On Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited down to Portsmouth to view the fantastic corporate entertaining facilities on offer and the newly redeveloped Gunwharf Quays Harbour. Gunwharf offers everything you would expect from a 21st Century retail development – trendy cafes and bistros, cinemas, shops, boutiques and hotels – with the added bonus of a truly beautiful harbour setting overlooked by the fabulous Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth answer to the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai!
After drinks and canapes on The Hatherleigh corporate hospitality vessal (a fabulous meeting space in itself) in the shadow of Spinnaker Tower, we were whisked off out into the Solent Waters to see Spitbank Fort. Spitbank is a 200 year old defence port built to defend Portsmouth from attack. After been dissued for years, it has now been revitalised as a fantastic corporate events venues. The opportunity to entertain clients with a meeting or conference as usual, but with the added bonus of having your own private island a mile out at sea!
For Tactics Tactics and our Land & Sea Pursuit and Ocean Treasure Hunts the opportunities are vast. A morning meeting with lunch at Spitbank Fort and an afternoon Rib Treasure Hunt? Or perhaps a treasure hunt on the fort itself, exploring the cellars and coal stores with lunch on the Hatherleigh and a trip up Spinnaker? In terms of corporate team building Portsmouth can really offer something unique and different, which is what we like to think Team Tactics is all about!