Office party entertainment ideas

Have you Googled your way to our website? Perhaps you’ve reached out to us via word of mouth? However you’ve found us, you’re here because you want to know more about our corporate events company. All the nitty gritty stuff. Before booking our services, you want to know exactly what we can do for you. Touché.

As an experienced corporate events company, Accolade knows that your business is undoubtedly inundated left-right-and-centre with team building bumf. But, you see, throwing fixed training packages your way just isn’t our thing. So let’s delve a little deeper and uncover just how we’re different from the other options that are out there.

We’re a nationally renowned corporate events company

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Let’s get the serious stuff out of the way, shall we? If we’re doing details, you can rest at ease, safe in the knowledge that Accolade is an established player in the corporate events game. We don’t like to boast, but we’re one of the nation’s top team building companies, with a pretty impressive 20 years’ experience under our belt.

When it comes to team building, we know what works. No matter your niche or your numbers, we understand that you want to engage, motivate and inspire your team. From full-day team builders to ten-minute conference energisers, we’ve got it covered. It’s what we specialise in.

Feel free to leave the organising to us experts. After all, we’re your corporate events company, that’s what we’re here for. But don’t just take our word for it! After all, we could tell you whatever we like. That’s the power of words. We think that our content client list speaks for itself. We’ve worked with a wide range of corporate greats including Biffa, British Gas, and Lloyds Pharmacy, to name but a few!

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How we like to do things at Accolade

The pressure is on! You’ve to organise a team building event and you’ve no idea where to start. We’re here – 100 per cent – to make your life easier. With us, you’re absolutely on your way to hosting your most successful event ever.

Rather than picking from a list of restrictive corporate style activities, at Accolade Corporate Events, we prefer to mix things up to meet your needs. We’ve got events for any location, any group size, and any duration. You tell us what you want from the day, and manage and mould our themed activities to incorporate your objectives.

It’s all pretty personal too. Please do feel free to request our brochure online, which is jam-packed with team building ideas. But, it’d be great to speak with you as well. Pick up the phone, call us on 0800 083 1172, and have a no obligation chat with one of our friendly events team.

We’ll happily put our money right where our mouth is. We offer a free consultation, following which we’ll whizz over a proposal full of inspiring team events, to the inbox of your choice. Arranging your activities with Accolade Corporate Events honestly could not be easier. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer.

What we do: daytime team building events

UK corporate events company

When you choose daytime events with Accolade Corporate Events the team building world is your oyster. We’ve got every nook and cranny covered, crafting anything and everything from fabulously themed corporate parties to motivational ice-breaking energisers.

For many companies, office hours offer an ideal window for daytime events. You may have something in mind, or you may be looking to us for inspiration. Never fear, inspiration is something we’ve got buckets of. Our outdoor events, a la Football Fever and Total Wipeout, are fun and frantic, designed to encompass all abilities, all ages, and all agility levels.

Away day ideas

Alternatively, indoor events, including sculpture workshops, Dragons Den, and Team Bake Off, are carefully crafted to build in your business goals. Don’t forget the dance options too! They’re always a hit. Truly motivational, even the most reluctant of participants will transform into enthusiastic, and integral, members of the team.

We’re even there for you when you simply need a quick ten-minute boost at the beginning of your business meeting. Our conference energisers are the ultimate ice breakers. Right at the start of the day’s schedule, they’re the perfect way to inject a burst of energy and enthusiasm.

What we do: evening entertainment

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So you’re arranging a corporate evening event? Well, Accolade is about to bring in the fireworks. We’ve got exactly what it takes to make it an evening to remember. Our interactive entertainment ideas span across myriad genres; game shows, tribal dance, casinos, we’ve got something for everyone.

Accolade party planning skills are second-to-none. Nothing brings a party to life quite like a well-polished theme. Our capabilities range from the crazy capers of German beer festivals, Wild West, and Brazilian Carnivals, to stylishly sleek 007 set ups.

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Your post dinner entertainment should be on point too. Keep delegates dancing til not-quite dawn, with a top notch DJ, let an awe-inspiring magician out into the crowd, and set up a photo booth for those ever-so-sophisticated (ahem) business mug shots.

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What we do: venue finding

Last, but certainly not least. You want to wow with your corporate event, but where exactly are we all heading? As the corporate events company with mostest, we’ll help you find where to host it. That’s not the best bit either.

This is… our venue finding service is completely free of charge. We’ll find you the ideal venue, and it won’t cost you a single penny.

So don’t delay any longer, if you’d like to have the UK’s leading corporate events company hosting your next event, then call us on 0800 083 1172 or ping us over a message using our quick contact form and we’ll call or email you back.

 

If you’ve been left with the responsibility of setting up your office’s Christmas party, you can find you’re experiencing feelings of dread and anxiety. There’s always that pressure to make it better than last year, find something that’s a little different, and make sure it’s suitable for the whole team. That’s no easy task!

But don’t worry, here at Accolade corporate events we’ve got the know how and experience to ensure you put on an office Christmas party that’ll be remembered for all the right reasons. With years of experience putting on incredible parties and events for companies across the UK, from small, growing firms to established names, we know exactly what it takes to pull a winning Christmas party of the bag. We’ll help you cover two of the most vital elements to putting on a Christmas party that will be remembered for years to come – the venue and entertainment.

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The venueThe venue sets the first impression and the overall atmosphere of your Christmas office party – it also sets out what you can do in terms of entertainment and the other aspects of your plans.

Did you know that some venues can be booked up over the Christmas season up to a year in advance? That’s right, to throw an incredible party in one of the most sought-after venues, you’ll either need to be well organised or well connected. Fortunately for you, when you work with Accolade Corporate Events, we’ve got the perfect service for you. Completely free of charge, our venue finding service guarantees that you’ll not only have an incredible place to hold your office Christmas party but you’ll get a great price too thanks to our buying power.

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Your Christmas office party just became legendary…

The entertainmentThe entertainment at a Christmas office party is what goes down in history. Pick out something great and it’ll set an incredible benchmark for years to come. But fail and it’ll be remembered as a Christmas party flop. When it comes to party entertainment, we’re the experts. In need of some inspiration? These three fun ideas are perfect for booking for your office Christmas party now.

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Host a game show
Bring a bit of TV magic to your office Christmas party with your very own professionally hosted TV game show. Inspired by hit shows that are instantly recognisable, we’ve got a huge selection for you to choose from. Team Millionaire, Play Your Cards, and Million Point Drop should give you an idea of the kind of fun you’ll be in for when you book a game show.

The best part about hosting a game show at your office Christmas party? It’s flexible to suit you. You can get the whole room involved or have select teams. And it’s up to you whether you run a single, long show or use it to keep guests entertained between the courses of their food.

Office party entertainment ideas

Hire the professionals: When it comes to office Christmas office party entertainment, the professionals can entertain guests in their thousands. We’ve got a huge network of party entertainers that know exactly how to work a room. Bands, magicians, dancers, comedians, artists – we’ve got them all. We’ve even flown in celebrities to perform at events.

Whether you choose to have a set show time or have party entertainers walking through your crowds of guests during the pre-drinks, we’ve got exactly what you need to get that wow factor. If you’ve got an unusual idea, get in touch, we’d love to help you make your creative vision come true.

Haka team building

Try something completely different: Getting everyone relaxed and ready to party could start with an incredible experience that’s new for everyone taking part. We’ve got the entertaining and engaging choice for you – Haka Evening Event.

Suitable for groups from 8 to 2,000, we’ll bring you an authentic, powerful, and thrilling entertainment choice. The ancient Maori tribal ritual will completely immerse your group and we promise it’s something they’ll continue to talk about for years. Looking at the origins of the tradition, you’ll then learn and perform the chant before going head to head.

If you’d like to tap into the expertise of our incredible team, give us a call on 0800 083 1172 or drop us a message through the contact form. Whatever your ambitions and creative ideas for this year’s Christmas office party, we can help you put the planning phase into motion and get all the details set in place that’ll ensure it’s an evening to remember.

Company Christmas Party

It might seem ages away but now is the perfect time to start planning your company Christmas party. Getting ahead of the game means you’re able to plan entertainment that your staff will love. When it comes to getting in the spirit of a Christmas party is there a better way than an interactive game show that everyone can take part in? We don’t think so.

It’s the ideal way to bring together mixed groups from across your whole business to a lively, fun company Christmas party that’ll be talked about for months. If you’re in need of some inspiration, we’ve got seven ideas to get you started or call us on 0800 083 1172 or if you’d prefer use our quick contact form to get in touch.

Team Millionaire Gameshow

Team MillionaireEveryone remembers watching Who Wants to be a Millionaire wondering if this was the time someone would make it to the top. Now your team can have a chance to be part of the experience too. With the whole of your group playing at the same time, it’ll keep everyone entertained throughout. Igniting a bit of healthy competition, it’s a great way to get your party entertainment started. Will you be trying Team Millionaire at your company Christmas party this year? Is that your final answer?

Company Christmas Party Ideas

Generation GameIf you want to keep the atmosphere of your party going between courses of your meal, what better way than embracing a retro game. We’ll get a competitive atmosphere building in your venue, making for a great talking point for your Christmas party. From senior management down to junior staff, everyone can get involved in this fun icebreaker activity and set the right tone for the rest of the evening.

Play Your Cards Gameshow

Play Your CardsHigher or lower? Play Your Cards is a simple but immensely fun and interactive way to keep guests entertained throughout a meal or even as a stand alone show. The giant illuminated card wall means it’ll take centre stage at your company Christmas party. Playing as teams, even the audience will love to get involved and shout out what to do next.

Million Point Gameshow

 

Million Point DropMillion Pound Drop became an instant hit on TV and it’ll do exactly the same at your Christmas party. Teams will be motivated and guided through questions that they put their points on. How many points will they make it out with? With a large screen set up at your venue, Million Point Drop, is a game show activity that everyone can get involved in. With quick games available to play for this one, it’s a great way to get everyone together.

Beat the Cube Indoor Event

Beat the CubeIf you’re looking for something that’s a bit more active, Beat the Cube is for you. Ideal for smaller groups, teams will be set challenges to see if they can beat them against the clock. We promise that even those that aren’t nominated to complete a task will love watching and cheering on their teammate. Fast paced and engaging, how quickly do you think you could sort out different coloured balls? Will you thrive or crack under the pressure?

Gameshow entertainment

 

Name That TuneNo company Christmas party would be complete without tunes and we’ve got just what you need to get it started – Name That Tune. Taking you back to when music quiz shows ruled the set, each team will have to try to earn points in each interactive round. With music clips, props, and even a giant spinning wheel, your staff will love getting involved and showing off their musical knowledge.

Fun Company Christmas Party Ideas

 

Pub Quiz

Pub QuizIf you want something classic as your Christmas party entertainment look no further than our pub quiz. It might have the usual general knowledge round but it’s got some tricky linguistic teasers and riddles thrown in there too. The whole of your party will be keen to come up with the answers to scoop the converted title of Pub Quiz Champions. If your company’s got a diverse group of people, the Pub Quiz option is great, there’s such a mixed line up that there’s bound to be something everyone knows.

Have we inspired you to try something different at this year’s company Christmas party? Call 0800 083 1172 to chat to our experienced team about livening up your office party with some incredible game show ideas or email us and we’ll come back to you.

 

 

Corporate party ideas

OK, party time – this little list of corporate party ideas is less David Brent, way more Freddie Mercury. So dig in, rock out and tune up your workforce’s goodwill for the rest of the year.

Ideas for Corporate Party

Your Very Own Company FestivalForget Reading Festival, Boomtown and Bestival. As for Glasto? Huh, it’s not going to have anything on your very own company festival. You choose the line-up, we source the talent – from solo performers, to bands and onto incredible impersonators. We’ll even create chill out zones, complete with a massage service on tap and performers that could include fire eaters, jugglers, acrobats and stilt walkers. The warm up acts can include harmonica players, acoustic guitarists and drummers, and of course no festival is complete without ponchos and props for selfie sessions.

Perfect for?
Brands that think corporate parties are a matter of going big or going home. Of all corporate party ideas, a summer festival provides serious flexibility and can include a guest list incorporating your clients, customers and personal VIPs.

Event at a glance…
Group Size: 50 – 5000
Duration: 2 – 9 hours
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor
Location: Any UK venue of your choice

Your name’s down (on the VIP list, no less) – you coming in?

Corporate party ideas

German Beer Festival PartyJust when you think you’ve seen it all and experienced every party theme, along comes your CEO in a blonde braided wig and a pair of Lederhosen. Now, just how many corporate party ideas incorporate thigh-slapping, foot-stomping Bavarian-style oompah bands? This is a miniature Deutschland set up wherever you wish – they’ll be inflatable pretzels, mountainous backdrops and plenty of beer (and no German beer party would seem complete without the odd life-sized cow). Prost! (that’s ‘cheers!’ in German – this glugging down beer isn’t just for fun you know – it’s a cultural learning experience!)

Perfect for? Standing up, sitting down, linking arms, laughing, then swiftly falling over – it’s the ice breaker of all ice breakers, a perfect way to boost communication and rapport between your workforce. It’s also an event that can be branded from top to toe – see your name and company colours on everything from the beer mats to the bunting.

Event at a glance…
Group Size: 30 – 2000
Duration: Flexible
Indoor/Outdoor: Both indoor and outdoors
Location: Any UK venue of your choice

Auf Wiedersehen David Brent-style party let downs. Hallooooooooooooooo German Beer Festival Party

Corporate party ideas – dare to be different…Company Party Idea

Back to School Party ThemeRing a ding ding – it’s time to turn the clock back and step into a school not quite like the one you remember. Whether 50’s student or 90’s wild we’ll take your workers right back to their school days. Imagine a packed curriculum of fun, a science lab as a bar and a host for the evening who’s your resident Headmaster (fair to say he’s pretty old school). They’ll be coat pegs, benches and blackboards, flying saucers in the tuck shop, and an end of term party to end all end of terms. Choose from a school DJ, a live band, or mix it up with both.

Perfect for? This corporate party idea is ideal for those that like plenty of personality and a little nostalgia to their wild nights out. We can even combine your back to school party with our School Sports Day Team Building event (complete with a skipping race, good ol’ egg and spoon and soft javelin thowing).

Event at a glance…
Group Size: 30 – 2000
Duration: Flexible
Indoor/Outdoor: Both indoor and outdoors
Location: Any UK venue of your choice

Now write after me: “I will book the ultimate corporate party. I will book the ultimate corporate party”.

Speakeasy Company Party

The Speakeasy PartyProhibition – a time when alcohol ran dry and the heavy hand of the law would weigh down on you if caught with so much as a shot of brandy. Serious stuff. But it also meant that parties of the infamous 1920’s were wholly more fabulous, raucous and downright wild. The Speakeasy Party celebrates the creativity behind the sneaky underground parties during the times of prohibition – with gin served up in retro tea cups, gangsters and casino games. We’ll welcome you into our clandestine club, complete with jazz band and 1920’s attire for your employees (think trilbys and feather headbands).

Perfect for? Lovers of swing, jazz and the casino, as well as those looking for a party that’s slick, sharp and truly entertaining (look out for the Bugsy Malone-style tommy gun showdown!).

Event at a glance…
Group Size: 30 – 2000
Duration: Flexible
Indoor/Outdoor: Both indoor and outdoors
Location: Any UK venue of your choice

The roaring 20’s are calling. Get your Charleston on and shimmy on over

It’s the party of the year, the corporate event of the decade… what’s it to be? Going back to the old school or rolling with Fat Sam’s molls? Maybe you and your team are all about the wellies and ponchos, or perhaps your workforce are primed and ready to step into traditional German dress.

Send us a message and we’ll be right back in touch or call us directly on 0800 083 1172.

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Been given the task of organising your staff party this year? No pressure then! You need your party to be better than last years, it’s got to be more fun, more inclusive and you want people to say it was the best company party ever! So, let’s think party themes, ok, we’ll take a look at a traditional theme in a few minutes but wouldn’t it be great to surprise people? To give them something just a little bit different? Here we have 5 staff Christmas party ideas that could just get you crowned as the best organiser…ever! Haven’t got time to look through our site? Call us on 0800 083 1172 and let’s get talking about your party theme straight away or if you need to organise it out of earshot of your staff, then ping us over a quick message and let us know the best way to communicate and don’t worry, discretion is our middle name!

5 Staff Christmas Party Ideas

Fun office party ideas

German Beer Festival Party Theme: We’ll bet you haven’t hosted your very own staff German beer festival before have you? With a very German Christmas markets feel and fabulous themed party entertainment, this is a party that will be legendary, it really will! We’ll have decked out your party venue with long bench tables, bunting and fabulous German backdrops. A grassed stage with a mountain backdrop will be waiting for the ever so energetic, ever so charming and ever so engaging Bavarian band who will have your staff standing up, sitting down, singing, laughing, slapping and tapping as they learn and sing along to the iconic songs of Germany – my goodness it’s a whole lot of fun, although we can’t be held responsible for any sore throats the day after!

Speakeasy Company Party

Welcome to the Speakeasy Party Theme! If you’ve ever watched Bugsy Malone you probably have an image in your mind of gangsters and glamour, of tommy guns and long silk gloves – yep, you’re on the right track. Throw in an air of secrecy and underworld mob intrigue and you’re well and truly immersed in the wonderful world of the Speakeasy. With jazz and swing bands to entertain your party guests and modern music to take them right up to date, this is one of the best staff Christmas party ideas – you’ll love it!

Back to School Party Theme

Back to School Party Theme: It’s the school Christmas party and it’s time for you to let your hair down! This wonderfully retro Christmas party theme will send your staff straight back to school remembering all that was great about school discos! Take a trip to the tuck shop for your favourite gobstopper or sit in the corner of the common room with your mates for a gossip. Play on the retro arcade games, Space Invaders, Pac man and air hockey – they are all here at your school Christmas party! Like the sound of our staff Christmas party ideas and want to find out more? Call us on 0800 083 1172.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Party

Winter Wonderland Party Theme: We really couldn’t talk about staff Christmas party ideas without talking about our Winter Wonderland. This is a party theme which is typically winter. Giant icicles and snow machines set the scene for your party guests as they walk into a blue and white wonderland. There will be nothing icy about the atmosphere tonight as your guests are treated to superb party entertainment which includes stilt walkers, ice statues, meet and greet entertainers, live bands and DJ’s.

Corporate Party Themes

Viva Las Vegas Party Theme: Prepare yourself for an evening of high rollers, this is an over the top night typical of Las Vegas, we’ll have neon lights, show girls and of course, we’ll have the casino for your guests to have a flutter on. The party entertainment will be large too, Elvis could very well be in the building tonight with his entourage or a fun party band could play a wonderful fun mixture of genres for your party guests to dance the night away to.

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So we’ve just taken a look at 5 staff Christmas party ideas and we think they are all pretty great but of course we have more ideas – we are the staff Christmas party experts after all! We’d love to be able to talk to you about your staff Christmas party and we can help your company, so why not call us on 0800 083 1172 or fill in this super easy contact form and we’ll be in touch faster than you can say Christmas party!

Staff Christmas Party Ideas

 

Need help finding the perfect Christmas party venue? No problem, we work with literally thousands of Christmas party venues up and down the country and offer a completely free of charge and no obligation venue finding service. We aren’t tied in with any specific venues, we’re free spirits and can choose any venue we like, so you know if we’re recommending a venue to you, it’s because we think it’s the perfect fit – try us, at no cost to you it’s a no brainer! If you have already booked your staff Christmas party venue and need Accolade Corporate Events help with just the party theme or the entertainment then that’s absolutely fine too! We are happy to provide as much or as little as you like – the most important thing to do is to get in touch!

Fun Corporate Events

Fun corporate events are our specialty, we only host events that we would like to take part in ourselves. Yes, they need to achieve your objectives, yes they need to be professionally hosted but they’ve also got to be a lot of fun! Team events have the most success if your staff feel like it’s a fun event, the fun takes over and the team building, increased communication and a healthy boost to morale is achieved without them even noticing. We’ve got a huge amount of fun corporate events, too many to name here or even have on our website, the best way to find which team event would be right for your company is to call us on 0800 083 1172 and we’ll talk you through some of the fun event ideas we have or why not send a quick message to us and we’ll get right back to you.

Let’s take a look at four fun corporate events, two in the daytime and two in the evening to help you get an idea of how we can help.

Daytime fun corporate events.

Movie Making Corporate Event
Movie Making: Action! The glamour of the film industry is heading your way as you’ll be asked to make a short but ever so cinematic film. Budding actors stand forward and check your make up but of course even Tom Hardy couldn’t be the global superstar without a supportive team behind him. So we’ll be looking for script writers, location scouts, directors and editors. We can tailor movie making so the films are business focused or you could let your teams imagination go wild. If you’d like to find out more about this fun team event then call us on 0800 083 1172 and we’ll give you a no obligation quote and we’ll be able to suggest other fun corporate events also.

Company school sports day

School Sports Day: Not a spotted dick or gobstopper in sight, this is a day for sports. So dig out your gym kit and get ready for our headmaster to put you through your classes paces in this fun corporate event. There will be no skiving today, our teachers expect 100% attendance as they grade your class for effort and success in races like the skipping race, the sack race and the last heave ho of the tug of war. Perfect energetic, teambuilding event fun. if you are looking for different team building activities then take a look at our daytime events.

Evening Fun Corporate Events

Fun Christmas party entertainment ideas

Play Your Cards Gameshow: It’ll be a great night tonight if your teams play their cards right! There will be plenty of Brucie Bonus’ awarded in this fun team activity and with just the right amount of cheese included! Who can resist getting their hands on the cards and moving across our stylish and impacting giant card wall? Our game show host is superb, he’s stylish, he’s witty and he’s got a comeback for any team that’s trying to cheat the system. Our hosts are entertainment experts and are very used to getting the atmosphere and competition going and maintaining the momentum throughout the evening. The perfect end to the perfect team day! Fancy splitting the pack with us? Call us on 0800 083 1172 and we’ll answer all of your questions and send you a no obligation proposal with full costs for you to consider. Rather email us because your walls have ears? We know that some events organisers like to keep the entertainment strictly hush, hush so you can always email us by completing this quick contact form.

Company Party band

German Beer Festival: Wunderbar, Wunderbar! The fun of Oktoberfest comes to your company and what’s better is that you don’t have to wait until October to enjoy it! Host this wonderfully German festival anytime of the year, anywhere in the Uk and for as many people as you like from 30 guests right up to 5000 stand up sit down thigh slapping stein lifting guests. We’ll deck out your room just like you’re in Germany, long tables, bunting and even a life size cow. You can’t have a beer festival without some Bavarian music and trust us when we say there’s nothing fuddy-duddy about our band, energetic, enthusiastic and incredibly talented musicians take you through a German journey and then play contemporary music for everyone to enjoy – nobody can resist their charm and we’ll soon have all your guests linking arms, swaying, singing and slapping hands. Like we say WUNDERBAR!

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Hosting Fun Corporate Events is our Speciality!

If you like the sound of our fun corporate events, and let’s face it, why wouldn’t you? Then get in touch. Our events team is ready and eagerly awaiting the chance to talk to you and tell you all about our team building activities.Once we’ve talked about your companies individual requirements then we’ll quickly get working on a proposal tailored for your company and send it over to you. There’s no obligation to book with us and we’re happy to give out free advice as we are the fun corporate events experts! Call 0800 083 1172 or email by using this contact form.

Teambuilding ideas

You’ve got a challenge on your hands – as the person charged with organising your corporate event, you know that the bar is set higher and higher every year. The pressure is on. This year? You need something up your sleeve – a genuinely unique corporate event that engages, inspires and motivates.

Unique corporate events: The top three countdown

Think you’ve seen it all? That you and your teams have been there and worn the corporate colour t-shirt? You may want to think again. Here we countdown three truly unique corporate events – for days that create sales staff worthy of primetime telly, marketing departments that rival Wallace and Gromit, and admin teams that transform into Bananarama under the disco lights.

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1. The Team Apprentice Event 12 – 250 people. 1 day. The search for the ultimate team building event is over. The Team Apprentice could well be the most entertaining corporate event, ever, and Karen and Claude ain’t got nothing on Lord Sugar-Rush’s ever-present (and pretty terrifying) twosome.

Your workforce will be pitted against one another over a series of challenges which could involve everything from the classic product creation task, to the branding challenge. We can even include an activity that’s directly related to your industry.
Perfect for? Team building, engagement, communication, time management, motivation and good ol’ fashioned fun (and if you choose The Apprentice for your unique corporate event, you’ll be in good company – this event remains our most popular to date). This event is suited to all staff, teams and experience levels, as it creates an entirely level playing field.

Event at a glance…
Group Size: 12 – 250
Duration: 3 hours to a full day
Indoor/Outdoor: Both
Location: Any venue of your choice worldwide

Lord Sugar will see you now…

Unique Corporate Events
2. Animation Team Event Lights, camera, action! This unique corporate event demands a diverse set of skills from your teams, and together they’ll choose a theme for their directorial debut – this could be befitting of your company and its message, or it could be a free-for-all.

Each team member will shape their own plasticine creation (Wallace and Gromit can move the heck on over), and shoot their very own story. On hand will be a team of professional animators who will help, advise and guide your teams onto cinematic greatness (Steven Spielberg should get ready to loosen his grip on that Oscar).  At the end of the day we’ll have a mass replay, showcasing each team’s film, we’ll also send the films direct to your inbox (ideal for using on social media or featuring on your website).

Perfect for? A hands-on event for improving communication, team work, creative problem solving and original thinking – suitable for everyone from the most junior of teams to the C-Suite.

Event at a glance…
Group Size: 10 – 250
Duration: 2 – 6 hours
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Any venue of your choice worldwide

Ideas for Company Party

3. Back to the 80’s Corporate Party Leg warmers, Kylie and Jason, Crimped hair and homemade music mash-ups on your cherished Walkman. Show us someone who says the 80’s weren’t the greatest decade of all, and we’ll show you someone dodgier than Nick Cotton’s original leather jacket.

Our Back to the 80’s party is a unique corporate event for any team, from any industry, with a lust for all things retro. Think funky disco lights, dayglow and a line-up of arcade games. Imagine huge Rubik’s cube tables, the ultimate 1980’s soundtrack and a celeb lookalike of your choice (such as Adam Ant, Mr T or Madonna). This is less your usual underwhelming corporate ‘do and more Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on rollerblades.

Perfect for? Rewarding staff, celebrating performance and providing a relaxed environment in which staff can see each other as individuals, not just colleagues. Chink, chink – let the good times roll!

Not feeling the 1980’s retro vibe? Sometimes there’s no accounting for taste. But hey ho, here’s the complete countdown of all our corporate party themes – from the Wild West to Las Vegas.

Event at a glance…
Group Size: 30 – 5000
Duration: Flexible
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
Location: Any UK venue of your choice

Go back to the future, with a corporate party straight out’ the 80’s

Apprentice style events UK

Questions, questions about our unique corporate events

Wondering whether you should put your workforce through their paces and under pressure with The Apprentice? Thinking about throwing some shapes under that sparkly disco ball?

Let’s talk about your unique corporate events, and how we can tailor it to your team, and your goals (whether it’s just for fun or to unleash a flurry of creativity). Send us a message and we’ll be right back in touch or call us directly on 0800 083 1172.

Corporate Team Events

If you are looking for the best corporate team events for your team then there are a number of factors that you need to consider. Is it going to be a daytime or evening event? Is it going to be indoor or outdoors? Are you combining it with a meeting/ How many people will attend? The list does go on and sometimes it’s easy to overlook crucial factors when choosing the best corporate events for your team. When you choose Accolade Corporate Events to host your team event, then we will be with you every step of the way; we’ll ask you lots of questions and make sure that we’ve got all the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed to host your best event ever! Call us on 0800 083 1172 to have a no obligation talk with our events team or fill out the quick contact form and we’ll call you back at a time to suit you.

In the meantime, take a look at just a tiny snapshot of events ideas that we can offer your company.

Best Corporate Team Events

Best Corporate Team Events for Teambuilding Outdoors
We’ve such a large range of different outdoor teambuilding events that it’s really hard to encapsulate it in one small paragraph. Click on the link to get a more detailed summary but amongst our best corporate team events are our high energy teambuilding events School Sports Day, The Crystal Maze, Spooks, Country Pursuits and Total Wipeout but please call us for more details – 0800 083 1172.

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Best Corporate Events for Teambuilding Indoors
From groups of 15 right up to 5000, we’ve got an indoor teambuilding event to suit your group. From a quick burst of high musical energy in 10 minutes with Boomwhackers to a fantastic half day of Team Apprentice, we can help your team. Our best corporate team events indoors are hosted when we can tailor our suggestions to your objectives, so please take a look at our website and then contact us today.

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Best Corporate Events for Evening Entertainment
As you can imagine, we’re bursting with creative ideas for evening entertainment. You can host entertainment, pre-dinner, during dinner, after dinner and throughout the whole evening, it really is that flexible, We have game shows, party themes, musical entertainment and interactive games, we’ve got the lot and can host our evening entertainment anywhere in the UK and many of our corporate events can be hosted throughout Europe and Worldwide.

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Party Themes for your Corporate Event
We love to host a fantastic party and if we say so ourselves, we’re very good at it! We are always creating here at Accolade Corporate Events and devising new and creative party themes. We have the tried and tested themes such as James Bond, Winter Wonderland, Spaghetti Western and Viva Las Vegas but also we have our superb German Beer Festival, Back to the 80’s, Pure Gold, Enchanted Forest themes and so much more. You won’t see all of our party themes on our website so please do call our events team or contact us to find out what other fabulous themes we have to make your evening one of the best corporate team events you’ve hosted.

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Corporate Events for the Whole Family
Many of our corporate clients host at least one event a year that incorporates the whole family. They understand the importance of seeing beyond the employee and making sure that their support network at home is also taken care of. Companies understand that sometimes the demand of work can mean long working hours and it’s crucial that the employee’s significant others are recognised, it’s a great way to create quality memories with the whole family and build good will and support for the year ahead.

The Best Corporate Team Events are Precision Planned

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These corporate events are just a tiny example of what we can host for you at Accolade Corporate Events, as we’ve said, we thrive on a challenge, we excel in creative thinking and we are masters in precision planning, with us, nothing is left to chance which means you can be confident of hosting an event that will go down as one of the best corporate team events that your company has ever seen! Please do get in touch; call us today on 0800 083 1172 or contact us through our quick contact form, we can call you back or, as many event orgnaisers plan their events in secret, we can talk through email. Everything is on a no obligation basis and we can send through a proposal with full cost to you. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Corporate Christmas Party Theme Ideas – 5 Top Tips

It’s that time of year again when you start thinking about your Christmas party theme what are the key things that you should consider to ensure that you have an evening full of fun and that everyone has a great time? If you’ve already booked the date and venue and want some inspiration – then take a look at some fun party entertainment. Need a quote for your party? Then call 0800 083 1172 or fill in the quick contact form and we’ll call you back when it suits you best.

Corporate Christmas Party Theme Ideas

2. Know your numbers.
You’ll need a good grip on your likely attendance for your Christmas party. Underestimate them and you’ll either have a very tight squeeze on the night or have to turn people away before hand. If you overestimate them then you may have a room that feels empty and lacking in atmosphere and nobody wants to feel that their company Christmas party is a let down and no fun.

Important Corporate Christmas Party Theme Ideas – Get the most out of your event

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3. Book the best venue.
With all the years of experience under our belts, we know that the best venues get booked up very quickly and we regularly work with our clients organising and booking venues and their theme for their Christmas parties as early as January and February – you really can’t start planning too soon. Working with a venue finding agent just like Accolade Corporate Events, means that you can draw upon our years of events organising experience – we know which venues make for great corporate Christmas parties and the beauty of coming to us for help with searching for a venue, is that we offer our services completely free of charge.

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4. Know your budget.
If you speak to any reputable corporate Christmas party organiser, then they’ll always ask you what budget you’re working towards, this isn’t to catch you out, it’s so that they can help you and propose party entertainment that’s not only fun but is within your budget range. If you don’t disclose your budget then you may get a range of options that are over your budget but equally the party organiser may play safe and propose Corporate Christmas Party Theme Ideas that are underwhelming and not to your company’s preference.

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5. Decide on the Christmas entertainment or party theme.

Working with a reputable and experienced Christmas party organiser will make your life a whole lot easier. Using our extensive knowledge of good venues that will provide excellent service, unleashing our creativity within your dining room and handpicking Christmas entertainment that we know will provide your guests with a fun company Christmas party experience to remember – all of this combined, will make organising this years Christmas party a breeze!

Corporate party ideas

We hope you’ve found these Corporate Christmas Party Theme Ideas useful, take a look at our website which is packed full of fun Christmas party entertainment or give us a call on 0800 083 1172 as we can talk you through our imaginative ideas.

Every day is different at Accolade Corporate Events and we love the fact that our clients are always wanting us to design unique corporate entertainment events especially for their company.

When one of our long term clients asked us to make their summer meeting memorable and to provide their team with impacting entertainment, then we let our creativity flow. We’ve been working with this team for quite a few years and we knew just the thing to blow them away, so we developed fantastic corporate entertainment ideas for them to choose from.

So, after a lot of planning, designing and excitement we hosted their very own outdoor music festival! We arrived onsite very early in the morning and slowly built up a fantastic stage, this was a stage that just by itself was impressive but when we combined it with the entertainment, it was phenomenal!

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Working closely with the venue, we organised for the food that was served to be traditional festival fare, we organised a themed VW camper van photo booth and lots of wigs and props. Sound checks were made, bands arrived…everything was prepared!

The meeting finished and the guests started to arrive, walking into the grounds of the venue they were visibly taken aback, the huge smiles for the anticipated fantastic evening ahead were on everyone’s faces.

We had three sensational acts lined up for the guests to enjoy. As the daylight started to dim, the stage lighting really came into its own and everyone felt like they were taking part in a very special evening. Just like at Glastonbury, it started to rain, but did that matter? No, not at all, we’d got poncho’s at the ready and umbrella hats and everyone enjoyed wearing them and the festival feel just grew and grew.

With an Ed Sheeran style act to start with, the guests were singing along and warming up nicely, then a good all-round band singing favourite well known songs were second to take our festival stage leading up to our dramatic and hugely well received finale act of Freddie Mercury tribute. The guests were dancing and singing all night and had an absolutely brilliant time!

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The feedback was fantastic both on the night from the guests themselves telling our team it was the best evening they’d had ever to the MD feeding back what a huge success it had been after the event, our job was done and we were left with a wonderful sense of satisfaction – we had not only met our clients expectations, we’d exceeded them. We’re already talking about how we top it for next year, we’re all looking forward to another sensational event.

If you’d like to know how you could host your own company festival event or if you’re looking for inspiration and corporate entertainment ideas for your next corporate event, then give our team a call on 0800 083 1172.

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Read how our corporate event ideas can enhance your next event. An event such as a dinner, retreat, or special holiday celebration can be meaningful, as well as productive times. During these events, however, there is some apprehension and tension within the attendees. This is typically attributed to stretching comfort zones and meeting new people. Incorporating special times of team building, fun, and engagement within the corporate event can bring some life to the event, was well as helping others unwind and de-stress.

As you take a look at the entire event, whether it is a dinner, rewards presentation or Christmas party, there are special moments where fun and engaging “games” and some terrific corporate event ideas, that can be used to break down barriers and pave the way for a much livelier time. During these times people get to know others and form stronger relationships. A large corporation can start to feel smaller as there is more familiarity among the employees and volunteers.

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Start Corporate Event with Icebreakers

The beginning of a corporate event can be nerve wracking for anyone who is not use to large crowds. This is true of any corporation that has large functions and have 100 to 500 attendees all in one place. The beginning of the event is a perfect time to start with some easy, but fun, icebreaker type games. Games that are fashioned after popular game shows will draw more engagement as people are more familiar with the concepts.

Use Mid-Event Entertainment for Change of Pace

A corporate event is more than just a time to dress up or eat fancy foods. These times should be memorable moments where the attendees are able to take memories, shared experiences and valuable lessons with them. That does not mean that the dinner has to be team building event. However, some simple mid-event entertainment can instill simple concepts while having fun.

Game shows are always a great way to provide a fun change of pace that have both a participant and spectator characteristic. While not everyone is actually a part of the “game show” they are a part of the experience. Games like Team Millionaire and Company Fortunes are fun, lively, and have a “thinking” aspect to them that pulls audience and participant into the thrill of answering the question correctly.

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After Dinner Games

Leaving a corporate event on a high note is something that is highly beneficial for everyone involved. Not only do people leave the event satisfied, they will be willing to attend more in the future. Simple games like the Casino Tables can be done after each course in the meal or at the end of a dinner. These games are fun little races that involve eating jello with chopsticks, spinning plates and other crazy, but fun, races. A great way to laugh and unwind after a dinner or conference that does not have to involve everyone.

During a major corporate event, there are specific times in which the organisation can use games, entertainment and a bit of craziness so attendees leave feeling more comfortable with the people they work with, stronger relational skills and great appreciation for the organisation as a whole.

If you are looking for corporate event ideas, then why not browse our website or give our friendly team a call on 0800 083 1172 for further details.

 

Have you left it too late to book your workplace Christmas party this year?  Are struggling to find a suitable venue, caterers and entertainment that aren’t fully booked up in December?  If the answer to either of these questions is ‘yes’, then maybe you need to give this year’s Christmas party a rethink.

Instead of having a Corporate Christmas party in December, why not hold it in November instead?  Bringing the date of your Christmas party forwards a few weeks actually has a few advantages over December bookings, here’s why:

Better Choice of Venues

Generally speaking most venues will charge a premium in December, knowing that they will be able to book out their space very easily at this busy time of year.  You are more likely to be able to get the venue you want, or an even better venue, at a reasonable rate if you decide to hold your Christmas party in November instead.

You are also less likely to have to share your venue with other work’s Christmas parties, giving you more exclusivity.

Better Menu Variety

Whilst many people love a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, many find that once a year (on Christmas Day) is enough.  In December most restaurants and hotels will only serve Christmas fare, so a November party could mean that you can choose from the normal menu they offer, or you could speak to the venue to provide a themed dinner of your choice without a mince pie in sight.

Christmas Overload

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By getting in there first with your Christmas party you can avoid Christmas overload.  Usually by mid-December many people are pretty fed up with having Christmas forced upon them, so you can be sure that the novelty is still there when you host your event.

Also, you could avoid the Christmas theme altogether, this works particularly well if you employ staff who don’t celebrate Christmas.

Better Choice of Entertainment

A Christmas party, whether it’s held in December or November, should ideally have entertainment. This brings the whole party together, helping to break the ice and introduce new colleagues to each other in a fun and informal way.

However, like venues, any entertainer who is worth their weight in salt will be fully booked up months in advance for the Christmas period.  You have a much better chance booking that top DJ, band or magician if you move your Christmas party forwards to November.