PEOPLE OF THE POINT_ NICK NEL

Nick Nel, otherwise known as Nickster, is the friendly face you see and boisterous voice you hear in the office tower lifts daily. We got to know him a little better this month as he shared his passion for motorcycles and tattoos.

Say hi next time you see him!

Who do you work for and how long you have been working in the Centre.?

I’m a Digital Marketing Manager for Roobix on the 7th Floor and I’ve been working in the point for nearly 3 years now

Tell us about your job and how you started in the industry.

I’m involved in the Digital Marketing Space. I currently oversee a team of digital account Managers and digital specialists who look after clients based in Perth and Sydney in Australia.

I was heavily involved in sales and training in the traditional sense but realized the world of business was moving rapidly towards a digital environment, and that companies who did not transition into that space or learn to adapt from their old traditional marketing and advertising activities would be left dead in the water. It seemed like a very exciting space to be involved in and that’s what got me hooked!

What is your favourite part of the work you do?

Definitely, the people I work with and the unpredictable and ever-changing nature of the industry.

What are your hobbies?

Playing the guitar, riding motorcycles, being tattooed, listening to or watching live music.

Do you travel a lot?

 Where did you travel to last (for work and for pleasure)? I have been fortunate to travel allot. The last trip was over to Honk Kong and was definitely for pleasure.

If you could live anywhere else in the world where would it be?

Tokyo

Do you have any tattoos, which are your favourites?

Yes, I have many and they all hold a special place on my skin!


Describe your ultimate Sunday.

An early morning Bike cruise with friends and then home to the family for a day out together ( does not matter what we are doing ) ending with a good movie on the sofa.

To nominate a friend of colleague for our People Of The Point segment email info@thepointmall.co.za.

Until next month,



The Point Team x

Mothers Day at The Point

Treating mom doesn’t have to be tricky, spoiling her should be easy and fun. If you find yourself struggling to decide what to get her this Mothers Day, have a look at what is on offer at The Point.


Health & Wellness

For the mom who loves the gym and keeping her body in optimal condition, we recommend a BUC membership. Variety is key and with options like ImpulseFit sessions, SWEAT 1000 classes or yoga sessions from AWAKE and WILDTHING are always a great idea.

If you can’t decide on a class or membership then why not get mom some new workout gear. Sports equipment and fitness gadgets are great options too, help mom keep fit and fabulous wherever she is.


Technology & Gadgets

Tech-savvy moms would really appreciate a new phone or tablet although not the cheapest of gifts there are a variety of contract options. If mom already has a great phone or tablet add a new cover or case to your gifting as an upgrade.


Fashion & Lifestyle

We love that clothing and accessories are so flexible, with endless options to suit even the pickiest moms. With winter fast approaching The Point has a large selection of winter warmers to keep things extra cosy this season. From beanies to sock and boots we have you covered!

If it’s something extra special you are looking for, jewellery lasts a lifetime and can be engraved with a special message to create the perfect gift.

For the mom who is a traveller by heart, book a holiday or cruise. If mom already has a trip in mind, add to it with a travel voucher.


Breakaways don’t have to break the bank, they could be as simple and affordable as booking tickets to an event or show.

Homeware and kitchenware also make great gifts, especially for a mom who loves being in the kitchen. Whether she is experimenting with new recipes or cooking well-loved family favourites. With so many gadgets and handy items on offer, you will be spoilt for choice.


Beauty and Self-care

Skincare and makeup are usually very personal, why not treat her to her favourite product or skincare item? With most moms putting themselves last you might find that a facemask or new mascara is the last thing mom would by herself, even although she deserves it.

The same goes for hair care and body items, sometimes a new product is just the kind of lift me up that will put a spring back in her step. If mom loves a treat then spoil her to a blow-dry with a head massage or a hair treatment to help her luscious locks.

While we are treating mom to a feel-good hair appointment, why not book a mani or pedi to complete a mini makeover? If mom prefers to do her own nails you could add to her polish collection or and at home treatment from Sorbet.

The same goes for hair care and body items, sometimes a new product is just the kind of lift me up that will put a spring back in her step. If mom loves a treat then spoil her to a blow-dry with a head massage or a hair treatment to help her luscious locks.

While we are treating mom to a feel-good hair appointment, why not book a mani or pedi to complete a mini makeover? If mom prefers to do her own nails you could add to her polish collection or and at home treatment from Sorbet.


Food & Drink

Taking mom out for something to eat or grabbing a take away on the way to a beach day never gets old and with the likes of Poké Co, Bootlegger, Knead and NV-80 Bar & Grill you are bound to find something delicious!


Make it more special with a meal at home and a wine pairing or pop up Gin bar for a memorable Mothers Day.


Add Ons

If you already have the perfect gift and you are looking for a simple add on to make it complete, try a fragrance or candles. Nothing beats a beautiful bunch of flowers and chocolates either.



With all this and more on offer at The Point, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your mom.


Wishing all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day.



Until next time,
The Point Team x

Surviving the Summer Without Breaking the Bank

It happens every year, for 11 long months you work away quietly, taking the odd break here and there to maintain your sanity, in the hope that it’ll all pay off in the end, and it almost always does.

December finally rolls around, and you indulge. You buy gifts, spoil yourself and your friends, take a trip, and generally embrace the spirit of the festive season.  But, in the back of your mind you know it’s coming, marching along slowly with nothing in its way to stop it; January. And along with it the cost of all those good times.

We’ve put together a survival guide of sorts to help see you through to the end of the month without emptying your savings account.

One of the biggest expenses that we all have to carry is transport. From home to work, to the shops, to school, and wherever else it’s unavoidable. But there is a way to cut down; make fewer trips.

The easiest ways to do that is to do all your shopping in one spot. Better yet, do all your shopping, exercise, and self-care in place – The Point Mall! Between the first two floors, you’ll find all your shopping needs satisfied, from groceries to electronics, and everything in between.

Head to the third floor for your wellness kick, where you’ll find fitness classes, yoga, Pilates, physiotherapy and several other options to choose from.

Now that you’re where you need to be, shop smart. The outlets at The Point want to help you as much as we do, you need to look in the right places.

Checkers is running a range of promotions over the season including excellent back to school specials that have kept over 100 products at 2018’s prices, and their weekend savings which give you R20 back for every R200 you spend – they’re putting money back into your pocket! Dischem is running supplement specials and a cosmetics sale until the middle of the month, and Sportsmans Warehouse is running their biggest sale of the year.

On the fitness front, get more for less at select studios. Wild Thing Yoga & Body Conditioning offer a week’s free classes as does Living Life Pilates.

Yemaya Spa & Hair has a range of specials to choose from and let’s not forget about Bootlegger’s coffee loyalty app, get one free coffee for every ten you buy.

Surviving January doesn’t have to be all that hard, you’ve just got to be smart, plan, and keep an eye open for those amazing deals!

Until next time,

The Point Team

People Of The Point: Gareth Glassman

The last People of the Point for 2018 features Gareth Glassman from Cellucity.

 

Gareth has been in the cellular industry since 2009 where he started in sales, he was promoted to Data Specialist and is now, Branch Manager. He has worked in Century City, the Waterfront and currently manages the Sea Point branch in The Point.

Read more about what inspires him and why he loves his job.

 

What does your role entail?

I manage Cellucity The Point. I have a team of eight staff, and I am in charge of Cellucity Information and Senior Fibre Sales.

 

What is the best part of what you do at work?

The best part would be educating my team members and helping them get better at what they do to reach their full potential, regardless of circumstance. Having clients walk out of the store extremely happy with the service or advice they received is a goal of mine.

What is your hobby?

Going to the gym to train. I believe a healthy body equals a healthy mind, and in our industry, a healthy mind goes a long way.

 

Are you travelling anywhere for the festive season? Do you have anything exciting planned?

I won’t be travelling this festive season. Holidays are all about family, so being home with everyone is exciting for me.

 

What is your passion?

Helping people, whether it’s helping clients who have issues with their cellphones, or helping a team member reach a goal. In a world where everyone looks out for themselves, I like being the person who looks out for others.

Tell us something we don’t know about you.

I like to collect watches; I currently have more than 30 pieces in my collection.

 

Who is the person that inspires you?

I am inspired by people who take risks to reach their goals regardless of their circumstances.

 

What is your favourite Christmas meal?

It would have to be chicken and roast potatoes; I could eat it daily!

 

Last question, what is on your wish list for Christmas this year?

A new tattoo is definitely on my wish list this year.

 

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Gareth as much as we did.

 

If you want to see someone specific as our next People Of The Point click here to nominate them.

 

Until next time,

The Point Team