Our Story -

Our Story

Since 1998 Call of the Wild has helped a wide range of clients, from diverse industries, to develop their leaders and the teams they lead. The company has grown to a point where we are proud to call Vodafone, the BBC, Credit Suisse, Cable and Wireless and Panasonic our clients. They, like many others, have learnt that our expertise lies in the design and facilitation of bespoke courses with the emphasis placed on developing skills and behaviours that will have a direct impact on individuals and teams in the workplace.

The Directors

Call of the Wild is an independently-owned, limited company set up by three friends who have grown up together and share a passion for experiential learning and development. Mark, Geraint and Kevin are all local lads who have known each other since school. Having studied at University, they all returned to their home town to develop a business which encompassed their interests. We all have different but complementary skill sets and behaviours which mean we work extremely well as a team. Having the same background and knowing each other since childhood means we all have  the same core values which builds trust and respect within the management team. This trust and respect is also important when we expanded the management team with Dave Thomas becoming a Director of the Company.

At the time we graduated from University employment opportunities in our locality were almost non-existent and we were forced to look further afield. The  setting up of Call of the Wild provided the opportunity for us to move home and establish an enterprise that not only provided us with a living but gave us the chance to give something back to the community. This is very much part of our Company ethos. We take our corporate social responsibilitiies very seriously.

We have now grown to employ 25 full time staff and it’s provided us with the resources to sponsor local clubs and societies, provide experiences for local school children, offer our staff as volunteers on community projects and even save the local pub from closure.

 

Call of the Wild Today

Twelve years after starting the company, Call of the Wild has grown into a business that employs over 25 people, owns its own training centre, runs its own programmes and contributes greatly to the local economy. The community within which we work is very important to us.We pride ourselves on the fact that we use own staff (or close associates), provide the core activities ourselves and we can even accommodate you at our countryside retreat in the Brecon Beacons National Park. We believe that we can differentiate ourselves from the competition by keeping a close reign on the resources needed to run our programmes: the staff, knowledge and programmes themselves.

UK and Overseas Locations

Today, although Call of the Wild has its roots firmly in Wales it also has a presence across the UK, running courses regularly in London, Birmingham, the South East and South West. We have also run successful courses in the Alps (Chamonix) and the Pyrenees (Lucheon). We can also deliver corporate social responsibility based programmes overseas in places such as in Tanzania.

Developed In-House

Unlike many providers of corporate training courses, all our programmes are created in-house and delivered through our team, be they full-time staff or associates. We also take the time to fully understand the required outcomes for your business in orde that we can create the most suitable programmes for your team. In this way all our courses could be said to be badged as “Developed by Call of the Wild“.

 

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