CORPORATE HOSPITALITY IN HAMPSHIRE
Fly Fishing and clay shooting with meeting space and good food
At Meon Springs, we have been running Corporate Hospitality events for over 25 years.
In the early years it was all about Fishing and Shooting, our most popular event being The Cast and Blast (mainly due to it's excellent payback). More recently, companies have been using our meeting facilities for regular sales or progress meetings. And sometimes combining those meetings with an activity. It has also been popular just to bring clients out here for a Food Event, such as barbecue by the lake or a more formal dinner in The Long Barn. And for those who are interested in seeing how a diversified farming business runs they can choose to come on a Farm Walk or Trailer Tour.
A Cast and Blast Day at Meon Springs
Below are a few more ideas of how you can use our venue for your Corporate Hospitality event.
If you're in a business that needs to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients. Or if you want to just thank your clients and spend some relaxed time with them, getting them out of their usual environment and into some fresh air to do something different is a great way to achieve that.
At Meon Springs, you can organise a fishing day, shooting day, a cast and blast or a number of different activities, which are interesting, fun and interactive. Allowing plenty of time for excellent conversation and banter.
Over the years, many charities have used our activities and hospitality to raise money for their cause. Our best day ever was with Fishing for Heroes, where they raised £20,000 in one Cast and Blast event. The Rainbow Trust, sponsored by L&S Waste also raised a whopping £10,000 on a charity clay shooting day. And for many years, Macmillan regularly raised £4,000 to £5,000 for their charity each year.
The formula varies from charity to charity. However, if you can find a corporate sponsor to pay for the event, attract a celebrity or two and then put on a great day for the attendees, success will ensue.
A successful networking event will result in people having had an interesting time, made a few contacts and got an essence of what the networking host is offering or how they operate.
At Meon Springs, we can organise some really different networking experiences, whether it be a simple Food Event, something in the woods or a Farm Walk.
If you are involved in the agricultural, horticultural and food-related industries, networking at Meon Springs is particularly interesting. For example, a food retailer bringing their important clients out on farm to see how the primary production of food takes place. After a farm tour, you might like to have a drinks reception or have a crack at shooting some clays.
Networking meetings can take the form of
product and idea launches
Whether it be a new tractor, a futuristic robot or an idea or concept, Meon Springs is a great venue to launch it - particularly if you are in the agricultural or food related industry.
A product launch can take place in our Long Barn or out on the farm. It can be combined with activities, a farm tour or a demonstration of the piece of equipment.
"The fifth annual Fishing For Forces (FFF) 'Cast and Blast' at Meon Springs was a great success raising £8,640 for this fantastic charity.
TV host Chris Tarrant managed to squeeze every last penny out of the 60-strong group of FFF supporters at the lunch time auction.
Bill Bishop caught the largest fish at 6lb 12oz. The largest bag went to Paul Robinson with four fish well over 12lb.
Hank Di Mond was the best shot with 19 hit out of 20."
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