5 reasons to choose the UK for incentives

November 23, 2011 : General Team Building

Incentivising and rewarding staff is crucial to motivate your workforce and stimulate sales and growth. And despite doubts about the Eurozone and pressure on budgets, there are still fantastic destinations which offer attractive and interesting programmes which need not cost the earth.

Here are just compelling 5 reasons why the UK makes an appealing destination:

1. Value for money

If your company is UK based, staying in the country means no expensive flights! Also, with a poor exchange rate (1 Euro currently costs 86p!), you’ll get much more for your money at home. If you’re based in the Eurozone, the exchange rate works very much in your favour and again you’ll get much better value for money.

2. History and culture

The UK is steeped in tradition, and while crowd pleasers London and Edinburgh usually feature top of any wish list, less visited cities like York, Bath and Chester offer wonderful architecture; Liverpool is the fascinating home of The Beatles; vibrant Glasgow buzzes with music venues and trendy clubs, and Newcastle boasts cutting edge buildings and incredible shopping opportunities.

3. Team building options

There are plenty of inspiring team building activities on offer throughout the UK, ranging from a Rock ‘n’ Roll Rally in London finishing up with dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and a performance of hit musical “We Will Rock You”, to a spy-themed Espionage mission inBrighton. Alternatively, your group could explore quirky pubs and inns in a Tavern Trawl, or even recreate scenes from famous period drama Downton Abbey at a beautiful stately home in a Take One filming event.

4. Unique venues and attractions

City centre or countryside, ancient or modern, the UK offers an incredible range of world-class venues. For gala dinners, the Natural History Museum in London, Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland or Royal Armouries of Leeds all impress. If you’d like to include a day of Country Pursuits, look no further than Dundas Castle, Birtsmorton Court or Raithwaite Hall. And be sure not to miss “must see” attractions such as Windsor Castle, Edinburgh Castle and the London Eye.

5. Beautiful countryside

With strict green belt laws, you are never far from the countryside in the UK, and it’s easy to combine city centre atractions with country activities in even the shortest incentive programme. An adventurous group would enjoy mountain biking or Country Pursuits, or escape to a luxury 5* resort hotel for a spot of golf or some pampering. Gleneagles, Turnberry, The Grove andCeltic Manor are sure to make guests feel appreciated and valued.

Maximillion designs Reward and Incentive programmes in the UK and overseas which aim to enhance performance through a well designed, structured and communicated campaign, culminating in a fabulous travel experience at home or overseas. Interested? Call us on 0131 333 0066 or send us an enquiry.

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