One of the very best aspects of running a team building company is the excitement and challenge of implementing a new product. When Beach and Bush was approached by Price Waterhouse Coopers Accountants to put together a charity bike build team build for their KZN office, the level of excitement in our offices was off the charts.
Pulling off a ‘wow’ event for 300 people is always a challenge. We quickly realised that partnering with top suppliers would be the key to pulling this off and ensuring that things went off without a hitch. The event was run at Talloula Restaurant in Botha’s Hill where Glynnis and Louis as always provided amazing support and assistance with the many crazy and strange requests from us in terms of the logistics of the event. Nothing was too much trouble for their team. With regard to bikes, the folks at Qhubeka Bikes were helpful and professional in their assistance and ensuring that the parts got to the venue on time, as well as consistently providing advice and help.
On the big day, everything went off without a hitch. As the delegates entered the build area and spied the 20 stations complete with tools and bike parts, there was a clear feeling of trepidation, mixed with anticipation in the air. The excitement of doing something genuinely useful for the community and competing against 24 other teams ensured fantastic buy-in from the delegates. In addition the winning team got to allocate a charity to receive 8 of the bikes. Faced with a new challenge (being able to construct a bike from scratch is not a required skill in the world of high finance), the teams pulled together and focused on the unfamiliar task with vigour and quickly adapted and organised themselves.
After a tough hour spent constructing the bikes, all of the teams completed their bikes on time (some quicker than others). The sense of energy and accomplishment amongst the teams was great to experience.
Bikes were donated to Durban Children’s Home, Girls and Boy’s Town and the winning team nominated Tabitha Ministries in PMB.