BCHD Conference – Wales
Onyx were tasked this year to create a conference around the theme ‘Believe Achieve’. Believe in the division, individual businesses, people and suppliers and achieve success in an uncertain market. Onyx had already pencilled in Celtic Manor as a potential venue for this event as it was deemed the perfect venue for Bunzl’s requirements – size, easy reach, uniqueness, versatility. There were over 400 delegates and suppliers invited to this conference. Like previous conferences Onyx manage all aspects of the event pre, during and post event.
The 5-star hotel Celtic Manor was selected for this year’s conference. The Celtic Manor is set in more than 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales. The day kicked off with a plenary session where delegates were surprised with the brilliant English journalist and newsreader guest speaker Naga Munchetty where she ‘interviewed’ The Managing Director of Bunzl UK & Ireland, the Managing Director of Bunzl Catering and Hospitality Division and the Managing Director of Bunzl Lockhart and their customers. This lifted everyone spirits and made everyone look forward to the day ahead. The day followed with individual conferences focused on the Operational Companies, BCS, Lockhart, WKT, BSB and Tristar. Throughout the morning and afternoon delegates rotated around two supplier villages. The suppliers had their inventive hats on this year as they created exhibition stands with an experiential feel. They were brilliant! Very engaging for all! The room for the evening was transformed into a Brit inspired theme. The set and stage was set in the middle of the room with a circular stage with dual aspect of the screens. Completely unique to what has been built before for Bunzl. Onyx flew over an incredible DJ from Amsterdam which was a massive hit for all. Everyone partied into the early hours!
The conference ran extremely efficiently pre, during and post event which was great. From verbal and written feedback from the Managing Directors, the objectives were hit within in each divisional area. The App was widely used and the delegates and suppliers were very interactive on it during the event. The communication flowed throughout! Another successful event and again Onyx cannot wait until next year!