Liven up your employees’ work-life balance and encourage your people to learn new skills and get inspired with new endeavours. Here’s a round-up of popular new employee experiences this month that you can gift as a corporate reward to increase employee engagement and motivation.
This charming traditional afternoon tea includes a theatrical Persian twist at Birmingham’s atmospheric Qavali. The two recipients will choose to take their afternoon tea in either the bar and lounge or main restaurant area. Things will kick off in style with a non-alcoholic Paradise Garden cocktail each, before tucking into a three tier Qavali tray of beautiful Indo-Persian sweet and savoury treats. The fantastic food will be paired with a choice of unlimited tea or coffee to make the most of a truly civilised afternoon.
Gift your employees a nature-filled getaway with this One Night Break, Dinner and Forest Segway Adventure for Two. They’ll spend the night in the 4* Alpine ski lodge style Coppid Beech Hotel, where a twin or double Classic room awaits. They’ll be able to relax in the hotel and make use of the wellness leisure facilities including a swimming pool, sauna and steam room. In the evening, a three-course dinner in the hotel’s Rowans restaurant awaits and following a restful night’s sleep, a breakfast buffet featuring cooked and continental options. As part of the experience, recipients will also climb aboard an electrically powered and self-balanced Segway, courtesy of Go Ape. The latest in green technology, zoom from sight to sight in this hour-long adventure, accessing rugged terrains in beautiful forests.
Let your colleagues discover the secrets of creating authentic Italian pizza with this dynamic Pizza Making Class with Prosecco for Two at The Bellavita Academy in London. Under the expert guidance of Bellavita’s master pizza chef, your colleagues will learn easy techniques that can be replicated at home with friends and family. Getting to grips stretching their own pizza dough each, choosing pizza toppings, then sitting back and admiring their pizza cooking in the professional oven whilst sipping a glass of prosecco each. With a bag and pack for the dough to take home, this promises to be a day out full of fun and entertainment.
It’s time for your co-workers to settle down and strap in for an exhilarating adventure with this Immersive Airport Check In and Flight Simulator Experience with Refreshments for Four. Checking in with their boarding card vouchers, your co-workers will immerse themselves in all the authentic sights and sounds of the mock airport including tannoy announcements, scrolling departure boards and more. They’ll meet the captain, who’ll give them a 15 minute pre-flight briefing, covering the basics of general handling of the aircraft as well as which instruments to observe throughout the flight. A full mock cabin crew will offer a flight refreshment service and upon simulated landing, they’ll receive a certificate presentation and photo opportunity. This 90 minute session promises to be the perfect day out for any aviation enthusiasts.
Treat your team members to a dining experience with a difference, with a three-course meal for two at Gordon Ramsay’s prestigious Savoy Grill restaurant. Your lucky team members can savour the flavours of a three-course lunch, made from the best of British produce with classic culinary techniques. They’ll dine surrounded by 1920s elegance in the art deco dining room, enjoying delicious plates from a daily-changing menu that places emphasis on seasonality. An experience worthy of any occasion, lunch at the Savoy Grill is a treat to remember.
Show your appreciation to your employees with this exclusive Pork Pie Making Workshop at Brockleby’s Bakery, followed by a Great Central Railway Steam Train Experience for Two. One of only six producers of the geographically protected treat, Brockleby’s is the perfect venue to learn in. Your employees will each make their own pork pie from scratch, from pastry making to mincing and hand-raising the pork, baking, and the all-important jellying. Finishing with two pies – one ready-to-eat and the other to bake at a later date. They’ll top things off with a delicious Ploughman’s Lunch or a high tea in the form of a luxury picnic to take away with you. Your recipients will also enjoy a day’s unlimited travel on the award-winning Great Central Railway. They can board at any of the railway’s stations, and take some time to visit the museum, restored station buildings and gift shop. The round trip takes about 1 hour 30 minutes, but they’ll enjoy unlimited travel throughout the day so they can take their time and hop on and off as often as they like.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a lucky colleague and their loved one to escape into the tranquillity of nature together with this Two Night Weekend Luxury Shepherds Hut Stay for Two at New Lodge Farm, Rockingham Forest. Nested in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, the two recipients will spend two unforgettable nights in a 5* fully self-contained shepherds hut on an adults only site. Surrounded by farm and wildlife, the accommodation includes a chill out picnic area, events tent and patio facing towards beautiful scenery. With a fully stocked farm shop and high quality restaurant on-site, they’ll have everything they need for a quiet and secluded getaway.
For a mini-adventure along the waters of the River Avon, treat your co-workers to a visit to the Wittering SUP, an ASI certified SUP school and a British Canoeing Quality Mark Centre, for this beginner’s session for two. They’ll learn from an ASI certified qualified instructor as they give a safety briefing and land-based instruction before heading out on the water for a gentle paddle down the river. Your co-workers can soak up the tranquillity, as well as making some local wildlife friends, including buzzards, kingfishers and otters. The 2 hour session includes all the gear needed to get on the water and make the most of the experience. Aimed at complete beginners, this tour is great for getting people out on the water.
Gift an unforgettable dining experience to your hard-working team members with this Seven Course Tasting Menu at L’Ortolan. This 4 AA Rosettes, was voted 20th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Food List, and has won the hearts and minds of food writers and the general public alike. Presenting a mixture of modern French and European cuisine, Head Chef James Greatorex presides over a talented team of culinary artists using only the finest fresh ingredients. Your team will be in for a feast of flavours and textures with L’Ortolan’s signature tasting menu. They’ll be seated within the comfortable setting of the historic listed building, enjoying a luxurious yet relaxed ambience as they dine. The perfect chance to spend some quality time with a loved one in style, L’Ortolan is ready to exceed all expectations.
If any of your employees need to take time out to relieve stress then look no further than this Weekday Swedish Full Body Massage at Beauty Secrets. A beauty favourite for over 35 years, family-run Beauty Secrets offers pioneering face and body treatments, administered by highly-trained therapists. Your recipients will sink into relaxation as they enjoy a combination of traditional and modern massage techniques, designed to leave them feeling calm and in an ultimate state of bliss. The 55 minute Swedish full body massage can be entirely tailored to your employees’ preference, working on areas they feel the tensest. Relaxation has never been so easy.
If you’d like to gift any of July’s best new experiences for employees as a corporate reward or want to find out how we can support your employee engagement program, give us a call on 0330 111 3030. See last month’s newest experiences below: