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Alison Kay, Global Vice Chair, EY.

quotation-mark-open copy  Being a large organisation we have worked with many event companies in the past. I had complete confidence in Onyx but WOW the overall experience for myself and my team was flawless and surpassed expectations. John and the Onyx team were first class in organising an important offsite event that I held in Lymington. From the BBQ to the sailing every tiny detail was well thought out and each event well executed. A huge thank you to everyone who supported the event for your professionalism and desire to go above and beyond to making it the success that it was, the team are still raving about it and what a great time they had now. 1

Alison Kay, Global Vice Chair, EY.

Katy Vu- Head of Internal Audit

quotation-mark-open copy Thank you so much for your help and support with our finance conference. Both the pre-event prep and the on site support were outstanding and we could not have done it without you guys. All the very best and I’m looking forward to working with you all again in the future1

Katy Vu, Head of Internal Audit

Chris Wakeman - Bunzl Healthcare

quotation-mark-open copy I just wanted to drop you all a note to say thank you for all of your input into this year’s conference.  I think that we achieved a very successful conference and the presentations you delivered were extremely professional with good messages about achieving our future growth.

To the team at ONYX – well done a fabulous job done as always……….. 1

Chris Wakeman – Managing Director, Bunzl Healthcare Division

Bunzl Healthcare Delegates

quotation-mark-open copy Extremely helpful when getting to know other Bunzl employees.

Useful to get to know people from the wider business I would normally not have dealings with.

This was a lot of fun.

“Met and interacted with people I may not have done otherwise, great idea and good fun!”

“Like most of these things the original perception is somewhat daunting but the reality is that’s it’s great way of networking and meeting new people”

It’s was less informal than last year’s event, the length of the event was just right, it was very informative, the message was clear and concise.

The organisation was impeccable, down to the order in which we entered the auditorium.

I think the entire conference was excellent!

The fancy dress was excellent and provided the ideal opportunity to spark up conversation with lots of people. The fact that we had exclusive use of the hotel was also very positive. 1

Bunzl Healthcare Delegates

Alan Blaney - Bunzl

quotation-mark-open copy Bligh a great day to remember for sure and certainly the Bunzl Ireland team had a very enjoyable weekend and the whole event will stay in my memory for some time to come. Great to see so many of my old(er) UK colleagues all doing their bit  and as i kept telling myself on the last lap of the run “I’m doing this for a great charity” and that’s what it’s all about.

Thanks to you and your team for the welcome massage at the end of the event which was greatly appreciated as were the refreshments etc.

I look forward to the pics in due course. 1

Alan Blaney, Bunzl

John Geddes - Alliance Healthcare

quotation-mark-open copy Over the last 5-6 years Glenn has supported us in producing our annual sales conference to circa 200 people. Glenn and his team know our needs well and have consistently produced an excellent event on time and within budget. He balances high standards of professionalism with the need to be flexible, and nothing is ever too much trouble. As evidence to our satisfaction, we have never felt the need to review supply of these services as we proceed with confidence knowing that the event will be delivered successfully to a very high standard1

John Geddes Sales and Marketing Director at Alliance Healthcare

Chris Ellis – Off Trade Spirits at Pernod Ricard UK

quotation-mark-open copy Glenn and the Onyx team have delivered inspirational events for us over the past years. The events always deliver against our objectives and more importantly a positive business outcome. Onyx leaves no stone unturned from the inception to the planning and finally to the event itself, resulting in a productive, enjoyable and rewarding event. 1

Chris Ellis Channel Director – Off Trade Spirits at Pernod Ricard UK

Martin Dean - Ask Learning

quotation-mark-open copy Glenn is a tremendously energetic and tenacious person who establishes strong and deep relationships with clients. He regularly calls upon and manages teams on whom he relies for creativity and effort. His approach is hands on and he generates enthusiasm and motivation to complete often complex projects. Glenn has a clear focus and is excellent at pragmatic decision-making against what (in this business) are immutable deadlines. 1

Martin Dean Managing Partner at Ask Learning

Steve Carter - First Drinks Ltd

quotation-mark-open copy Glenn is a great guy to work with, moreover he provides a high class service and goes the extra mile to ensure satisfaction. The company conferences that Glen has run have been the most memorable as well as the most successful. I’d recommend Onyx to anyone looking to run engaging and motivational events. 1

Steve Carter Sales Director at First Drinks Ltd

Jill Tennant - Bunzl Catering & Hospitality

quotation-mark-open copy Thanks again for an amazing conference – you spoiled us rotten!  The conference was full of mental, physical, cultural and social stimulus, what more can we ask? 1

Jill Tennant Head of HR, Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Divis

Steve Hardy - Facilitating Excellence Ltd

quotation-mark-open copy Glenn is a high energy, enthusiastic and positive individual. He is able to work competently at senior manager level within large corporate businesses and adds value with creative and innovative insight. He demonstrates passion for his key focus – event development, co-ordination and management and he is tireless in his pursuit of a perfect event! 1

Steve Hardy Chairman at Facilitating Excellence Ltd

Sue Moore – Alphega Pharmacy

quotation-mark-open copy A quick note to say THANK YOU to you and your team for helping to make the Alphega Pharmacy UK Conference go so well – early feedback from members, manufacturers and VIPs has been very positive.

I was delighted with the professionalism of the organisation of both Saturday night and Sundays plenary and workshop sessions – both content and delivery. There was a real step change from previous conferences.

I also really appreciated your energy, enthusiasm and determination to make the weekend a great experience for our guests – you and your team certainly went the extra mile!

Time to have a lie-down, before we start planning for 2014! 1

Sue Moore – General Manager, Alphega Pharmacy

Chris Wakeman - Bunzl Healthcare

quotation-mark-open copy I just wanted to drop you both a line to say thank you as ever for your support last week.  I thoroughly enjoyed the day and evening and please pass on my thanks, and that of the team, to all of your support staff.  Everything really came together and we have had some excellent feedback! 1

Chris Wakeman Managing Director Bunzl Healthcare Division

Ray Partridge Channel Director – UK

quotation-mark-open copy Hi All, Just a quick note to thank you for hosting a really enjoyable (and well organised!!) conference on Friday. All the best for 2013! 1

Ray Partridge Channel Director – UK

Chris Mason - First Drinks Brands Ltd

quotation-mark-open copy Glenn and the Onyx Team have worked with FDB for over 10 years managing major conferences, seminars and gatherings of the whole or parts of the Company. He has an excellent understanding of our industry and our Company and always seeks to find interesting and value for money outlets where we can meet, both in the UK and overseas. He is hard working and effective, ensuring that our strategic priorities are taken into consideration as part of the planning and execution phases. Glenn works well with our team and will always seek to go the extra mile, in ensuring that we get a positive result for our outlay. 1

Chris Mason Managing Director at First Drinks Brands Ltd

Mark Stephenson - Alliance Healthcare

quotation-mark-open copy Glenn has delivered some fantastic events for us – and unlike other Event companies can match the event to our ever changing budgets! Great to work with, gives no hassle and keeps it nice and simple. 1

Mark Stephenson Commercial Healthcare Director at Alliance Healthcare

Steve King - Molnlycke Health Care

quotation-mark-open copy Glenn effectively became an integral part of the business. He organised and ran events for us varying from small regional affairs to International Sales meetings overseas. Glenn and his team were always consummate professionals and the results were, without exception, outstanding. I would thoroughly recommend both Glenn and Onyx to anyone looking for a creative, innovative and well run event. 1

Steve King Business Unit Director Molnlycke Health Care

Chris Shead - Pernod Ricard

quotation-mark-open copy What an event – made even better by meeting up with the wine team in the restaurant in the evening

We had a huge amount of feedback from teams saying that it was amazing,  so in terms of raising spirits, setting the focus for next year and driving engagement we had a real success on our hands.

The games on the beach were a real triumph in terms of bonding and being inclusive pitched at the right level – Brilliant!

Vicky was a great host throughout supported by James. As ever the teams that you pull in are always supremely professional, attentive , polite and engaging. 1

Chris Shead Channel Director, Pernod Ricard

Ian Morris - Pernod Ricard

quotation-mark-open copy I just wanted to convey my thanks on behalf of everyone in the Off Trade Spirits Team. I always think a great way to judge these events is the smiles per faces ratio of everyone as they leave to travel home and again yesterday this was a very high score. Marcus proved a great way to conclude the event, however from arrival on Tuesday I think everyone was fully engaged and delighted by the choice of venue and the schedule of events. We again face the difficult prospect of having to trump next year what we have done the previous year, but with careful planning and thought we will I am sure, achieve this. Once again many thanks. 1

Ian Morris Business Unit Controller at Pernod Ricard

Paddy Markey - Wound Therapeutics at ConvaTec

quotation-mark-open copy I worked with Glenn and Onyx on yearly European sales meetings and product launches. We had complete faith and confidence in the Onyx team to deliver these complex projects against tight deadlines. 1

Paddy Markey Global Marketing Manager, Wound Therapeutics at ConvaTec

Glenn Julius
Glenn’s early working life was spent in the Supercar and F1 arena looking after the rich and famous!

Moving into the AV World in the 80’s starting what is now known as Onyx the next generation. A lifelong passion for anything creative and a love for the sea.

Glenn competed in Powerboats during the late 90’s hanging up his life jacket in 2006, the weekend norm is now watching Bligh eclipse his cabinet of trophies!

As an RNLI volunteer Press Officer Glenn helps save lives at sea.
Managing Director
Bligh Julius
Bligh was born and raised in Lymington where his passion for being out on the water started. He is not only an active RNLI life boat man but currently races in a international powerboat series ‘Thundercat Racing’ and is ranked 3rd in the World.

Bligh was brought up in the events world through the family business Onyx. He studied in Southampton where he gained a degree in Business Management.

After Uni he spent 3 years working on an Olympic project where he developed his skills in the events industry. Then in 2013 Bligh started his career at Onyx.
Sales & Operations Director
John Husband
Being born and raised in Lymington, it’s hard not to have a passion for the sea; this is certainly the case with John. As a lifelong member of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, he takes part in numerous sailing regattas. John helps support the yacht club’s Junior Sailing program, and has also helped run various international sailing events around UK and Europe.

He has been a member of the Lymington Lifeboat Crew since he was seventeen. John is currently one of the helms, and is in charge of overseeing the training at the station.

Graduating from the university of life with a 1st, John went straight into the world of marine events and naturally made the progression to covering land events as well.
Production & Project Manager
Bryony Julius
Bryony is Head of Logistics & has worked in the industry for the past 25 years. She has a wealth of experience, working both in the UK & abroad. Though there is not a lot she has not done, she continues to learn & refine the role to ensure that Onyx Events are well supported.

With Onyx Events being be-spoked, Bryony is always keen to embrace the challenge & support the Onyx Team in whatever the size of Event.

With her early years working for Deloitte Touch firm of accountants, she manages the company accounts, & is always keen to ensure the best value for the client.

Her main joy is her family, a family of 3 children & 4 grandchildren. As well as travel to many different countries for pleasure, with her husband of 30 years.
Logistics Manager
Victoria Rizza
Victoria is the Software and Project Manager here at Onyx and has been with the company since March 2012. She graduated at Southampton University and was awarded a BA Degree in Events Management in 2009.

Within the events industry she has been involved in a wide variety of successful events, gaining great experience in marketing (including social media) organisation, communication, sponsorships and team management. Aside from work Victoria enjoys wakeboarding, paddle boarding and skiing in the Alps with her friends and family.
Software & Project Manager
Nicole Dupoy
Nicole is the office co-ordinator and does the event logistics here at Onyx, she has worked for us on a number of events over the last couple of years both in the UK and Abroad. She graduated from the university of life last year and has since then gained events experience through working at Onyx!

Nicole’s passion is travelling and has spent a lot of time on various trips around the world to many different countries. Her other passion is horse riding having grown up with horses she spent most of her time riding in the lovely New Forest!
Office Coordinator/Logistics
Andy Davies
Andy started his working career in local government but learning that life in an office was not the for him he joined the fire service. This allowed him to follow the opportunity to further his passion for fitness and wellbeing qualifying as a personal trainer and a sports massage therapist with the London school of sports massage. Having always lived locally and with the sea a stone’s throw away, being in the water was always a natural draw and therefore this led to Andy becoming a keen surfer and later a keen paddle boarder taking regular trips to the west coast and Europe.
Event Manager
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Caesar & Tiger
Caesar & Tiger are the creative managers and team building experts here at onyx, they love to bark at the postman and go on long walks!
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