Frequently Asked Questions:
So, what is team building?
Team Building is a wide range of activities aimed at improving teamwork within teams, improving communication within teams and helping a team work better together.
This can be achieved utilising a number of team games and team activities. We utilise popular team theories such as Belbin to ensure our team building events are the most help they can be to helping your company achieve its goals. Corporate team building is common in organisations who are building a team or going through a period of restructure or team development. We can also use them as an ice breaker for a newly formed team or an energiser for an existing team. Why not book with a company who have been innovating new ideas since 1994? Read more on What exactly is team building? You can also read a wide range of our Team Building related articles.
Why should we hold Team building sessions?
There are a number of key reasons why a company or organisation may want to conduct a team building event. These reasons could include;
Improving communication and teamwork within a team, boosting team morale, helping your team to get to know each other better, breaking the ice, helping to identify and utilise individual strengths within a team, improving team productivity and making the workplace a more enjoyable place to be. Utilising a well-planned series of events, you can gain some real benefit to how well your teams perform. More reasons for team building and the objectives you can achieve.
What are the minimum and maximum numbers for Team building?
We have run events for as few as 5 people and also as many as 10,000 delegates. We do advise that for smaller numbers some events can be more expensive due to the equipment and staff costs, so please speak to one of our team for advice.
What happens if it rains?
Generally, we always provide waterproofs and gazebos for our events and where possible we will try and provide a wet weather option. Our team will always work with you prior to the day to ensure every base is covered.
Are your activities covered by insurance and do you provide first aid cover?
Yes all of our events are fully covered with up to £10 million public liability insurance and we always have at least 1 member of staff who is first aid trained. We also supply paramedics on hand for the more physical events such as It’s a Knockout, or for events with larger numbers.
Do we need to find a venue?
We can either come to a venue you have chosen or booked or we can help you find a suitable venue free of charge. We offer a venue finding service for all of our events which utilises our database which we have built up and updated over the last 20 years.
Where can we run team building events?
We, Demon Wheelers, travel throughout the UK and Europe offering a wide range of team building games, activities and events. We travel from our base in Sheffield which is ideally placed to access all areas of the country. As well as events close by our home base in cities such as Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham we are usually in London at least once a week and quite often on multiple occasions. It is quite common for us to have several events on in several locations on the same day. We have multiple sets of most of our equipment including several crystal domes so it is very possible we could be hosting a Crystal Collection team building event in London, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Manchester and Birmingham all on the same day. It's also very possible we may have event teams travelling from an event in London one day to another in Southampton or Brighton the next or from Manchester one day to Edinburgh or Glasgow the next and then onto Aberdeen or somewhere else on the third day. Take a look at just some of the event locations we can work in which cover the whole of UK and Europe too.
Why should you choose Demon Wheelers?
Demon Wheelers have been running corporate team building and other events for over 20 years and we have a wide range of experience in running and creating new team building activities. In addition to arranging and organising corporate team building days directly for companies and organisations we also do a lot of work through some of the UK’s biggest team building events agencies. We have one of the widest range of equipment across Europe and everyone in our company has event experience, whether that be our sales staff, warehouse team or finance manager. Every member of our team has attended events, it’s a part of our passion and its what gets us out of bed every morning.
Do you have an age limit?
We do not have an upper or lower age limit as we run team building events for children and we can tailor the activities included to suit the group taking part.
Do we have to be physically fit?
We can tailor the activities to the group taking part. Some of our events do require a little physical ability but we don't have anything which is overly strenuous apart from It's a Knockout and School Sports Day.
Should we choose a full team building day or a half day?
Team building days are ideal to get everyone away from the office for a day or half a day. It’s often a tough decision whether to have a full day or a half day event. A common compromise is a meeting or conference in a morning followed by lunch then a half day team building event. Team building days are popular for a range of reasons from a morale boosting day to increasing communication between your team or teams. You may just be looking for a fun filled day of friendly competition or be serious about wanting to do team building.
One of the first questions we usually ask is “What do you want to achieve from your day?" This is the most important thing with any event. You need to know what you are hoping to get out of the day so you know if it has been a success. For example, if it’s just a morale boosting day then everyone to have a good time might be the main goal. If you are hoping to increase teamwork or communication it will have a different goal.
In some cases you may just want to give your staff the chance to take part in a range of activities which they may not have chance to do outside of work. For these types of events we offer a Multi Activity day which can be tailored to your needs and to the requirements of the group. Visit our Team Building Activities page for more details on the specific team building activities we run.
Any other questions…
If you have any further questions then please either call one of our friendly team on 0114 270 0330 or send an email to [email protected]