Written on 24.04.23
This year’s Spring Conference was conveniently in the recent wake of our first year anniversary as Aurora, and was a time for celebration. This year’s event was sponsored by Konica Minolta, Siemens and BNP. Our staff gathered from across our 5 sites at the beautiful Manor of Groves Hotel in Hertfordshire.
The afternoon consisted of updates from Andrew Todd from Konica Minolta, the North Sales Director Julian Pearson, Southern Sales Director Michael Hadjioannou, Head of HR Agnes Wojtczak, CFO Martin Oxley and of course, our CEO Andy Moffitt. Andy has been steering the ship since Aurora’s re-brand from Corona Corporate Solutions (CCS), and was the reason behind its reimagining. He provided inspiring words and anecdotes, as he gave insights into Aurora’s progress over the last year, with the expansion of our Hertford HQ, as well as into other locations in the UK where we have a stronghold. All in aid of supporting our growing workforce and business.
Mike Hadjiannou and Julian Pearson, gave further insights into company growth in their respective areas, and how North and South have been working together to achieve our successes to date and for the future.
Our HR Director Agnes Wojtczak, gave a very poignant speech on our people strategy and how much has been achieved since its implementation We now have more health and wellbeing initiatives than ever before, and this is just the start. Agnes also spoke about our recent staff recognition schemes, such as our monthly high performer awards, which has recently culminated into an annual awards dinner; the first one being held this February. At Aurora, we believe in rewarding our people and promoting a healthy work/life balance and Agnes’s speech encapsulated this all perfectly.
We, of course, couldn’t see the event through, without a word from one our sponsors, Konica Minolta’s, Andrew Todd. Andrew spoke about our partnership and its importance, as we have now reached elite status as a partner. This has been achieved from developing a trusted relationship with Konica Minolta over many years, and we both uphold an ethos of putting the customer first. It was interesting to learn about Konica’s long history as innovators and the technologies that are being developed for the future. We look forward to more exciting products and another prosperous year with Konica Minolta.
The main highlight of the evening, however, which caused quite a buzz, were the charity events. There was an auction and raffle, led by Client Success Director, Peter Barnes, with some quite spectacular prizes to raise money for Shine a Light and The Halo Children’s Foundation. We all had the opportunity to do something good for some worthy causes, as well as have fun. Some of the prizes included an afternoon tea for 2 at The Ritz, spa breaks, a couple of Apple products and more, which were kindly donated to us by our suppliers and manufacturers.
The whole evening was a spectacular affair as staff, far and wide, had the opportunity to get ‘glammed up’ and meet people from other departments in the business that they would never or rarely get the chance to meet, due to geography.
It was an opportunity for the whole organisation to come together as one, and recognise how much had been achieved throughout the last year, making way for a fresh new year, rejuvenated.
This event united all areas of the business, celebrated our successes and gave thanks to our staff for their continued hard work and dedication to providing excellent service to our customers.
We can’t wait for the next Spring Conference, and after another successful event, we hope to continue the rest of the year with a fresh outlook – working with great people and providing great customer service.
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