insideKENT Magazine Issue 49 - April 2016 - Page 141

BUSINESS team building IN Kent LONG GONE ARE THE DAYS WHEN THE TERM ‘CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING’ WAS MET WITH DERISION AND SCORN. NOW, WITH THE HUGE RANGE OF DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES ON OFFER ALL OVER THE COUNTY, IT’S SOMETHING TO ACTUALLY LOOK FORWARD TO. Kent Cookery School Though it’s an event where people who otherwise might never speak to one another are expected to suddenly gel together and win some kind of competition, a corporate team building day is all about uniting a workforce, developing strengths, addressing weaknesses, and bringing the best out in each team member so that, once back in the office, those new-found skills can be put to good use. If it’s done right (and as long as the boss’s evil competitive streak doesn’t surface), a corporate team building day can be just what the office doctor ordered. Huntfun Food has always been a special way of bringing people together, and it’s also an excellent way of presenting some unusual challenges that teams need to work together to solve. At the Kent Cookery School it’s possible to book a team building day with a tasty difference. Teams will be split into groups, and for each dish a demonstration is given by the chef before groups are tasked with creating their own culinary masterpieces. You have limited time to plan, cook and present your dishes, so the pressure is on, but fun is guaranteed! // 01233 501771 Kent is a beautiful county, so it only seems right that on a team building day you should make the most of what’s around you – and perhaps learn more about it as you go. Huntfun’s interactive, GPS-based treasure hunts are ideal for combining physical exercise, problem solving, and team working, and they can be carried out across Kent including in Maidstone, Rochester, Ashford, and Tonbridge. // 01904 410975 Mount Mascal Stables The Hop Farm The Hop Farm is more than just a fun and family-friendly day out with a huge list of games and rides and animals to enjoy. It’s possible to book a fun-filled yet ultimately goal orientated and results giving team building day here too, using the large outside space to either arran