Team Building & Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Elements - The Team

Outdoor Elements - The Team

Jim Bowden

Jim is responsible for the activity side of Outdoor Elements. Jim came into the outdoor activity industry through a keen interest in Rock Climbing and Mountaineering. Jim has climbed rock and ice extensively in the UK and abroad. After graduating from University in 1998 in Sheffield Jim started work at an activity centre. After three years Jim resigned from his position of Chief Instructor to start Outdoor Elements in November 2001. Jim has as part of his continued professional development gained many qualifications to lead groups in a range of activities including Climbing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hill Walking and Archery. Jim has a passion for introducing people to the outdoors and particularly for using the outdoors as a powerful education, training and personal development tool. Jim has experience working with a wide range of groups from education, young people, corporate and private parties.

Lee Bowden

Lee runs the business side of Outdoor Elements. Lee has a background in Business and Marketing and over 7 years experience of working in the direct marketing industry for large multinational companies. Lee now brings all this experience and knowledge along with a keen attention to detail to Outdoor Elements to ensure our customers get a quality experience from the first contact through to following up your visit. Lee is also responsible for the hospitality at the centre and produces fantastic quality food and refreshments.

Freelance Instructors

Outdoor Elements employs a number of other instructors on a freelance basis. All our instructors are qualified in the activity they are leading and have been assessed by Jim to ensure their standard of work is up to working for Outdoor Elements. Instructors are known to Jim prior to being invited to work for the company and are selected not only for their exceptional levels of qualification and experience but also for their friendliness and professionalism working with our customers. Ask our instructors what they do in their spare time and you will hear tales of adventure from various outdoor pursuits that have taken them all over the world.

All our staff have clearance from the disclosure and barring service (previously CRB). Our instructors are first aid trained. Outdoor Elements carries full professional indemnity, public liability and employers' liability for all activities.

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