Introduction and Requirement
Every year GBG PLC holds a Company Challenge Day. This is normally done over one Friday in July. This is very much a physical challenge that covers all abilities. Over the years GBG PLC have completed 26-30 mile walks, 60 mile cycle rides, kayaking events and have climbed mountains like Snowdon and the 3 peaks. . GBG PLC normally uses an external events company to help organise, run and facilitate the event.
This year, 2017 GBG PLC has a desire to come up with something new but still equally as challenging as the previous years. GBG have offices that are spread out from London to Edinburgh with 380 staff and the Challenge is open to all employees of GBG PLC.
In previous years the commitment rate has been around 70 people with the age range being between 18 and 60 year old. The event is used to raise funds for several local charities near GBG PLC offices.
For the 2017 Challenge GBG PLC desires to come up with something new but still equally challenging as previous years. This event can be staged anywhere in the UK. GBG have offices that are spread out from London to Edinburgh with 380 staff and the challenge is open to all employees of GBG PLC. In previous years the commitment rate has been around 70 people with an age range between 18 and 60 year old. The event is used to raise funds for several local charities near GBG PLC offices.
The logistics of the event need to allow for Thursday night arrivals with accommodation options. Suggested Friday night options for those who want to stay over after the event. A full days challenge event on the Friday that can be scaled to allow people of different abilities to do different challenges within the full challenge. Previous events have finished as late as 21:00hrs on the Friday.
Four different challenges have been designed for GBG PLC consideration.
Splash White Water Rafting and 1000 Mile Journeys are part of a small group of adventure and event companies run in Scotland by Peter Syme. As an ex-Army Officer Peter's taste for adventure has seen have seen him travel and operate in over one hundred countries around the World. Peter fully understands the needs of todays Corporate Companies having been responsible for profit and loss across several countries for a large UK PLC .
Splash Rafting and associated companies have looked after in excess of one hundred thousand clients over the years in Scotland and around the World. We have ran events for hundreds of corporate, charity and TV production clients mainly in Scotland but also overseas. Events have ranged from small to five hundred and have been from one day to several months in duration. As well as many corporate and charity events being run in Scotland during 2017 we are also working on events for clients in such challenging places as Lebanon and Afghanistan and Borneo.
We provide complete event management solutions or can provide expertise to compliment other event organisers or companies who want to run their own events. We have over 500 online reviews on various review platforms including Google, Facebook and TripAdvisor has graded us excellent five years running.
Option 1 "Source To Sea Challenge"
The River Tay at 117 miles is the longest river in Scotland and the seventh-longest in the United Kingdom. The River Tay originates in western Scotland on the slopes of Ben Lui, then flows easterly across the Highlands, through Loch Dochart, Loch Iubhair and Loch Tay, then continues east through Strathtay in the centre of Scotland, then southeasterly through Perth, where it becomes tidal, to its mouth at the Firth of Tay, south of Dundee. It is the largest river in the UK by measured discharge.
The GBG PLC Source To Sea Challenge. This unique challenge will tackle 50 miles of the river from Kenmore on the banks of Loch Tay Perthshire to the City of Perth on rafts with teams of 8 people. For those that do not want to attempt the whole 50 miles there is an option to finish at the 25 mile point at Dunkeld. Anticipated times for the event are 4 hours plus for the 25 mile stage and 8 hours plus for the 50 mile event. Each team will be provided with wetsuits, helmets , paddles , buoyancy aids and a raft. Lunch will be provided at the 25 mile point of the journey at Dunkeld. A full logistical brief on how this event will be managed and run will be provided if this event is selected. This event can be run for 40-200 people.