The Brief

The world class payment systems company VocaLink approached Globe looking for ideas for their 2016 Away Day in London, for their UK employees.

Taking place in July 2016 the group of 30 were looking for a hotel that could accommodate them for an evening meal and overnight accommodation, a half day meeting followed by a fun activity that the whole group could enjoy together.

What we did

Globe offered various hotel options and activities, and after weighing up various choices, VocaLink decided on an experience that would include a climb over the O2.

I asked for a few ideas for our Team Building Event in London and we were offered approx. 7-8 team building events which were all very good.  We decided that we would ride on the Emirates and walk over the O2.

Jackie Weatherson | PA to Chief HR Officer | VocaLink

Globe were delighted to help plan the agenda for the trip, to advise on timings and to ensure that all tickets and venues were booked and paid for in advance.

The final itinerary ran as follows:

18:00 – Meet at the hotel – Aloft London Excel

19:00 – Meet in the Hotel “Re-Mix” Lounge for pre-dinner drinks

19:30 – 2 course dinner for 30 guests in the Docksider Restaurant. Retire to the Hotel Bar “WXYZ” for drinks and pool table. Overnight accommodation at Aloft Hotel

We stayed in a lovely hotel. Globe had arrange everything from dinner to the evening entertainment.

06.30 – Breakfast
09.00 – Meeting in venues event space plus use of bar area for breakout.
11.30 – Depart hotel for Emirates Airline
12.00 – Travel on Emirates Airline
12.20 – Lunch at All Bar One
13.50 – Arrive to Up at the O2
14.00 – Up at the O2 (Luggage can be stored)

We had our meeting at the hotel – again all arranged by Globe – and we set off around lunchtime to our lunch venue where food had been pre-ordered, so there was no hanging around.  When we arrived at the O2 again everything was fantastic, Globe even arranged for our luggage to be storage.


The full event experience management service provided ensured that VocaLink were able to enjoy their stay without settling bills, confirming paperwork and checking invoices, this was all done by Globe on their behalf. A final details document, along with relevant tickets and contact details, was prepared and sent to VocaLink in advance so they had all the information needed for their trip.

The organisation that went into the making this day outstanding was fantastic even down to the timings between events.  I would highly recommend Globe and I am already using them again.

Jackie Weatherson | PA to Chief HR Officer | VocaLink

Globe work with many different suppliers and venues across the UK, Europe & beyond – helping companies create memorable trips, for employees and clients, no matter what the budget.

Whether you need to source a hotel, book flights, find fun activities, arrange transfers or need a restaurant for a large group (or need all of the above) – we are available to help. Our experience means we work closely with our suppliers – giving you a better price than if you were to go direct.

We are available to plan your event with you, and also travel alongside you to manage the event onsite if you need us to. Our services are flexible and can be adapted to what you need; whether that’s a four star hotel in London, a camping retreat in Scotland or a five star luxury getaway to the Maldives.

Speak to us today and challenge us with your next adventure.

Quick Facts

VocaLink is a payment systems company headquartered in the United Kingdom, created in 2007 from the merger between Voca and LINK.

I would highly recommend Globe and I am already using them again.


DELEGATES: 30 Employees

DURATION: 2 days