Call of the Wild Ltd’s Awarding Winning Year of 2008
Call of the Wild Ltd, management development, team building, corporate event and incentive travel Company based in Wales are thrilled to announce they have won yet another accolade to complement the long list of awards won during 2008.
We have been named finalists for the Outstanding Training Organisation Award at the Barclays Bank Finance Academy Supplier Awards 2008. “We are absolutely delighted to named as a finalist in this prestigious award category with one of the largest financial institutions in the UK. It acknowledges the outstanding effectiveness of our work with Barclays but also our innovation and creativity in offering not only results but something different for our clients,” explained Director Kevin Gould.
This tops off a fantastic year for Call of Wild. We are currently the Visit Wales National Team Building Company of the Year. This demonstrated that our work in the fields of management training, team building and leadership development is recognised as some of the best in the country. Although we were delighted to win the National Team Building Company of the Year Award, in May 2008 we were also named the Welsh Small Business of the Year. If possible, it was even more pleasing to win this award. This is because this award is not just restricted to our market sector. We were competing against all business’ in Wales and therefore the award means so much more in terms of overcoming the fierce competition in this category.
The Western Mail Business Awards for Wales, is now in its eleventh year and continues to honour and acknowledge the very best in Welsh Business. This award is to recognise the achievement of outstanding business performance in recent years. Entry into this category was sought from organisations with less than 50 staff. The company’s potential for growth, innovation and commitment to Wales was key to winning this much sought-after award.
Then in October 2008, in a celebration of what is best in Wales, at the Swansea Bay Regional Tourism Awards Call of the Wild won the “Best Use of Technology” award. This award was to highlight those who have successfully integrated ITC within their business development or who have shown to be further developed than other businesses within their sector.
The judges acknowledged that our online training and development academy was particularly innovative and ground breaking for the business. This combined with our significant investment in Customer Relationship Management Systems and e-marketing contributed to us winning this prestigious award. This was pleasing given we were shortlisted with the National Waterfront Museum For Wales who have invested many millions in their ITC processes.Not only was this a wonderful achievement but we were also commended in the “Co-Operating to Compete” category. This was awarded to the business that has consistently demonstrated a willingness to engage with a wide range of partners and initiatives for the greater benefit of the wider Welsh economy.
Managing Director, Geraint Lewis said “We are absolutely delighted to win all these awards. This is further recognition that our innovative and creative approach to business tourism is recognised as being the best in our sector. It has been an extremely proud year for the Company which coincides with our 10th birthday. This has been a real team effort and illustrates that we have fantastic staff who are both professional, passionate about Wales and committed to their work.”