CASE STUDY – National Grid PLC

  • Location: NAEC, Stoneleigh
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Event Type: In-house corporate event
  • Structure Used: 5 x 8m domes plus 1 x pod

Client Brief

National Grid own the electricity and transmission network in England and Wales and also owns, manages and operates the national transmission network in Great Britain, making gas available when and where it’s needed. The client wanted to hold it’s annual conference for National Grid’s senior extended leadership team of around 500 people. They wanted to use inflatable structures for breakouts in the open plan venue.


The decision to use the inflatable structures was part of a larger choice of open plan venue where we had a need to break delegates out into separate groups and needed to create a structure in the open plan space to facilitate this.

The Results

“We ran a leadership challenge event based on a ‘scavenger hunt’ approach, providing clues linking to key strategic messages (and fun ones). They were split between the five domes and one cube that we used, each of which could accommodate 120 people at any one time. This gave us a spacious, open and airy environment to cope with fast moving groups often completing challenges that required a reasonable amount of space for group work.

“In conjunction with the challenges we built along with our challenge provider, the domes helped to facilitate a faced paced, fast moving environment that kept our teams energised and engaged throughout the afternoon.” Annette Gann, senior communications specialist, National Grid

“We find that the Evolution Dome structures complement our offering here at NAEC Stoneleigh and boosts the overall effect of the events. It creates versatility in our blank canvas spaces and allows us to provide our customers, such as National Grid, with alternative solutions and create memorable experiences.” Kate Varvedo, marketing and communications manager at NAEC Stoneleigh

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