Success stories

Engaging the employees. Engaging the community.

Sustainability is at the forefront of National Grid’s project planning and it is committed to creating value, preserving resources and respecting the interests of communities.

 

 

Aware of Capita Travel and Events’ creative vision for events, National Grid approached the team to organise a captivating concept for a Family Funday. The event would be an opportunity to bring employees and their families together and celebrate their newly designed green wall project as part of bringing their sustainability goal to life

The challenge

From the beginning, it was identified that a concept for an expected attendance of 1,000 people with a variety of family demographics was needed. With promoting the living wall car park as the main objective, activities were designed to complement this.

In addition to producing an imaginative set of activities, other requirements included:

  • Event material and brand identity.
  • Website design and delegate management.
  • Health and safety and first aid requirements.
  • On-site event management.

Brand identity

With the sustainability focus, the event was shaped to captivate attendees of all ages. A brand identity of ‘Bee Involved’ was created, focusing on bringing people together.

Engaging the community

The fun busy bees idea led nicely into the range of nature themed activities on offer. A key activity allowed all children to paint a canvas, after which all artwork was photographed and displayed in the stairwells of the new car park.

Other activities included:

  • Petting zoo
  • Falconry experience
  • Bird/insect house making
  • WASPs RFC rugby skills
  • Nature watch hunt
  • British Beekeepers Association (and other local associations)
  • Go-karting.

“We’ve never done an event of such a large scale, and Capita Travel and Events has been so supportive. We honestly couldn’t have done it without them.”

Senior Communications Advisor, National Grid

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Find out how we helped National Grid bring employees and their families together and celebrate their newly designed green wall project as part of bringing their sustainability goal to life.

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