How to organise a successful summer meeting
Team meetings don’t have to be boring, it’s important to keep your teams motivated and happy. If you look after them, they’ll look after your customers. Mix a bit of work and play, it breaks up the day, keeps everyone awake and is a great way for everyone to get to know each other outside of the office environment.
It’s time to shake things up a bit and organise a successful summer meeting here at Ardencote! We’ve put together some top tips for organising a corporate meeting, and how to get the most out of the time you spend with your employees.
Location and Planning
Nobody wants to spend the day staring at the same four walls, so break up your meeting with a walk round our stunning 83 acres of land. Take a stroll around the lake, or take five minutes relaxing in our beautiful rose garden. It’ll help get your mind refreshed, and ready to tackle the afternoon part of your meeting. Our purpose built Lakeside Conference Centre has everything you need, from meeting rooms, with state of the art TVs to show your presentations, to coffee stations and more. It’s the perfect setting for your conference and meeting. You can also head over to the stunning Palms Conservatory to break for lunch, enjoying a fully stocked buffet with options for everyone to enjoy. Why not round off the day with a team BBQ in the sun, to add a social element to the meeting? It’s a fun way to end the day and everyone will head home with a positive mind, and full tummies!
Quite often, at larger corporate meetings you’ll find that some departments don’t really know each other that well. The solution? Break the ice with a team building activity! Whether you want to relive your inner child with our Retro Sports Day on our ‘Friday Feeling’ package or take on the challenge of the Raft Building day, it’s a great way to get your team to work together and get to know each other better. Team Building activities help relax your team, and get them motivated for the day ahead, it also allows them to work with other employees they may not usually work with back at the office.
Exercise releases those ‘feel good’ Endorphins, so it’s time to get your blood pumping! Start your meeting with one of our brilliant gym classes, leaving you feeling energised and ready to take on the day, especially good to shake off any pre-presentation/meeting nerves! Book the ‘Motivational Monday’ package at Ardencote and receive a free activity of your choice for your delegates.