Posted on May 19th 2011
ESC Events has joined the roster of preferred suppliers at Number 45 Millbank, the prestige central London venue close to the Tate Britain. ESC will provide event management services to the Grade Two listed location, which offers restored Edwardian interiors and views across the Thames as a stunning backdrop to corporate entertaining and private events for up to 300 guests. John Wickens, chief executive of ESC Events, says: “It’s a great boost for ESC Events to join the roster at Number 45 Millbank, a prestigious central London venue that reflects our capabilities of being able to deliver the highest standards of service and quality. Our success has been honed by years of planning and managing events and serving clients unforgettable events experience. We know how to make an event special.”
About Number 45 Millbank
Number 45 Millbank is London’s Thameside Grade two listed venue located just steps from Tate Britain. It is the perfect setting for corporate entertaining and private events, where parties of 15 through to 300 can enjoy the splendour of restored Edwardian elegance in three magnificent rooms.
For more information, visit www.45millbank.com.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Posted on May 9th 2011
Another destination for you to discover for incentive trips is the city that is often compared to as Europe’s answer to Rio. Drum roll please it is of course – Lisbon. This architectectual hot spot which sits next to the sea offers you the best of both worlds. Here at ESC we believe that Lisbon would be the perfect destination for cultural incentive trips. Oh and if you like a spot of golf then that is always a bonus as Portugal is well renowned for its superb golf courses.
Lisbon is under three hour’s flight, with frequent services from the UK. It is also well served by airlines from other European cities as well as America. This makes it a convenient location if you expect guests to be joining you from other parts of the world. It is often forgotten but Portugal is in the same time zone as the UK which is another one of its perks.
Lisbon has a range of meeting spaces from the multi-space Conference Centre at Belem to the Royal Coach Museum depending on your size and requirements.
There are a range of hotels to stay at from budget to boutique which suit everybody’s needs and requirements. A personal favourite of mine is the Pestana Palace. The Pestana Palace is 5 star luxury hotel which was built in the beginning of the XIX century by José Constantino Dias, Marquis of Valle Flor. It has a wonderful view over the river Tagus and is a member of “the leading hotel of the world”.
As Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate there is a list of things that you can enjoy and take part in during your spare time here. The renowned Oceanarium is worth a visit, as is the several museums that are found in this beautiful city. Or even partake in a spot of shopping by strolling through this beautiful city. There is so much to see and do in Lisbon and to sum it all up in a short blog is very difficult. We here at Esc events think that in order to fully appreciate it you need to get out there and see it first-hand. In the true local lingo style – Adeus até a próxima vez (goodbye until next time).
Posted on May 4th 2011
Seeing as its May the 4th we have been looking at some teambuilding ideas where you can treat your clients or colleagues to a new and unique experience. They are not quite out of this world (yet) but lots of different experiences and teambuilding activities are starting to take the UK by storm.
Zegos – This wet and wild watersport is native to New Zealand and is now starting to take of in this country. This lightwight personal watercraft was a cross between a jetski and a catamaran. The little zippy boat was great fun and was and easy to use / drive. It was able to tightly turn corners and it can accomodate two riders at a time. So for a small team building experience this would work well as you each get a chance to have fun behind the wheel or just ride as a co driver whilst imagining your on a sun drenched beach somewhere.
Other experiences that are fairly unique but starting to become a lot more well known are the Rib treasure hunt which can take place down the Thames or across the solent. This is also wet and wild but you also get to enjoy the scenery in a unique and funky way. These are great fun and it will also test your knowledge and observation skills at the same time whilst being able to take part in some healthy competition.
Now for the people that say not to work with animals or children how wrong can they be. Horsewhispering is another hugely enjoyable and rewarding activity which sees you getting up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. As well as learning about the animals, you can also relate the techniques to work and business which mean that you can take this experience and put it into practice.
There are so many other experiences that are out there and these vary from cocktail making, to becoming your own pop idol to zorbing and anything else in between. These are all a benefit to your company, your team morale and can fit within anybody’s budget. Gone are the run of the mill day’s out as the ever expanding ultimate team day takes shape . So the final question is What and where will your next team day be?