YORK WALL STREET WINNERS
Carefully designed to test the most relevant business skills in colleagues, Wall Street Winners will have even the quietest members of your team frantically racing round negotiating deals, deducing a strategy and trying to forecast what the next market trend will be.
The basic aim of this event is for your team to buy and sell company asset packages at the most opportune moments in order to reap the highest financial benefit possible. The team will be then be able to purchase materials with which to construct a corporate tower; the team with the highest tower will be crowned victorious!
There are however many tricks and blunders to keep everyone on their toes throughout the event, just as in the real commercial world, and no tower is safe until the final bell tolls!
To get the team started financially, 2 minutes will be given to name the corporate tower project, which if given to Ivan the Building Inspector within the time limit will earn you £5,000 for future investment. However, if the team drag their feet and cannot reach a decision, they only receive a meager £3,000!
The team’s financial success lies entirely within their skills of interpreting and forecasting the main trading screen, which shows the share values of five companies from five main industries, such as transport, technology and oil. Values for each will remain static for 15 minutes, in which time the team can buy and sell asset packages from each company and purchase materials with which to construct their corporate tower.
The Trading Floor
The trading floor consists of three components and only certain people within the team may approach any one.
Selling Desk: Only “The Buyer” in the team, who is identifiable by his/her “Bling”, can approach this desk where company assets are represented and purchasable as poker chips. Each company is denoted as a different colour and each colour is marked as a marketing, product or logistic asset of that company. Assets are sold here separately or as a three, whichever your buyer interprets to be the better deal.
Buying Desk: The buying desk allows “The Seller” in the team, who is marked by the carrying of “The Silver Mobile Phone”, to sell complete asset packages consisting of marketing, product and logistic chips of any company, in order to make a profit for the team.
Materials Desk: Negotiating skills are key to beating the tough traders at this counter so choose your “Hagglers” wisely! This is the only place where you will be able to purchase building materials with which to construct your corporate tower so if you want a good deal you’re going to have to get the sellers on your side!
The Trading Screen
Although share values for each company remain static for 15 minutes, regular newsflashes mean your investments are subject to plummeting or soaring as the next screen appears. How will ventures in the transport industry be affected by a big player in the sector going bankrupt? What is going to happen to the technology industry now major upcoming plans for new satellites have been unveiled? It’s up to you and your team to interpret and forecast these changes in order to make the most profit you can, so allocate your “Chief Financier” wisely!
The budding architect in the team by no means has an easy ride in this event. A solid strategy is required if the corporate tower is to win the day, and Ivan the Building Inspector is not an easy man to please! Amongst other regulations, all corporate towers must have their foundations on the supplied project grid and must support an inflated balloon which will be measured as the tower’s highest point. Certain building industry regulations also apply, the purchase of Building Certificate being one of them. Of course, the team could always save their money by skimping on these items, though a hefty fine is enforceable on any team found to be without one!
At the end of each trading session, a wildcard will be drawn and enforced upon a randomly selected team. Examples of these include surprise inspections, new regulations or maybe, if you’re lucky, a cash bonus! Penalties and rewards are appointed in the 3 minute gap between trading sessions to give your team a moment to recover before the next mad rush!
At the end of the day, all team’s corporate towers will be measured from their project grid to their supported balloon to ascertain whose is the tallest achievement. In the event of a tie, the team with the most remaining capital will be crowned victorious!
· Full event management
· Public liability insurance
· Experienced instructors
· All materials & equipment
· Projector, screen & PA system
· End presentation & feedback (Including debrief of performance & areas for improvement)
· Prizes & medals for winners
Feedback on business themed events from our clients:
“Very professional and took your role really serious which added to the effectiveness of the event. Can't really think of anything you can improve, we all thoroughly enjoyed it and the staff were talking about it for weeks afterwards”
- Kilmarnock College
“Well organised and ultimately believable. The effect was delivered and everyone enjoyed it”
- Leicester City Council