The client brief:

Manchester based law firm, Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP, enquired to Chillisauce about holding a hospitality event for clients and senior management. It was their third year of holding this event, in previous years they had been to France and London sampling top restaurants and sailing yachts, so the bar was set high.

The group demographic was mid 50’s, all male, and their only request was, "no golf!".

Our thinking:

Chillisauce suggested several short travel time options, with our recommended destination as Scotland; to enjoy luxurious Scottish fare and typical activities. Chillisauce secured the 5* venue Gleneagles to start the event and created a day of fun activities to entertain and wow the group.

The finer details:

In the morning the group flew into Edinburgh airport where they were met by the on-site event team who were on hand to ensure the smooth running of the event and to ensure any additional requests would be accommodated. The remainder of the event ran as follows:

  • Helicopter to Perthshire, landing at Gleneagles Hotel
  • Meet & Greet at Gleneagles Hotel
  • Breakfast in The Strathearn Restaurant
  • Transfer in 2 BMW 4×4 Vehicles (approx. 5 minute transfer)
  • Exclusive Trout Fishing at Fordoun Loch
  • Gourmet Scottish Loch Side Lunch
  • Transfer by Helicopter to Fyvie Castle – private tour and afternoon tea
  • Helicopter transfer to the Glenfiddich distillery
  • Private Whisky Tour & Tasting – presented with personalised whisky
  • Return helicopter flight to Aberdeen Airport

Client feedback:

“After months of planning, we pulled off the best day ever…and you made it happen. From our greeting at Aberdeen Airport to the welcoming arrival at Gleneagles to the first class Scottish Breakfast, with service to match and then the rest of our sun blessed day.

"Being met on our arrival by helicopter and waved off at each part of our whistle-stop tour was so memorable.

"Stewart was fantastic and took care of us from our arrival at the hotel. Archie and Jock who guided us in the sport of Fly Fishing were superb, two to each boat in our own private Loch followed by a mouthwatering lunch of fresh trout for some and venison for others. This was complimented by fine wine and all cooked and served by our two delightful hostesses.

"Taking off again, we experienced perfect blue skies, stunning scenery, which was the backdrop for our arrival at Fyvie Castle. Again we were met and greeted and were given a private tour of one of the finest Treasures of the National Trust for Scotland. Tea and fresh sandwiches and scones rounded off this most pleasant part of our trip.

"We again took to the skies, waved off by our hosts at Fyvie to head for Dufftown. The whisky tour and tasting with Bert Macor was enjoyed by all. Our pilot deserves a special thanks for a smooth journey and safely getting us there and back. Looking forward to the next time.”

About our team building service:

Give your team a valuable boost with an entertaining and educational day of activities all designed to increase team cohesion, confidence and communication skills. A Chillisauce team building day will focus on getting the most out of your team and expanding their skills in a fun and friendly environment.

Each event will vary in scope and be tailored depending on your requirements, but below are examples of team building solutions we typically offer:

  • Concept and message
  • Invitation – design and collateral
  • Venue sourcing and management
  • On-site management and logistics
  • Theming – venue, catering, infrastructure and staff
  • Facilitation services
  • Site design and layout
  • Theming
  • Health and safety assessment and monitoring
  • Support Staff
  • Daytime & Evening activities and entertainment

We'd love to hear from you

To discuss further how effective team building solutions can help your business, to maybe share your own experiences, or simply give us some feedback, please speak to Carlee Walker about our team building events. Carlee and the rest of the team have organised hundreds of employee engagement programmes, team building and training days, meetings, conferences and parties to help achieve some very specific objectives.