FanDuel Incentive Trip

FanDuel, an Edinburgh based company and one of the world's largest fantasy sports platform, held their recent company day out for their Edinburgh and US staff at Winton Castle. Gemma Price, FanDuel’s Office Manager, talks about her experience.

What were your aims for the Team Building Day?

“This was our annual UK company day out, so employees from our Edinburgh office attended, as well as several people from our Orlando and New York offices who were visiting the UK that week,”

“In total, there were 128 of us, all of whom took part in a Laser Tag ‘Domination Game’ as well as a Winton Highland Games. 

“It was FanDuel’s second visit to Winton Castle for a company event. We held our Christmas party there last December and thoroughly enjoyed a Murder Mystery evening, Christmas meal and disco. 

“The house and grounds are stunning and the staff were very welcoming and attentive, so returning for a second visit was a no-brainer for us.”

What hospitality was provided for your day?

“The food was delicious and catered for everyone’s tastes - from the buffet-style nibbles at lunch - which featured a very popular ‘doughnut tree’! - to the hog roast and BBQ in the evening. An ice cream’s vintage Rolls-Royce also made an appearance!" 

Which activities proved to be a hit with the team?

“Laser Tag was lively and fast-paced. We split up into 8 teams of 15 each and played ‘Domination’ with two large scale pitched battles in the walled garden with the backdrop of Winton Castle - a great success!

“We formed 8 clans for the very varied Highland Games activities, from tossing the caber to racing with hay bales. The latter was a particular hit with our American colleagues, who fully got into the spirit of things by wearing mini kilts and tartan hats!

“The highlight was definitely the final event, the tug-o’-war, which raised plenty of cheers and chants from the side lines as teams fought it out to haul their opponents over the line."

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