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Winter Meeting Ideas

Winter meetings and team building events can help achieve targets, focus the team and encourage people to connect. Here are some original ideas to make your winter meetings both successful and memorable.

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Whether you want to get work delivered before Christmas, or start 2019 off on the right foot with your team, winter meetings can play a time-critical role in any business. Take the opportunity to set budgets and objectives, energise your team through team building activities, or show clients you’re committed to positive and long-term partnerships. By organising a meeting with a difference, participants will walk away feeling inspired, invigorated and ready to tackle the year ahead.

Here are some winter meeting ideas that could be perfect for your business needs.

Indoor team building events

Team building activities are ideal for keeping teams engaged with the company and for encouraging slick team work. For the same reason, these activities can also work well with your most important clients. However, no-one wants to be outside for too long during the winter, so it’s important to think creatively to find experiences ripe for the season.

At The Runnymede on Thames, we’re able to offer some original indoor team building activities. This includes the Barista Experience, where delegates can create their own espresso blend and learn all about the art of creating the perfect cup of coffee. We can also organise a Chocolatier’s Apprentice session, where attendees work in teams to create a box of chocolates that will appeal to a specific target consumer. Cocktail making is another brilliant activity to learn mixology while sparking team creativity.

Stimulate the senses

Even if you’ve got a lot to get through on a winter meeting agenda, it’s important to look after your delegates properly too. Our Business Boost Package at The Runnymede on Thames incorporates aromatherapy into your day, helping to give attendees a feeling of wellbeing as well as boosting productivity.

The experience starts with energising reed diffusers in the meeting room with seasonal scents, which help to revitalise and energise everyone in the room. Fresh fruit and nutritious snacks give delegates a healthy boost during break times, while lunch incorporates plenty of brain-boosting foods to help avoid a post-mealtime slump. However, the highlight of the day for many will be our 15-minute express treatments. These can include a de-stressing shoulder and upper back massage or a soothing scalp massage. It’s often the perfect energy boost meeting participants embrace in order to power on through the day.

Seasonal foodie treats

The way to a business meeting delegate’s heart is often through the taste buds! Pay attention to offering great quality and seasonal meals to the participants of any meeting and they’ll automatically be more engaged with the task at hand.

We have a variety of food options at The Runnymede on Thames which will do just the trick. If you want to give delegates a great choice of flavours, head over to Leftbank for buffet-style dining by the River Thames. From a colourful array of salads to roasted meats and other winter warmers, this is a great way to feed a crowd with an abundance of tasty options. Alternatively, make your way to our AA Rosette winning restaurant, The Lock Bar & Kitchen. Here you’ll find seasonal menus with creative flair and daily specials to sate the appetite.

Give delegates a flavour of the year ahead by planning your winter meetings at The Runnymede on Thames.


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