Case study: Hitachi Capital's team conference

Hitachi Capital held a conference to connect its UK teams in September.

Teambuilding at the Hitachi conference
Teambuilding at the Hitachi conference

of

Objectives

From 21 to 22 September, 50 Hitachi Capital finance staff gathered at Center Parcs Elveden Forest. The aim of the two day conference was to improve communications across the different finance teams throughout the UK and demonstrate the Hitachi Values of harmony, sincerity and pioneering spirit. Center Parcs was chosen due to the range of indoor and outdoor activities on site, with specialists to hand, in addition to the ccommodation offering and conference facilities.

The event

The first day opened with a minute of music and a video of the Brownlee brothers in Mexico, where Alistair helped Jonny across the line during the Triathalon World Series. This was followed by teambuilding activities such as Aqua Tree Trekking because it demonstrated the 'pioneering spirit' value and required teamwork for the best outcome which demonstrates Harmony. Delegates also ran the Spanish Gold indoor team challenge, with eight teams competing for a bottle of champagne and bragging rights. This gave some individuals the chance to shine who were less comfortable with the outdoor activities. A second team building session gave staff the choice between Laser Combat and Aerial Adventure. As a thank you, staff were given an additional free choice activity on day one.

Verdict

One of the challenges was considering corporate social responsibility. One of the ways this was fulfilled was through attendees sharing cars with three or four people. Speaking about the event, Terry Harvey, head of Group Tax at Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, said: "Center Parcs Elveden Forest was a fantastic venue with great activities on offer. The good weather and supportive and enthusiastic staff ensured this was our best ever conference."

Company: Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC

Event: OneHCUK – Finance Team conference

Date: 21st - 22nd September

Venue: Center Parcs Elveden Forest

Number of guests: 50

• For more breaking news, case studies and in-depth features, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
How events can save the world

Crisis planning, sustainability, wellbeing and inclusion can cause difficulties for event organisers. So is it possible to host a truly ethical event?

Wellbeing makes 'good business sense'

Wellbeing makes 'good business sense'

Annie Metcalfe from Clear Partners says planners must adapt to the changing demands of incentive travel programmes.

Amex GBT appoints new general manager for meetings and events

Amex GBT appoints new general manager for meetings and events

Gerardo Tejado has held a number of commercial and client management roles at American Express GBT over the past 17 years.

Incentives are coming: 7 Game of Thrones-inspired destinations

Incentives are coming: 7 Game of Thrones-inspired destinations

From Croatia to Northern Ireland, the fictional land of Westeros has filming locations around the world ideal for meetings and events.

What does an HR expert look for in Best Places to Work accreditation?

What does an HR expert look for in Best Places to Work accreditation?

An independent HR consultant explains what judges are looking for in accreditation like C&IT's Best Places to Work.

Events budgets return to steady growth, Bellwether Report finds

Events budgets return to steady growth, Bellwether Report finds

UK companies increased their marketing spend in Q1 2019, in contrast to flatlining budgets at the end of last year.

'Unlocking the best parts of destinations' is key for event planners

'Unlocking the best parts of destinations' is key for event planners

Venues should use their expertise to help familiarise planners with a new destination, says panel at the C&IT Association Forum.

Case study: CoinGeekWeek conference

Case study: CoinGeekWeek conference

CoinGeek transformed The Mermaid London for its three-day conference on cryptocurrency and blockchain.

New senior account manager for Top Banana

New senior account manager for Top Banana

Natalie Benson joins from ACA Live and will work on finance, automotive and retail accounts.

Facial recognition will change the way we measure audience engagement

Facial recognition will change the way we measure audience engagement

This kind of technology could scientifically prove the value and impact of events, says Dan Broadberry from Brands at Work.

LATEST JOBS