Cape Town Island
9 September 2018

C&IT Awards 2018: Paragon Shortlisted Again!

Paragon are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the prestigious C&IT Awards 2018 under the category of ‘Incentive Programme of the Year’!

Last year, Paragon ran an all-inclusive, luxury incentive trip, as part of Zeiss’ Partner Recognition Programme. The 9 month scheme was designed to reward 40 practice owners (and their partners), so the trip had to be once in a life time!

Travelling to Cape Town, our events team organised a range of activities to make the 4 day trip truly stand out – from a cycling wine tasting tour at Constantia Valley, an adrenaline fuelled helicopter ride and Mercedes Driving Challenge, right through to abseiling in the beautiful countryside. Networking and growth were a large part of the brief, so in between a packed itinerary of activities, luxury accommodation, beautiful meals and transfers across Cape Town, plenty of social and down time was incorporated.

Paragon Events Team managed all aspects of the trip, from coordinating transfers, check-in, itinerary management, personalised websites and pre-event communication (distributed through the company’s newsletter and intranet), right through to the little touches – branding, gifts and welcome baskets.

Head of Event, Pam Benitez explains,

“This trip worked because of the amount of options we were able to give the attendees. This was predominantly a reward trip so we told our clients that nothing was off limits for their guests – whilst we wanted to provide options, if all 80 individuals wanted to do a certain activity, we would work the incentive trip around that! Having worked in Cape Town [Pam has ran events across the Globe] I knew that anything was possible if you know who to speak to… in the end we had incredible feedback from both guests and client. The helicopter ride was a particular highlight!”

From all of us at Paragon, we wish all C&IT entrants the best of luck!

We look forward to seeing you all on Friday 21st September, and hearing more about the fantastic schemes our industry gets to be part of. Time to get your glad rags on…

To see more examples of how an incentive trip or prize management could benefit your team, please click here.

To read the full write-up, please visit the C&IT Awards official website.

Written By Katie Rogerson