Best Corporate Event

Inntel – Annual Leadership Conference 2017

After bringing together five legacy businesses, Arcadis wanted to create an experience that would engage and unite their senior teams.

Each year the company hold an annual Leadership Conference bringing Arcadis’ leading minds together to inspire strategic thinking that will resonate throughout the business. This year’s theme was ‘We Are Arcadis.’
After examining the client’s brief, we produced a shortlist of venue options that were, original, satisfied the event requirements and aligned with Arcardis’ company values.

We organised a high-energy day of activities aimed to open people’s minds to what they can really achieve and encouraging the teams to work together discovering new, innovative ways of doing things and building a strong rapport.

What’s more, with mental health organisation MIND as Arcadis’ chosen charity partner, the natural surroundings and use of outdoor space at the venue echoed the sentiment of mental wellbeing adding immeasurable personal value for our client.

On the final evening, we staged a stunning gala dinner with an employee award ceremony to recognise Arcadis’ internal achievements. Bold staging in company colours, a mindfulness session from leading neuroscientist Dr Tara Russell and a seamless online voting system gave the quality and celebrity of an exclusive awards event.

drp – Nationwide Building Society ‘Our BIG Event’

Nationwide Building Society required a content-driven event to communicate the society’s future strategy to its UK workforce. Held at the NEC in Birmingham, the 5-day event, brought together 12,000 employees for an immersive and unique experience.

Viewed as one of the leading building societies in the UK, every employee must be on board with the future strategy to help drive forward their reputation as leaders. The content and the event itself played a vital part in driving their corporate reputation, both internally and externally.

NSPCC – How Safe are our Children?

Our annual flagship conference How safe are our children? is the leading child protection conference in the UK. In 2017 the event attracted 485 safeguarding professionals over two days; this exceeded our target of 380 delegates.

The NSPCC hosts the largest child protection conference in the UK each summer. We bring together sector leaders to share innovations and to highlight the challenges and solutions for the sector.

To develop the content for the conference we bring together a diverse group of senior staff. They each bring unique insights into the latest innovations, projects, research and challenges with in the sector. They also have extensive networks which we draw upon to access the best speakers, to ensure that content is cutting-edge and to ensure that the conference has the best learning outcomes for delegates to contribute to their Continued Professional Development (CPD).

Building on the success of 2017 we have increased attendance targets and can now rely on the presence of international speakers thanks to the work put into raising the event’s profile and attendee numbers.

SD Worx – SD Worx European Conference

Our 22nd annual conference was held on 6 February, welcoming 800 industry professionals across HR, payroll, finance and workforce planning for a unique opportunity to be part of Europe’s largest and most successful conference. The theme was The Future Of Collaboration, which covered topics including the shifting global workforce, multigenerational workplaces, future of technology, artificial intelligence, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and relevant matters having an impact on business today.

This years’ conference speakers included Naga Munchetty, event host and Baroness Tani Grey-Thompson, ex-Paralympic champion and motivational speaker. Our host, Naga Munchetty, News Broadcast Journalist, captivated guests fascinating commentary, providing a valuable day of discussion, learning and thought provocation.

This richness and breadth of our people network is what provides a truly unique experience within the HR and Payroll industry; having the confidence to mix our network with current customers and prospects indicates our strength of brand, product and culture. With a customer satisfaction rating of 98% and an NPS (Net Promotor Score) of +28, our customers become advocates of our brand, with many supporting the event either as speakers, panellists or exhibitors.

Team Tactics – Nelissen London City Trip 2017

During September 2016 we were given the brief for a large bespoke corporate event involving 160 Belgians travelling to London for a two-day trip. It was understood that the trip would be for a staff event as an opportunity to explore London throughout 20th and 21st May 2017. With a budget of around £64,000 we needed to draw upon our corporate event and London expertise to deliver an exceptional event that would both exceed the clients expectations but also run as a logistically sound event. The group size quickly grew to almost 200 people and the whole event had to be fully inclusive of travel to and from Belgium and travel within London along with accommodation in central London, a number of enjoyable team activities and an evening meal with entertainment. The event combined our Treasure Hunts, with a Thames Power Blast, a London Eye experience along with evening entertainment at Cafe de Paris and all organisation of trasnsport to and from Brussels.

WONDER London – Google Cloud Next 2017

Google Cloud NEXT 17 was a six-stage Europe-wide event series and the largest Google Cloud event in Europe to date. It kicked off at ExCel London on 3-4 May 2017 across five halls (20,000 m²). WONDER London brought the Google brand to life for 4,500+ delegates comprised of tech and IT developers and decision-makers, plus wider tech leaders. The interactive conference enabled delegates to choose from 50+ hours of content and 85+ speakers. Keynote speeches in the main plenary session were followed by delegates moving freely between 60 breakout sessions featuring live demos of cutting-edge tech. The floor plan itself and all related design focused on taking the delegates on a journey, ensuring they were able to make the most of everything the event had to offer. An interactive playground “Partner Pavilion” featured demo pods from 26 key brand partners; while business owners who already use Google Cloud Platform were present to advise delegates and show the tech in action. WONDER developed a design language to be used as creative wallpaper across the entire series that could be easily realised in both physical and graphical form, ensuring the identity remained consistent across all locations.