Engage your team in a truly creative way with our range of team building events.
The Harvard Business Review undertook extensive research into what gave one team the X factor while others fell behind. “We’ve found patterns of communication to be the most important predictor of a team’s success. Not only that, but they are as significant as all the other factors—individual intelligence, personality, skill, and the substance of discussions—combined,” the Review said.
With that in mind, we have worked tirelessly to create events to boost your guests’ communication, creating relationships that maximise individual and team potential. We want to ensure that all attendees leave with an overriding sense of accomplishment, fun and friendship, so that introverts and extroverts, CEOs and window cleaners alike can be guaranteed a fulfilling team building day out.
We understand that within each organisation there are different personalities and cultures. Take this for example: In Korea some companies decide to do their bit for family life by inviting employees’ parents in for a foot washing ceremony. Now, we are assuming this isn’t your cup of tea, but the vast choice we have on offer ensures there is something that will be. Colleagues can cosy up in dragon boats to race down the Thames, make music in harmonised drumming workshops, or break the ice as they become masters in wine tasting.
Something more active
Sporting challenges designed to build communication and lasting relationships include our classic sports day. This is a great event for the summer which allows teams to re-live their school days, competing in egg and spoon races or getting in a tangle in three legged races. Not only is this day out guaranteed to bring about laughter, it also encourages teams to use their creativity and innovation to overcome problems.
One of our more creative escapes involves guests jointly creating huge pieces of artwork, encouraging them to look at the bigger picture and work together to ensure their individual efforts are part of a wider solution.
To encourage some friendly competition, check out our Chariot Challenge which sees teams compete against the clock and each other. Your group must build, customise and brand their own life-sized chariot. Finalists will then compete head to head in an epic race.
We launched our ice cream challenge in August 2015 to tempt staff with a sweet tooth. Guests are tasked with the apprentice-like mission of re-launching a failing ice cream business. With our expert ice cream makers’ help on hand, teams must then create a new innovative flavour of ice cream to boost public appeal.
Priceless team building venues in London
All of these and many more fun-filled days are hosted in exciting venues across London and the rest of the country. The Barbican’s conservatory is one of London’s best kept secrets in the heart of the city. Its glass awnings house birds, exotic fish and more than 2,000 species of tropical plants – a wonderful venue for sushi making, a cocktail challenge or a glamourous drinks reception.
The Artillery Garden at the HAC is available twice a year, providing a calm open space for corporate events. The venue is one of the oldest military organizations in the world, being commissioned by Henry VIII in 1537. Hosting up to 2,000 guests, it has large indoor and outdoor spaces for drinks receptions, a chocolate making challenge or playing “Knockout” against your boss.
But if you want to get away from the big smoke, how about opting for beautiful Hedsor House? It is a stunning old country manor situated in Buckinghamshire with a private 100-acre estate that is ideal for hosting small meetings as well as large parties.
In our array of venues we have hosted small start ups to world renowned brands. Previous clients that are still reaping the rewards of effective team bonding include Sony, Morgan Stanley and SpecSavers. And the list keeps growing.
In fact Eventwise recently worked with ITV to host 120 staff in London Zoo where they participated in our Box of Tricks challenge. Guided by our Eventwise experts, staff faced gruelling challenges of the mind and body, many of which were bespoke to ITV. Feeling as if they had overcome mountains together, guests were then treated to afternoon tea among the animals as they kicked of their shoes and had a chance to relax. They were also awarded prizes for the best performances.
While our creative team are brimming with ideas put on your perfect company day out, we would also love to hear what you have in mind. With the backing of our parent company, The Concerto Group, we can guarantee the skills and capacity to meet your needs.