I meant to drop you a note sooner, but better late than never. Just wanted to say the whole group was mightily impressed by your beautiful house and the surroundings, I think some were quite overwhelmed by the splendour of their bedrooms. Not sure anyone had played ping-pong in a ballroom before and it was certainly an experience for them. With the majority of the group coming from abroad it was a great advert for the English country house and countryside.
I truly believe this was a far better experience than a group of our size could have obtained in a hotel, and this added tremendously to the ‘team-building’ element. I certainly feel I got to know everyone very well after just a couple of days in an environment that was conducive to an informal atmosphere where everyone felt relaxed, at least once they got used to the grandeur of the surroundings! I have attended many team building and conference events in the past, all based in hotels, and I have never felt anything like the same level of togetherness that having an entire house at our disposal was able to generate, and without really trying too hard. Something about the relaxed atmosphere generated by being able to wander and knowing it was just us maybe…………anyway, it worked!
Thanks again for providing the basis of a truly memorable event.
Best wishes and regards, David.