• Leadership Development
    leaders
    future
    your
    Developing
    training
  • Team Performance Improvement
    achievement
    personal
    greater
    Inspiring
    activities
  • team building
    teams
    amazing
    Building
    teams
  • Experiential Learning
    Our outdoor activities are a great vehicle for teams to explore interpersonal characteristics, task performance and team dynamics. Facilitated reviews enable issues to be discussed and solutions to be identified.
    Activities
    Outdoor
    coaching
  • Team Building Exercise
    An activity focused on communication & perception based on our view of the world. How well do we clarify what it is we want or how well others have understood? Who's benefit is the communication really for!
    Blocks
    Building
    facilitation
  • Management Development
    Efficiency
    and
    Process
    Challenging
    Graduate Development
  • Personality Psychometrics
    others
    and
    ourselves
    Understanding
    Assessment
  • Team Development Programme
    Team Building Venues
    Our Approach to training
    Sustain the learning
    Sustain
    The Shift
    Measure the training
    Measure
    The Shift
    Understand the training need
    Understand
    the need
    Identify training measures
    Identify
    measures
    The right training solution
    Right
    Solution

Team building, Training & Coaching

training process for clients

Creating the desire to make "improvement" a habit

We help organisations increase their people's capability. We achieve this development through a range of solutions including; team building events; graduate development; assessment centres; coaching and facilitation; leadership and management development; using psychometrics and 360 degree feedback.

Many of our solutions use experiential learning, simply because it's proven to be the best way to remember the training. Our focus is on tangible change and real outcomes. We operate both residential team building venues nationally where we have facilities permanently based and we can also deliver much of our training at your choice of venue with our outdoor team events.

Management Development

Management


If Leadership is about doing the right things, then Management is about doing those things right. Its ensuring the right process, structure and people are in place to enable outcomes to be achieved on time and to standard.


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Leadership Development

Leadership


Developing the very best leaders who understand the balance between developing their own "Leadership Brand" and achievements, against the needs of others. Leaders who inspire others to fulfill their personal and team potential.


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Graduate Development

Graduates


From "student" to "business professional". Helping your graduates understand how to make a smooth transition into the world of work. Understanding how to get the best from their career and realise their potential.


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Assessment & Psychometrics

Assessment


Having a rich picture of information is key to making a fair and valid assessment of a person. We can provide a range of different tools from psychometric profiling and 360 feedback, to experiential role play, team assessment activities and scenario testing. We can help you create the rich picture.


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Team Building & Development

Team Building


The very best teams handle the difficult conversations without ego. They challenge each other by choice because they care about each other's success. They are not afraid to admit when things need to be better. We help teams develop those need to become the very best they can be.


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Coaching

Coaching


Our coaching is built upon pragmatic support that helps individuals understand, own and implement changes that grow both themselves and the business performance. We support coaching for career progression, performance improvement, through to role transitioning.


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Event Facilitation

Facilitation


In meetings, it can be tough to manage agenda timings, engagement and avoid digression when you're emotionally connected to the content. That's where our experienced facilitors come into their own. We're not wedded to the detail so we're able to remain impartial and on topic.


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Managing Conflict SDI

Conflict Mgt


When the pressure's on and tensions run high, it's no wonder tempers fray and relationships are tested. We provide a structured approach within which teams can understand the source of their conflict, practice techniques for resolution and reconnect with how they want to operate.


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Developing Talent & Succession

Talent


Talent management requires a framework of activities, tools and metrics that provide the right support and recognise when potentional is being met. We can support some, or all of the framework development and provide many of the tools to support the development of individuals.


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Team Development Project

First Line Mgt

An international logistics company with an historical "command and control" style of leadership that was stifling change. We created an assessment & development programme, supported by line managers to raise team leader capability. The programme was successful in achieving it's goal and won an award for the client.


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Performance Coaching

Coaching

We coached an individual, deemed by his line manager to be a poor performer. During the coaching, using a 360 feedback process we discovered that the behaviour was due to indifference with the line manager. We focused on tactics to enhance the relationship and with weeks the individual won an award for top performance.


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360 Feedback

Middle Management

A large national utilities company believed that their middle manager population was operating below it's expected level, across the board. We helped develop a process to assess where people were and then built a development programme to include, experiential development, coaching and a business project.


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Performance Consultancy

Performance Management

One of our smaller clients asked us to help update their old, convaluted, performance management process. The process was seen as more about admin than managing performance. We helped introduce competency based assessment, touch point reviews and an online admin system to make the process more efficient.


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Andy Hughes

Andy HughesManaging Director

Strengths - Coaching, Facilitation, Team Development, Performance Consulting, Grads & Apprentices, Master NLP practitioner, Myers Briggs (MBTI), Experiential Learning.

Industries - Automotive, Retail, Professional Services, Telecoms, Utilities, Manufacturing, Distribution, NHS & Local Gov, Banking, Education.

Out of work interest - Playing Guitar & singing, Photography, Reading, Graphic Design & Web Design, Supporting the local scout group.

Fav Quote - He who cannot read is at no disadvantage to he who can, but chooses not to.

Clive Bradley

Clive BradleySenior Consultant

Strengths - Coaching, Leadership, Strategy, Management, talent development – graduates

Industries - Professional services, pharmaceutical, higher education, retail

Out of work interest - Snowboarding, rugby, out with the family and dogs. Also adventuring, Clive has driven Land Rovers through the Sahara before donating them to a hospital in The Gambia.

Fav Quote - “Keep Buggering On – KPO” Winston Churchill

Anita Wilde

Anita WildSenior Consultant

Strengths - OD, culture change, coaching and team development. Specialist skills in NLP, Action learning, cognitive behavioural coaching and psychometrics. CMI qualifications in management and leadership. SHL, Psytech, AQR mental toughness, 360 feedback, BPS registered.

Industries - Manufacturing, nuclear, personal care, justice, prisons and probation, IT, third sector, social care, rail transport, engineering, call centres, packaging, metallurgy, paper.

Out of work interest - Walking, Swimming, Reading, Cooking, Travel

Fav Quote - “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it”

Kitt Rudd

Kitt RuddFacilitator & Activity Expert

Strengths - Leadership Development, Team Leader Training, Graduate Development Effective Communication, Managing and Measuring Performance, Relationship Awareness, Team Development.

Industries - Plastics – Petro Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing, Building/ Construction

Out of work interest - Adventure sports, with a strong bias towards Paragliding (for my sins I manage the British Paragliding Team). I also have a growing interest in coaching Junior/Youth football.

Fav Quote - "Practice makes permanent, not perfect! You have to practice the right things in the right way to develop good habits!"

Popular Team Building Venues

team building venues
granary court

Granary Court

Our Midlands Team Building Venue is located just a short distance from Burton upon Trent and Derby. Granary Court is a converted small holding which comprises 5 self contained apartments with the option of self or fully catered.The site can cater for up to 50 delegates during the day and 20 overnight (sharing). A short trip across the garden and over the bridge takes you into a wild meadow where our activities are located.

The outdoor team activities can be used for specific development purposes as each one is designed to address different situations and behaviours found in the workplace. Alternatively, if you just want to liven up a team meeting or conference they're great fun and thought provoking too!We can also provide video and photography services should you wish to capture your event on film. For overnighters we also have a pool table, skittles alley and spa tub to help you unwind.

Dunchurch Park Hotel

Dunchurch Park Hotel

Dunchurch is another midlands based conferencing venue, ideally located near to the M6, M42 & M1 and is a short taxi journey from Rugby mainline rail station. The hotel itself can accommodate up to 125 guests overnight and around 500 during the day. It is set in 72 acres of manicured grounds which are ideal for our activities. The team activities onsite range from straightforward puzzle exercises to water based activities and larger scale business simulations.

All team building games can be selected to get just the right amount of fun and learning depending upon your requirements. There are 15+ meeting and conferences rooms which can house from 8 to 500 in full theatre conference style. There are on-tap refreshments throughout the day, along with fantastic hearty food served in the Great Hall. There is also a bar and gym on-site for overnight guests and evening entertainment can be arranged.

Crosthwaite Mill

Lake District, Crossthwaite Mill

Located in the north west, on the southern peninsula of the Lake District in a converted Mill, our Lakelands venue is perfect for that complete break from the norm. Crosthwaite Mill is situated just south east of Lake Windermere, nestled into a valley and can cater for around 40 delegates during the day and around 20 overnight (sole occupancy with some shared facilities). The mill is a fully catered venue with on-tap refreshments. Given the natural beauty of the mill, rather than have permanently sited activities, we setup activities specifically for clients as needed.

We also have access to boating and rafting facilities at nearby Lake Windermere. As you can imagine, the mill is a maze of nooks and crannies, with character oozing out everywhere, from the original mill wheel to the split level floors and oak beams. Evening entertainment here tends to be a visit to the local pub. Alternatively we have a choice of books, games and a large screen TV for those who just want to relax in front of the box.

Team building Hampshire

Highfield Park Hotel, Hampshire

This magnificent country house in the south of England, is set in 35 acres of beautiful parkland on the Hampshire border. It offers the option of staying in the luxurious main house or using the very well equipped, more secluded, conference centre. It is a great venue for large or small groups and has plenty of grounds for activities including access to a lake for water based elements.

The venue is ideally situated between Reading and Basingstoke, easily accessible from the M3, M4 and M25 motorways with Bracknell, Guildford and Slough all within a 20 mile radius.

  • Superdrug
  • Bakkavor
  • Env Agency
  • Santander
  • TNT Parcels
  • Homebase
  • Coty
  • Ikea
  • B&Q

Some of the companies we're proud to have worked for.

What people say about us.

  • I can't believe the transformation in myself in just three days. Even my kids have noticed the changes in me......for the better. Thank you for all you support and encouragement!

    JayneElectrical Retailer
  • I've been on lots of these tree hugging courses before, but I can honestly say this was the best and by far, most useful course I've ever attended. Hope to see you again!

    GeoffPharmaceutical Research
  • I was really apprehensive about attending the programme, but I can't believe it went so quick! I didn't want to leave it was that enjoyable. Hats off to Andy and the team, just brilliant!

    AmandaProfessional Services
  • The one to one coaching has done more for my career in six months than in the last 15yrs. I can't thank you enough. There is now a little Andy that lives in my head acting as my guide!

    MartinSmall Research Business
  • I've used countless training companies before, but none have come close to the level of rigor and effort you put into your programmes. I look forward to a great working friendship.

    GeenaInternational Sales Distributor
  • Our conferences are normally in swish hotels abroad where we are wined and dined. I would trade them everytime for another couple of days with you guys doing the activities in the woods. It was so much more useful!

    JustineCosmetics Distributor
  • I don't like change and I can be a stubborn git when I feel like it. Never has anyone told me to my face and done it in a way that totally made me want to change. Either you're a magician or an alien! Thanks again!

    TrevorMechanical Engineering Manufacturer
  • Thank you for a wonderful few days. It was great to meet new colleagues, break down those international silos and to learn a few things about myself too. Hope you'll do something in Germany soon!

    ViktorPower Generation