Including a creative team event within your business time at The Grove makes it more enjoyable and exciting, supporting your overall objectives to team-build, entertain and reward. What’s more, spending time outdoors makes the most of our idyllic setting… there are 300 acres of countryside to play with. It feels like a real escape from the office.
The Grove’s key partner in delivering creative team events is Fruitful. We caught up with their founder, Russell Allen, who shared some fascinating insights and secrets of success.
Can you share some examples of the kind of thing you do at The Grove?
Everything we do is authentic, honest and real, using people who are artisans in what they do. We create very high quality experiences. We can turn your team into an orchestra in 40 minutes flat, playing violins and violas. We can take your team through a dynamic survival skills session featuring Tim Treloar. Tim is ex marines, a marathon competer, Everest summiter and adventure TV consultant, so your team learns first hand about the priorities of survival including sourcing water, creating fire and building shelter. We run a huge variety of creative events, including a murder mystery called The Nightie Before Christmas.
A very cool innovation we’re bringing out is a large format business game called Tribe, which has been developed for a leading IT company and was driven by the need for teams to explore the nuances of team cultures in a company. By playing Tribe, people learn to recognise subtle nuances and variations within team cultures – literally tribes – and discover the difference that understanding has in making the whole workplace a happier, more productive and satisfying place.
Favourite event you ran at The Grove?
Taking international senior team leaders from 20 different countries and creating a live orchestra using violins and violas in 40 minutes.