Brighter Together Staff Conference & Awards 2023

Sponsored by United Airlines/Air Canada & IHG Hotels

THE event of the year – The Brighter Together conference and awards – certainly lived up to its billing and failed to disappoint.

With our staff from all over the country descending on Emirates Old Trafford again, the home of Lancashire Cricket Club, it is the perfect time to meet our suppliers and get the lowdown from the executive team on updates from within the business over the past 12 months.

But perhaps most importantly, it’s the chance to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our teams who continue to listen, adapt and deliver the goods, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days of the year.

Once signed in and following a short welcome, it was time to hit the supplier fayre.

Some of the biggest names in business were on hand from the hotel, airline and car hire world – the very same businesses we highly recommend to our clients.

With breakout rooms and games keeping the proceedings interactive and interesting, new connections were made while colleagues could liaise in person over a tea or coffee, rather than the Teams calls which have become the norm for many.

Once an impressive lunch buffet was complete it was time for the speakers to take centre stage.

An exciting year gone and even more exciting year ahead were discussed thanks to updates from the teams in finance, human resources, sales, learning and development, Brighter Events and One Global. 

The snazzy event app helped conference-goers ask management questions throughout the afternoon which were all answered in Q&A sessions on stage.

Before we knew it the awards were upon us.

Seann Walsh was the popular master of ceremonies and each and every winner who took to the stage received rapturous applause – they are all now looking forward to a trip to Boston in December.

We must say a huge thank you to the headline sponsors of the conference and awards – United Airlines/Air Canada & IHG Hotels.

And hats off to our Brighter Events team who put on a fabulous event – they’re already planning to ensure the 2024 Brighter Together Conference & Awards is even better- they Don’t Do Dull!