Published on 23rd January 2017
Last Friday, Ambition's London office headed to the luxurious Ellenborough Park Hotel in the Cotswolds to mark the start of 2017 with a fantastic launch party.
Having enjoyed great success in 2016, Ambition organised the weekend away as a way of thanking our hard working employees. Whilst in previous years we have provided incentive trips to Dubai and other exotic locations for our highest billers, this year we wanted to offer an incentive trip that all our employees could enjoy, as we recognise that each person at Ambition plays a key role in our success.
Situated on the outskirts of Cheltenham Spa, Ellenborough Park is a sumptuous Cotswold manor house hotel which dates back to the 15th Century. Upon arrival, the team were treated to a delicious afternoon tea before enjoying some free time to explore their luxurious accommodation.
This was soon followed by one of the main highlights of the weekend - a Crystal Maze style team-building activity!
The Crystal Labyrinth
Employees were split into teams of six with each team competing to win crystals by successfully completing a variety of tasks using problem solving, patience, lateral thinking and a whole host of other skills.
Needless to say, it all got VERY competitive... (well, we do work in recruitment).
At the end of the first round, two people from each team were invited to enter the crystal dome and grab as many golden tickets as possible. The more crystals won, the more time teams had in the crystal dome. It was a nail-biting finale which saw the team that had won the most crystals fall from grace in spectacular fashion from first to last position, allowing team 3 to head to victory, each winning a gold medal and a box of chocolates!
In the evening, we hosted a black tie sit down dinner followed by drinks and dancing until the early hours.
Overall, it was a fantastic event with even better company. What a great start to 2017!
Here is a short snippet of some of the highlights of our trip:
Want to join us on our next incentive trip? Ambition is currently hiring! Find out more here >
by Sarah Lisneuf