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Well we were quite busy throughout August & had the honour of hosting 38 events in 10 different cities across Australia & New Zealand. We helped bond over 1,769 people in August alone.

We hosted events like the Amazing Race, Survivor, Brick Masters & our popular Spy Race.

We are also very proud to announce that we hosted our very first event in New Zealand. We had the privilege of hosting a Spy Race in Christchurch! Watch this space for more fun events coming to New Zealand.

Here is our highlight reel from some of our recent events.

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We recently attended the AHRI conference in Brisbane & it was amazing! For the past few months we have been planning our little Tailored Team Building booth & getting quite excited at the possibility of meeting so many amazing HR professionals….and boy did we!!! 

So, the time finally came for us to pack up our brochures & bright yellow jigsaw stress balls & off we went to sunny Brisbane. The exhibition was over two full days & I honestly couldn’t tell you exactly how many people we spoke to but all we were both craving after day 1 was a wine, an aspirin & a lay down! We were stuffed! 

However, we got up for day two & put on our purple shirts & usual smile & off we went again. Day two certainly didn’t disappoint either, as we met even more amazing HR professionals. 

The highlight was taking the opportunity during lunch service to walk the lines giving out our jigsaw stress balls.  So much so they started to appear all through the conference. One key note speaker could be seen with a Tailored Team Building jigsaw piece on their lecturn during their speech!

In the end we came away with so many great new relationships & possibilities. It was great meeting professionals from all over Australia, including Darwin, Perth & Adelaide. We are really looking forward to meeting them again & delivering some of our Team Building events! 

Are you enjoying the shorts currently on Channel 10, advertising season 2 of Hunted Australia? So are we! We love the tension of the “fugitives” waiting to start their run. We love the background radio communication from Hunted HQ calling in the helicopters!

Well, if you love this, we have the event for you! Now at this stage let’s give the disclaimer!

Operation: Espionage is operated in Australia and New Zealand by Tailored Team Building and is from the TV Show “Hunted”, however it is not connected to or endorsed by Hunted, Endemol Shine Australia or Ten Network.

Now that’s out the way, I want to introduce you to Reece Dewar OAM and Jason Spivey. The actual stars of Hunted Australia.

Reece Dewar OAM: Hunted Australia 2022 and 2023’s Deputy of Operations, Reece Dewar OAM, is a decorated soldier who was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to the Special Operations Community.

With over 20 years of experience in the Australian Defence Force and 12 years of service with Special Operations Command (Australia), it’s no wonder he is in the Hunted Australia task force!

Jason Spivey: Jason Spivey is an accomplished covert surveillance specialist who served for 10 years as a member of the Victorian and Queensland Police Forces, including three years as a tactical operations sniper, Entry Team Member and Water Operations Specialist within the Queensland Police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).

Welcome to OPERATION: Espionage. Hosted by Reece and Jason and aimed at corporate groups of 30 upwards in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, but can be hosted Australia and New Zealand wide with many more participants.

The concept is slightly different than the TV show – obviously it is impossible to drop 30 corporates into a city and chase them over 21 days! But we have got an equally heart pumping event lasting around 4 hours.

Your team will spend a couple of hours learning about covert surveillance techniques and technology, they will then be given a target to locate and track across the city, while avoiding being hunted themselves.

OPERATION: Espionage really is a heart pumping, eye opening, one-of-a-kind event, hosted by the best in the business.

Don’t miss out as there are limited available dates and this event will not be around forever. Don’t just enjoy the TV show, be part of the adrenaline rush yourself.

This week, Kerri and I, together with our partners, had the pleasure of attending the local business awards presentation evening.

Local Business Awards 2023To say we were proud to be nominated, let alone make the finals, is an understatement. We only created Tailored Team Building 18 months ago! Yes, we have been working with the Corporate Amazing Race part of the business for a lot longer, but to be recognised for the development of Tailored Team Building was truly humbling.

We ended up after the presentation chatting about the last couple of years and our plans for the next 12 months. Now, its a conservative statement to say we have some big plans and ideas. My wife and Kerri’s husband roll their eyes at us on a regular basis after hearing about some of our random ideas. These usually come during a road trip down to Canberra or up to Newcastle, or a flight to Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne or Mount Isa where we get to spend a few hours together without phones or emails!

I don’t think many business owners are very good at patting themselves on the back and we are no different but we did settle on a few reasons we are successful, apart from the fact we have worked really hard!

  1. Staff. We are really proud of our amazing staff. All of our team bring something different to our events and some we see more than others. But all of our staff based all around Australia and New Zealand are awesome and we wouldn’t be here without them!
  2. Our partners. They put up with our strange ideas, our constant enthusiasm and our unsociable work and travel schedules!
  3. Each other. We genuinely love what we do, are creative together and enjoy bouncing ideas and thoughts off each other.  We also know where our individual strengths are and aren’t afraid to let each other play to them. Working with your best friend never feels like work!

Being our very first year, we know how much of an honour this is. It means so much to both of us and only makes us more determined and driven to reach further in the future. Watch out competition! We are coming for you!

We are so proud of what we have achieved but we are even more proud of what we have coming up!  Watch this space – and thank you to everyone who voted for us.

 

JUNE WRAP UP!

We have been quite busy this June!!! We have hosted amazing team building activities for clients in a number of cities across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Townsville, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & even Mt Isa. We absolutely love traveling around Australia to bring team building events to as many people as possible.

In the month of June, we had the privilege of hosting great team building activities, such as our ever popular Amazing Race, Brick Masters, Corporate Olympics & Game Show. Team Bonding

Tailored Team Building are so honoured to help our clients build trust, communication & genuine relationships within their workplace, by engaging us to host fun & unique team bonding events. We know our events work & personally love watching clients have fun. For us, it’s also about building relationships with our clients, as we see so many of them come back every few months to bring their team together again…..consistency is the key after all.

So if you are looking at getting your team together for some really interesting & fun team bonding activities to help build trust & relationships within your work place, we suggest you watch our June Wrap Up video below & give us a call. Will you be Tailored Team Building’s next success story?

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It’s time for us to finally reveal probably our worst kept secret…..due to popular demand – Tailored Team Building are expanding!!! We are so happy to announce that we are finally operating in NEW ZEALAND!! 

We have recently been over to see our lovely cousins across the ditch & completed a lot of recon, and have planned some really cool Amazing Race courses around Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown & Christchurch. This has been a long time coming & really a dream come true for us if we are honest. 

We are currently offering all our indoor team building experiences, including Brick Masters, Game Show & Trivia as well as our all time favourite Amazing Races around New Zealand. 

Check out of Amazing Race websites in your favourite city below;

Auckland

Wellington

We are really excited to continue expanding into New Zealand & will continue to launch new cities & new events throughout New Zealand over the coming months so watch this space……

So if you have a team in New Zealand or are looking at hosting a conference anywhere in New Zealand, get in touch with us & we will plan out the perfect break-out session for you & your team.

Local Business awards Finalist 2023

Local Business AwardsWe, at Tailored Team Building, are really proud to be named a finalist in the 2023 Northern Beaches Local Business Awards. Kerri and Jonathan want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us and all of our clients, network and amazing team for their support over the past year.

To be in the finals in only our first full year is amazing and it really motivates us knowing that we are being recognised for the standard of the team building events we have designed and hosted to date.

At Tailored Team Building, we really proud ourselves on the team bonding events we have created so far (and don’t worry there are PLENTY more in the works). We absolutely love working with all our clients to help their teams create & improve the relationships, trust & communication within their work place. We love seeing more & more workplaces spending time & money on their employees, and this is only increasing, particularly post COVID-19.

By far, our most popular team building activity is the Amazing Race, which we host Australia & New Zealand wide. However, we are also seeing clients come back time & time again after they we have hosted an Amazing Race for them, that we are also growing & developing our other amazing team building events as well.

The Awards event will be held in August 2023 and we will post pictures and updates from the night. Fingers crossed we bring home the silverware!!!

 

This video showcases some of the amazing events we have been honoured to host during the month of April.

During April we have hosted Amazing Races in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & the Gold Coast. We have absolutely loved hosting every single event this month.

While traditionally April is our quietest month of the year, we have loved travelling and hosting some amazing groups. Bring on the rest of the year!

 

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Team running

By far our most popular team building event is the Corporate Amazing Race. Our amazing races are a great way to bring your team together in a fun & competitive way to get them out of the office. We have designed our Corporate Amazing Races for every body – you can be super fit & not so fit…..young & young at heart…..and everything in between. Our races are also fully customisable, basically we love to travel so we can host your amazing race anywhere in Australia. Of course we are currently hosting these in all major cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra & Gold Coast, however we have also already hosted amazing races in other places like Townsville, Roma, Nowra, Nelson Bay, Gosford, Ballarat & lots of places in between. So, where would you like to send us next?

Ok….lets get into the fun stuff….how it works;

First of all we design a personalised countdown website for you to share with your team, this will give you some important information about your day (what to wear etc) as well as the starting location for your race. We then meet your group at the start & get you into your smaller teams. We play a fun, fast paced game at the start to get all your competitive spirits flowing, we then give you your first envelope to dramatically rip open (yes bonus points for extra drama can be awarded!!!), then you are off racing. All our checkpoints are manned by our hosts & the teams will need to complete 1-2 challenges / activities on the checkpoints before moving on. 

There may also be an opportunity to roadblock another team to sabotage them or potentially win a fast forward card to give your own team an advantage! The possibilities are endless. 

We already have a wide range of different team building activities that your teams can enjoy on our checkpoints, however we are always coming up with new ideas. Plus we are also happy to work closely with you if you would like to design a customised challenge for your team. We just love team bonding & puzzles so give us an idea & we will create the perfect team building activity for you & your team. 

And of course, the all important stuff – there has to be a winner!!! We actually have two versions of our amazing races, one being the first team to cross the finish line wins, or (and most popular) the team who finishes with the most amount of points will take home the overall bragging rights. We do have little prizes to give away for the winning team & also the losing team. 

So….the only limitation is your imagination….contact us to book your next corporate amazing race. 

Bullseye Award

Each year, the organisation “Escape The Roomers” review thousands of physical escape rooms around the world, thousands of table top escape puzzle home games and thousands of digital escape games, both online team games and app/console games. This group have specialist reviewers based in different locations globally and examine the Escape Room industry in minute detail.

The culmination of all this work yearly is the “Bullseye Awards” – the annual Escape Game Recognition event which is an online awards extravaganza.

For the 2022 year, this online ceremony took place early this morning (Sydney time).

We, at Tailored Team Building were completely taken aback and honoured when we were named as winners in the “Best Puzzle” category. It seems really surreal to be able to call our first online escape game, developed during COVID by a team of two, here in Sydney, “Award Winning” and include the Bullseye Award badge on our site.

We have been long-time escape room fans and make sure if we are traveling to a city or country for an event, we challenge ourselves to a room or two. We have always said that one day we will own an escape room. But in the mean time, we settled on designing a virtual room.

We had so much fun developing the story then illustrating all of the scenes, before drawing on our love of both physical and digital escape games to plan all of the puzzles and the flow of the story. The game then went through several revisions after testing and release. In fact the first set of feedback we received was that the game took too long and had too many puzzles and levels in it. With that fixed the game was re-released and two versions put out; one with a built in video conference system so teams can play the game anytime, on their own. The second version uses Zoom to host larger groups and is fully hosted. Shortly after full release we hosted over 200 university students playing simultaneously with our hosts on hand to help.

Again, we are hugely honoured to receive this award and it has only made us more determined to finish the next chapter and several stand alone games we have started.