The Big House Means Business

Own a business? Run a business?

Would you like that business to be excellent at developing and caring for its people?

The Big House Means Business wants to work with you.

What do we offer?

Workshops, away days and bespoke events that will unlock the potential of your management and staff, increase their confidence and communication skills, strengthen team bonds, and explore and expand horizons.

How we do it?

We will challenge you positively and creatively. The young people from The Big House have overcome enormous barriers and they can offer your team these strengths and insights. They do so with drama-based workshops that explore our powers of empathy. We know, and we can show you, how your empathy will strengthen team bonds and foster new ways of working. This belief beats at the heart of everything we do.

What does a typical workshop look like?

You will work with some of our extraordinary young people, who have gone from the margins of society to centre stage and standing ovations. Their desire now is to take other people on their own journey.

You may see a specially commissioned theatrical piece,  take part in discussions, games, and activities that break down barriers. Your experiences of fear, nerves and trust will power your progress – all we do is facilitate that process. We won’t know your job titles, reputations or seniority. By the end of the session you will know yourself and your colleagues that bit better. You will leave with a better understanding of what humans can do, and how you can help them do it in the future. We design bespoke workshops based on each clients needs.


ELBA organises team away days for many of our more than 100 corporate members on 400 occasions every year, so we had high expectations when we set off for Hackney. We weren’t disappointed – the Big House team provided the buy soma perfect day out for our team of 50.  Well organised, professional, inspirational and a lot of fun – ELBA hasn’t laughed so much for years!”  Liam Kane, CEO, East London Business Alliance (ELBA)

We were all blown away by The Big House and all of you that we worked with on the day… Those who attended both days last week are feeling very inspired and keen to support you all further where helpful.” Liz Cope, Linklaters, Global Community Advisor & Corporate Responsibility

Photo by Dylan Nolte

Outcomes and Benefits

Its inspiring, eye-opening, jaw-dropping, empowering. And a whole heap of fun. Your team will walk away better communicators, more open, refreshed and with a greater understanding of human behaviour.

  • Improved leadership and listening skills.
  • Boost in team culture.
  • Ability to tell the story of your company or project more effectively.
  • Improved skills in analysis, empathy and understanding your audience.
  • Teams will gain a greater understanding of one another’s strengths and weaknesses, and how to best use everyone’s skills to work in a better way.
  • Increased personal confidence, a better understanding of who you are and how you communicate.

It was entertaining, powerful and thought-provoking, with a perfect balance of humour and pathos – not to mention dancing (with many of our team joining in!). The acting was superb all round and people have been talking about ‘Knife Edge’ ever since the conference – some have even booked to see the show again. Thank you!

Comic Relief’s response to our performance at their annual staff conference.

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