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Clearwater International ups its game to engage employees at its Ibiza team event

Corporate finance firm Clearwater International advises clients around the globe about mergers and acquisitions. It is growing rapidly, expanding by 25% since 2019.

Its annual team event is always an important date in the calendar. In 2021 it was even more important.

After more than a year of COVID-enforced restriction of face-to-face meetings, many of the team had only ever met each other in digital spaces. The first part of the brief was that the event was to say ‘thank you’ and make sure the staff had an amazing time. The second priority was to ensure that the business achieved its objectives of engaging and motivating their international team.

The increased event size would make it hard to manage without expert help

1331 Events took on the brief for a complex multi-day international event that would bring together 230 people, from 17 offices and nine different countries – and they set out to help Clearwater make it unforgettable.


With engagement as an important part of the brief, 1331 Events placed this at the heart of their event strategy. Previous events had featured team activities, but 1331 proposed something more comprehensive: the Clearwater Olympics. Ensuring that every individual felt included and equal was part of the plan. The Clearwater Olympics was designed not only to engage and enthuse attendees to work together across geographies, but to mix individuals of all levels.

“They ran our event with such style and grace, always in control and calm even when things don’t go quite to plan. We trust them so much now. I feel much calmer going into planning the event this year because they have everything handled.”


Event success was evident even before the team left Ibiza after their three days of bonding. The overwhelming feedback straight away was that this was by far the highest quality event any had been to before. Post-event feedback survey results only confirmed this.