International Finance at Friends Life is a fast growing team, spread across two locations in Dorking and London it is difficult for members of the team to meet up. Sharing knowledge and building relationships is an important aspect in any business and this is particularly emphasised when a third of the group were new to the department. A decision was taken to get everyone together for an event and that the event incorporated a team activity. The leadership wanted something that not only delivered on a company level but also provided an opportunity to contribute to the community, they also liked bikes.
O3e – Charity Bike Build was contacted and the activity was a perfect fit for their needs. The Bike Build Challenge was run at Friends LIfe’s offices and grounds with around 25 people taking part, the teams attended knowledge sessions and had to overcome a series of challenges including the famous ‘No Rush’ race before they had all the resources required to complete the bikes.
All teams completed the challenge and the 5 bikes they built, which were of a particularly high standard, are now at their respective homes, both City Gateway and Action for Children benefitted from this one event.