Well Met Conferencing at Leeds Metropolitan University rewarded their ambassadors recently with an exclusive evening of team-building led by their in-house specialists, Carnegie Great Outdoors. The group then enjoyed fine dining in Well Met’s prestigious 4-star residence, Queenswood.
Kate Davis, Business Development Manager at Well Met Conferencing, said:
“Well Met’s newly formed partnership with Carnegie Great Outdoors offered the ideal opportunity to combine a rewarding evening for our ambassadors and their families with a fun free trial of our new ‘in-house’ team building service.
“The evening was a great success. Our ambassadors, who bring valuable business to the University, certainly enjoyed the evening and left with plans to organise further team-building events with colleagues and students.”
As part of the evening, Carnegie Great Outdoors provided a sample of the team-building services they can provide. On the night these included a climbing tower, a crate-building challenge and a blindfolded nightline which allowed the ambassadors to both work independently and as a team.
Carnegie Great Outdoors offer a multitude of day and residential team building programmes ranging from kayaking and open canoeing, rock climbing and abseiling to hill walking and mountaineering, sea level traversing, ice climbing and caving. Their client base is already impressive, with previous bookings secured from Aviva, the Youth Hostel Association, Sainsbury’s, The British Legion and the Armed Forces.
The event also enabled Well Met Conferencing to showcase Queenswood, their prestigious 4-star accommodation and conference venue situated on the picturesque Headingley campus. Here, Well Met arranged a drinks reception followed by a two-course dinner served by their dedicated catering team.
Janine Lee, Associate Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences and a Well Met Conferencing Ambassador secured the Annual Midwifery Conference to be held at Leeds Metropolitan University. She said:
“The team building evening was really good fun and all the family enjoyed it. As I’m based at the University’s city campus I wasn’t familiar with the facilities at Headingley, specifically Queenswood and the vast amount of green space on the campus. Queenswood is an outstanding venue, the catering staff and food were superb and the team from Carnegie Great Outdoors delivered a fantastic event. We tried a range of different team-building tasks on the evening and I’m keen to return with my students for a dedicated programme.”
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Notes for editors:
•Well Met Conferencing is the conference office for Leeds Metropolitan University.
•Leeds Metropolitan University is the only University to achieve the Gold Accredited in Meetings status awarded by the Meetings Industry Association.
•In 2011 Leeds Metropolitan University accommodation Carnegie Village was awarded 3* by the AA.
•At the 2011 Leeds Hotels & Venues Association Awards Well Met Conferencing was awarded Winner of ‘Bright Idea’; Winner of ‘Leeds, Live it Love it’ for Carnegie Village and Highly Commended for ‘Exceptional Customer Service’.
•Leeds Met venue The Rose Bowl was awarded ‘Best New Business Venue’ in 2010 at the Yorkshire Business Insider Awards.
•Leeds Metropolitan University has 30,000 students and 3,000 staff.
•The University has achieved its best ever Research Assessment Exercise results. Sports-Related Studies is in the top 6 institutions in the country with research rated at the highest levels of 4* and 3*.
•Leeds Met has been rated the top university in the UK for its language support, accommodation quality and learning spaces in the 2010 Autumn Wave of the International Student Barometer and sixth in the world for the quality of its lectures.
•The University’s award-winning learning environments include Broadcasting Place, voted the best tall building in the world in 2010 by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and also winner of the 2010 Leeds Architecture Awards New Building category.
•The iconic Rose Bowl building was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property Awards
•Leeds Metropolitan is one of only a handful of UK universities to have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.