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Barclays - 12/09/08
Just a quick note to say that the general consensus was that the day you organised was like no other they had experienced before or could see happening again. Everyone was genuinely blown away with the events during the day that left them buzzing with excitement well into the early hours of the morning.
Thank you to you and your team.
E K Communications
"Everyone had a great day, every one loved it and they want to go again and race!! Or may be that was the drink afterwards.
Many thanks for a great day."
Royal Caribbean International & Celebrity Cruises
"The event went well, the team events were great fun - and everyone seemed to really enjoy them.
Coltsford Mill was a lovely venue and the staff were welcoming, the team building events were well organised and the event staff were very helpful.
"We had an absolutely amazing day thank you.
The crew were really good fun and were really flexible to our amended itinerary. The food and drinks were delicious.
It ended up being a great bonding exercise for the company and the crew were really good at letting everyone have a go at sailing.
Thanks for a great day."
Serco Group plc
"We all had a fantastic day on Thursday, despite the wet weather, I have received great reviews from everyone.
The crew on both yachts were extremely helpful and good fun. I was the one person who was dreading it and even I relaxed and enjoyed myself.
The service from both Sportbreak and Sunsail was exceptional, especially when we were having problems with numbers and last minute changes.
Thank you very much for helping me arrange a great and original day for the whole team.
I will speak with you again for the next event I am asked to arrange."
Hiscox at Coltsford Mill
"You asked for some honest feedback and here it is.
We liked the people we met, everyone seemed helpful, focused on service and flexible with arrangements.
The setting is very nice, the food was excellent, the activities were well organised and were well received by my team.
Our day was very productive, using the marquee for the meeting was a good move.
Overall a very successful day, you will certainly be getting more business from me for my team away days - which are internal staff to Hiscox."
Ashurst Morris Crisp
"I am just writing to thank you for helping organise what was a fantastic day sailing on the Americas Cup yacht France 3.
There were six of us from Ashursts and nine clients aboard and all guests, without exception, had a great time. Thank you for helping organise this day, which hopefully will be remembered for some time by our clients. There was even talk of repeating the event next year, but I cannot be sure that the weather will be quite so spectacular next time around.
Could you also please pass our thanks on to John and his crew for their tireless work and good humour. Despite the often tense moments which racing brings, they still managed to carry out their job in a way which made all guests enjoy themselves and have a laugh doing it.
Thanks again to both your organisations."
"I wanted to thank you again for all your help at the weekend. The whole team and their partners enjoyed it immensely and everyone was very impressed with the choice of hotel venue, the level of organisation and the variety of activities. I will certainly recommend Sportbreak in the future and will send your details to the PWC Knowledge Database which is a central repository for all information. Thank you again, the suite was amazing and the jacuzzi was luxury!
The activities were excellent - very well organised and good fun, I was extremely happy with the whole arrangement - the day was a complete success. I would certainly recommend your services to anyone in the future and if I am planning another group weekend away, I will be on the phone."
"We would like to thank you for the effort and organisation that was put into the day which turned out really well. We were very impressed with the service provided to us through Sportbreak, we were presented with many ideas and even though we had a large group to cater for were given several options. We were always kept up to date and any queries we had were answered very quickly.
The activity team were just what we were looking for, they were all very organised and always willing to accommodate whatever changes we had to made ie. numbers etc. They were wonderful on the day and the events ran really well with everyone enjoying themselves (despite some getting soaked!) Many who attended commented on how well organised the event was and have expressed interest for similar client team building events. Once again, many thanks for an extremely enjoyable event!"
"We’re a medium-sized business psychology consulting firm and wanted something active but relaxing for our people. The yachting trip fit the bill. Those who wanted to could sit back and enjoy the wind in their face, while those who wanted more could help with the sails or even steer the yacht! The staff were extremely friendly and we liked the chemistry of the husband and wife teams. The delicious food was enough to feed a small army and we really liked the rides on the RIB!"
"Basically, RGS were absolutely fantastic. We met all our objectives on the 28th which was basically to relax and enjoy ourselves without too much exertion. Fantastic corporate hospitality from Roger and his crew, the food was outstanding and very well organised and extremely amenable to our requests.
Thanks Ian also to Sportbreak I found you very efficient and professional and friendly which means a great deal. Hence why we are in conversations again for our forthcoming team meeting."
Richer Sounds Corporate Event
"I was very impressed with Sportbreak and in particular Kathryn who was very thorough and concise in coming back to me initially with suggestions which had been tailored to my specific requirements and she did call me after she had located Active8Events to make sure that I was happy. I was also more than impressed when some months later Kathryn gave me a courtesy call the day before the event to make sure everything was ok!
All of the colleagues who attended the event have given nothing but praise and it has been suggested that this outing was the best one yet out of all the outings Richer Sounds has arranged for colleagues, spanning some 15 years! We were so impressed that we have already made a booking for next year with Active8Events and I would also have no hesitation in contacting Sportbreak again with regards to future events or recommending you to other people. I look forward to using you again soon!"
"What can you say other than an excellent weekend all round. Well organised and well executed. Nothing negative at all in any respect."
"I think it was brilliant, it gave us a chance to do some positive team building without actually labelling it as team building, this was especially true of Sunday which was amazing. The whole weekends activities were good. Look forward to the next one!!!"
"Absolutely tre"fargin"mendous. Well organised fun and thrilling events looking forward to the next one."
"All very positive - I'm really pleased I went, enjoyed all of it, thought it was an excellent idea and enjoyed the activities, especially the parachuting."
"All the team which attended the activity day on Monday found it superb fun. We all also felt that the whole team at Yorkshire 4x4 were very professional and were very well organised. The range of events on offer was good and I think the price very good value. The day was fantastic and even the downpour near the end of the day didn't put a damper on the day. I appreciated Sportbreak's help in locating Yorkshire 4x4, as I didn't know where to start looking! We're all enthused about going quad-biking again - so they must have done a fantastic sales job!"
AP Biotech UK Ltd
"The whole day was a resounding success from the participants point of view. The hotel was very good. Food and accommodation excellent, and the staff friendly and extremely helpful. The activities arranged with Rob Ireland were great fun, the purpose of the day was to bring together the Cardiff and Amersham Finance teams to get to know each other and this was accomplished. Rob and his team were great. Sportbreak element in all this was first class. Kathryn was able to answer any queries and worked hard to ensure all our requests were met. We had a limited budget, but what you organised for us was excellent and much appreciated. I am sure we will be in contact again and I will/have passed on your name to various people inside and outside our company. Many thanks for all your help."
"Basically, I would like to thank Sportbreak for making the organising of the event hassle-free. For what we required the venue was fantastic as was the activity. Concerning the instructors, the common view throughout the group is that we couldn't speak highly enough of them. They were polite, punctual, very friendly and knowledgeable concerning their activity and the area - all in all a very enjoyable activity with excellent instructors. I'm sure we will be contacting you again when the need for a similar event arises."
"With regard to Sportbreak's role in helping us organise this event, I would say that it was the catalyst which got us started. You were able to quickly help us achieve our objectives with a number of appropriate and flexible options. I was also favourably impressed by your "good luck" message before the event and by your swift request for feedback.
As far as the activity team are concerned, I really can't speak highly enough of the service they provided. From the moment we arrived at Faro airport until the moment we left, they catered for our entertainment & convenience with superb attention to detail. They had organised events, meals and socialising with imagination and flair, which left us feeling both pampered and exhilarated. I thought the weekend was a joy from start to finish. A lot of hard work had gone into the organisation of it. Each event was carefully thought out, went smoothly & was prepared before hand thus there was no waiting about, keeping the momentum going. Each task kept the group together cohesively at the same time as recognising individual contribution.
The whole event was a great success and we'll be working very hard to try to get the chance to repeat it. If we do, then I can assure you that Sportbreak and Active 8 will be right at the top of our list of people to call."
"We had a brilliant time thanks, hotel was great...good food, very friendly, being smaller than some of the others I've stayed at in Portugal helped I think. Would certainly use you again."
"The Mill and Old Swan was an excellent location. The hotel itself was great, with the rooms being a more than ample size for an individual. As for the pub, well the food was absolutely brilliant and the staff were helpful and friendly. 10/10
The team were very professional, and always made sure that safety came first. This in no way limited the fun had by all who took part. Again the guys were a good bunch and up for a laugh, even though it rained all day. The activities were well worked, with ample time for each individual to have a good go. 10/10
As for Sportbreak, well, I don't think without the expert help in providing the activity team and the venue, we would have such a good day, especially when you take into account that we changed the date a week before it was originally due to go ahead. 10/10
As a company, we will definitely be using Sportbreak again in the near future."
"I have heard nothing but positive reports"
"Our first outward bound last weekend was a great success. We felt our corporate requirements were met and the activity company operated a very professional service. The activities were very challenging but not so difficult that anyone was unable to attempt them or feet left out. There was a real mixture of people involved and all were able to take part and feel part of the team. We all felt very safe at all times and the activity team obviously enjoyed what they were doing, which, in our opinion, motivated us! I would highly recommend the company to anyone and would be happy to act as a point of reference if required."
Vital Network Services
"Yesterday went brilliantly! Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I have had a couple of people ask for your details which I will forward on! Thanks for the proposal, it was great to be able to choose something a little different. We'll definitely be back to you for other events. RGS were great and made sure that everybody enjoyed themselves."
"We would just like thank all at Sportbreak for arranging such a fantastic time for us especially at such short notice. The Hotel was beautiful, the surroundings perfect and all the staff were so friendly and helpful that we felt very welcome and comfortable. As for the 'Mountain bike treasure hunt', even though we had our reservations to start with, we couldn't believe how much fun we had (probably because it didn't stop raining and we all got completely covered in mud and felt 10 years old again!). It was definitely a different experience. Every one of our team members said it was the best 'away day' we've had yet and would highly recommend it to anybody. Thanks again from all in the BBC Logistics Team."
"Thanks for all your help - I would recommend yourselves to anyone that wanted a day out. Ashwells were great, they did everything possible to make sure that our "Sportsday" went really smoothly - even if we all ached the day after!! You can quote me on that."
"I am pleased to confirm that PerkinElmer's team building sailing weekend was a big success. I was very pleased with the outcome and the company. All the arrangements ran very smoothly and if the budget would stretch to it, I would more than certainly work with RGS/Sportbreak again. Roger Scutt and his team were very professional and all that attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you for your help with this event."
"All went very well at the event. We had a great night and the clients thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A good night was had by all and it continued to be talked about over the other 2 days of the their conference. The venue was great and the food was exemplary. The band and the disco went down very well. Sportbreak did a sterling job - thank you for all your assistance, and at such short notice."
"The ease of calling Sportbreak made the whole process simple which is important as I don't have the time to spend sorting these things out, but it's not the sort of thing my secretary could do. I'd call you again a useful service. The activity company put on a great day for us, bang on my brief (admittedly not a complex one) I felt they were professional, safe but also allowed us to have fun and let our hair down. A good outfit I'd be happy to use again or recommend.
Overall very satisfied, would use both of you again."
"I can honestly say that it was a complete success. The attitude of the various instructors was superb, and they ensured the mood was kept light enough, with a touch of the competitiveness, but never straying far from the 'fun' principle which I had asked for. The events promoted the team work and co-operation I was looking for and overall I was delighted with the way things went. The feedback from my team internally is similar, very positive and a very enjoyable experience. I think this was excellent value for money and would have no hesitation is using you again, and perhaps planning more adventurous outings. I think for a small team of my size, the single day event with the previous evenings fun and games was just about perfect. I've passed around the good word and would hope that other managers will be in touch with you soon for similar events. So - once again, thanks a million for facilitating this event. It was a total success and I look forward to doing something similar again with you guys. Please pass on my thanks to guys who were with us on the day, they made it very worthwhile."
GE Capital's Information Management Leadership Program
We asked for an outdoor, enjoyable and active half day session for 45 employees. John Wilson and his team delivered a great balance of fun, safe and well planned activities for us. His team were all friendly, involved, approachable and patient. We enjoyed abseiling, a problem solving catapult building exercise, a photo orienteering activity and a wet team race. All the activities were run around the picturesque Cow and Calf Rocks near Ilkley in Yorkshire. We were provided with Polaroid cameras and digital cameras so that we could record our experiences for future. The whole event was well planned and executed and all the participants were left happy, exhausted and will be full of anecdotes to keep themselves amused over the weeks to come. Thanks to sportbreak for their recommendation and coordinating references for us."
Energis Squared (Planet Online)
"The day was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by everybody!! I think the activity team did a brilliant job the guys were fun/friendly, the whole organisation and mixture of events available were fun and there was something to suit everybody. The day was organised partly for team building but mainly for Energis Squared (formally Planet Online) to say thank you to everybody for all their hard work over the year and the day did just that. Also a big thank you to you for helping organise the event :-)"
Jeld-Wen UK Ltd
"The day was a total success. Everything went to plan, and was very well received by the customers and staff alike. The venue was excellent, as were the staff and instructors.The early feed back from customers is "when can we do it again?" even the weather held out for us and didn't rain until we had finished all the activities. The day was made even better as I managed to head the winning team!! Thanks for arranging the event, it is something that i would like to do again at some stage."
Summary; excellent and well worthwhile"
Durham Local Government
"We had an excellent day, the feedback from the whole group was very positive and everyone had a really good day. There were no real gripes about the day, and we were very lucky with the weather. The organisation of the tasks was very good, and the day kept moving - there was no really 'hanging about' waiting to start the next task and the staff were excellent - friendly and helpful. I have recommended the company to other sections within our department, and I would certainly use the company again if I was organising a similar event."
Ernst & Young
"I think it's fair to say that both myself and the rest of the team thoroughly enjoyed the day and felt that it had been extremely well organised - although I did get blamed for the appalling weather! The staff were friendly and efficient and were extremely kind to some of our weaker participants (including myself!) Overall we thoroughly enjoyed it and I would recommend it to other colleagues within EY."
"In general, I would like to say that the event was professionally organised. We came out of the event in much better shape and it is important to mention that we all felt very good about the fact that we came out with some major action items to improve our performances. The location and venues were magnificent. The event was organised perfectly in a lovely location! I'm looking forward to working with you on other future opportunities."
"I was very happy with the event and with the involvement of Sportbreak. On the day the team had a great time and our objectives (building morale and team spirit) were certainly met. I was reassured by the involvement of Sportbreak, especially by the presence of a contingency plan."
Mucky Pups Nursery
"We all had a wonderful time for our Xmas do. I think we were probably there party from Hell, but we enjoyed it! It was all so simple. Thank you so much for your help. The general overwhelming consensus is that the staff all want to go again - so hopefully we shall book again at the end of this year."
DHL International (UK) Ltd
"As for Sportbreak, well what can I say???? First Class is about as good as it gets isn't it?
Sportbreak were happy to take details of my requirements and over a period of 2 weeks came back to me with over 10 different solutions, the service I received was efficient and perfect for my needs (and budget!). Many Thanks "Sportbreak" I shall certainly be contacting you again"
Team feedback has been extremely positive also, we all learnt a lot, here it is broken down:-
Day 1, an extremely good day, lots of games and although the weather was horrendous, no-one felt we were out for too long in the rain and wind. The pairing of individuals giving 5 minutes to discuss each other was brilliant, we all learnt a lot about each other in a short space of time. Quad Biking event went well and took everyone onto a high note, (even Lucinda enjoyed that!)
Day 2 was equally good, the orienteering event an absolute scream in view of some having hangovers and the canoeing across the lake was lovely, me personally, well I could have stayed on the climbing wall all day.
All in all, it was superb, plenty to do, the timing of events couldn't be faulted, food at the Centre and the hotel was excellent, accommodation was second to non, Lucy, Adrian and Brian were very knowledgeable and gave confidence to the less strong team members, they all know their stuff, we were never bored or uncomfortable.