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Client: Tesco

Location: The Parcel Yard, Kings Cross, London

Reason for event: A Break from a Sales Conference 

The BRIEF: Our client Tesco’s needed a quick, easy and fun activity as a break in one of their large corporate sales conferences. They were looking for something that was flexible about timings, a location that suited them, and got people out and about (away from the heavy presentations that had dominated the days prior). They approached the Big Smoke Events team and asked if there was anything we could possibly do, and with that brief of course we said yes. 

The SOLUTION: We created a scavenger hunt that was the perfect solution for their needs. The event lasted 3 hours and we found a venue in Kings Cross station, which provided a great connection for onwards travel. Whether they needed to catch a train home or tube to the next part of the conference it worked well for everyone. We also mixed up the teams, so they headed out on a scavenger hunt with people they didn’t know as well from the conference, encouraging them to break the boundaries and build stronger connections with other individuals who work for Tesco’s. 

The RESULT: By Tesco’s taking part in our scavenger hunt it allowed them to have the flexibility they needed. It provided a fun break from their sales conference with no additional hassle of planning an event, as the Big Smoke do most of it. Tesco have repeatedly asked the Big Smoke to provide a scavenger hunt during similar situations as they love how much fun it is for such a simple and easy event. 

If you’re looking for an event which fits into your schedule, breaks the ice, or simply allows people to relax after an intense few days - we can help!



Client: Beefeater Gin 

Location: Southbank, London 

Reason for event: Graduate Induction

The BRIEF: The client, Beefeater Gin, were looking for a different way to introduce their new graduates into the company. They wanted the graduates to get to know one another, to meet other employees and to become fully immersed in the brand in a fun an engaging way. Beefeater Gin reached out to the Big Smoke Events to seek a personalised scavenger hunt for this particular event.  

The SOLUTION: We provided just the thing Beefeater Gin were looking for. We created a bespoke scavenger hunt that instantly broke the ice and welcomed the new graduates into the team, as they were thrown into unique challenges that got everyone laughing. Each challenge was specifically designed around the Beefeater brand values, quizzing the graduates on their current knowledge and cementing them in their minds.

The RESULT: Our scavenger hunt provided the client with a platform for memories to be made and stories to be shared across the office. It created an inclusive atmosphere which is invaluable to the new graduates starting. Whilst showing the possible rewards they could receive from working hard at such an impressive company. Our event proved a great way to introduce new people into the team. 

Here is what from Karina from Beefeater said about their graduate induction event: 

The event was amazing, wonderfully executed – thank you so much for your help and for pulling it together at such short notice! The grads had so much fun.

If you’re looking to welcome your new starters into your company, or teach the group more about the brand values you have, we can help!



Client: Deloitte 

Event Location: GRIND, Exmouth Market, London 

Reason for event: Summer Social Party

The BRIEF: Deloitte recently contacted us as they were looking for a fun event for their summer party. They needed something to bring 140 employees together (including a number of new starters), which was fun, got people out of the office, and included everyone that attended.

The SOLUTION: Our Big Smoke Scavenger Hunt provided the perfect solution for their summer party. We created a personalised hunt with challenging cryptic clues, puzzles based around their company, and challenges that provided hilarious footage. A perfect fit to get their summer party going.

The RESULT: Not only was this event pure fun it also encouraged creativity and teamwork, especially among people that might not normally socialise with each other.  Everyone was out of the office, working together, laughing and most importantly having fun!

Here is what from Tom from Deloitte said about this event at their summer party 2018. 

Thank you to you and the team for a fantastically organised and well run event last week. All the feedback has been phenomenal, and everyone involved has a great time.

If you’re looking for an office party activity which people won’t forget we can help!