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Key Data

Focus: A fun team corporate event to motivate and reward delegates from the Audit department of this Swiss Bank.

Objectives: To create an experience that would allow delegates to work and play together combining the best of the natural features of the National Park whilst experiencing one of the finest country hotels in the UK.

Delegate Number: 60

Venue: Our Development Centre Brecon Beacons | High class country Hotel

Date: July 2008

Background

Credit Suisse can call upon a long tradition and many years of experience in the banking business. It provides companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with advisory services, comprehensive solutions, and innovative products. Credit Suisse is active in over 50 countries and employs more than 48,500 people from approximately 100 different nations.

Call of the Wild were asked to create a corporate event based in and around the spectacular scenery of the  Brecon Beacons National Park. Call of the Wild in consultation with the organisational team developed a two centre event designed to allow delegates to experience this wonderful part of the world, whilst enjoying the grand country house lifestyle.

The Objectives

From start to finish the event needed to live up to the expectations of a very demanding audience!

This was no simple task-from creating the right mix of activities sourcing the venues choosing the food and providing the entertainment the event needed to stress the value the organisation placed on the individuals.

The Programme

The programme was designed to provide an experience of both sides of National Park.

The event included the following elements.

  1. An overnight camping experience with BBQ and campfire singalong
  2. A series of pre selected outdoors activities
  3. The sole use of a fantastic country house hotel
  4. Gala dinner
  5. An evening of karaoke
  6. Lunch in a top class “gastro pub”
  7. Discounted return rail travel

From start to finish the whole event proved to be a real success.

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