It’s been a busy start to the year for STORM, and each day is getting busier! We started off the year with our Business Continuity + Risk Management conference held on the 20th Jan at Formby Hall Golf Club; we had over 200 delegates and amazing speakers from Sefton Council Emergency Planning, Merseyside Counter Terrorism Unit, and many more. We also had a handful of specialized trade stands exhibiting at the conference from, Absolute PCM, Hill Dickinson, Kapital Kleening, UKTI, and many more great companies with your business’ safety at heart!
The day started extra early for the STORM team, with delegates then beginning to arrive from 8:30am onwards. Tea and coffee were served for the early birds and the conference kicked off at 9:30am. The conference started with STORM’s MD, Jonathan Cunningham MBE warmly welcoming everyone to the conference which then led nicely into the first speaker. We had a short break at 11:30, (where everyone enjoyed more tea and coffee) before starting the final run of the conference. With a 1pm finish, delegates were able to return to their work or enjoy the rest of their day off satisfied with the amount of important information they had just received.
General feedback of the day was excellent, the exhibitors were especially pleased with the day as they gained a considerable amount of business from the event; speakers were also pleased with the turnout and enjoyed speaking to such a large amount of delegates truly interested in what they had to say.
Delegates overall were also happy with the short and sharp pace of the conference, a 30 minute break in between meant they were not kept for too long without tea and coffee and were not looking at their watches every five minutes!
The second conference we held this year was our Annual Care Conference – 29th Feb- , this time held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Southport, as we needed to ensure sufficient space for the amount of delegates booked onto this conference. We had over 320 delegates attend , so ending up considerably bigger than the previous. This time we targeted not only our loyal delegates from previous conferences, but also those based in the care sector. We aimed to provide anyone in the care sector with a spectrum of relevant topics in just one short conference, in just ONE morning!
This proved to work as we had delegates booked onto the conference from over 80 different care homes, not just in Southport but also branching out to Bootle, Blackpool and Liverpool.
The conference held a grand total of 18 trade stands, all of which specializing in providing services for those in the care industry. We had 9 fantastic speakers from CQC, Alzheimer’s Society; Queens court Hospice, RBS, and Merseyside Police. It was great to see some of our previous stand holders and delegates attending this conference, this provides us with the satisfaction that we are delivering great, time worthy conferences, beneficial to not only those working with vulnerable adults but with those in any kind of industry wanting to ensure their business is 100% safe.
For this conference STORM Consultancy didn’t shy away from the usual – but preferred – half a day, short, sharp, but informative style. However, after the break we held a short Q&A session with the speakers, allowing the audience to ask any questions to any one of the speakers. This sparked off a debate amongst some of the speakers and audience members and had everyone intrigued and on the edge of their seats!
The conference finished on time; leaving us to reflect on the event we had just delivered. Feedback from the day was excellent- stands, again, were impressed by the amount of interest in their services, and speakers were delighted to have spoke to over 300 people, and enjoyed sharing their knowledge with people in the same industries as them.
We would like to thank everyone that has attended either, (or both) of our conferences that we had held so far this year, stay tuned for details of STORM’s next conference. Thank you to all of the speakers and stands who have attended our conferences, thank you to Adlib audio who helped with the amazing production of our care conference. Also, a big thank you to Colin Angus for the Photography and Chris Croft for Video who have provided us with excellent shots and footage of both of the events.
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