Corporate event themes can help build your team in ways you couldn’t imagine!

Corporate event themes are a fantastic way to bring your team together in a fun and relaxed environment, allowing them to build bridges and common ground. We’ve got hundreds of ideas of how we can help you build your team and maximise your time out of the office.

Daytime corporate events
You’ll want to make the most of your time together outside of your usual work environment. We can certainly help you! Depending on your group size, dynamics, and your objectives, we can draw up a short list of recommended team activities that would suit your group. From Bake Off events to Quad Biking and from School Sports Days to Animation Events – we will have the perfect event for you.

If you’re looking to host corporate event themes in the evening then once again – we can help you! With a wide range of different ideas, we can host anything from dinner entertainment for a small group to full scale themed party evenings for hundreds of guests. We pride ourselves in listening to our client’s needs and understanding the culture and of course, understanding what you want to invest in the evening in terms of budget.

Give us a call on 0800 083 1172 and let’s talk about your company, your team and what you want to achieve, and then let’s start planning the perfect event today!

As countless companies have discovered corporate event management is a job that requires a high degree or organization, attention to detail and knowledge of specific needs within a company. As team building weekends and corporate retreats become more prominent within the business world, more organizations are trying to tackle this event management in-house. In doing so, there are events that are not as successful as they could be.

Corporate Team Management Essentials

Every company wants to succeed. In fact, it would be safe to say that every company wants to be the top in their industry. As studies are starting to reveal, a company that has a practice, and philosophy, of building efficient teams are those that continue to be at the top of their respective industries. The reason for this is quite simple; people who work together in a team atmosphere are not only working for themselves, but they work together to reach team goals. Higher levels of creativity, innovation and leadership are all hallmarks of teamwork and team building.

The way that this happens is through corporate events, weekend retreats and times of team building games and challenges. The workforce comes together for these “fun” days of games, competition, and entertainment to not only learn, and improve, business skills, but leave with stronger relationships and commitment to success.

These corporate events require a lot of attention and cardinal tasks that must be attended to.

1. Venue – One of the first tasks of any corporate team management project is to locate a venue that in conducive to meeting required goals. If you want an outdoor team building event it does not good to hold it in the middle of a city without any space.

The venue should be large enough to hold all participants and attenders comfortably, but not so large that it seems like there is a low attendance. The space should also be good for entertainment and eating for a full day, or evening event.

2. Entertainment – After the venue has been secured there is the need for quality entertainment. This does not have to be a headlining act or popular music performer. However, you do not have to have amateurs or an act that is not relevant to your goals and needs. A combination of speakers, music and even some comedic elements, work together for a great event.

Professional emcees are also a valuable asset as they can keep the event going, make any announcements, host the games and add a different dimension to the time together.

3. Caterer – Every good event will be remembered for the food. That is something that organizations have been learning for years. Many believe that if they have great entertainment and a luxury venue that they can skimp on the food. After the event is over, the participants will talk about whether or not they liked the food. Choosing a caterer in any corporate event management project is essential to success.

4. Flow – While many corporate event management tasks center around the “major” tasks that need to be attended to the flow of the event is often overlooked. The “flow” of the event is how the different segments join together. For a successful event, a seamless transition between each aspect is most desirable. This is where an emcee makes a major impact and where attention to planning the event come into play.

Corporate event management is a job, or project, that requires a lot of attention and specialized knowledge. Knowing the right caterers, or finding entertainment, and planning activities are not something that management should arbitrarily hand off to someone. Hiring a corporate event specialist is the recommended path to take.

Hosting a successful event starts with choosing themes and corporate event planning. For many corporate events and team building events, an established theme helps to add another dimension to the day or evening.  Themes can include your objectives and messages that are cleverly woven into the different activities or it can be a full on themed party – whichever you need, we can help you.

Theming your event can help to emphasise certain key areas that you wish your employees to improve upon, be it creativity, communication or problem solving. Or, if you are hosting your corporate event just for fun, then a theme will help set your event apart from previous ones and make it memorable.

When choosing the theme for your corporate event you will need to think about the following issues:

Time of year for Corporate Event Planning

Winter corporate event planning can be tied in with your annual Christmas party, but you could always use Halloween as a fun theme if you think your employees would love the chance to dress up. Outdoor events are best held in the summer months, and suitable themes include treasure hunts based on popular TV programs such as Spooks or The Apprentice are very popular.  For those who enjoy a physical challenge, inflatable fun can be had with It’s a Knock Out and the warmer weather can be a great time to reward employees with a family fun day.

What’s on TV?

Theming your corporate event around a popular television program such as Dragon’ Den or The Apprentice will prove very popular amongst participants.  Or you could even go retro and use an old school quiz show such as Blankety Blank or Play Your Cards Right as inspiration.

Don’t alienate

As we’ve already mentioned, with corporate event planning it’s important that everyone attending a corporate event feels comfortable.  Getting people to do things that they feel awkward or embarrassed about will do the very opposite of what you want to achieve.

Team building and corporate events should be used as tools to bring people together, increase networking and raise morale.  What you don’t want to do is have people polishing up their CVs and checking the situations vacant section of the newspaper the day after.  You know the different personalities you have in your team, think about the type of theme that will work for everyone and not have anyone feel alienated.  Remember, you want participants to be challenged but not humiliated.

Thanks for reading our article! Are you looking to plan a corporate event with a theme? Be sure to contact Accolade today for a FREE quote on how we can deliver a successfully themed corporate event for your company!

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