How to successfully plan your next team building event with Hand Picked Hotels.

Team building days are a great way to reward your employees and help foster solid working relationships. Events that are fun and motivational helps build essential skills like communication, planning and problem solving, and as one of the most important investments you will make as a company it is essential to ensure it is effective. 

First of all set an objective – what are you looking to accomplish with your team building day? Are you rewarding your employees for a project they successfully completed for example, or do you want them to learn how to work together better? You then need to ascertain a budget, a time that is convenient for your employees and at a location which is accessible to them if you are not providing transport.

It goes without saying that you should plan something interesting, enjoyable and competitive in order to bring people closer together but you should also take into account average ages, abilities of the group, interests and job roles. It is a good idea to provide lunch as well as snacks and beverages throughout the activity, and last but not least ask your employees to provide anonymous feedback at the end. 

All of our country house hotels can host team building events and we can cater for a party of ten to a large organisation on an exclusive use basis. Moreover with venues all over the UK and relationships with third party suppliers who can run activities from our premises – from duck herding and circus skills to wine tasting and ice carving – Hand Picked Hotels can provide a number of packages to suit your individual requirements. 

Working in conjunction with Events by Cavendish, at Audleys Wood Hotel near Basingstoke in Hampshire, we have large grounds and flexible indoor space to create a bespoke programme that is both memorable and unique. Our packages include three activities for 20 to 25 people and start from £949, but we are also very happy to provide you with a bespoke bundle. 

Nestled in 2000 acres of landscaped parkland, but with easy access to the M1 and M40, Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa has a choice of seven function rooms making it the perfect venue for a teambuilding event. Just a short drive from Daventry, Banbury, Leamington and Northampton, where there are plenty of activities on offer, this venue is conveniently located to offer a debrief meeting afterwards, dinner or even accommodation for your employees.

Working with experts in corporate team building, Hendon Hall Hotel can provide a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities to create a tailored event that your employees will remember for years to come. Set in tranquil surroundings, yet easily accessible from the M25 and near to the Northern tube line, it is perfectly placed for companies based in the city and North London.