Welcome to www.iain.co.uk - offical web site of Peak Activities Ltd. .This page was last updated Nov 2011
Established over 25 years, Peak Activities Ltd. is one of the Peak District's leading
providers of safe, enjoyable & meaningful Outdoor Activities Courses & Bespoke
Development Training Programmes. We operate in the Peak District National Park,
in the Austrian Alps and elsewhere. Open all year round, we run public events for
individuals and couples and small groups and we also run private events for groups
from companies and clubs, etc. We sometime arrange private tuition for individuals
Corporate and group organisers can purchase off-the-shelf programmes
or choose to have made to measure "bespoke" events tailored for them.
Top quality tailored development training and management training events can
be designed by our in-house team of expert CIPD qualified & chartered training
& development professionals.
All of our events are designed & run safely by a highly acclaimed, long-established
team of nationally qualified, friendly instructors & our training & development courses
are designed and run by experienced and flexible CIPD qualified chartered training &
SERIOUS TAILORED TRAINING & OMD DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAMMES
CORPORATE EVENTS for parties large and small, all year round.
Abseiling | Caving | Rock Climbing | Potholing | Treasure Hunts | Walking | Orienteering |
Mountain Bike Trailquests | Scrambling | ..and much more ! see the full list by clicking here
SPORTS EVENTS & TRAINING COURSES for groups
Private outdoor activities instruction tuition & guiding for individual clients.
Private guiding service for 1:1 Tuition |
If you choose Peak Activities
to take care of you - we promise that we won't let you down.
with groups and our events for individuals have been featured
many times on national radio & television.
Peak Activities' products and service has been highly acclaimed on national television,
and radio travel and training programmes - and in media such as the Sunday Times.
- a) ADVENTURE SPORTS DIVISION
Directors in Charge : Tony Kendall MIST MISM FRGS & Caroline Jennings BA PGCE
The Sports Division runs safe, high-quality off-the-shelf "fixed price" non-residential
sports sessions for groups which are normally booked by fax or phone for groups of 6 to 30+
people who usually make their own group accommodation arrangements independently or with
our assistance. These are pure fun "jollies" as opposed to the more serious training and
development work undertaken by other Divisions (see below).
We also run "open" sports events" from time to time which are social events for adults
which are "open" to individual over 18's, couples and small sized groups of friends.
For example see our popular beginners caving weekends featured on our caving page.
These have just had a rave review once again in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine.
Our popular beginners CLIMBING & ABSEILING open weekends are also very popular.
Choose from sessions of caving, abseiling, mountain biking, rock climbing, scrambling,
sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, treasure hunts, orienteering, and lots, lots more.
For example, our Treasure Hunts are great for mixed ability, mixed age groups.
Typically this division's clients include groups of friends, informal groups from work,
stag & hen groups, church fellowships, works social clubs, etc. Usually we meet the
clients at our own home base, Rock Lea, which is located in the centre of the accessible
but unspoiled Peakland village of Hathersage.
Booking is easy. Just outline how much you want to spend, how many in your group
and what dates you want and we can let you know what choices you can have !
Our Sports Division's simple outdoor activities start at around £69-00 per person per
day inclusive of VAT and rarely exceed £200-00 per person per day.
Organisers from, say, companies with more than 20 people in their parties and budgets
over £100/ day/ each should contact our Corporate Division (see notes below) which
offers the facility of pre-event meetings with our staff and a comprehensive event planning
service. The Corporate Division (see below ) is very flexible and can cope with much larger
sized parties with more complex requirements.
b) CORPORATE HOSPITALITY
& TAILORED SPORTS EVENTS
Director : Caroline Jennings BA PGCE
Peak Activities Corporate Division runs both light-hearted off-the-shelf and
more sophisticated tailored "jolly" social gatherings and team build events for
exclusive groups with specific requirements. Clients include organisations
such as factories, accountancy firms, consultancies, charities and training groups
who generally wish to book safe and reliable, high quality bespoke corporate
hospitality events in the form of packages including prize giving ceremonies,
meals, hotel facilities, T-shirts, prizes, minibus transport to and from their hotels,
airport transfers, etc. Clients may be non-residents just coming up for the day
.....or they may be staying in one of the many local hotels and conference facilities
we can offer our clients. Other corporate clients may wish to use us as part of
a residential where they've already made their own local accommodation
Popular events include Treasure Hunts Inter-Team Challenges and Group
Challenge Competitions.In additional to our normal range of sports events,
lots of other group activities and team building exercises can be incorporated
into corporate clients' programmes to suit mixed ability, mixed fitness groups.
With over 20 years experience in this field we have an extensive range of
group activities available to suit all sorts of group sizes, moods and budgets !
Inter-team challenges are a house speciality.
Many projects can be booked over the phone, but for those wanting something
really special we also offer a bespoke events design and planning service
allowing customers to tailor their own events face to face with one of our very
experienced events organisers, such as our M.D. Dr Iain Jennings. This allows
clients to have more control over their event's content. However, to do this clients
must have full budget control and must be prepared to pay for the extra fees
involved in our sitting down with them to go over their specific requirements
beforehand and plan things out in detail.
Prices of a simple half day corporate activity event vary from £45 + vat (simple
walks & treasure hunts) to over £290 per person per day (helicopter trail quests
& other sophisticated team challenge events with banquets, etc. included).
Whilst serious bone fide purchasers are always welcome to come to
Hathersage and look around and discuss their needs with us, from
April 1st the cost of pre-trip planning appointments with our corporate
specialists has been payable up front to preclude wasting the time of people
who do not really have a suitable budget or official purchasing authority.
Prospective clients should call 07771-855105 for more details and
discuss your needs & possibilities with our Marketing Director.
c) HR CONSULTANCY & TRAINING
Dr. Iain Jennings PGCE BSc PhD FRGS, Chartered FCIPD
& Wing Commander Pete Daughtrey Chartered MCIPD, BSc PGCE MRAeS RAF (Retired)
Senior Tutor :
Dr. Andy McLean BSc PGCE PhD Dip. Outdoor Ed.
Peak Activities' highly qualified and experienced individually chartered training &
development professionals run training & development courses all year round at
a wide variety of venues.
Our other website http://www.iainjennings.co.uk may be of interest.
Iain Jennings & Associates is the registered trading name of the training
& development consultancy team within Peak Activities Ltd.
Our consultants have over twenty years experience in training course planning and
implementation & can design and run sophisticated high value tailored events for
clients who want to change the attitude and/or behaviour patterns of their colleagues
and themselves. These are really serious HR training and development investments
as opposed to company "jolly" team building events run by our other division - and the
emphasis is on delivering pre-arranged results - benchmarked against carefully specified
measures of performance and kpi's ( such as improving specific leadership & teamworking
skills, improving reduction of lead-times, reduction of scrap values or time wasted, increased
customer satisfaction levels, raising staff and stakeholders morale, boosting communications,
etc.) and other pre-defined and agreed key performance indicators.
Whilst we've often run courses for as many as 500 people from a single organisation,
at any one time - if the job is what we class as serious training we tend to work with real
teams in groups of no more than thirty three people ..and working groups of 6 to 12 people
is much more common. It is still fun and we do enjoy being outside some of the time, but
usually, projects involving our training consultants use our tried & proven outdoor training
methods and indoor techniques and in-depth reviews to examine the management of
change, communications, development of leadership and management skills & teamworking
qualities, and so on.
Customers using this Division prefer to work very closely with us before and after an
event tailoring the specifications to get the most from their investments - using psychometric
tests, ( we offer Belbin, 16PF, 32PF and Myers Briggs Type Indicators for example ) plus
anonymous questionnaires, 360 degree appraisals, pre-course meetings and so on to
ensure the assignment hits the ground running & goes right first time. Whilst much of the work
we do has to remain very confidential, work has been published from time to time which
suggest the investments with our company have been very fruitful....and the endorsements
which we've been sent by many clients to publish elsewhere on this website will, we trust,
speak volumes too.
This Division's customers have included senior managers, directors & CEO's of some of the
UK's leading commercial and industrial organisations...many of whom have written some
very kind endorsements of our services following outstanding successful implementation of
follow up work. Our staff charge daily & hourly rates similar to those charged by accountants
& lawyers and groups usually book their conference centre and /or and hotel accommodation
through us. A typical bespoke training assignment for 10 people may involve investments varying
from £5k - £40+k plus meals accommodation fees.
Our chartered training consultant's time is valuable. Whilst the first 30 to 60 minutes of consultation
time and pre-trip planning is free, we do reserve the right to charge for time spent on site meetings,
pre-trip briefings, planning workshops, production of training needs analyses, training manuals,
the benchmarking afterwards and so on. Having seen our website, senior managers (who must
be budget holders) who feel they are ready to make an appointment should phone us on
01433-650185 in the first instance to discuss their specific requirements. From past experience
we have come to the conclusion that it is best to speak with the person responsible for booking
the training in the first instance, so we prefer our senior staff to speak with the managers or
directors concerned in strict confidence whenever a new account first approaches us.
Please note that in asking for one of our senior consultants to visit you at your premises you are
accepting our standard terms and conditions of business. It is cheaper usually to set up a planning
workshop with us in Hathersage in the first instance rather than asking us to come to you. This allows
customers to look around the hotel and conference centres we use at the same time as having
some fairly serious discussions (in strict confidence) about the changes in attitudes or behaviour
that they are wishing to inculcate amongst their colleagues. It is also, of course, a great opportunity
to look at the lovely landscape of the surrounding Peak District National Park as well as seeing
things from a slightly different perspective away from the pressures of work.
Company directors and senior managers wishing to discuss possibilities further
should please call our sales director on 07771-855105 to discuss anything you
may have in mind.
Whilst our senior staff are always happy to speak with junior colleagues and PA's
we know from experience that it is always best for us to qualify exactly what's
required and discuss objectives in confidence with the key decision makers and
budget holders at the earliest opportunity.
Our standard terms and conditions of business and our fair trading policy...
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