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Telford's teambuilding makes real difference

A Shropshire-based provider of unique teambuilding experiences is leading the way in showcasing the real social benefits to businesses of working together, following a hugely successful community project in Barcelona.

The Tandem Experience, based in Telford, recently hosted a bespoke team building event which brought together over 300 employees from one of Europe’s leading pharmaceutical companies to work alongside a group of blind and partially-sighted individuals from a Spanish charity.  Working collectively as part of ‘The Big Build’ project, the group built 30 tandem bicycles from scratch, and presented them to the charity at the end of the event. 

Sarah Bird, Business Tourism Manager at Meet Telford & Shropshire, the official convention bureau for the region, said “The events industry is seeing a real revolution, with every event now having to work harder than ever to deliver more.  The Tandem Experience is at the cutting-edge of this new era, combining social responsibility with challenging team activities, to provide an outcome that makes a tangible and positive difference to their communities."

Co-Owner of The Tandem Experience, Rob Wade, said: “This recent event was a fantastic example of how teambuilding activities can not only help to engage, inspire and motivate a company’s employees, but how they can also deliver genuine results and make a real difference to the communities around them.  Building Corporate Social Responsibility into teambuilding events is something that companies are increasingly looking to do to show to their staff, suppliers, clients, and prospective clients that they do business in an ethically and socially responsible way, whilst also bringing a sense of fun to their own teams.

“Tandem cycling is one of the ultimate teambuilding tools as it requires excellent communication, trust, and the ability to co-operate effectively.  Having witnessed first-hand the hugely positive impact our latest project had on those who took part, it has also shown to us the real difference it can make to local, and wider, communities, and we hope to replicate this success across the UK and beyond.”

Telford and Shropshire offers a diverse range of teambuilding activities and experiences, from fuelled-forays in breath-taking landscapes, to inspirational lessons in leadership, and culinary challenges.

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