Our Story

The present

Corporate Challenge Events is New Zealand’s and Australia's leading and largest team building, corporate events and training provider.

Our vision is to help organisations achieve a positive fun team culture by delivering unique and rewarding events, corporate training and team experiences that leave a lasting happiness.

With that vision, we deliver tailored and professional services for clients in:

Our reach extends across New Zealand and Australia, with local staff on the north and south islands of New Zealand and each state and territory of Australia.

Across our business, our staff team is committed to living our values:

  • Success is created by unity
  • What we say, we do
  • We will be better tomorrow than we are today
  • We care, it’s not just a job
  • Our actions affect our community

The past

Corporate Challenge Events was established in 1994 from the vision of two students from RMIT University in Melbourne in Australia, Travis Ireland and current Managing Director Dwain Richardson.

After being set up initially as a team building events provider, we have firmly cemented our position as one of Australia’s most experienced and reputable companies in delivering fun, engaging and results-oriented team building programs.

As business and demand for our service grew in the early years, our offices and staff also increased. In 2008, we opened a New Zealand office in Auckland and have since grown to become a leader in team building in New Zealand.

We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and what the marketplace needs and wants, and that led to us establishing two new services in recent years to complement our Team Building department.

In 2013, we launched our Conferences & Events department, seeing the opportunity to build upon our events management capability and deliver quality, customer-focused conference and event planning services across New Zealand and Australia.

In 2016, we launched our Corporate Training department, with the aim to deliver practical team-oriented training programs focused on key issues faced in today’s business world.

That brings us to today where we believe we have services to bring our vision to life – the creation and development of positive fun team cultures.

Why us

In business, we understand there are many and varied options when it comes to sourcing a company for team building, corporate training or event planning.

What sets us apart is our vision, values and commitment to the following…

  • Our programs and events are tailored to your objectives
  • We are available for events anywhere in New Zealand and Australia utilising local staff
  • Our events and programs are for any group size from under 10 to over 1,000
  • You will have one primary point-of-contact  through the relationship
  • We strive to make a difference in the community
  • We are committed to creating positive fun team cultures

Interesting facts

We are proud of our story, the impact we make in the community and the positive experiences that we and our clients enjoy…

  • We employ more than 70 full-time and casual staff across New Zealand and Australia
  • We have delivered more than 7,000 team building events since 1994
  • The first event we delivered was the RMIT Melbourne Pub Crawl back in the early 90s
  • The largest group we have delivered an event for has been 1,200 while the smallest has been 4
  • We have planned and delivered more than 60 conferences and corporate events since 2013
  • We have supported more than 20 charities over our history
  • We offer 9 very popular charity-based team building programs out of our suite of over 40 programs
  • Our events have raised more than $1.5 million for charities
  • More than 5,600 bikes have been built and donated to charity through our popular ‘Bikes For Tykes’ team building program
  • We have delivered events across the depth and breadth of New Zealand and Australia, and into some exotic locations in Tahiti, Fiji and Papua New Guinea
  • One of the weirdest requests from a client was modifying our Raft Regatta team building program to feature camels instead of rafts

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