design services, bespoke top-quality joinery and premium furniture brands.

Established in Italy in 1969, the company has been operating in Dubai since 2007 and boasts a dedicated team of over 300 professionals. Their commitment to quality and passion for delivering superior design projects is highly recognised by professionals and clients both for commercial and residential projects.

Constantly involved in workplace safety, sustainability and social impact, their vision shows a modern and responsible approach.

We take great pride in our participation in this event and in our commitment to supporting Surge in their remarkable charity projects. One of Finasi international offices is based in Uganda, where Surge also operates, and we definitely know how beneficial these initiatives can be for local communities. Dedication to sustainability and social responsibility are key values to design a brighter and more promising future.

– Ahmed A Sultan and Hisham A Sultan, Partners, Finasi

The GreenHawk Dubai story started in 2018 under the patronage of GreenHawk Corporation, a real estate giant from North Carolina, USA.

Started by a group of passionate individuals, they are extremely proud to have grown from shared offices to having their own showroom in Dubai and expanding their footprint in KSA, Kuwait, and Qatar. GreenHawk offers a range of flooring and furniture solutions that help build inspiring spaces.

It’s important to us to sponsor events that match our company values such as Surge for Water, who are providing sustainable, transformational change to solve the global water crisis.”

– Nikunj Agarwal, Managing Partner, GreenHawk

GreenHawk is proud to be associated with Surge yet another year!

For 25 years, Havelock One has been a celebrated name in the field of turnkey fit out and custom manufacturing across the GCC region. With a presence in five countries and a remarkable portfolio of 8,800+ completed projects, Havelock One has earned a reputation for its unmatched attention to detail and rigorous quality control. The company’s expansive 520,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Bahrain serves as the cornerstone of its operations, while its steadfast commitment to remaining at the forefront of industry trends through cutting-edge technology has solidified its position as the preferred partner for prestigious projects in the GCC and beyond.

Havelock One is proud to support Surge for Water for the fourth year in a row, sharing in their mission to bring positive change to communities by providing safe water and sanitation through sustainable means. We eagerly look forward to Surge’s annual ‘Design, Dine, Make a Difference’ gala, which this year will celebrate 10 years of their impressive impact.

– Charlotte Bellamy, Head of Marketing, HavelockOne

Founded in Dubai in 2012, Motif Interiors has become a leading interior fit-out contractor known for its tagline, “Better spaces, bigger possibilities.” Specialising in creating both visually appealing and functional spaces, their work spans various sectors including workspace, commercial, and healthcare.

With over a decade of expertise in the UAE market and a portfolio of over 900 successful projects, Motif Interiors remains dedicated to its founding principle: to deliver better spaces for our clients, thus creating bigger possibilities for their business. Motif Interiors isn’t just about design and construction; they offer comprehensive turn-key solutions, working closely with major players in the industry, including leading interior design firms and project management companies.

From the initial concept through to authority approvals and final construction, Motif Interiors ensures every project adheres to the highest international standards, promising interiors that are not just aesthetically pleasing but also exceptionally functional.

At Motif Interiors, we believe in the power of collaboration and community engagement, especially when it addresses critical issues like safe water access and sanitation. Our decision to sponsor this year’s Surge for Water gala aligns perfectly with our core values. Just as it takes a cohesive team to successfully complete a project, it also takes a united effort to make a significant impact in charity work.”

By being a Community Sponsor, we aim to contribute our part in this vital mission. Additionally, our collaboration with dwp’s design team as their fit-out partner in the Surge’s competition is a testament to our commitment. We’re not only supporting a noble cause but also fostering a synergistic relationship with both established and emerging interior designers.

This partnership echoes our 2023 strategy of utilising our in-house resources, technical expertise, and services to support more design-driven and complex projects, furthering our capabilities and impact in the community.”

– Akeel Perera, CEO, Motif Interiors

Office Solutions is a flooring contractor specializing in commercial projects and has been established in the UAE for over a decade, with over a thousand projects executed to the highest of standards. Their services are built around 3 core principles: integrity, workmanship & excellence.

Sustainable development requires human ingenuity, it is the pathway to the future we want for all. Sustainable development is a fundamental break that’s going to reshuffle the entire deck. Office Solutions is proud and honored to partner with Surge that places an emphasis on and shares our interest in giving back to the community.

– Dawood Ali Mirza, General Manager, Office Solutions

Roca is a family-owned company dedicated to the design, manufacturing, and sale of bathroom solutions for architecture, construction, and interior design. Founded in Barcelona in 1917, Roca is present in 170 countries, operating 76 factories across the five continents with more than 21,000 employees.

We are delighted to be a part of Dine and Design since it is the perfect union of an engaged design community with a charitable organization to address global water issues.

We are grateful for the opportunity to support this amazing organization that promotes sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene practices worldwide. Roca’s non-profit organization, the We Are Water Foundation, shares the same objective of raising awareness and helping to address issues related to the world’s water and sanitation shortages.”/span>

– Salvador Lopez Oliva, Country Manager, Roca

SAS International is a leading British manufacturer of quality metal ceilings and bespoke architectural metalwork. Installed in iconic, landmark buildings worldwide, SAS leads through innovation, cutting-edge design and technical acoustic expertise.

SAS are proud sponsors of Surge, a fantastic organisation committed to driving transformation in water, sanitation, hygiene, and menstrual health with the ultimate goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. Surge is dedicated to delivering comprehensive and sustainable global change and has been actively collaborating with local communities since 2008.”

Every year, we gather at the Design, Dine, and Make a Difference awards to show our support and celebrate Surge’s substantial global impact and their unwavering dedication to sustainable design. Surge’s mission to inspire local communities aligns with SAS’s objectives, both internally and externally.”

– David Booth, General Manager of the Middle East Division, SAS International

Established in the region in 1969, Silver Shore is the award-winning Architectural Hardware Consultant within the region. Recognized for their unparalleled architectural hardware consultancy services and tailored project solutions, they have, over the past five decades cultivated a reputation for excellence, focusing on distinguishing our project solutions. Their journey has been marked by a relentless commitment to deliver a unique product mix whilst addressing the specific needs of each client.

At Silver Shore, we recognize the profound impact clean water can have on all communities worldwide demonstrated in our commitment to the effort of the ‘Surge Water’ initiative.

Nadim Bathiche, CEO, Silver Shore

Surge is thrilled to have the support of these Community Developer sponsors. Thank you Bene, Blends Lifestyle, Fabric Library, Finasi, Green Hawk, Havelock One, Motif Interiors, Office Solutions, ROCA, SAS International, and Silver Shore! Together, we’re creating a better world!

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