Berlin Client Event
A slowdown in the holiday season, long evenings and warm temperatures make summer the perfect time to put on client networking events. And that’s exactly what the Stuttgart/Frankfurt team at Michael Bailey Associates decided to do with one of our well-established Berlin based client partners.
We brought together client contacts in HR, Procurement and IT department Managers as well as contracting consultants for an evening of laid back relaxation at the beach – right in the heart of Berlin! Deck 5 was the venue, an urban rooftop beach setting complete with sand, deck chairs and even the sound of the sea.
A traditional beach BBQ and plenty of exotic cocktails were laid on by the team as a thank you, and the football was on the big screen to make sure that all requirements were catered for. Beginning in the evening, some of the group even managed to keep going until the early hours of the morning!
With our focus on partnerships, events like this make it easier to develop and maintain close working relationships with both our clients and contracting consultants. Talking to people in a relaxed environment, about topics other than work, helps us to understand what makes people tick, and find out a bit more about their personalities outside of the office.
Martin Ulbricht, who organized and attended the event, said:-
“One of the reasons I choose to work in this industry is the people aspect; I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. I believe building strong relationships has to happen outside of the office environment as well as inside. You’ll find out much more about what drives people, their priorities, outlook and ambitions in a less formal setting. The ambience at Deck 5 is perfect, the beach theme is a real talking point and helps break the ice.”
After the event, we received some really positive feedback from attendees:
“Often, once I am placed on an assignment for a consultancy, I hardly hear from my contact until just before the contract is due to expire. One thing I like about Michael Bailey Associates is that they do put a lot of effort into maintaining constant contact. Events like this are really nice, not everyone does it, and it shows that they are willing to invest time and money. The Deck 5 event was a great success!”
And from our clients:-
“Many thanks again for a great evening! My colleagues and I had a fantastic time in a lovely setting, and are already looking forward to the next one!”
The team plans to continue to run events at regular intervals. Across Europe, our teams collaborate with each other in order to share feedback about events, new ideas and to celebrate successes.
Finally, thanks again to everyone who attended and made it such a great night.