Awards and Accreditation
Call of the Wild have the pedigree, experience, aptitude and above all a personable way of doing business with you. This is aptly demonstrated by the awards and accreditation the Company holds. This will provide reassurance for our clients that they are dealing with a unique company recognised for its outstanding performance and quality in the field of personal development.
National Business Tourism Company of the Year 2011/2012
We were delighted to have won the Business Tourism Award especially given the stiff competition. These National Awards are about showcasing the very best that Wales has to offer and showing what can be achieved through hard work, ingenuity and commitment.
We were lucky enough to be shortlised in two categories:-
- The Best Team in Wales
- The Business Tourism category.
We were delighted to have won the Business Tourism Award and be highly commended in the Best Team category.
The award seeks to promote the significant contribution made by a Company in Wales to the business tourism sector. The judges were looking to recognise an operator or venue that catered for and provides specific services to either the corporate or association market. This was for companies for instance who attract national and international conferences and meetings, organise exhibitions or arrange corporate events such as incentives, team building and personal development programmes, product launches or hospitality.
Winner of Regional Business Award for Leadership in Business
The Swansea Bay Regional Business Awards gala evening was held in November 2010 in Swansea. Call of the Wild were delighted to be named by judges as the winner of the Leadership & Management in Business Award. These prestigious awards seek to recognise success, innovation and excellence across all industry sectors. Some of Swansea Bay Region’s most outstanding businesses have been judged among the best
SMARTA 100 Best Small Companies in the UK 2010
In February 2010 Call of the Wild Ltd were chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Meaden and other leading entrepreneurs such as Bebo Founder Michael Birch as a winner of Smarta.com’s inaugural ‘Smarta 100’. Not only did Call of the Wild make the Top 100 Small Companies in the UK it was also voted in the Top 5 for its Business Ethics.At the presentation evening for the 100 companies in London in May 2010, in addition to the above, Call of the Wild were picked out for a special commendation by the sponsors. This meant we were in the top 4 of the SMARTA 100 companies in the UK. The judges were particularly impressed by our community focused approach to business and our corporate social responsibility.
Leading Wales Awards 2010
Geraint Lewis from Call of the Wild was named, not once but twice, as one of Wales’ top leaders at a prestigious ceremony at Cardiff’s Hilton Hotel in March 2010. Geraint at Call of the Wild was recognised for his outstanding leadership in the Business Leadership Initiative in the Community and Leading Management and Leadership Skills Development for the Leading Wales Awards 2010. We were the only company to win two awards at the event which is unique.
The Leading Wales Awards recognise great leadership at all levels across the public, private and voluntary sectors in Wales, celebrating individuals whose excellent leadership skills have made a strong impact and resulted in positive change within their organisations. The awards sought people, whose leadership had made a real difference in Wales.
National Team Building Company of the Year 2008/09
In recognition of the quality of Call of the Wild’s work we were named the National Team Building Company of the Year 2008/09. This illustrates, that our work in the fields of management training, team building and leadership development is recognised as some of the best in the country.
Welsh Small Business of the Year 2008/09
The final adjudication was carried out by an independent panel of judges including representatives from the Federation of Small Businesses, KPMG and the University of Glamorgan Business School. The award honours and acknowledges the very best in Welsh Business. This award recognised the achievement of outstanding business performance in recent years. The company’s potential for growth, innovation and commitment to Wales was key to winning this much sought-after award.
Outstanding Training Organisation (Finalist) Barclays Finance Academy Suppliers Awards 2008
Named as one of the Outstanding Training Organisations in this must sought after prestigious awards from Barclays Bank. This was for our creative and innovative work with Barclays graduates. Our blended learning approach was commended for its fresh approach to graduate development. This was a particularly pleasing acccolade given that it is recognition from one the World’ s foremost financial institutions.
Institute of Leadership and Management Accredited Centre
This accreditation further reinforces the quality and resources that Call of the Wild can offer our clients. This adds to our existing portfolio of programmes and allows us offer bespoke accredited ILM courses for our clients. ILM is the largest qualification awarding and professional membership body in Europe for management and leadership vocational qualifications. In 2006 around 80,000 managers registered for Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications and awards. The content of ILM programmes is linked to the latest management & leadership standards, ensuring relevant, current content and thinking.
All qualifications feature work-based assessments designed to bring tangible business benefits to you and your company.
Investors in People
Call of the Wild have almost completed our work towards obtaining the prestigious Investors In People Standard. The Investors in People Standard is a business improvement tool designed to advance an organisation’s performance through its people. Developed in 1990 by a partnership of leading businesses and national organisations, the Standard helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the management and development of their people.
Call of the Wild, being one the foremost training companies in the UK already provide innovative solutions for Companies to develop their people. Our mission statement contains at its heart our objective of delivering business improvement through the continuing professional development of our own staff.
Our training centre is accredited with Visit Wales (formerly known as the Wales Tourist Board)
Sustainability – Green Dragon Environmental Award
We are also keen to promote sustainable use of the environment so our programmes won’t cost the earth. The Company have already obtained a Level 2 Green Dragon Award for our commitment to sustainability and are working towards obtaining carbon neutrality status.
Call of the Wild are also keen to promote sustainable use of the environment, this means that our programmes won’t cost the earth. The Company has already obtained a Level 2 Green Dragon Award for our commitment to sustainability and is working towards obtaining carbon neutrality status.
Amongst the solutions we have introduced include:
- Eco Showers
- Drinking water from our spring
- Electricity from renewable sources
- Recycling Facilities
- Planting of 2,000 deciduous trees
- Use of bio-fuel for vehicles
- Air Source Heat Pumps
Click here for our Green Credentials Poster from Call of the Wild Ltd
Institute For Outdoor Learning
Call of the Wild are also members of the Institute For Outdoor Learning. This organisation seeks to promote and further the cause of learning utilising an outdoor environment.