How to Make Summer Meetings More Manageable 


As temperatures soar, unfortunately productivity levels do not, which is why the experts at our unique meeting rooms in Cheltenham have put together 6 ways to make your next meeting a fruitful one 

When you think of the Great British Summertime, you probably envisage sitting outside with fruit-filled glasses of Pimms, punnets of strawberries and hog roasts, as opposed to staring at spreadsheets and sticking to tight deadlines. As the weather warms up, however, the show must go on and meetings at work will continue to be scheduled, regardless.

In a bid to avoid a stuffy summer gathering, however, the experts at our meeting rooms in Cheltenham have put together a list of ways to make your event more manageable in the warmer weather.

Be Flexible on Workwear 

No one wants to spend summer afternoons in too-warm neckties, suits and blazers, so be flexible with your dress code and watch productivity levels sky rocket.

Provide Refreshments

It is a good idea to provide delegates with refreshments at the best of times, but during the summer months, it’s essential. Supply guests with iced drinks and light snacks to keep up the momentum throughout your meet.

We at Ellenborough Park provide bespoke menu creations for our corporate meetings. Choose from the menu options from our 3 AA Rosette kitchen to impress your delegates with the best private dining in Cheltenham

Keep it Short and Sweet

Where possible, avoid lengthy meetings. Nobody wants to sit in a stuffy meeting room on a warm summer’s day. Top tip: draw up an agenda to help everyone stick to important points and move the meeting on. Or perhaps even conduct your meeting over one of the most delicious afternoon teas in Cheltenham, so time is limited.

Involve the Great Outdoors

There’s nothing worse than being stuck inside while the sun shines beyond the confines of your corporate meeting venue. As a solution, perhaps throw the windows open during the meeting, enjoy lunch al fresco or even conduct the entire meeting out on the lawn to make a real difference to your regular get together.

Go Beyond the Boardroom

Try to choose a venue with team building activities to entertain your delegates and help guests get to know one another.

Ellenborough Park offer onsite options, including: croquet, archery and duck herding, as well as plenty of off site activities, including: the Land Rover Experience and Private Tours at Snowshill Manor and Garden.

Consider a Retreat

Why not give your annual or monthly meeting an added twist? Treat your team to an away day or weekend at our meeting rooms in Cheltenham where they will get to enjoy a combination of team building activities and motivational speeches from keynote speakers.

If you would like to schedule your next meeting in with us at Ellenborough Park, view our availability and book today.

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