- Written by Nikki Laker - Marketing Director
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The entire Opus team came together on 19th July 2023 at Kingswood Golf Club for the aptly named “The Big Reveal”. The grandest event held to date marked a momentous milestone for the company as the entire workforce gathered to witness the unveiling of Opus’ Vivid Vision for the next three years.
“Our Vivid Vision will serve as a guiding light, illuminating the path to success. We firmly believe that when our team can see the bigger picture, we can unleash our full potential and all turn our new vision into our reality. It’s all about embracing the power of possibility and creating a collective force that will propel Opus to the next level.”
Michael O’Donnell – Chief Commercial Officer
Our Vivid Vision Event
With an awe-inspiring presentation that captivated the audience, Opus introduced not only its new company values but also a range of ground-breaking initiatives. The event was filled with surprises specially crafted to reward and motivate our dedicated employees. Above all, it served as the platform for the big reveal of Opus’ repositioned vision, mission, and brand promise.
Months of relentless dedication and hard work have been poured into the Vivid Vision strategic initiative, making this event a pivotal moment for all members of Team Opus. The significance of the Vivid Vision lies not only in its ability to provide a clear and inspiring picture of our organisation’s future, but also in its power to ignite a spark within each individual, aligning them with a shared purpose and driving us all towards our collective goal.
Opus’ Vivid Vision represents a roadmap for the next three years, clearly outlines our guiding principles and shapes our path to success. It embodies our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and growth, setting the stage for a transformative journey that will propel Opus to new heights.
Play to Win Quiz
Stephen Brown our Service Delivery Director did a fantastic job welcoming our workforce and started the event with an energetic quiz that had everyone on their toes. Congratulations to David Callman for winning the quiz and being awarded the £100 voucher for The Ivy courtesy of our partner Mitel.
“Yesterday we had such amazing energy in the room, it was lovely to see our employees really excited and inspired about what lies ahead for Opus. I am proud that we have such a great team of people who are fully onboard with our vision for the future“. Stephen Brown – Service Delivery Director
The History of Opus
CEO Michael O’Donnell’s presentation took the team back to the beginnings of Opus and explained why the company was started, what was its purpose and how he drew on his invaluable experience in the merchant navy and early career in Sales. Michael took the team on a nostalgic voyage, reminiscing about Opus’ humble beginnings selling telephones from a tiny office in Merton. He shared the core motivations that drove the company’s inception and his personal learnings, revealing Opus’s remarkable growth and transformation over the past 31 years.
It’s clear that Opus has come a long way since its beginnings and has huge ambitions to scale up at an unprecedented rate.
Chief Operations Officer, Chris Terry, unveiled our strategic journey and growth framework. During his thought-provoking presentation, he shed light on the strategic journey that Opus has embarked upon and the underlying “Why” that fuels the company’s aspirations. He also shared a glimpse into the framework that will serve as the foundation for our collective growth. Our unwavering commitment to driving growth solidifies Opus’ position and reputation as an industry leader. The scalable framework will empower every individual within Opus to contribute to the company’s fast-paced growth ambitions, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.
With her extensive expertise, Charlie Roche our Finance Director took to the stage to reveal Opus’ financial vision, emphasising the importance of growth in shaping the company’s trajectory. She articulated the profound impact that sustained growth has on Opus, nurturing a culture of success and unlocking boundless potential for all employees.
At Opus, the pursuit of growth extends beyond financial metrics; it is a core tenet that underpins the company’s ethos and propels its collective aspirations.
“The financial vision we unveiled yesterday embodies our unwavering commitment to growth, excellence, and a culture of opportunity. By fostering a growth-oriented mindset, we empower our team members to embrace challenges, push boundaries, and unlock a world of possibilities for both personal and organisational excellence.” Charlie Roche – Finance Director
Our newly refined core values known as ‘The Opus Way’ serve as the bedrock of Opus, they also form the guiding principles that drive the organisation forward. Our core values underpin our daily work from the way we make decisions, to who we choose to partner with and how we formulate our strategy. To bring our values to life and creatively showcase their significance, the audience was presented with a captivating video featuring CEO Michael O’Donnell who shared his personal insights on the meaning of these values and why they were carefully chosen. The values video serves as a powerful testament to Opus’ commitment to instilling these values within the organisation and to ensuring we foster a culture where they are embraced and embodied by every employee.
“Our core values are not just words on a page; they are the embodiment of who we are as an organisation and the principles that guide us in everything we do. By sharing my perspective on the core values, I hope to inspire and reinforce the importance of their integration into our daily lives, both inside and outside of work”
Michael O’Donnell – CEO
Alongside the new values, there was a host of surprise employee award categories each connected to one of the new values. These award winners were carefully chosen by both The Board and Operational Board, and recognise the extraordinary achievements and the remarkable impact made by employees across the business. Steve Brown and Chris Terry announced the highly commended placing and winners for each category
Ultimate Team Player Award
The Ultimate Team Player Award represented our Work Together, Win Together value. This award was reflective of the team player, who is always looking to achieve the best outcomes for everyone.
Winner: Jess Pearce – Project Accountant
Highly Commended: Shane O’ Malley – IT Systems Engineer
The Trailblazer Award represented our Be Brave and Think Differently value. This award was reflective of employees that are ambitious and like to challenge how things are.
Winner: Juliette Lee – Head of Mobile Proposition
Highly Commended: Mel Harris – Solution Design Consultant
The Above & Beyond Award
The Above & Beyond Award represented our Own It and Never Give Up value. This award is reflective of an employee who takes responsibility and shows a real determination to succeed.
Winner: Tom Emmans – Service Manager
Highly Commended: Tom Harrison – Contracts Specialist
Platinum Performance Award
The Platinum Performance Award represented our Strive To Be The Best value. This was awarded to an employee who consistently raises the bar to deliver the highest standards to ensure they are the best in everything they do.
Winner – Ian Bell – Senior Project Consultant
Highly Commended – Ashley How – 3rd Line Support Engineer
Outstanding Progression Award
The Outstanding Progression Award represented the Stay Curious and Keep Learning Value. This was awarded to an employee with a demonstrated commitment to learning. They encompass a growth mindset demonstrating excellence with both personal and professional development.
Winner: Ben Murphy – Sales Manager SMB/SME
Highly Commended: Vicky Hazelgrove – Senior Project Manager
The Vivid Vision
Chief Commercial Officer, Michael O’Donnell, took the stage to unveil Opus’ Vision, Mission, and Brand Promise and shared more insight about the vision for Opus over the next three years.
Our Vision, Mission, and Brand Promise form the cornerstone of Opus’ Vivid Vision and serve as guiding principles that propel Opus forward:
OUR VISION: We are the catalyst for connecting our clients to limitless possibilities.
OUR MISSION: Combining unrivalled expertise, a customer-centric approach, and world-class technology to power our clients’ ambitions.
OUR BRAND PROMISE: The Opus Way: Delivering value through an innovative, responsive, and seamless customer-centric experience at every stage of our partnership.
Opus understands the importance of fostering a workplace culture that embraces the dreams and aspirations of its employees. The brand-new Opus Dreamball initiative was revealed by our COO Chris Terry, this revolutionary program gives employees the opportunity to have their unfulfilled dream granted. Dreamball entries worth £2,500 are personal to employees and can be anything from contributions to home renovations, to flights abroad, a luxury item, to driving lessons or charity donations and more.
Our Dreamball initiative reflects Opus’ pioneering spirit and commitment to fostering a workplace culture that both inspires and empowers its employees. Employees were genuinely excited to hear it being launch and I look forward to granting our first dream in a few weeks time.
Chris Terry – Chief Operations Officer
The Vivid Vision event concluded on a high note with the announcement of the winner of the prestigious ‘All that is Opus’ award. Voted for by the entire workforce, this accolade recognises an exceptional individual who best embodies Opus’ core values. This year, Tom Emmans took the title and received a rapturous reception from the audience as he accepted his award from our CEO Michael O’Donnell.
Closing the event, Michael, delivered a rousing speech that left the audience feeling invigorated, motivated, and proud to be part of an organisation that is as ambitious as Opus.
The Opus team were treated to an evening of drinks and dinner in the beautiful grounds of Kingswood Golf Club accompanied by performances from Rob Mach, who created an electrifying ambience with his Ibiza house tracks on the saxophone and entertainment from captivating magician Sav all reinforcing the sense of camaraderie and celebration amongst the team.
Here’s to an exciting three years ahead as we activate our Vivid Vision. Watch this space…