St.David’s Day Events Across the World

St David’s Day Around the World – Festivals and Events

It’s not just in Wales that St.David’s Day is celebarted you know. Evbents, festivals and celebrtaions are going on this week across the World from California to Hong Kong. Even Mickey Mouse is getting in on the act.

SMARTA Top 100 Companies in the UK

Top 100 Small Companies in the UK

Call of the Wild Ltd recognised as one of the UK’s smartest small businesses

In February 2010 Call of the Wild Ltd were chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Meaden and other leading entrepreneurs such as Bebo Founder Michael Birch as a winner of’s inaugural ‘Smarta 100’.  Not only did Call of the Wild make the Top 100 Small Companies in the UK it was also voted in the Top 5 for its Business Ethics.

What’s On in the Brecon Beacons in 2010

Festivals, Events, Markets, Fairs and Things to Do in the Brecon Beacons

From its remote wilderness, contrasting with sheltered ancient woodlands, reservoirs, breathtaking waterfalls, caves and windswept uplands, there’s something for everyone here. Fresh air, wide open spaces and easy access.  This is a beautiful part of Wales, with traditional market towns, stunning landscape, canal paths, castles and plenty of family attractions. The scenery here is both beautiful and diverse – rolling countryside and valleys, wide open spaces to the wild beauty of the waterfalls and caves.

Finalist in Leading Wales Awards 2010

Geraint Lewis from Call of the Wild Ltd has been shortlisted at the Leading Wales Awards 2010, which recognises and celebrates outstanding leaders across Wales.

Geraint Lewis, Managing Director at Call of the Wild Ltd is one of the three finalists in the “Leading Management and Leadership Skills Development” and “Business Leadership in the Community” categories sponsored by Leadership Management Wales and The Church in Wales respectively.

Filming Channel Five’s The Gadget Show

Filming the Gadget Show for Channel 5

On 5th January 2010 Dave Thomas from Call of the Wild was invited by Mykel Hawke (Mykel Hawke is a world-known survival expert, best-selling author, television and film personality and advisor) to attend a filming event as part of his team to hunt down 4 personalities from the Channel 5 TV programme “The Gadget Show”. the presenters were  Ortis Deley, Jon Bently, Suzy Perry, and Jason Bradbury in the wilds of Bassett’s Pole near Sutton Coldfield.

Top 10 Tips For Arranging An Office Christmas Party

Advice on the Best Way to Organise Your Office Xmas Party This Year

1. Set objectives

Ask yourself why are we doing this? What do we want to get out of  this Xmas  event. Is it just a  fun annual event in the pub, or do we you have specific issues to address such as improving communication. Is it just a getting to know you exercise? This is becoming increasingly common with  companies having  teams or offices all over the country. Discuss this matter with the senior person responsible for organising the Christmas party. This is especially important if you have to justify how much money you are spending and have to demonstrate a return on that spending in terms of improved performance.

Recent Testimonials

Don’t Listen to us… Listen to Our Customers

It is often difficult to convey how much work we put into ensuring that all our groups have a memorable  experience with Call of the Wild. So we thought we’d let our customers express their feelings through thier testimonials and comments they send for which we are very grateful. Here are some of the more recent ones we have received from group organisers who have visited for activity weekends, stag weekends, hen weekends and team building events.

BBC Comic Relief Red Nose Kilmanjaro Climb

Call of the Wild is proud to say that the Director of our partner Overseas Expedition Company  is one of the leaders the BBC Comic Relief celebrity Red Nose day Kilimanjaro climb.  You have probably heard some of the publicity surrounding this event as it is mentioned every 10 mintues (or so it seems ) on Radio One and is featured on GMTV every morning. The crew consists of some big names:

Award Winning Year for Call of the Wild

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.

Welsh Small Business of the Year Winners

Wales’ Premier Small Business

Call of the Wild winners of Welsh Small Business of the Year 2008 Call of the Wild Ltd, outdoor activity, corporate events and team building Company based in South Wales  are thrilled to announce they have been awarded the prestigious Welsh Small Business of the Year Award 2008. One  of three finalists, shortlisted from over 50 applicants, at this years Welsh Business Awards we were named the winner  at a grand ceremony  which took place on May 23rd at the Cardiff International Arena.

Canyoning with Call of the Wild as Good as in New Zealand – It’s Official!

One of the first groups of the year in 2008 was David Manley and family trying out our canyoning activity. He explained that he had heard of Cal of the Wild whilst visiting New Zealand last summer. He explained:

“Adventure activity group canyoning in WalesI recently returned from an adventure holiday in New Zealand where I went canyoning and caving and the guides over there asked me why I had come all the way to New Zealand to try canyoing when he could have done it with Call of the Wild in the Brecon Beacons National Park. When back I booked a day canyoning with Call of the Wild as a joint birthday present for my father and brother. The scenery was every bit as good and the activity just as exciting (and wet!). In future I’ll contact Call of the Wild before choosing to fly to the other side of the world!”

BBC’s Ben Fogle and His New Show Extreme Dreams

BBC’s Extreme Dreams is back! Travel presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle gives more members of the public the chance to realise their dreams and conquer some of the world’s most extreme environments in the second series of Extreme Dreams.

Ben Fogle with call of the Wild staffEmbarking on a voyage of personal discovery each candidate will be tested mentally, physical and emotionally on this journey of a lifetime. Members of the public have been selected to go on once in a lifetime expeditions to some of the remotest parts of the World including Nepal, Uganda, Libya, Venezuela and Papua New Guinea. They will journey through extreme environments such as dense jungle, parched desert, high mountains and navigate little explored rivers.

Call of the Wild Named Team Building Company of the Year 2007

Call of the Wild Ltd, outdoor activity provider and team development Company are thrilled to announce they have been voted Team Building Company of the Year at the Visit Wales National Tourism Awards 2007 – the Oscars of the tourism industry. Short-listed with two other Companies from Wales, the winner of this prestigious award was announced at a grand ceremony which took place on October 4th 2007 at Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire. This was the climax of Wales’ biggest tourism event – Showcase Wales, where tourist and travel related buyers from across the globe visit Wales to see what the country has to offer.

Mackenzie Crook Filming with Call of the Wild

Mackenzie Crook of “Pirates of the the Caribbean” and “The Office” Fame Filming with Call of the Wild

Actor Mackenzie Crook from Pirates of the Caribbean with Call of the Wild shooting current film. This week Mackenzie Crook has been filming his latest movie with Call of the Wild in South Wales. Although it was only one scene, it involved him jumping off a waterfall into a pool whilst being chased. Call of the Wild suggested the venues, oversaw the safety and provided a stunt double for Mackenzie.

The stunt went well with Mackenzie being confident enough to try it himself after Call of the Wild had completed the jump. He was a very nice fellow and is welcome back anytime.