Corporate Case Study – HSBC Leicester

Client: HSBC Leicester

Group Size: 13

Organiser: Angela


Angela contacted Garlands to organise a short, but fun day out for her department. She explained to Phil, our Event Manager, that she wanted a stimulating and rewarding corporate day out to help build better relations within her team.

This was the first outdoor adventure day that this particular team had been on, so she hoped that it would be a novel and inspiring experience for everyone.


With a smaller group, it is simple to cater for all requirements. So after a few conversations with Angela, Phil arranged the following timetable to achieve her outcomes:

HSBC Itinerary
10.45am Arrival at Garlands Leisure and Welcome
11.00am Air Pistol and Rifle Shooting
12.00pm Lunch
1.00pm Quad Bike Racing
2.30pm Awards Presentation and Departure

Sequence of Events

The HSBC team arrived at Garlands at 10.45am and were welcomed by their Instructors for the day before being guided to their first activity – Air Pistol and Rifle Shooting. The Garlands team is great at building rapport with every single delegate. This is simple with small groups, but with large groups we split up into smaller teams, so that everyone is included and gets to ‘connect’ with their instructor.

At 12.00pm, the HSBC team were taken over to the Lodge, where everybody sat down for a delicious Italian bistro lunch, prepared by our highly experienced catering team.

Once everybody had eaten their fill, it was time for the final activity of the day, Quad Bike Racing. This is a very popular activity on team building days because it’s fun and really brings out the competitive spirit in everyone. The day finished with a medal presentation with the top three in each activity gaining gold, silver and bronze.

Overall Experience

The HSBC team thoroughly enjoyed their session. Everybody gathered around the podium at the end of the day for the award presentation, and applauded the winners of the Air Pistol and Rifle Shooting and Quad Bike Racing. It was wonderful to see how the whole department had bonded throughout the day and as ever, everyone left with huge smiles and lots of learning to put into practice back at the workplace.

Visit the Garlands Corporate website for more corporate event ideas and inspiration – or call our Events Team on 01827 722 123.