Our Testimonials and Previous Clients include:
Alan organised a group event for a number of us in the Peak District National Park. The orienteering team event from the Coach House in Lea was superbly planned, leading to a fun afternoon of climbing and abseiling. We would have no hesitation in using Alan’s services again.
Chairman – Vistage International UK, Experienced certified Corporate / Executive coach, NLP Practitioner.
“As a Vistage Chair providing peer to peer advisory facilities for groups of CEOs and MDs through monthly group meetings; 121 coaching sessions and annual retreats it is essential that I forge links with professional service companies and I classify Clear Sky Associates as key in that network. I recently used Clear Sky to provide a two-day retreat in the Peak District and they were given a very detailed brief; my group were all CEOs of businesses with turnovers exceeding £30M each; which they met completely with efficiency and enthusiasm. The location they provided in Longnor was exceptional and catering and accommodation was first class. We were provided with conference facilities for the first day and then undertook an orienteering murder mystery scenario which was exceptional and kept the group fully occupied for over 8 hours – member feedback after the event identified venue, location and event management as exceptional professionalism. I will be using Clear Sky Associates again next year and I have placed a recommendation into the global Vistage network.”
Tess Chetwynd – Authentix (York Office)
Alan Little (the organiser and director of ClearSky Associates) hosted a Team Navigation Event at Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park for the York offices of Authentix in July 2016. It was obvious that Alan had done substantial preparation setting up the event and tailoring it to our requests. We began with a rendezvous at a café which opened especially for us for a ‘full Yorkshire’ breakfast. Alan divided us into groups of five and each group was given the background story to our themed navigation event. Each group was given a map on which had been marked places where clues would be found and each group chose which direction they would take. Tactics, team-building and navigational skills had to be used as the plan was to see which group would collect the necessary clues so they could crack the code first. Alan used a bicycle to traverse between the groups and to encourage us and help us find the clues he had hidden demonstrating that he had contingency/safety arrangements in hand; he had planned for everything we needed. The group met again later at the new Rievaulx Visitor Centre where final calculations were done to name the traitor.
“Clear Sky Associates provided a great team-building event which was both exciting & fun. The teams were mentally challenged to think “outside the box” & reinforced the importance of good communication within a team as well as helping to identify the key responsibilities of leaders. The tasks were simple but effective & we would recommend to any company, particularly those who have a new team, to build & strengthen relationships.”
Sunnie Sohal – GE Capital Bank
“I took my work team on a rock climbing day with the team a Clear Sky Associates. We all had a great experience, which was fun and inclusive for people of all abilities. We kicked off at the arranged start time and received plenty of tuition on the equipment. The instructors were helpful and encouraging, whilst also creating a fun atmosphere. Our event took place at the Roaches, which was a dramatic and interesting location. Alan took a small party of non-climbers for a walk around the area.”
Sylvie Cooper – Price Waterhouse Coopers
“The event which Alan Little facilitated for Homeserve was focused on improving team engagement for people from different sites who wouldn’t ordinarily work together. The activity was enjoyable and provided the opportunity for the team to recharge and receive some praise and recognition.
Since the event we have identified that for sustainable high employee enagagement, the learning from the event needs to be transferred back the workplace to achieve all of the four drivers indentified above. Thank you to Alan and his team for facilitating an enjoyable and positive event.”
Martyn Ellis – Homeserve