TV & RADIO COVERAGE OF OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES...Peak Activities Ltd's UK products & training events for individuals & for groups have been extensively featured & highly recommended on national TV travel programmes & documentaries, as detailed below... We hope the high levels of coverage on UK radio and television will give our web visitors an index towards the high quality and value for money of Peak Activities Ltd's excellent people, products and services.
...Above : Presenter Ian Wright filming with us for his new BBC1 Saturday evening television programme in 2003.
Broadband enabled visitors can click on Damion's abseiling picture above or the canoeing picture below to try out two video links and see some footage shot whilst Damion was abseiling and canoeing with us. These are 4 to 5 Meg mpg files so is not suitable for people with slower dial up web connections. Expect a loading time for broad band lines of c. 30+ secs. per clip.
Media coverage of Peak Activities Ltd's events has included a major Yorkshire TV "Edit Five" documentary on Gilders car dealership's sophisticated team-building & staff training initiatives (outlined in more detail below); a BBC1 "Eleventh Hour" television programme on team and personal development courses with staff from Birmingham Cable Ltd; several BBC Radio Four features on business courses with Alex Lester and a BBC Look North TV documentary with well known Sports Presentator Damion Johnson. Recently we were in charge of the health and safety and underground filming again of the pilot of a new Saturday night BBC1 television challenge programme with Ian Wright and starring sports superstar Mohammed Ali.
NATIONAL BBC RADIO COVERAGE ... .. Radio features have included pieces recorded and live for programmes such as BBC Radio 5, the "Today" Programme, BBC4's Breakaway and BBC4's Freewheeling travel and holiday programmes... plus numerous interviews of outdoor centre safety with local radio stations such as Radio Derby, Radio Hallam and Radio Sheffield. We've even broadcast live radio interviews 90 feet high up on a crag rock climbing with popular ( and very brave ) BBC Radio 2 & Radio 4 presenter & travel expert Alex Lester. Other live interviews and features have been undertaken with Radio Five Live. Other well known characters who have appeared on film whilst out on location with us include BBC sports and travel presenter Damion Johnson and Matt Dickinson. We are proud that Peak Activities Ltd is often the first choice for many film & radio crews wanting a safe and 100% reliable professional service. Click here to see what the Travel Writer of the Year Steve Bleach & expert Travel Writers such as Michael Woods of the Sunday Times have also had to say about our people, products and services. We are very grateful for their kind endorsements of our efforts.
Our base Rock Lea has also been highly acclaimed on NBC Superchannel's "Ushuaia" & on BBC2's "Breakout" television programmes....looking at our excellent courses using us for team development & enjoyment. Other media coverage include a live broadcast from local crags on Radio 5 Live and numerous interviews on local radio stations. Other projects we have been involved with providing failities & support for have included BBC Drama's "Tales of Narnia" & various schools education programmes. ... Our staff filming in a snowstorm at the start of a caving trip with Everest Mountaineer Matt Dickinson who presents NBC's cable television's "Ushuaia" Outdoor Adventure Programme. This filming was syndicated and also broadcast on ITV 1. Travel Feature Writer of the Year 2004, Steve Bleach wrote articles about caving with Peak Activities in the Sunday Times Travel Magazine & also in the Sunday Times Travel Colour Supplement. Click here please to see more details..... Much of our company's successful tailored training & team building work will, for obvious reasons, always remain client confidential. However, details of some outdoor training events with companies such as Northern Foods, Lucas, the NHS, Bosch & the Department for Employment have been published by the clients themselves or by us with their permission in training media such as "Works Management" , " Management Today", "The Manufacturer" & "Training Tomorrow". Click to see other published articles on our people, products and services. ... The success of assignments with many companies has also led to items being published in their "in-company" media. Examples include features in "Land Rover News", "Northern Foods News" Powergen News, "Lucas Life" and "Bosch People". Some particularly successful team building projects have been featured in the national press and several have been featured on national television & on national radio. In addition we have also enjoyed very favourable coverage of our sports and leisure events in popular national media such as The Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Mail, Footloose, YHA News, Company Magazine, Great Outdoors and Country Walking.
Click here for more notes & samples of the kind comments we've received in the national press :
..A management training film we made with Volkswagon and Audi personnel with a Yorkshire Television film crew for their "Edit Five" series. The programme was broadcast as an ITV documentary on outdoor development training called "A Walk on the Wild Side"
Televised Case Study #1 : Gilders Staff Development Event.
When Gary Scotting, Operations Director of car dealership "Gilders Group" based in Sheffield wanted a training programme to help members of his new Peugeot Car dealership to blend in with - and work to the same high standards as his existing Audi and Volkswagen dealerships, the first choice for a tailored outdoor training course was Peak Activities Ltd. Gary knew we would take great care to make sure the event was relevant and tailored to elicit the training outcomes the company needed - and would also produce a FUN event everyone would enjoy...even though there was snow on the ground for some of their stay !
....Outdoor training is a particularly good way of accelerating the process of people getting to know each other, appreciating each other's strengths and weaknesses, understanding the importance of teamwork processes and sharing visions and hopes for the future over a beer in the bar at the end of a busy day. The Gilders group, ( illustrated above with Ops. Director Garry) enjoyed a series of indoor & outdoor based task-based problem solving exercises to get the group working together - and to get the delegates into the habit of reviewing their individual and team performances in a constructive, humorous and caring way. The event was such a success that the team later volunteered to come back in their own time and repeat parts of the course on camera for Yorkshire Television's "EDIT FIVE" documentary series. The film was a great success too ...and the filming process itself proved to be an excellent way of getting people of different grades from different departments, sites and teams working all together on an unified task. UPDATE : In Jan 2000 Gary became Gilders' Managing Director.
Televised Case Study #2 : Birmingham CableA BBC1 film crew spent some time here filming a ligh-hearted social TEAM BUILDING outdoor activity weekend with a team of people from Birmingham Cable Communications. This was shown on BBC1's "Eleventh Hour" TV programme presented by Cheryl Baker.
Case Study #3 : Team-Building with
Alan Gruar MBE, formerly Senior Training Manager, Lucas Aerospace in Wolverhampton (bottom left) has been to Rock Lea with many training parties over the years. Here he's with some volunteers on a lighthearted charity fund raising event. Click photo for details. See Lucas endorsements.
CLICK to links to more case studies of other successful development training and staff development projects with firms such as Transco, Norwich Union Healthcare, Rolls Royce, Boots, Barclays Bank, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Robert Bosch, Rover Group, the NHS Supplies Directorate & many other successful UK and overseas organisations.
LIST OF SOME OF OUR MANY CORPORATE CLIENTS... MORE CASE STUDY SUMMARIES... Comments from Lucas : Comments from BCL... Published Case study - Range Rover & Discovery Managers... Weekend away for a Christian Men's Fellowship... Further endorsements and kind customers comments... Obtaining quotations & booking corporate events... Main index : IPD Registered Consultancy Service ... Tel 01433-650345 ........ Peak Activities Ltd. Rock Lea, Station Road, Hathersage, The Hope Valley, The Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, S32 1DD. Press & Publicity Officer : 07774-112204 Film Crew Facilities Management : 01433-650345 Bookings & Training Enquiries : 07771-855105
SCHOOL & COLLEGE FILMING ASSIGNMENTS : Our small team of staff are chartered professionals who's time is much in demand. Due to pressures of work we regret we're unable to assist with non-commercial filming projects such as any amateur filming / editing or other college media assignments.