Business events are not like they used to be. The days of awkwardly catching the boss in a rather pointless trust building exercise (spurred on by the promise of promotion or threat of a P45) are over.
Companies have finally realised that being vacuumed packed with employees for a ‘good’ old-fashioned sack race achieves very little for business development other than a bill from private health insurance.
A company landmark celebration is no longer marked with a cake and if you’re lucky, a glass of warm Bucks Fizz in the office at lunchtime. We know it’s now time to say goodbye to those cold sausage rolls and endless cups of tea in stuffy, dreary boardrooms with only a whiteboard for inspiration – And why? Because corporate evolution has finally hit the business world and employees now want a different kind of experience.
Motivation, wellbeing and personal development are currently all leading trends when it comes to business and team building events. There’s no rolling of the eyes when a ‘workshop’ is mentioned as now that bosses are putting their employees first, corporate away days are creative and interesting – have you heard of transformational breathing? (all will be revealed in our next blog…)
Evolution may seem rather drastic, perhaps, but needed. Darwin may have his own views on the matter, but in today’s world, it’s encouraged by companies like us at Canvas and Stone. We offer a collection of beautiful venues that allow you imagine a different way to host an event.
Dare to think outside the box, don’t be afraid to be unique and whilst you’re there, bring a little pleasure and even education into the mix. Think exciting concepts and inspiring special locations; we know that at the end of the working day it’s great experiences that matter. Celebrate a key business occasion with a unique event and actually mark your achievement by making it one to remember. Or impress your clients with an event that is out of the ordinary.
Remember our venues are your blank canvas so let’s get creative. It’s what we love best.