Growing International Demand For Lane End Team Building Venues
Lane End Conference Centre is seeing increasing demand for its international team building venues thanks to its unique combination of specialist service, high quality facilities and proximity to Heathrow Airport.
United Biscuits Ltd is the latest major international corporate to have enjoyed team building activities hosted by the Buckinghamshire residential conference centre at its 26-acre site.
More than 70 guests from United Biscuits’ global finance team - including some from as far as India - gathered at Lane End to celebrate a successful end to their financial year.
Lane End’s dedicated conferences and events team partnered with CiEvents and team building company Chillisauce to provide the client with a day of motorised activities including off-road buggies, blind driving and Segways.
It began with a barbecue at The Pavilion - one of five completely self-contained training venues at Lane End in close proximity to the team building grounds - and culminated in a three-course gala dinner with a live band, giant Scalextric and chocolate fountain.
United had booked the event six months in advance to enable the international conference centre and its partners to put together a team building day that would meet its needs precisely.
CiEvents said: “I was given the task of sourcing a suitable venue in the South Buckinghamshire area. The key requirements were the proximity of the venue to Heathrow Airport, the quality of facilities and grounds and the standard of the bedrooms.
“I recommended three venues that were very similar in terms of price but offered very different facilities. What made the client choose Lane End in the end was the high level of service and the degree of flexibility offered from the point of first enquiry,” she added.
Lane End Sales and Marketing Manager Heni Fourie and Conference Sales Executive Sophie Morris held a series of meetings with the United Biscuits team to help the client understand the space, noting their exact requirements and ensuring that every single detail was considered.
United Biscuits spokesperson said of Lane End: “The venue was perfect for our activities.
“The staff were brilliant and very helpful - the service was spot on. If we needed anything there was always someone around to help and advise.
“The bedrooms were very clean and welcoming and the hotel did a great job of putting all our products bags in the rooms.”
Recently, Lane End also showcased its team building venues and corporate events facilities with a big Summer Party attended by more than 120 guests from major companies and organisations across the UK.
They spanned a wide range of sectors including construction, pharmaceuticals, charities, sport and the music industry.
Companies and organisations represented included Xerox, Universal Music, Capgemini, Costain, the Guinness Trust Partnership, Macmillan Cancer Support, Sunrise Senior Living and the England & Wales Cricket Board.
The evening was hosted in partnership with Lane End’s events partners Hi5 Events and Drum Café UK’s interactive drumming experience.
Hi5 Events provided a taster of its motorised activities in the grounds, including motorised bath tubs and beer kegs.
Lane End has 40 years of experience as an independent conference centre and is a member of the Meetings Industry Association.
Lane End’s conference meeting rooms offer peace and quiet for effective working thanks to its idyllic rural location in 26 acres of beautiful Chilterns countryside.
The popular conference venue is also very easy to reach thanks to swift and easy access via the M4, M40 and M25.
This combination of countryside location and proximity to London makes it an ideal management training centre for City executives.
Lane End’s 34 conference rooms and 104 bedrooms are divided between five separate buildings, allowing a company to book an entire building to themselves, ensuring their business meeting venue always offers complete privacy.
Latest improvements include a major refurbishment of its Wycombe Lodge building plus the addition of a new Experiential Learning Centre, the only training venue of its kind in the London area.
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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, 34 meeting rooms, four lounge and bar areas, four dining rooms, a games room with a lounge and bar, plus plenty of fitness and leisure facilities.
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