Last week we hosted our very first supplier day, inviting 16 venue and DMC suppliers to our Midlands Head Office.
The event was designed for the Top Banana team to have engaging face to face interactions with our venue and DMC partners, to meet people they’ve never met before, reconnect with some familiar faces and learn about new products and services.
Polly Stobinski, Marketing Manager, Top Banana comments “Instead of hiring a venue and creating a formal set up, we decided to stay true to our people and culture and make it a relaxed, fun and informal day. Hosted in the film studio at our head office in the Midlands, we treated suppliers to a BBQ in the sunshine and a supplier awards ceremony which were based on our company values.”
During the lead up to the event, suppliers donated some awesome prizes to our raffle which raised money for our chosen charity, Meeting Needs. Prizes included everything from a 4-night stay in Mexico and a weekend in Barcelona to bottles of champagne and tasty treats. It created a real buzz on the day and raised an awesome £750 for Meeting Needs.
Louise Goalen, Director of Venues, comments “Our suppliers are vital to our business and therefore it’s important for us to build and maintain these important relationships across the business. As a growing agency with a seriously impressive client base, it’s imperative that the whole team understand what’s out there in the industry so they can keep our clients up to speed. The supplier day was a great way to achieve this, but also a way to thank our suppliers for their ongoing support.”
The supplier day was a huge success, with both employees and suppliers providing great feedback.
I just wanted to thank you for the invitation and your support at the supplier day this week. I personally enjoyed the day and I hope a similar event can take place in the future. Relationships are so important; we love working with the Bananas and we look forward to all the future collaborations.
Chris Bason, Global DMC Partners
Just a short note to say thank you so much for today. Amazing hospitality, very well organised and a great opportunity to meet with the wider team. Thanks for including Avenue and looking forward to working with the team even more closely than before over the coming months.
Simon Johnson, Avenue Sales & Marketing