Bunzl Healthcare Conference
“The greater the momentum, the harder it is to stop the object’s movement.”
In times of significant change and uncertainty within the business world Bunzl Healthcare is determined to present themselves as an unstoppable force. When you have momentum, everything seems to roll forward, stuff gets done, things happen, employees are proactive, customers are happy and extraordinary results are produced. This was the thought process behind the ‘Momentum’ concept for Bunzl Healthcare’s 2018 annual conference.
Alton Towers was this year’s venue of choice. Although known for being Britain’s most loved theme park it was a perfect fit for our client on this occasion. Bunzl wanted to inject an element of fun to the serious messages which were being delivered at the conference. So, what better way than to embrace ‘all the fun of the fair’. The Enchanted Village also lent itself to the Green theme that was taken on for the evening’s entertainment.
Once the mornings important business messages were delivered delegates were split into groups. Suppliers were each appointed a group who then commissioned the group to design a soapbox which would then partake in a challenge at the end of the day. The groups were given a host of artistic supplies along with a careful selection of materials the individual suppliers chose to provide. The delegates had a free artistic licence to come up with a winning design within a two-hour time frame before their challenge was required at the start line. Teams competed to be the fastest and most outrageous as they made their way downhill maintaining momentum. It was an eventful fun packed experience for all involved.
Whilst the Soapbox race was taking place plans were afoot for the evenings enchanted green theme. Guests were simply briefed to wear green. After a short break and quick-change delegates arrived at the main ball room, which had been transformed to all things green. Tree people welcomed delegates as they sipped champagne and mingled with colleagues. Tables were adorned with glistening ivy intertwined with magic and mystery. It was a spectacle to see all the different interpretations of the green theme.
After dinner recognition was given to the high achievers in the form of an awards ceremony. These celebrations were then followed by an after party which was held within the venues enchanted village. Delegates were guided to the Crooked Spoon by a decorated tree stilt walker. Waiters served drinks throughout the evening however these were no ordinary waiters they were in fact an incredible team of West End singers who wowed our guests with a beautiful aria. The festivities continued to the early hours with entertainment in the form of a five-piece band, DJ and dancing. A fun time was had by all and it certainly wasn’t lacking in the momentum.
A successful conference delivering important messages and future business plans with an injection of fun.