Everything went extremely well – there were many compliments about how great the space was and how everyone enjoyed the food, as well as the service which contributed to the success of the Strategy Day.
Louise and Peter arranged the tea ceremony which was extremely well received and beautiful to watch. It fitted well with the theme of our day which was all about working together as a group, communication and harmony. As a diverse team, we always welcome an opportunity to experience and understand different cultures and backgrounds and this was a great addition to the day. We would be interested in booking another cultural activity next time, perhaps Japanese flower arranging or music to add a different element to the programme.
May I take this opportunity to thank the team for supporting us so well. It was an excellent day and I received so many compliments about the organisation which of course was all down to Louise and her team! We will definitely be booking again in the future – it was very popular.
The team working on COSMIC (Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer), based at the Wellcome Genome Campus at Hinxton, holds a quarterly strategy day, which gives everyone the chance to workshop, train and socialise together.
Some team members work from home so it is an important opportunity for all to mix together to discuss specific projects and future developments, as well as participate in training and team-building exercises. The Strategy Day held in April 2019 was the first event at Murray Edwards College.
Kate Noble, Business Manager says: “We need a pleasant environment to work in and the Kaetsu Centre Conference Room that we booked for the day had lots of light and a sense of space which was perfect.”
“Food is also important as we are a hungry but discerning team, as well as several people having food allergies so it’s essential that we can cater for everyone and no one feels excluded.”
“Murray Edwards College met these criteria very well and I couldn’t have asked for friendlier or more helpful contacts at the planning stage and at the event itself, the staff were very attentive including moving the timing to suit how the day was running.”
“Using an academic venue is helpful but not essential. As we reside within an academic institute ourselves, it is useful for planning as the Colleges are often very used to dealing with this type of event and also the surroundings are lovely!”
“In terms of AV equipment, it was set up and ready to go when our day started and was simple and easy to use.”
Date of event:
16th April 2019
Type of event:
Kaetsu Centre: Kaetsu Conference Room, Kaetsu Lecture Theatre for Tea Ceremony, Kaetsu Foyer for refreshments and lunch