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May 30, 2024

The CEO Residency Programme

Time to think. On us.

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April 16, 2024

Six non-obvious rules for booking a small team stay

Things to think about when you're planning on getting the team together.

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April 2, 2024

The Case Against The Big Company Offsite

Why we only do stays for individuals and small teams at Ashore.

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March 18, 2024

Think Weeks: What They Are and How to Do Them Right

Lessons from Bill Gates (and others) when it comes to finding productivity and creativity

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February 29, 2024

A British Knife company forges ahead on their Ashore stay

Hugo Worsley speaks to Aled about Allday Goods, and his recent stay at the Vines

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February 22, 2024

The Founder Residency Programme returns

Time to think. On us.

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February 15, 2024

Side project genesis, a new newsletter for the UK startup world

Caitlin Rozario talks us through her Ashore stay in Devon with her partner Will Webster

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February 2, 2024

Product Design, on the riverside

A conversation with Vivien Ilett, Product Designer - working on something new from Norfolk.

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January 25, 2024

What Is a Team Offsite? Redefining Team Building in the Modern Workplace

A team offsite is not only good for your employees: it’s good for your business too. In this article, you learn the ins and outs of hosting one that's modern and transformative.

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December 15, 2023

The Ashore Gift Guide 2023: Part II - Technology & productivity, on the road

Last-minute gift ideas to help stay connected while travelling

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December 14, 2023

The Ashore Gift Guide 2023: Part I - Books

15 books for the reader, thinker and dreamer in your life

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December 6, 2023

Unlocking Creativity: The Surprising Benefits of Personal Offsites

How the personal offsite is supercharging the productivity and creativity of ambitious teams

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December 5, 2023

Taking Lessons from the Greats

We talk to Ultimate AI's Will Scott about productivity tips from David Ogilvy and getting away to focus

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November 28, 2023

How to Plan a Team Offsite: 6 Tips for a Productive Getaway

Make your next team offsite the best one yet (and a power source for productivity) with these 6 tips.

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November 27, 2023

Hybrid Work vs. Full Remote Working: Which Model Suits Your Company Best?

How to ignore the trends and find the right fit for you

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November 16, 2023

Far Out #11 - How will AI change our careers?

Generalists and specialists in the age of AI.

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November 12, 2023

How to Plan a Startup Retreat (and 5 Perfect Places to Host One)

Start-ups need time and space to come up with the ideas and strategy that will set them on the path to Unicorn status. A startup retreat gives you that space. Find out how to plan one and where you can host it with this guide.

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November 12, 2023

Corporate Retreat Planning: How to Get it Right Step by Step

There's no point in having one if it doesn't get you the results you're looking for (an engaged, restored, and productive team). So here's how.

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November 12, 2023

6 Benefits of Corporate Retreats for Your Employees and Your Business

Get your teams to step away from the daily grind in the same ol' place and unlock these 6 benefits of corporate retreats (the Ashore way)

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November 8, 2023

Memorisely’s New Authentication Flow

We talk to Memorisely CEO & Figma advisor Zander Whitehurst

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November 8, 2023

Business Retreats for Small Groups (and why they work)

Get away with just your team and see productivity and cohesion soar from a new type of business retreat from Ashore.

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November 4, 2023

5 Corporate Retreat Locations in the UK, Perfect for Small Teams

Have or are part of a small team that deserves a nice perk? These corporate retreat locations are the perfect escape from day-to-day work

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October 25, 2023

Expensing it, without it getting expensive.

Business travel, HMRC and the wholly exclusive rule

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October 17, 2023

Executive Retreats: How to Plan for and Book the Ideal Place

You need a place for your exec team to recharge and plan for the future. Here’s how you can find the perfect spot + 4 options you can book right now.

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October 9, 2023

3 Top Working Retreats (The Productivity Perk You Need)

A working retreat is the perfect way to boost employee productivity. Here are 3 locations that will recharge and refocus your people

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September 1, 2023

Why you should be excited about Work from Anywhere

Work is no longer confined to the office; it's wherever inspiration comes alive - welcome a new era for remote work

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July 3, 2023

We're taking over an office, and opening it up for free

30 spots available. Come and get productive with the Ashore Crew

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May 29, 2023

Electroheads' marketing processes, and a new campaign.

Electroheads' Managing Director Richard Beech takes us on a first-person run through of his Ashore stay.

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April 28, 2023

Pegg x Ashore | The Perfect Workspace

Ashore and Pegg Furniture are collaborating to create the perfect anywhere-workspace. Founders Aled and Michael explain why they’re excited by the partnership.

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March 23, 2023

Ashore x Pegg Furniture: Introducing Michael Buick

Pegg Furniture Designer and founder Michael Buick on reinventing pegged joinery, and launching a new furniture brand

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