Holistic Wellbeing & Happiness at Work

We offer Away Day Experiences in select locations within Yorkshire with learning retreats and workshops that provide fun, inspirational, motivating and rejuvenating benefits for...


STRONG, VIBRANT, HAPPY & INCORPORATED TEAMS

SVH INC.

In 2017, Stephen, who was a Senior Development Manager, overseeing multi-million GBP commercial property projects, suffered a heart attack brought on by work related stress and anxieties.


This horrible experience led to us creating SVH Inc.


We provide a holistic approach to Wellbeing and Happiness at Work. Using the power of connections between events, we create mindful themed, learning experiences that build Happiness and Resilience, Improve Engagement, boost Productivity and reduce staff turnover.


To ensure we give you a fully rounded experience, We also provide special discounts from a host of local businesses for maximised Employee Benefit.

VALENTINA HYNES
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I come from a background of events (Corporate Social Responsibility, Experiential Marketing, Hospitality, Team Building and Charity works) which earned me an Associate Fellowship in 2014 with the Royal Commonwealth Society, London and an award in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Lagos State Government of Nigeria. 

Recently, I was nominated by the Yorkshire Choice Awards in two categories; Businesswoman of the Year  2019, and Local Fundraiser of the Year, 2019. 

I am a Connector who “connects the dots” among people with different backgrounds and strengths by recognising and pointing out patterns that help people come together and build greater resilience. I have an intuitive ability to sense how people with different strengths and weaknesses can come together and establish a common ground, with a focus on building strong, vibrant, happy and incorporated teams

STEPHEN HYNES
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I come from a background of real estate, spanning 30 years and which has taken me around the world, working as an expatriate, leading and delivering major projects.

My vast experiences as an employee, a manager and a director gives me unique insights into the often overlooked stressors of a high paced work life especially in the real estate industry. 

Having experienced the nearly fatal ill effects of high stress and anxiety in the workplace with no work life balance, I am wholly committed to helping organisations ensure happiness and engagement at work, reducing the ill and costly effects of a highly stressed work environment.

EXPERIENCES

An Away Day Experience with us is

A Retreat...

Meant to educate, engage, inspire, relax and motivate.

Culinary Experiential Away Days
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The mixing of spices and ingredients to create gastronomic magic is one that we find appeals most to HR, Sales, Marketing, Operations and Management teams when it comes to  mindful activities for Workplace Wellbeing and stress reduction for optimal team cohesion, workplace creativity and employee engagement aimed at a boost in productivity. 

Whether it’s a half or full day’s Culinary Experiential Mindful themed corporate retreat for a kitchen garden walk, cookery school or fine dining in the fabulous Cookery School at the Grand, York, or Hazlewood Castle close to Leeds, be sure that team building with Employer and Employee wellbeing as the focal point has never been more fun or more effective.

Drive
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Drive; is a monthly open to all sectors Holistic wellbeing Away Day Experience for Managers and Team Leaders. It’s aim is to give organisations an opportunity to appreciate and reward their team leaders.

It is both virtual and onsite.

Exploratory Experiential Away Days
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Business Owners / Entrepreneurs and Business Executives, Operations, Medical, Manufacturing, Engineering, Real Estate and Hospitality teams tend to find this package more beneficial as they find that a walk through gardens or woodlands, a historic stately home or a ride on a boat in stunningly historical places like Allerton Castle, Castle Howard, and Hazlewood Castle drastically reduces their stress and anxiety, sharpens their senses, focuses their missions, improves their happiness at work, boosts their creativity and productivity and strengthen loyalty to their workplace.

Sensory Experiential Away Days
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This is a very popular package as it’s very function is to relax, pamper and rejuvenate. It is especially popular with the teams in medical fields, educational teams, Business owners and Executives. It physically and psychologically releases stress while promoting mindfulness.

Included in these are spa treats, exclusive happy hour outings, dance classes, Reflexology treatments, aromatherapy, mixology & osteopathy.

Virtual Experiences
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Just like our onsite Experiences we address all the senses in our virtual events. We do this through our wellness boxes, virtual games, music and learning sessions.

Our mission is to create Community, through a holistic approach to wellbeing and happiness at work. Be it virtually or on-site, our themed away day learning experiences leave you with a strong, vibrant, happy and incorporated team.

DESTINATION PARTNERS

Yorkshire also known as “God’s Own County” is not just full of history and rugged beauty, it is synonymous with resilience, diversity, creativity, and cheerfulness. These are values we highlight when we create Away Day Experiences using our historical and stunning destinations within Yorkshire as a springboard for resilience and survival lessons.


Choose from one of our destination partners below...

Allerton Castle
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Allerton Castle is situated in the heart of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside and its history dates back to the 13th Century. In its more modern form, it boasts the leading example of Gothic Revival architecture in the UK. The Grade 1 Listed Building has a rich past and possess magnificent rooms within the building, with detailing that take the breath away.

It is a prime example of what magic a united team can weave; history surviving into the present, a brand being rebranded while its core is preserved, a brand with a continuing story and reach. 

Its peaceful vibes lull you into calm while inspiring you to relax and dig deeper. Perfect for exploratory and culinary packages. 

Castle Howard
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Castle Howard is one of Britain’s most magnificent historical stately homes. It’s very history is replete with resilience and adaptability, from the length of time it took to finish building it (100 years) to the challenge of a fire outbreak and its restoration.

Prominently seated on a ridge, the house has breathtaking views in all directions including the beautiful grounds surrounding the house with the Temple of the Winds, the Howard family mausoleum, Hawksmoor’s Pyramid, an obelisk, and several follies and eyecatchers in the form of fortifications, mature woodlands and two lakes, one on the north side and the other on the south side of the house.

It is famous for being used for many film and tv programmes like Brideshead Revisited, Twelfth Night and Bucaneers to mention just a few. It is ideal for our Exploratory and some Sensory Experience packages.

The Cookery School At The Grand, York
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Based in York’s only 5 Star hotel which boasts 207 suites and bedrooms, a dining room, bar and spa. The Cookery School offers over 2,500 square feet of space, with 16 workstations equipped with an induction hob, electric oven and premium cookery equipment, A meeting area as a separate, screening room created for workshops, a herb garden and outdoor seating area.

This stunning destination is perfect for all our Culinary Experiences and some Sensory Experiences too.

Hazlewood Castle
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Hazlewood Castle is steeped in history, cloaked in warmth, and sprawls out for miles in its scenic beauty, proud of its resilience, survival and adaptability. It is one of the oldest fortified houses to survive in the whole of Yorkshire. It overlooked the battlefield for the Battle of Towton in 1461, survived during the persecution of Catholics through the reign of Henry VIII, provided refuge for Catholic priests. And during the Second World War, it served as a Maternity Hospital up until 1953, before becoming a Hotel and Cookery School in 1997, and now is a country Hotel and Spa with a Cookery School.

It is also quite famously linked to the Vavasour family who owned it for 900 years before selling and moving to New Zealand where they created the famous Vavasour Wine.

It is ideal for our exploratory, sensory and culinary packages. 

What our clients say

Upcoming Experience:



A Holistic Wellbeing Virtual Away Day Experience on Diversity, Equality, Inclusion & Happiness at Work


Fri, 31 July 2020

13:30 – 16:00 BST


DRIVE is a monthly, open to all sectors, holistic Wellbeing Away Day Experience for Team Leaders & Managers. It provides an opportunity for learning, rejuvenation and motivation.


DRIVE will take you on a journey of exploration, empathy, science, rejuvenation and discovery. Guests will leave the Experience with practical and actionable tips on how to create a more Diverse, Equal, Inclusive and Happy environment for their teams and how to be truly anti-racist ally instead of passively non-racist.


EVENTS:

  • Laugh Yoga by Pete Cann
  • Behavioural Study on Diversity, Inclusion & Resilience by Paul Lillywhite of Lillywhite Consultancy Ltd.
  • Racism & Mental Health by Lade Olugbemi of Nous Mental Health
  • Diversity, Equality, Inclusion & Happiness at Work by Valentina Hynes
  • Music by Femi Leye, Okemdiya, Claymonez and Huellas Group
  • Wellness Goody Bags will be sent ahead of the Experience.

Contact Us

Are you fed up of high staff turnover? Do you need a Strong, Vibrant, Happy & Incorporated Team that is committed and engaged? Then shoot us a message.