Bunzl UK & Ireland – Luton Hoo
To find a good smart hotel to allow the conference to portray a serious message, with the theme being collaboration Onyx must provide an opportunity for senior management teams to work together and collaborate amongst themselves whilst getting to know each other’s strengths.
Onyx decided on the conference theme “Collaborate to Win”
After many options of hotels across the country the decision was made to hold the conference at the outstanding Luton Hoo a country house, estate and 5-star hotel with fantastic grounds. This provided the perfect venue for this event. Onyx used the Warren Weir at Luton Hoo which they had exclusive use of, with full private use of the spa facilities. The delegates arrived and were greeted by teas, coffees, danishes, very cold weather and a few drops of snow! The meetings took place all morning with 5 forums being presented within the Ravensbourne room at Warren Weir, which Onyx put a set and stage into and this provided the perfect space and gave the serious messaged required.
Onyx then bought in the activities team to break up the group into 8 teams with each instructor taking their team down to lunch to provide them with the brief for the afternoon whilst keeping the activities a surprise! After lunch, everyone wrapped up VERY warm and headed out on a Tablet Treasure Hunt! All the teams got very competitive trying to reach all of the hotspots to answer the Bunzl based questions.
Whilst answering the question teams were also rotating around activities some of which were solo team activities, others competitive whilst the rest where collaborative with other teams. The activities included Dragon Boat racing, Segway’s, Fire lighting and the collaborative group task of building a shelter with each team contributing to the final shelter which had to hold all 80 delegates… this was a success!!
After everyone had worn themselves out they were free to rest and recoup using the fantastic spa facilities before the black-tie evening dinner.
For the evening, Onyx surprised the guests by taking them up to the main hotel which is beautiful, using the Romonov Chapel which gave a real wow factor, they had an amazing three course meal followed by another surprise, a Casino Onyx had set up for their use after dinner giving a great end to a fantastic conference.
An unforgettable conference with a strong message and real collaboration.