Bunzl, BCHD – UK

Conference type – Annual conference

Client – Bunzl Catering and Hospitality Division

Topline Brief – To create an engaging creative conference and awards presentation and gala dinner for 500 Bunzl employees and suppliers, to include breakout sessions over one day promoting the themes of technology, innovation an strategic thinking.

Number of delegates – 500

Solution – We created a varied ‘2020 Vision’ conference day agenda packed with motivational speakers, strategic breakout sessions, employee engagement, supplier presentations and an awards ceremony hosted by Managing Director, Matt Johnson. Held at The Celtic Manor Resort, delegates were treated to a special guest speaker Maggie Philbin OBE, the English radio and television presenter, who presented on the theme of technology and innovation. Interactive breakout sessions continued on this theme, with delegates encouraged to think strategically about how the business might better utilise technology and innovation in operations, purchasing and sales. Over 175 ideas were generated from these sessions and the best were shared as delegates regrouped for the final presentations of the day. We re-convened delegates for the BOSCAR awards for achievement, which celebrate outstanding contributions to the business in 2019 and during the evening meal delegates entered a raffle to support charities Hospitality Action and Springboard Nicaragua Trek by purchasing a £10 raffle ticket. In total, the raffle raised over £4000.