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Reward Your Employees with May's Best New Experiences

As an employee, it’s a great feeling to be rewarded and recognised. Why not liven up your employee’s work-life balance and encourage your people to learn new skills and get inspired with fresh experiences. Here's a round-up of popular experiences you can gift as a corporate reward to increase employee engagement and motivation.

Champagne Sky Brunch at the 5* Luxury Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard

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This is great if you’re wanting to gift a sky-high brunch that your employees will be talking about for years to come. Located 34 floors above the city in the Shangri-La Hotel’s beautiful Sky Lounge, they’ll be greeted with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, before dining on a selection of Asian-inspired delicacies and a decadent dessert platter.

Borough Market Craft Beer Tasting Tour

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Get your team together for an exciting day exploring London’s rich brewing history. Led by expert tour guides, they’ll discover and sample the local beer scene whilst learning what has changed over the years. Visiting some of London’s most iconic venues, including one of the biggest breweries in the world during the 1800s and London’s only galleried coaching inn, they’ll receive a true beer education. The tour will culminate with tastings in a local Bermondsey brewery taproom.

Visit to Thorpe Park Resort - Peak

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Why not gift your colleagues an unforgettable day out at one of the UK’s most popular theme parks? With other 30 thrilling rides and attractions, Thorpe Park is truly an island like no other. Visitors can expect infinite thrills with intense coaster action, immersive events and exhilarating experiences.

18 Hole Round of Golf at the Championship Rowallan Castle Golf Course

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Looking to send your colleagues on a golf day to remember? Set in 600 acres of beautiful woodland, Rowallan Castle’s golf course offers the perfect venue for an 18-hole round of golf. From the first to the last hole, they’ll breathe in plenty of fresh air and soak up the stunning views as they prepare for each and every shot.

Warbird T-6 Harvard Introductory Flight with Extreme Aerobatics

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Treat your team to a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, learning to fly a magnificent Warbird. They’ll take to the open skies with an instructor pilot who will introduce and demonstrate the various controls, before handing full control over to them. Not for the faint-hearted, the pilot will also carry out a series of spectacular aerobatic manoeuvres such as Aileron rolls, Half Cubans, and an inside loop to show what this amazing machine is truly capable of. Alternatively, the Warbird T-6 Harvard Introductory Flight with Basic Aerobatics offers the same flight lesson with basic manoeuvres instead of extreme.

Jordan EJ12 Race Car Driving Experience

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Your employees can get the chance to harness their inner racing driver with this thrilling Jordan EJ12 Race Car Driving Experience. Driving a variety of cars including Takuma Soto’s 2002 Formula 1 car – the world-famous Jordan EJ12, they’ll take on several laps of the circuit and experience the incredible power of a variety of models including a F1000 single seater. At the end of the session, they’ll receive a free media and VIP pack to keep as the perfect souvenir of their day.

Rowing Experience at the City of Cambridge Rowing Club

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Encourage your workers to get back outside and enjoy the freedom of being on the open water with this rowing experience. Heading to one of the oldest known town rowing clubs in Cambridge, they’ll spend the day with Club Captains and experienced rowers as they give them an introduction to the world of rowing. With a mixture of land and water based training, they’ll be put through their paces and end up rowing like pros by the end. This experience is also great for some team-building with a coxed eight rowing boat on offer.

Half Day Master the Pasta Cookery Class at Sauce by The Langham

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This Italian staple food can be found in any British household and now is your team’s chance to discover the secrets behind pasta making. Under the guidance of Langham’s head chefs, they’ll learn to roll out and make a variety of pasta shapes from tagliatelle to ravioli to gnocchi and of course learn trade secrets to perfecting sauces like pesto and tomato sauce. Having prepared one dish, they’ll savour their creation with a glass of wine in the beautiful dining room together.

Relaxation Escape with Treatment and Dining at the Chakra Spa

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With the focus firmly on relaxation, show your employees you truly care about their well-being by sending them on a spa day at the Chakra Spa. The experience will begin with one hours’ use of the heated pool, before a 40-minute treatment of their choice from the extensive selection. The treatment will be entirely modified to suit their individual preferences and any stress will be melted away instantly.

If you'd like to gift any of these experiences as a corporate reward, or want to find out how we can support your employee engagement program, give us a call on 0330 111 3030, email us at info@virginincentives.co.uk or simply complete a short form and we'll contact you. We'll work with you to create fun, memorable and long lasting rewards.

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