It’s a Knockout Away Day for Serco at The Pavilion, Birmingham and Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire

Repeat Booking
After organising two dragon boat racing events at Rutland Water in Leicestershire for Serco staff, the client was so impressed by Gable Events service that they booked us for their three It’s a Knockout Away Days for 200 staff at The Pavilion, Birmingham and Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire. Gable Events It’s a knockout appealed to the Serco team as it offered all the excitement and fun of a dragon boat racing event combined with the element of competition.

The Client and the Venues
Serco makes a difference to the lives of millions of people around the world. Their frontline delivery involves them in vital areas of public life including providing safe transport, finding sustainable jobs for the long-term unemployed, helping patients recover more quickly, improving the local environment, rehabilitating offenders, protecting borders and supporting the armed forces. For their It’s a Knockout Away Days, Serco held the events at The Pavilion in Birmingham and Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire in order to bring their staff from around the country together and build teamwork. The Pavilion prides itself on being the most flexible venue within the Birmingham area for corporate team building events and its 18 hectares of grounds are ideal for outdoor corporate activities. Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre is set in quite spectacular and secluded surroundings, and is a flagship residential training centre and award winning National Centre of Excellence for many of the UK’s top sportsmen and women.

Gable Events Role
For the Serco It’s a Knockout Away Days in Birmingham and Shropshire, Gable Events provided the usual fantastic selection of costume, relay and inflatable games and also took responsibility for booking gas BBQ equipment, marquee, furniture and portaloos to the client’s requirements. A dedicated Gable Events Event Manager liaised closely with the Serco event organiser and the chosen venues to manage deliveries and siting of equipment to provide the best layout for the client’s enjoyment.

“The guys were superb on the day as always. The event ran well, everything was there for me as expected. Unsurprisingly when my generator was delivered without diesel Hamish put some of his in for me (he got free lunch and dinner for his team as thanks!) and we got going. Excellent event, I am sure we will be in touch after Christmas regarding our next event”.