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International Media Company Gets Motivated at Lane End Conference Centre

Neil Clough2NBC Universal, the world-leading media and entertainment company selected Lane End Conference Centre to host its team building event in November.

18 members of the media giant ­ who deliver films, programmes and news to a global audience - converged at the residential conference centre in Buckinghamshire for their quarterly team away day. 

The compact one-day conference - centred on the theme ‘Motivation’ - comprised business presentations in the morning and a series of interactive activities in the afternoon.

Neil Clough ­ one of the final five contestants in this year’s series of The Apprentice - delivered the event’s keynote speech.    

For the main team building activity the company chose Lane End’s unique off-road Segway challenge. 

Facilitated by the centre’s recommended team building supplier, Hi5 Events, the outdoor session involved delegates riding Segways -futuristic two-wheeled electrical scooters - across various terrains in the 26-acre grounds. 

A spokesperson for the media and entertainment company said: “Feedback showed that the off-road Segway experience was the highlight of the event.

“Not only was it enjoyable but it was the perfect activity to get everyone working together as they learnt how to balance and control the Segway.”

In the evening the group enjoyed a three-course dinner freshly prepared by Lane End’s Executive Head Chef, Mike Day. 

The media company’s spokesperson added: “We were really pleased with the quality of facilities and service at Lane End. 

“Also, as our team members are based in different areas of the country, the venue’s central location was ideal.”

Heni Fourie, Lane End’s Sales and Marketing Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome members of the group here. 

“Comments were really positive and the Segway driving experience proved a real hit.

He added: “There are lots of benefits to Segways. As well as fun to operate, they are eco-friendly and suited to all
types of ground surface, indoors and out, so clients aren’t necessarily reliant on good weather.”

You can find out more about Lane End’s team building facilities on its dedicated conference centre blog.

As an independently-owned conference centre, Lane End is committed to delivering the highest standard of corporate hospitality.

The centre is currently on track to receive the VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation for a second consecutive year.

Set in rural Buckinghamshire, Lane End Conference Centre is one-hour’s drive from the heart of London and Heathrow airport.

Its proximity to major motorways such as the M25 and M4 make it a popular conference destination for companies headquartered in London.       

A purpose-built conference and training hub, the site houses five self-contained buildings, each providing a large conference room, video conference facilities, meeting rooms, private lounge, dining room and bar. 

The Pavilion at Lane End is also a popular wedding venue, hosting exclusive weddings between May and September each year. The venue offers a tailor made service and include extras such as reception flowers, wedding cake, chair covers and wedding photography by Heni Fourie in its three wedding packages.

Whether you need to find a conference centre for five or a 150-strong contingent, contact Heni Fourie today for more information ­ telephone 01494 881171. heni.fourie@lane-end-conferences.co.uk, www.lane-end-conferences.co.uk


Notes for Editors:

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About Lane End Conference Centre: Lane End Conference Centre offers state-of-the-art residential conference facilities, set in 26 acres of beautiful Chilterns countryside just 30 miles from London.
Delegates enjoy hi-tech conference facilities, ample free parking and free broadband access on-site ­ all within swift and easy reach of the capital.

Lane End Conference Centre has 104 bedrooms, 32 meeting rooms, four lounge and bar areas, dining rooms, a games room with a lounge and bar, plus plenty of fitness and leisure facilities. 

Church Road
Lane End
HP14 3HH 
United Kingdom

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