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Allen Associates’ team makes ‘secret’ escape

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After months of hard work, our team downed tools and headed to Secret Valley in Somerset for an invigorating mini break.

Kayaking, walking, exploring and yoga were a few of the adventures which lay in store for the Allen Associates’ team, who were fortified with fine wine and cosy accommodation in beautifully appointed shepherds huts, dotted around the farm.

Our founder and Executive Chair, Kate Allen, said: “On arrival, we were loaded onto the back of a trailer and taken on a tour of the farm, with a wine tasting thrown in to ease the bumps in the road. We arrived back at base to a barbecue feast which was served around a huge camp fire. We had such a fun evening with plenty of laughs.

“The next day featured a long walk, kayaking and yoga, topped off with supper at a nearby pub. It was such an enjoyable break in a tranquil countryside setting, giving us all time to relax and take stock – and most importantly, reconnect with one another and bond over new shared experiences.

“I can’t emphasise enough the importance of supporting staff wellbeing and occasionally taking time out, away from the day job, to get to know one another in a different way, to connect and build rapport. I think we all got a lot out of it – I know I did.”

To find out more about Allen Associates’ approach to team building, please get in touch with Kate or visit our Knowledge Centre and browse our guest blogs on employee wellbeing.