If you're planning some outside-work training then sporting venues provide unusual and inspiring settings. We look at what eight have to offer.
The Gleneagles Hotel
Facilities: Gleneagles offers 13 private venue rooms varying in style, capacity and technical facilities. It can accommodate small boardroom executive meetings, large business conferences and gala dinner events.
Parking: Parking in the grounds.
Accommodation: Gleneagles is a five-star, 232-bedroom hotel.
Rate: Day delegate rates start from £68.51, while a 24-hour conference rate starts at £288.72 per person, per night.
Typical dinner menu: Smoked Scottish salmon, roast of the day and the Gleneagles cheese box.
Sporting heritage: One hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, the 850-acre Gleneagles estate offers three championship golf courses, including the PGA Centenary Course where the 2014 Ryder Cup is due to be played. It is also renowned for offering some of the best facilities for country pursuits. Trainers can combine a meeting with a teambuilding event based on archery, trout fishing, clay-pigeon shooting, falconry lessons or gundog demonstrations.
Facilities: The circuit has five buildings of various sizes, including the famous British Racing Drivers Club House, that can host training events. The largest room can accommodate up to 300 delegates.
Accommodation: Nearest hotel is the four-star Whittlebury Hall.
Rate: Day delegate rate is £50 (+VAT), including lunch.
Typical dinner menu: A choice of hot or cold buffets.
Sporting heritage: Widely-recognised as the home of British motor racing, Silverstone is the venue for the British Grand Prix, where last year Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag. The venue offers trainers a host of possibilities when organising a bespoke event, such as combining a conference or seminar with a tour of the circui