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Corporate retreats

High Trenhouse is ‘the’ ideal venue for your corporate retreats, because it provides exclusive use, privacy and seclusion. Therefore it is the perfect residential venue for:

  • strategy innovation
  • leadership development
  • team building
  • away-days for planning and learning
  • creative problem-solving workshops

Because it is designed and run specifically as a corporate retreat, High Trenhouse is different from conventional hotels and conference centres.  So, instead of working in public space, with the distractions typical of a busy hotel, you have a place all of your own.  The accommodation and facilities provide an outstanding ambience for learning and creative work. This encourages constructive relationships and collaboration. Enjoy the wonderful grounds or venture into the great outdoors in the best unspoiled scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Exclusive use gives you a place all of your own for co-creative breakthrough events. Apart from discreet supportive staff, you need relate to nobody except your colleagues for the duration of your stay.

Of course, flexible and adaptable meeting spaces are equipped with flipcharts, whiteboards, visual thinking tools and digital projectors and there is WIFI throughout.

Should you require them, you have the reassuring options of:

    • expert design, facilitation and coaching with advanced thinking methodologies
    • outdoor development activities and qualified instructors
    • full office support, email, high speed print, colour copying

For more about the outcomes and objectives of different kinds of provision, see article on Team Development.

Choose the Right Venue

It can be bewildering to select a corporate retreat venue from the very wide range available.  So people often opt for the familiar or are seduced by the hype of exotic locations and luxurious facilities. Of course that might not be the most appropriate venue for your purpose. Read Choosing your Executive Retreat Venue to help you make a decision, so that you enhance your process not compromise it.


The purpose of your event will determine its process, content and overall shape. So first decide whether your aim is to improve teamwork, to co-create, to innovate, to increase resilience and agility and so on. To help you think about your approach you can read  Nine Steps to Successful Off-Site Leadership Retreats.


Apart from being a corporate retreat, High Trenhouse can offer help with design, facilitation or training. So that you can enrich learning for your participants, our resident and associate providers can help you with personal development, team development, leadership development, strategy innovation, culture change and problem solving. Talk to us, so that together we can explore how to add value to your events.

Corporate retreatsResident Facilitators    Centre for Management Creativity


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