Murder, Mystery & Massage

Running a business, I never underestimate the importance of taking time out and have seen just how crucial this is to increasing staff motivation and performance.  Every year I take my team on a summer away day which includes a team bonding activity, delicious food and some much deserved relaxation.

Choosing a day during the slightly quieter month of August, means that there is minimal disruption to work so both the team and I can fully enjoy the day.  This year we embarked on a day out in our nearest spa town of Tunbridge Wells.   This might seem an unusual place to pick but it’s a pretty town within easy reach of London and, as we specialise in spa, it seemed an ideal choice.  That’s the great thing when you’re arranging your own activity day, you can mould the activities around your location.  In this case, it was actually one of the activities that encouraged us to choose Tunbridge Wells.   Working in the spa industry I had heard great things about The Massage Company and knew they’d recently opened a new branch in Tunbridge Wells.  They also had a great ‘first timer’ offer which would make our day great value.  As all of my team love to have a massage and this would fulfil the ‘relaxation’ element of our trip, it was too good an opportunity not to be included in our day.

So where does the murder mystery come in?  Well thankfully this has nothing to do with the massage!  Instead we spent a sunny morning roaming the streets of Tunbridge Wells on a Treasure Trail.  These trails are available for a number of towns in the UK and can be downloaded for a small fee.  I think they’re really aimed at families but the clues were just hard enough to make it a challenge creating some fun competition between us all.  At the same time, it took us on a 2.5 mile walk around some of the lesser known points of interest which you’d normally miss in the main tourist area.  Discovering that the culprit was Rosemary with the bat (we think, as there was some confusion on whether it was the rope!) was a fun and successful end to the trail.

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