It wasn't just the mid-summer heat wave that had our teams fired up in London this week - The Apprentices! event had teams running around the city, haggling for the best prices and filming TV commercials to win the challenge and avoid those famous last words; 'You're fired!' We had the pleasure of working from the luxurious St Ermin's Hotel in central London where the staff couldn't have been more helpful and the decor was immaculate. We even got a sneak peak of the Olympic torch from our conference room window!
Teams were kitted out with iPads, digital cameras, HD video cameras and two-way radios to help them fight it out over who would be hired and who would be fired at the end of a very hectic day!
Our experienced front man Terry Bird had the teams begging for forgiveness when they arrived late and making final pleas in the board room - putting them through their paces in a battle of race-against-time business challenges.
Event Manager Katrina commented:
'The clients wanted something business focused, using the latest technology, whilst still being good fun - The Apprentices! event is perfect for just that. We tailored the event to have teams answer ridiculous radio requests from our tycoon, shoot their own TV commercials and create final pitches on their team iPads - it worked really well.'
Having the opportunity to tailor our award winning events with some of our in-house technology keeps us all on our toes in the office and we love to see a good plan come together - here's what our clients had to say:
'Thanks so much for the activity, really good fun. Sir Terrence was excellent, everyone enjoyed it, many thanks to you all!'
Think that your team would fare against our 'terrible tycoon'? Think you've got more business savvy than your colleagues? Want to see your boss grovelling for forgiveness? Then give our team a call on 0845 006 06 06 or visit our website for more info.
One of our most experienced event managers, Mike Horner, works his magicon 40 of the CCC iPad 2's...
No, he's not just playing 'master of the universe', he is in fact preparing a 300 guest iSpy Team Building Event in our home town of Brighton!
Although the team have all had a chance to have a good old play around with our new toys (The 'photo booth' app provided quite a few hours of cheek ache!) we do, sadly, sometimes have to do some work - although on days like this, we wonder if we can call it that!
Mike says of the award-winning iSpy "What makes iSpy so special is that it was all created in-house, so the team really knows all its in's and out's. We are lucky enough to have team members with the added skill base and drive to learn, to be able to create this interactive event that keeps on developing - the possibilities are now endless and we can tailor nearly every aspect so that our clients are getting a completely bespoke experience. And the clients' mischievous giggling at the end of every event is testament to iSpy's appeal...
One of our agency clients who recently took part in the iSpy said:
"We all had such a great time around London - I really appreciated the effort you and your team put into the day and we haven't laughed so much in a long time."
Whether you have 5 or 500 people, are in Bath or Barcelona, iSpy will run exactly the same and that's why it's been so successful. With over 22 years experience in team building, we know some classics can become tired and typical - this is just one of the ways we keep our team builds fresh and unique.
Mike adds "my favourite thing about events like this is winning over the clients during the introduction alone. There are so many weird and wonderful challenges to complete that once I've explained what we have planned for them, even the most sceptical of clients will warm to the idea of running around a city looking for clues! And no one can wait to see the films the teams have made along the way - having a 'screening' of their movies as we announce the winners is sure to end the day on a real high"
So if you feel that your team build needs something unique, bespoke and hilarious, this really is something to consider.
Visit our website for ideas, guides and testimonials - or if you just fancy a friendly chat with our lovely team or to find out more about what we do, call our office on 0845 006 06 06 - we love a good natter!