Corporate CSI Team Building Event for Allianz in Surrey

The Client

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer in the world.

Allianz SE Group employs 142,000 employees worldwide, serving 85m customers in more than 70 countries. In the UK, Allianz Insurance employs over 4,600 people across a network of 26 offices. The company’s Head Office is situated in Guildford, Surrey. They have additional support services with over 1,000 people based in Trivandrum, India.

Gable Events have an ongoing relationship with Allianz after they entered our Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival and subsequently booked a Race Night for their staff.

The Brief

Allianz asked Gable Events to provide an event for 10 of their staff which could dovetail into their meeting programme at their own conference facility. It was imperative that the event would need to provide a fun and engaging event for a very diverse group.

Our CSI Team Building Event was the obvious choice so Gable Events’ facilitators got to work creating a bespoke range of challenges that would reinforce the company’s core values and demonstrate the benefits of collaboration, explicit communication, attention to detail and lateral thinking. By working with both the client and venue, we delivered all this against a backdrop of laughter, strategy and fun.

The Venue

The conference facilities and grounds of the 19th century mansion house at De Vere Horsley Estate in East Horsley, Surrey provided the perfect setting for the CSI Team Building Event.

The courtyard was taken over for the crime scene and the main meeting space became the incident control room.

The Event

The delegates learned new skills in various strands of forensic science and mentored their own teams in fingerprinting, radio communication and area searching. The teams worked together against ever-changing time constraints with new evidence coming to light at every turn. The whole experience was made all the more realistic by the teams being charged with the responsibility of exonerating their boss who was very much ‘in the frame’ at the start of the day.

Staff at the venue were surprised to see the group making their way between the crime scene and incident room, clad in their white CSI suits armed with finger print brushes, digital microscopes, cameras and evidence. Only minutes remained when the teams came together having recorded their television appeals. By sharing their findings they were able to prove the innocence of their boss.

A Big Success!

Gable Events CSI Team Building Event was a resounding hit with the client. A fun day had been had by all with an important message reinforced and the two highly competitive teams united in victory.