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Case Study: Corporate Retreat

Destination: Scotland

Industry: Shipping

Attendees: 8

COMPANY BRIEF:

We were given a brief by a global shipping company that attended one of our events as a guest. Based in Norway, this global company was looking to spend two days away from the head office where they could bring together the heads of each region as well as their different divisions. The retreat needed to offer plenty of respite in five-star environment that also catered for formal and informal meetings.

THE CORPORATE RETREAT:

As long-term clients of ours, we knew the CEO and several members of the board were avid golf fans. The client also has strong ties with Scotland, with a large office based in Aberdeen. Our proposal was for a four-night stay at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews. This beautiful hotel overlooks the famous Kings Links golf course and the amazing Scottish coastline.

We arranged for flights from Singapore, Houston, Australia, Brazil and Norway for the group, with luxury transport waiting to take them to the home of golf, St Andrews. Private meeting rooms equipped with modern conference facilities were booked at the Old Course Hotel along with their own private concierge. Reservations were made at select restaurants across the weekend.

We arranged for the group to have a round of golf at the Old Course on the Saturday, making sure there was no taking their chances in the usual public ballot. Tee times had been arranged with the St Andrews Links Trust.

Dinner was had on the Saturday evening at the 3 AA Rosettes Road Hole Restaurant, where they enjoyed the best Scottish seafood while overlooking the Old Course.

After a full day of meetings and a beautiful lunch on the Sunday, the group spent a final relaxing afternoon at the Kohler Water Spa before being picked up by our limousine service to catch a flight back to HQ in Norway.

The organisation was flawless. Every aspect of the trip had been thought-through, from transport to restaurants to the meeting rooms and the leisure activities. This left us able to focus on enjoying the trip and the meetings, which were highly productive. The hotel and the location were  a great choice and the Old Course, although a challenge was fantastic.

Global CEO – Shipping

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