Tuesday 13 August 2013

Corporate Team Building events in The Lake District. July 25th & 26th 2013.

As well as offering half & full day Outdoor Activity Sessions and Skills Training Courses, Kendal Mountaineering Services also offer Bespoke Corporate Events for commercial businesses.

We were recently happy to be able to provide a bespoke Corporate Event for employees from Seco Tools who were looking for an event with a difference where their sales team would have to work together and be put in challenging and demanding situations. However, the event had to be fun as well.

We commenced the event with a task called "Product Assembly" whereby the team, split into two, had to build a "product" - in this case the planks on the floor (photo one) into a particular shape and in a certain time. Having had time to work out a plan and having had an initial "build run", the team then had two time trials so see how fast each team could assemble the product in a planned and logical format. This exercise took over an hour and engaged all members of each team in order to achieve success.

The group had requested some alternative accommodation to the "usual" hotels used when away on work business. We arranged accommodation in a remote mountain hut and got the group moved in to this before relocating to Coniston for one of our popular Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Sessions in Church Beck.

Time had fairly motored on in the course of the afternoon and so we only had time to do the ghyll scrambling ascent part of this session and the "top jumps" below Miners Bridge as the Canyoning Descent before having to call time (photo two). The group certainly found their experience in Church Beck quite unlike anything they had done before and loved it!

After our Lake District Ghyll Scrambling & Canyoning Session, everyone in the team returned to the climbing hut to shower and change. We had a brief review in which everyone was invited to disclose something they had learned about themselves and their own ability as well as something they had learned about others in their team. This led to quite a discussion.

Following this, we left the team for the night during which they drank copious amounts of beer and enjoyed an excellent meal at the nearby Wilsons Arms. A great evening was had by all!

Photo three shows the team enjoying our breakfast option the following morning at the climbing hut and this is one of  many options available to you. For £5 per person, we provided tea, coffee, cereals, toast, Jam, Marmalade and a full English Breakfast to fortify the lads for the morning ahead. This is only one of many things we can do to add value to your Bespoke Corporate Team Building Event in The Lake District.

Everyone in the team was going to have to depart at around mid-day on the Friday and we had been asked to provide a Canadian Canoeing Session. We chose to run this on nearby Coniston Water and decided to teach the team some basic canoeing skills before going on a journey that would encompass some challenging aspects and a few games too.

Photo four shows the Seco Tools Team rafted up after some skills training and ready to go on that journey which included a visit to nearby Peel Island to jump off some rocks into the water and a game of canoe football before it was suddenly time to finish and get off the water. Seco Tools were very happy with the team event we provided and hopefully we will see them again soon. You can read about a previous Corporate Team Building Event run in The Lake District here with a much larger group - one of our regular corporate clients, Nucleargraduates.

To enquire about options for your own Corporate Team Building event in the Lake District or North West England please contact us here. We have a range of options available to suit any developmental outcomes you may have in mind and can arrange any special requirements you may have. We look forward to working with you.

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