CLIENTS' ENDORSEMENTS & KIND COMMENTS
We won't let you down, but please don't just take our word for it...
 
Volunteer Firefighters of the Dutch Frigwillige Brandweer Barrle-Nassau, Netherlands.

When you're choosing your providers for an important corporate
event, team meeting or training course, it's important to have
total peace of mind. You need to choose providers you can trust.

Please scroll down this page to read comments which lots of our
individual & group customers
have asked us to publish about their
events with Peak Activities Ltd.

Below is a selection of just some the hundreds of very kind unsolicited comments and
" thank you's " we've received in letters &
e-mails from various individuals, stag group
organisers and corporate group organisers who've been out with us on a wide range of
shorter and longer bespoke training events, corporate " jollies" & other events organised
& run by the Peak Activities Ltd's team.
 
Click on the logos below for some of our corporate clients' comments...
or please click here for comments from private group organisers...
 
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Click on the logos for some of our clients' comments...
 
 
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    "Dear Iain,
     
    I am sure you will receive more formal feedback
    from Paul but from a personal point of view I found
    the 2 days very valuable and enjoyable. Thank you
    for your organisation, enthusiasm and flexibility
    - you added to the fun which we had."
     
    Steve Foster - Senior Manager - POWERGEN.
     

    Dear Iain & Caroline,
    A few weeks on and my UK team are all still talking about the event in Hathersage and what a great
    meeting it was. We were blessed by the weather of course Derbyshire at its best but the main reasons,
    to bring the different departments together as one - and to reinforce the point we all play a part in our
    future successes worked perfectly. There were also a few new members of staff who got to meet all of
    us in one go. Thank you for your extensive planning, resources and hospitality. It certainly makes the
    difference to Bruce and Myself when we can both "switch off" and join in the fun knowing that you are
    running our day for us.
     
    S.D. - Technical Manager, UK, Nordic and ROI.
    Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics ( a Johnson & Johnson Company )


     
    Dear Iain, Andy and Caroline,
     
    "Many thanks for providing us with such a successful
    (management development ) event. The team found the
    two days very worthwhile and the activities were spot on. "
     
    "Ultimately it proved to be very helpful to all concerned
    and several of the team have commented this morning
    they would like to do it again going forward. Please stay
    in touch for the future. Thanks again for providing us with
    such an enjoyable and worthwhile couple of days."
     
    Paul Meneely - POWERGEN
    HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
    GENERATION BUSINESS
     
     
    Click here for more details of this event which used High Ropes
    Abseiling and indoor traning based OMD training techniques.


             
     
    Dear Iain
     
    "It was good to see you again. I was delighted
    with our team development residential
    ...and I hope you will pass on all our thanks
    to everyone in your team for their time, commitment
    and input to our drive for greater Team Growth. "
     
    "We look forward to seeing you again in the near future."
     
    Beverley A. Nielson
    Chief Executive - Heart of England Tourist Board.
    Click for more details of this event
     
     

 

Dear Iain, Caroline and all at Rock Lea,
 
I would just like to say on behalf of us all in the Dstl Technology MS
challenger group a big thank-you for a fantastic weekend. Not only did
we all enjoy ourselves in the undertaking of the activities but we were
also extremely impressed with both your professionalism and hospitality
(not to mention, banter too!). Thanks you again for a superb weekend.
We all managed to get back safely and are now raring to go for challenger
on Wednesday. We will of course keep you posted and let you know how
we faired.
 
Very best wishes from everyone in the Dstl team
 
Defence Science and Technology Team
Farnborough
 

Dear Iain,

We certainly enjoyed our day out with your guide.
It was everything and more of what we thought it
would be ! It really challenged me and Jane and 
we both felt really good about ourselves and our 
achievements !  Please pass on our thanks to your
team - and especially to John, who was the best
guide we could have wished for. We felt very safe 
with him and because of that I was able to extend
myself and challenge fears within me.

Thanks again.  We will certainly be keeping 
an eye on your website.  Best wishes to you all.

                      David

                                      Director, OH Consultancy
                                              June 2009.


Click here please  for details of our popular guiding facility.

 

 

 
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" To everyone at Peak Activities,
A special thanks for all your help.
It was an absolutely fantastic weekend !
Hope to be back and see you all again soon..."
 
Phil & Vanessa and all the cadets.
 
Lincolnshire Police Authority Volunteer Cadets Corps.

 


 
Hi Iain,
 
We all enjoyed our day out with you all and we had a brilliant time on
the activities. All the way back to Manchester in the minibus we were
talking about it - and I think we will for months to come. It was just the
right amount of time out for the majority of people without anmyone
getting too tired or cold and wet. It really encouraged teamwork and
everyone got to have lots of fun with new people whilst working well
together. We were all really impressed by your guides, the activity and
the fabulous prizes. I'll defibnitely recommend you as a great activity
company for work and social events in the future.

Many thanks again to all concerned.

 

      R.J.
      Pain Research Group Project Team
      University of Manchester
 
 

 
 
 
 
Dear Caroline & Iain,
 
Thanks very much for everything last week.
The facilities and lunch at the inn were great,
the orienteering session went well and the
hotel facilities were also fine. Thanks for your
recommendations, It resulted in some very
positive feedbackon the whole event. We will
definitly use your services again in the future
and I will recommend you to the other secretaries
within KPMG who arrange similar corporate events.
    L. D. - Forensic Accounting,
    Nottingham. ( 2008 )
 

 
 

 

 

 

WE WON'T LET YOU DOWN - well maybe on the end of a rope !
 
All the "thank you" comments below were received between 2001 and
now. if you come to Rock Lea for a visit you can see the original copies
on letterheads of hundreds of endorsements stretching back to 1980 !
 
The comments below include feedback messages from the leader of a
group of gynaecologists ; a Chief Executive ; the HR Manager of one
of the UK's leading Blue Chip organisations ; the manager of a training
party from the Environment Agency; a Director who organised a two
day inter-team challenge for 56 of her team ; the leader of a bunch of
folks from an international management consultancy, stag group
members,a group organiser from an insurance company and another
from the senior partner who brought over a couple of dozen of his
accountants from his split sites in S.Yorkshire.
     

Some comments from stag group organisers....
     
     
    Peak Activities Ltd welcome stag groups all year round - young and old !    Tom Whitworth's party ( pictured ) opted to go potholing and orienteering with our qualified instructors.  Call us on 01433-650345 to discuss how we may be able to help your proposed party.
     
    Dear Iain,
     
    We all had a great safe time climbing with you
    on Saturday. I'm also glad the rain stayed away.
    Caroline, John and Andy were excellent - very
    personable and good fun, whilst providing us
    all with the utmost confidence that our safety
    was their top priority.
     
    We will certainly recommend you to others and
    we may well see you again in the future.
       
      Jay Symonds - Stag Party Organiser. 2009
       

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Dear Iain,Caroline & Andy

Just a quick note to say thank you very much for a hugely enjoyable
day abseiling & orienteering on Saturday. Despite our early morning
hesitancy due to having overindulged the night before all of us really
enjoyed throwing ourselves off the viaduct and charging around the
orienteering course in the afternoon.

I would have no hesitancy recommending you to any of my friends
and will definitely be looking for an excuse to visit your part of the world
again in the near future.

Many thanks once again, you would have been very impressed with
Graeme's outfit for later in the evening, I think he is somewhat grateful
that I didn't make him wear it all day!

Cheers

Malcolm ( Stag Group Party Organiser )
                 
                Malcolm works for Deloittes
                 

               
    Dear Iain,
     
    We want to send you a note to say thank
    you for a really great stag weekend up in
    the Peak District with you. I've had a lot of
    good feedback and it is clear everyone in
    the party enjoyed their abseiling & caving.
    Thanks again for all your help.
        Yours

        Hugh Dullage.
        Stag Group Leader : March 2009


Dear Iain & Caroline,

Many thanks for a really great time.
We look forward to bringing some other
people to you in the not too distant future.
Kind regards,
Thomas Quinton
Sept. 2009


       
       
      Dear Iain & Caroline,
      We all had a great day and everyone here is still talking about it !
      We'll be in touch when we decide what we'd like to do with you
      next visit. Thanks again for a great day.
                  MG - Director ( 2008 )
       

       


     
     
    Dear Iain,
     
    Just a quick note to thank you, Caroline and the team for
    a great day on the 6th. Really acheived my objectives , and
    I know the team really enjoyed it . Thanks again for your help
     
    Nick Collard

    Commercial Manager : Food Businesses - Boots the Chemists
                           
                          April 2004.
                           
                           


    Hi Caroline and Iain,
     
    Just a quick note to say thank you for taking us caving this weekend.
    It was a great experience and now we have new 'scary' stories to tell
    our friends about our daring escapades!! Many thanks to Tony.
    We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards,
 
Nikki and Brian.
 
 
 

     
    Dear Iain
     
    I just wanted to drop you a line to say a big thank you to you,
    Tony and Andy for a brilliant weekend. We brought the good
    weather but you all showed us a great time with the abseiling,
    caving and climbing. The whole weekend was thoroughly
    enjoyed by everyone.
     
    The abseiling and caving have certainly given me an interest
    in doing these activities again. Please pass on our many thanks
    thanks for their enthusiasm and friendliness which they gave
    throughout our time with them.
     
    Once again, thank you all for making my stag weekend a
    memorable and enjoyable occasion for me and my friends.
     
    Yours sincerely,
              M. Y.

 

 


     
     
    " Dear Iain,
     
    Just a quick note to say many thanks to you and
    al the guys and gals at Rock Lea for a busy and
    most entertaining team building weekend. My appetite
    for further excursions in the beautiful Peak District
    has certainly been whetted - especially in respect
    of doing some more mountain biking around the
    reservoirs ! "
     
    Iain Nunn
    CTRL Group Leader
     
    ( Channel Tunnel Rail Link brought along 114 of their
    staff and key stakeholders for what turned out to be
    a most enjoyable and eventful team challenge weekend
    which we organised and ran for them in 2001)
     
     
    Click here for more endorsments from Union Railways et alia.

 

 
 
 

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        Dear Caroline and Iain,
         
        We owe you a huge degree of thanks for an amazing day filled with
        exploration and wonderful wit ! Yourself, Caroline and Andy were wonderful
        hosts and instructors. Diolch yn fawr! Everyone really enjoyed their weekend
        in Hathersage and would love to go again, particularly to do the caving, .
        Please let us know if there are any more weekends that need filling up after
        Christmas as we would be more than willing to supply bodies!
         
        Thank you so much once again for your hospitality over the weekend and
        your generosity. We look forward to coming again next year some time ?
         
        Catherine and Matt
         
        Group Organisers, RHC University Exploration Society, University of London.
         
        The Explo Soc. was voted "Society of the Year" within the University Students Union 2003.


 
Dear Iain,
 
Thank you for the activity day. It was exactly what we wanted and needed
and has created a real buzz amongst the team which has continued all week.
I think we could well do something like this again next year.
Many thanks
 
David - Group Organiser - University of Nottingham
 
 

 
Dear Iain

Just a quick note to thankyou and all involved at Peak Activities for a
great afternoon. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves... although
I think there were some aching limbs on Tuesday morning!

I hope our paths will cross again some time in the future until then
good luck

PS Thanks for photo will use it in in-house magazine

Kind regards,
________________________________________________

Lorraine Scott
Wall Systems Manager, Wales.
________________________________________________
 
 
 
Iain ,
All involved - including Adrian our sales director - said it had
been an excellent event, so thanks very much. I'm sure we'll
be talking to you again!

All the best
Wayne Gwilym
Human Resources Director , ROCKWOOL, Bridgend.


       
       
      Dear Iain, Caroline and James

      Once again I write to say thank you very much for a
      wonderful day of activities which you organised for our company.

      I know we were very lucky with the weather, which added greatly
      to the enjoyment and the pleasure of being out of doors, something
      we do not get too much of in the general course of things working
      in London.

      We appreciate the way you looked after us and thank you for the
      care you take to keep us all safe.

      I trust we will enjoy more times with you.

      Very best wishes. Kind regards


      Sheila Perkin - Office Group Organiser, Langham Estates Management
       
       

         
         
        Iain

        Thank you very much for an enjoyable and well organised weekend
        and I am sure that all the team gained a great deal from the activities
        that you organised for us I have completed these activity sessions
        before and I can confidently say that yours was the most professionally
        run. Please pass our gratitude onto the rest of your staff.
        I look forward to working with you again regards
         
        Richard Garner
        Manufacturing Training and Development Officer
        Merloni Elettrodomestici UK Peterborough
         
         
        ( Hotpoint Refrigerators - Spring 2004 )

 

 

 
 
 
 
" Dear Iain Caroline and team,
 
On behalf of the group who attended that great weekend
in September, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and you all
made us feel very welcome. We thank you for all that.
 
As for coming again it won't be until next year but everyone
is keen to do another weekend.
 
Once again a big thank you to you all. We look forward to
seeing you all again next year.
 
Doug Percival
Pearl Insurance "
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




" Dear Iain,

Just a short note from all of my colleagues at 
Plaut International Consulting to thank you for 
all your efforts in arranging our team building 
event the other week.  On talking to many of them, 
I know that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves 
( though it may not have looked it as we went over 
the side of the cliff abseiling for the first time).

As we find ourselves on different projects during the 
year, we do not find ourselves together very often and 
it was a very pleasant change to spend some real quality 
time  together whilst confronting new challenges and 
helping each other overcoming our fears and problems.
The whole thing went very smoothly and we got exactly 
what we had hoped for from it - and we got to know each 
other much better as a result.  Unfortunately these sort 
of forums do not happen very often but we are all eagerly
looking forward to the next such event ! 

Many thanks again to you and your team.  Best regards,"

Ian Bowskill - Group Organiser  

Plaut International Management Consultants

Hi Iain Thanks for organising a really effective programme for us. Nina, myself and the students enjoyed the two days enormously and it’s given us a very useful platform from which to develop the group. Please pass on my thanks to the tutors, particularly Dave and Caroline, for their support and professionalism throughout. It was super event. I’ll be in touch regarding further work we would like to do with you. Kind regards Chris Nattress Head of Business & European Studies School - FE College


    The participants an absolutely great time and are already talking about extending
    the time with you next year! Many thanks for making their day so enjoyable.

    Jill - Youth Leader - Winsford Youth Forum

 


     

 

Dear Iain,
 
"Many thanks to you, Caroline and all the Peak Activities
gang for giving us a great couple of days in the Peaks.
The event for our staff was more successful than I had
dared hope for......and I can honestly say that I haven't
heard a single negative comment. I was in our Cambridge
office yesterday andeveryone was still buzzing with the
excitement of the day before, which was really great.
 
I think I can say "mission accomplished" and I really
appreciated your help and the extra time you took to
sure everything went smoothly. The sunshine also
made a huge contribution, but I'd be going too a bit
far if we gave you credit for that.
 
You lived up to your promise not to let me down.
 
Thank you !
Kind regards,"
 
Anne Pilling - Company Director,
IMUTRAN ( part of the Novartis Pharmaceutical Group) .
 


       
       
      " Dear Iain,
       
      We would like to send our thanks to you and Caroline
      and all your staff who looked after us so well during our
      activity weekend with you. We all agreed that the dampness,
      exhaustion and aching muscles were all more than compensated
      for by the pleasure and exhileration of the activities, particularly
      now that we are all back behind our desks here at Langham
      Estate Management Limited.
       
      Wishing you continued success in your lovely part of the world."
       
      Sheila Perkin
      Group Organiser,
       
      Langham Estate Management Limited.
       

 
Hi Iain & Caroline
 
I just wanted to say that I had a fantastic day on Friday
- thanks to yourselves. I've never been to Hathersage before
but will definitely return to at least show my other half and the
dogs what a lovely place it is - if not to do another one of your
activities. I think the day was quite a success - everyone seemed
to enjoy themselves. Special thanks to you and Caroline.
 
Regards
 
Berni @ mbd (Advertising Agency )
 
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Hi Iain & Caroline,
 
We just wanted to say a big thank you designing & running
our team building event. Everyone said last night and today
how very much they enjoyed it. We're going through some
big challenging times at work at the moment, so it was great
for everyone to have some down time and spend some very
enjoyable time all together in the Great Outdoors.
The day was very well organised and it was pitched just right
considering the mixed ages and fitness levels. You were all
very friendly and we all had a really great day.
 
J.B. Pricipal Sales Manager
. . . Napp Pharamceuticals ( PAIN TEAM).
 

 
Dear Iain & Caroline, ............................November 2000.
 
Thank you both so much for all the hard work and effort
you and your team put into the planning and running of
our corporate weekend, and for your dedication in making
it so enjoable for us all. Thanks too for helping us to keep
everything such a closely guarded secret as we wanted !
 
Needless to say, the photos and video footage have been
studied over and over, and the company photo album is
taking shape nicely now ! Stories of immense bravery grow
daily (!) and I think the weekend will live long in all of our
memories. Please do pass on our thanks for everything to
all those in your teas who helped us - especially the staff
who came to our rescue with cups of tea and extra anoraks
and spare socks when some of us got soggy in the rain
- it made all the difference !
 
Amanda - Aspect Capital Group Weekend Organiser.
 
 
"A brilliant event Iain ! We're still recovering !
Many thanks ! "
 
( Amandas' M.D. )
 

     
    "Dear Iain and Caroline,
     
    Thank you so much for looking after
    us so well at the weekend. You made it
    a wonderful and memorable Hen Party.
    With lots of love from Carmel and all
    her brood of hens !
     
    x x x x x x x
     
    Claire, Nicky, Vicky, Ali, Maeve, Lucy & Helen. "
     
    Carmel Gleeson - London "
    ( Consultant gynaecologists on a Hen Weekend )

 
Dear Iain,
 
I just thought I should drop you a note to let you
know how much the whole of the MEPC Factory
Outlet Team enjoyed our time with you recently.
 
We were obviously blessed by the glorious weather
but I also appreciated all the hard work that you
and your team had obviously put into the planning
of our successful event. As we'd hoped, you created
an environment where the competitive edge came
out - and most importantly everybody also had fun.
 
Colin Brooks - Director,
 
M.E.P.C. UK Limited, London.
           

        Dear Iain
         
        The responses from all involved have indicated
        that the event in April was a great success despite
        the appalling weather - and that our team enjoyed
        greatly the hospitality and tuition provided.
        Members of the team have asked me to write and
        say a special "THANK YOU" for a highly professional
        and interesting event and for your support during their
        various activities.
         
        M.C. Environment Protection Officer
         
        The Environment Agency
         
         

     
The following very kind endorsement letter
came in to our office from the boss of the
Sheffield & Doncaster branches of one
of the world's biggest firms of accountants.
 
He'd asked us to design and plan a team
development programme for staff from
his split site offices....and in due course
the event was run over three days by our
training consultants Dr Iain Jennings &
Sqn Ldr Peter Daughtrey, following several
pre-trip meetings & a lunchtime briefing
with his staff .......
 
"Dear Iain,
 
Just a brief note on behalf of my partners
and all our management team to formally
record my verbal thanks to you on Saturday
for a super team development course.
 
Your ability to flex the course according to
the ever variable weather conditions, and
still deliver an impressive product on time
was truly a model to us all. The additional
ablity of your co-consultants to persuade
two dozen frown up accountants to venture
out on to the exposed moors during an
April snow shower is simply a miracle,
for which they should be congratulated
wholeheartedly !
 
Kindest regards, Yours Sincerely,"
 
M.A. SHAW
MANAGING PARTNER,
Chartered Accountants.
       

 
Dear Iain & Co,
 
Just a quick note to say thanks for an excellent day.
I am sure that me and the lads will be back again in the future.
     
    Atam Verdi (a Chartered Surveyor who arranged a super stag group's weekend with us... )


    Ref : May Stag Weekend :

    Hello Iain,

    Thanks very much again for the weekend back over the May Bank Holiday. It was a fabulous few days
    with you guys and everyone had a brilliant time ! It was nice to have a spot of sunshine too ! If I am
    back up your way again I'll be definitely be booking you for some more caving. I'm also going to highly
    recommend your services to my company;'s coorporate events team - they are always looking for different
    things we can do safely.

    Many thanks again.

    . . ....... Peter S. -.... BARINGA PARTNERS LLP


     

     

      So what conclusions be drawn from all the various comments above ?
       

      Well, we feel that it is time well spent discussing your requirements
      & needs in detail with one of Peak Activities Ltd's friendly expert
      senior staff before making your minds up what to do or where to go.
      It's quite an art to pick out the best combinations of events to suit
      different types of groups and different fitness, weather conditions, etc.
       
      We also believe that time spent coming and looking us over , and
      considering all the many various choices ...and planning things
      carefully with us is seldom wasted ! Proper prior planning prevents
      a poor performance every time !
       
      Successful events don't happen just by accident. Good planning and
      working with people who know their stuff and who are committed to
      making your team event a safe success just makes it look easy & simple
      on the day !
       
      ...and whether you're a PA or the Chief Executive ...it always a really
      good feeling (and a relief ) to run a really good enjoyable event with
      people who you know won't let you down !
       
       
      ..

     

     

 


     
    Tel. 07771-855105 to speak with one of our consultants about your requirements.
     
     
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