Our largest annual UK&I event was organised by our People for our People. The objective of the event offers employees clarity of the strategic direction of the company, an understanding of focus & growth areas for the year ahead and the vision for the next 1-5 years. The event also captures 2017 success stories from across the teams followed by an evening award ceremony to recognise the contribution of individuals & teams. The event this year was organised by a team(workstream) of employees from across different business areas whose workstream is called ‘Our People’. The management had little or no involvement, other than to be part of the agenda – however we did encourage managers to involve members of their team when reviewing 2017 and look forward at 2018 to involve more employees from across the business and not the ‘usual names and faces’. The event was a great success and demonstrated the power of a common goal which the workstream agreed on at the start of the preparation, this was to deliver an informative and fun event for all employees. It was also evident that success and creativity comes from a diverse team of employees, we need to continue to involve our people in all that we do from brainstorming to creating a solution.