Aurora Spring Conference 2024

Written on 26.04.24

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On the 19th of April, the Aurora Spring Conference unfolded at Tewinbury Manor in Hertford. The Aurora team gathered together from all 9 offices all over the UK. Special mention to the staff at Blue Sky Digital who travelled all the way from Cardiff! The event gave our new and current staff as well as engineers, a chance to meet for the first time. The day aimed to give everyone shared knowledge, industry insights, and most importantly, a chance to begin fundraising for our newly chosen charities for 2024/2025.

The day commenced with a update from our CEO, Andy Moffitt. He spoke on the challenges and wins from last year and shared our company strategy going forward. His message was echoed and further expanded on by our CFO, Martin Oxley. This was swiftly followed by an engaging presentation from our event sponsor, Konica Minolta, who introduced us to their new bizhub i-Series range. Alongside its advanced security features, these new devices boast eco-friendly design elements, including energy-efficient operation and recycled materials, contributing to reduced environmental impact without compromising performance.

Dave Vavlas, our head of Professional Services, illustrated our vast portfolio of diverse software offerings. Underscoring our commitment to delivering solutions that empower our clients. Then the morning’s talks culminated with our head of HR, Agnes Wojtczak, who proudly announced the unprecedented success of our internal employee engagement survey, reflecting the unwavering dedication of our entire company.

As the morning sessions drew to a close, all staff were free to get ready for the evening festivities. A delightful dinner with a magician to entertain at the tables. as well as a photobooth for staff to use and get some memorable photos of the evening. Our Charity committee then took to the stage to begin the annual Charity raffle and action.

Every year the staff of Aurora are given the chance to choose charities that are close to their hearts. One to represent the North and one for the South. This year the charities chosen were: Neuroblastoma, aiding children in their valiant fight against cancer, and Scotty’s Little Soldiers, offering solace to bereaved children from military UK families.

The prizes for the raffle and the auction were donated by our generous suppliers. Here’s just some of the list of the prizes:

  • 12 Lap Mclaren Driving Thrill from AIS Logistics
  • Helicopter Flight for 2 from AJ Logistics
  • Falconry Taster for 2 from Copier Installations
  • London Eye 3 Course meal from Unit Logistics
  • An iPad and iWatch from Westcoast
  • HONOR Pad X9 from Lexmark
  • Port Lympne Truck Safari for 4 people from Ricoh
  • Dinner experience at the shard from Verkada
  • Alton Towers tickets for 3 from Zest 4
  • A Canon Selphy Printer from Canon
a group of Aurora staff members who won prizes in the raffle

Raffle Prize winners

Fuelled by the enthusiasm of our Charity team, who tirelessly sold tickets in the lead-up to the event, the numbers of tickets sold spoke volumes of our collective impact. Both the raffle and Auction raised just over £4000 so far, and more money to come, the Charity committee have been blown away by the generosity and compassion of everyone. Yet, this is merely the beginning, as we embark on a journey of continued philanthropy, with many more charity events planned for 2024.

With another spring conference over, we’d like to thank all who planned and took part in making the evening a resounding success. Looking ahead, we anticipate an even larger gathering in 2025!