Crime Scene Investigation Corporate Event for Trinity Estates in Luton

The Client

Trinity Estates have built an enviable reputation with their clients. Their management portfolio covers simple housing estates with shared drives and open space, new and refurbished developments, mixed use schemes and city centre apartment blocks.

They were the first agent to achieve the coveted ARMA-Q status, proving that they operate to the highest standards within the industry. By developing an industry-leading customer service approach, Trinity Estates has become one of the most respected property management companies in England and Wales.

The Brief

Wanting something very different from the traditional team building event, Trinity Estates asked Gable Events to deliver a Crime Scene Investigation corporate event as a surprise to a 150 strong group as part of a two day conference. Wishing to build on the foundations laid earlier in the conference, the event was to demonstrate, in a fun and all-inclusive manner, the importance of collaboration, sharing of information, embracing change and achieving more by working smarter.

The Venue

As Luton’s leading conference, events, fitness and leisure complex, Venue 360 has provided the local community with state-of-the-art facilities for over 20 years. As a non-profit organisation, all revenue is reinvested back into Venue 360, which allows them to continuously improve their facilities and update equipment in order to keep themselves at the forefront of conference provision.

Situated next to the River Lea, the 530sqm Riverside Suite was easily large enough to accommodate the 150 delegates and all the CSI equipment. The bowling green beside the venue provided the perfect space for a large scale area search.

The Event

The delegates were enjoying the fresh air at lunchtime on the terrace when suddenly the calm was shattered by the somewhat dramatic arrest and restraint of the boss.

The delegates were led back into the conference suite which bore little resemblance to the traditional seminar room they had left less than an hour ago. Blue flashing lights, technology, photographs, evidence, cameras, laptops, tablets, white suits, gloves and flip charts had replaced the water and mints.

The delegates took their seats and were provided with just enough information to help them prove the innocence of the wrongly accused. They attended and examined three crime scenes, analysed finger prints, used the latest technology to determine microscopic fibres, conducted a finger tip search of the outside area, communicated phonetically using radios and even broadcast live their own appeal for some much-needed assistance in cracking the case. They worked tirelessly against an ever-changing backdrop of new evidence, new leads and continually altering timescales.

There was strong competition between all 15 teams, though after much head scratching, laughter, sabotage and due diligence, it was clear to all that a more collaborative approach from the 150 participants was the key to exonerating the boss.