75 Brazilian top achievers with senior Directors from Unilever UK
Unilever’s Brazilian head office wanted to reward their senior personnel with a visit to the UK which included tours of both Oxford, Silverstone Race Circuit and London. EC Travel delivered a five day programme combining an element of both ‘work’ and ‘pleasure’.
Flying in from Sao Paulo and on arrival at London Heathrow, the Unilever delegates were driven to the Randolph Hotel a leading 5* hotel in Oxford.
Appreciating the City’s close proximity to Silverstone Race Circuit and strong affiliation Brazilians have with Ayrton Senna, Brazil’s most famous F1 three times world champion driver, we were asked to organise a ‘race track driving experience’ day. During the morning they drove a variety of high performance racing cars including Aston Martins and Lotus Evora’s around the race track, which was then followed by lunch in the ‘Silverstone Wing’ concluding with a speech from the 1992 F1 Champion, Nigel Mansell.
To enhance the atmosphere at such a famous race track, we also arranged for a number of privately owned cars to be on static display around the guests including a Penske and Porsche 962. The following day the group had a ‘one-day workshop’ conference at the Hotel which also included a visit to the Examination School at Oxford University. With Unilever’s close retail link with many of the UK’s leading Supermarkets, Sir Terry Leahy, Tesco’s CEO was one many guest speakers. Before flying home EC Travel then arranged for the group to spend two nights in London at the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster.
Over the two days the group participated with a series of ‘Retail Shops experiences’ which included visiting Tesco, Boots and Selfridges department stores in between visiting some of London’s leading visitor attractions. As a farewell EC Travel organised a memorable gala dinner in the “King’s Gallery” at Kensington Palace and as the group entered the State Rooms, they were welcomed by four Fanfare trumpeters from the Brigade of Guards.