Last month, British Airways Engineering hosted a two day family event at Heathrow for its staff and families. Held every three years, over 10,000 people attended over the two days and overall more than £10,000 was raised for Flying Start, British Airways' charity partnership with Comic Relief.
Organised by BA Engineering, the two day event saw suppliers and partners to BA join together in two of the main hangars at Heathrow airport, with exhibition stands featuring all sorts of family activities. The OCS stand was aviation based as OCS has had over fifty years experience of working in Aviation. A control tower and runway lights, showcased our involvement in the transport sector.
Also on the stand were candy floss makers who sold teal and lemon coloured candy floss, magicians and a caricaturist to entertain, plus a Nintendo Wii for the young visitors. To raise money for the event, OCS staff handed out sweets, tray bakes and much sought after OCS Teddy Bears who wore a high-visibility jacket to create an incentive for people to buy raffle tickets.
With only 6 weeks to put the stand together, the OCS Transport team worked closely with Sean Fryers and Jac Birkett in Marketing to create the exhibition stand and after a busy and tiring period, it was proven to be well worth the effort. Phil Derbyshire, OCS Transport Regional Director responsible for Heathrow and Antoinette Farrell-Jones, Account Manager for BA, would like to thank everyone involved in the project, especially those who gave up their free time to be assist on the stand.
Garry Copeland, Director of Engineering at BA gave us some fantastic feedback, “Thank you for helping make our British Airways Family Day hosted by Engineering so special. The success of the entire weekend would not have been possible without the commitment, dedication, hard work and effort in planning, setting-up, hosting visitors on your stands with good humour and enthusiasm, then standing-down. You can take real pride in what you have helped to achieve.”