Team Challenge Company strikes gold at the Scottish Event Awards
Dunfermline events and team building firm Team Challenge Company has been honoured at The Drum Scottish Event Awards for its use of technology.
It scooped the ‘Best Use of Technology’ award for developing a complex 50-mile digital treasure hunt, which was recognised alongside some of Scotland’s largest events, such as The Royal Highland Show, Turner Prize and World Gymnastics Championships.
The Fife firm was praised for its GPS treasure hunt – dubbed #DestinationUnknown – designed as part of an away-day to reward staff at Edinburgh-based software specialist Eureka Solutions.
The client brief was for an event with ‘wow factor’, where event details, especially venue location, were to be kept secret for as long as possible and that would generate a feeling of camaraderie.
The event included a 50-mile-long app-based digital treasure hunt with 100 possible routes.
Checkpoints included Stirling Castle, Andy Murray’s Golden post-box in Dunblane and Hampden Park. Tasks included recreating movie scenes from the likes of Rocky and Titanic, singing a favourite Disney song and taking group selfies.
The day also included challenges and activities from rapping to the ‘Prince of Bel Air’ to gundog training and falconry, and a glamourous James Bond themed evening casino to fit with the delegates’ day of being super sleuths at one of the UK’s most luxurious venues, the world famous 5-star Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire.
The pioneering software used for the event has since proved a huge success in the corporate event markets in the USA, Japan, and the Middle East. Team Challenge Company, which holds exclusive rights for GoTeam in the Scottish market believes its deployment for the #DestinationUnknown event is the first time it has been used on such a grand scale.
The panel of Scottish Event Awards judges, which included Mark Stewart from EventScotland, congratulated the team for its “considerable planning and ability to deliver precisely on complex client requirements.”
Co-director at Team Challenge Company Gerard Crowley said: “It is a huge honour to be recognised by the Scottish Event Awards as they are one of the most prestigious in the industry.
“This was one of the most complex events we have ever delivered and I could not be prouder of my team who worked tirelessly, planning meticulously and ensuring that we delivered an incredible event. The acknowledgment we have received from both the client and our peers has spurred us on to develop even more innovative events in the future.”
A Scottish Event Awards spokesperson said: “We would like to congratulate Team Challenge Company on their well-deserved win. It was clear the complex event took considerable planning and the judges were impressed by the fun and innovative use of the cutting edge GPS tracking app to bring the event to life.
“The Drum Scottish Event Awards look to celebrate the very best of the Scottish events industry. As the awards grow in size we receive ever increasing numbers of quality applications making the level of competition tougher each and every year.”