Three of a Kind: finance case studies

C&IT's latest Three of a Kind features finance company events from Direct Line, Intrinsic and Skipton Building Society.

Skipton Building Society staff party
Skipton Building Society staff party

Direct Line Group graduate learning 

Wildgoose agency created an interactive event as part of Direct Line Group’s (DLG) graduate intake programme. The event was to help ten teams of graduates from DLG transition into working life. DLG was eagerfor the graduates to grasp that modern working life is not plain sailing. The challenge was ensuring that DLG’s company values took centre stage in each activity while also being fun and engaging. 

Bespoke tasks were created with a learning approach that combined classroom sessions and gameplay. An app delivered curveball scenarios during the day including unexpected leadership changes; 11th-hour product recall and a financial forecast needed sooner than expected. "The event was a huge success. The game was a fantastic contribution to the conference and will be spoken about for a long time," said DLG event producer Jessica Sherry.

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COMPANY Direct Line Group
EVENT Graduate learning and development VENUE Lumiere London
DATE 28 September 2016
DELEGATES 70 

Intrinsic summer party

Agency Venues and Events International delivered an Olympics-themed event for financial services company Intrinsic in July for 288 staff. The objective of the event was to update them on the company’s targets and goals and celebrate together. Delegates arrived in fancy dress according to the different country teams they’d been allocated.

After hearing from Intrinsic directors and following employee recognition awards, they participated in a sports day. Activities ranged from egg-and-spoon relays and sack races to tennis and archery. The day finished with an evening barbecue. Tammy Page, Intrinsic’s head of events, said: "It was great to see how much everyone embraced the fancy dress and got stuck into the competition. It was a resounding success and I’d definitely use Venues and Events International again." 

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COMPANY Intrinsic 
EVENT Summer party 
VENUE Slaley Hall, Hexham & Alexandra House, Swindon 
DATE 14 and 21 July 2016 
DELEGATES 288

Skipton Building Society staff party

As a thank you to Skipton Direct & Operations colleagues, Simply Better Events organised a festival-inspired event for 320 staff in the Skipton head office gardens. Skipton wanted the event to be an opportunity to have fun without any corporate messages or business objectives. Delegates arrived to find festival teepees and a DJ booth and two band areas. Street food-style catering could be enjoyed in a hay bale and deckchair seating area. As 100 more colleagues were invited than the previous year, space issues were alleviated through an additional area with a human table football area and a dedicated space for catering away from the main bar. "This celebratory event was hugely popular and not even the rain could dampen spirits. Feedback in our engagement survey was positive, many of the team talked about the party specifically. It was a great success for the second year running and we’ve starting planning for the third," said Claire Davey, Skipton’s director of direct distribution.

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COMPANY Skipton Building Society 
EVENT Staff party
VENUE Skipton Building Society head office gardens
DATE 17 June 2016 
DELEGATES 320 


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