The Team

Outdoor Elements is run by husband and wife team; Jim and Lee Bowden.  Their mission is:

To exceed our customers’ expectations in the delivery of premium quality team building and outdoor activity experiences

Jim Bowden

Jim is responsible for the activity side of Outdoor Elements. He came into the outdoor activity industry through a keen interest in rock climbing and mountaineering. Jim has gained many qualifications to lead groups in a range of activities including climbing, canoeing, kayaking, hill walking and archery. He has a passion for introducing people to the outdoors and particularly for using the outdoors as a powerful education, training and personal development tool. He 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. With a background in business and marketing; along with a keen attention to detail, she strives to ensure every customer gets a quality experience from their first contact through to delivery of the activity. Lee is also responsible for the hospitality at the centre and produces fantastic quality food and refreshments.   As a busy working mum, she tends to work school hours in the office so if you can’t make contact via phone, send a quick email and she will aim to reply within 48 hours.

Freelance Instructors

Outdoor Elements employs a number of other instructors on a freelance basis. All our instructors are qualified or fully trained 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 that are invited to work for the company are selected not only for their 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 insurance for all activities.