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Spy School Team Building

We sent this client to Spy School for their annual UK conference


This client was looking for unique and fun ideas for their annual UK Conference. As a repeat client of ours, they turned to Gray Dawes Events to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Taking place in January, the client needed something that would be on-brand and provide a memorable experience for their group of 40.


Thanks to our previous experience of working together, we were able to deliver proposals for a number of different ideas and activity types that we knew would fit with the client’s brand.

Having discussed these, the client chose the Spy School experience delivered at the Oxford Thames Hotel. Set on the River Thames, we specifically selected the venue as we knew the river and its tow-paths would provide a fantastic backdrop for the Spy School activities, and a welcome retreat from their London base.

The Spy School activities were based on a GPS treasure hunt utilising iPads. The 40 strong team was broken into groups and – after coming up with some interesting group names – completed Spy-themed challenges and documented them with photos and video taken with the iPads.

Activities included covert photography, the art of disguise, hero, interrogation and gadget tasks (amongst others!).


Despite the January weather, the whole team really got involved in all the activities. The result was an engaged, enjoyable conference.

The feedback that was received from the client was fantastic and we are already working together for their next big event.

Want an on-brand, memorable experience for your next conference? Then get in touch today!


This client comprises a group of famous art materials companies of complementary character and with origins dating back to the early 18th Century.

Conference went really well… thanks for all your help!

Marketing Director | Northern Europe

DESTINATION: Oxford Thames Hotel

DELEGATES: 40 Employees

THEME: Spy School

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