Exhibiting at CIPD

15 November 2013 / by Ashley Freeman

We took the opportunity to exhibit at the CIPD exhibition last week in Manchester – the UK’s largest gathering of HR professionals.

Thousands of people descended upon the Manchester Central Convention Centre to explore and understand what their fellow professionals are up to. From our perspective, this was an opportunity for us to reach out to this large HR community and start making them aware of INVOLVE and what we do – our name is recognised more in the Comms and Engagement area rather than HR.

Not only was it fun, but hugely productive and rewarding. It was interesting to see that we were one of the few businesses to be majoring on employee engagement. Many consultancies add it to their list of services but few seem to really specialise in it. Health and well-being seemed to be a hot topic, as well as coaching (exec) and resource management.

To sweeten things up, we made a decision to transform our exhibition stand into a traditional looking sweet shop. Laid out on the counter were jars of sweets that represented how we help our clients. Refreshers represented Values Refreshing, cola-bottles symbolised increasing Cola-boration etc etc… It seemed to work too, as the CIPD made us Runners Up in their competition for best exhibition stand. Out of 300+ exhibitors, not bad for a little “sweet shop” tucked away in the corner!

If we met you there and you’re reading this, please drop us a line and stay in touch. If not, we’ll see you next year…