Angela is the other Director in the business and is often found sitting at the computer sorting out the admin. She’ll book the campsites for you, pay the staff and I’m afraid it’ll be her sending out the invoices!! But she’ll also make the cake for some of the expeditions and she often gets involved in our work with primary schools.
Exploration and Protection of the outdoors are Dave’s main drivers. The more you learn, the more you enjoy is his recent mantra. Dave will always have a joke for the situation but brings a huge amount of experience to the team.
Jean worked in education before joining Ben Bullen Adventures Ltd. She has experience in volunteering in several developing world countries supporting persecuted families. Jean is the “Mother of the Team”, always the one who will look after everyone else!!
Ricky’s enthusiasm for the outdoors has led him to collect a wide and varied range of qualifications from walking group leader, mountain biking, archery and indoor climbing to survival and street surfing. Though currently he is balancing his love for the outdoors with the confinement of the classroom, whilst training to be a maths teacher.
Jacquie enjoys working in the outdoors with people, whether it’s on DofE or instructing sailing and paddling at her local water sports centre. She’s a keen walker and loves getting into the hills.
Daniel was a PE teacher for 15 years until 2015 when he gave it all in to be a professional Drone pilot and outdoor instructor. With his wife he’s climbed Kilimanjaro and Mont Blanc, although a lot of their time is now spent with their young daughter. He regularly races in mountain biking events around the world.
Jennifer is an equestrian and outdoor instructor with over 15 years experience. She recently enjoyed a solo trip to Spain and is planning more travels for 2016. She loves horses and has often tried, but failed, to get Ben to enjoy horse riding!
Thirza has just completed a degree in outdoor and adventure education. She enjoys getting out on her bike and is planning to complete a 100 mile trip around the Isle of Wight this summer.
Emily is a keen walker and climber. She has been working on DofE expeditions for three years now and enjoys introducing young people to the great outdoors.
Becca completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE through her local guides group. This gave her a long lasting love of the outdoors. Until a few years ago she was a biology and chemistry teacher but now works full time taking young people into the outdoors, whether in this country or abroad. She’s a keen climber and fell runner.
Max has completed Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE so knows exactly what you’re going through. As well as experience through scouting and personal trips, Max has just finished working for PGL as an outdoor activity instructor so comes to us with a wealth of experience.
Steve is a keen and active hill walker and climber and brings a variety of experience from work in outdoor centres and further education. When not on expedition he enjoys time with his young family.
Tim is an all-round nice guy with a whole host of experience, especially in the water sports side of the business. He enjoys climbing and travelling all around the world. He also has a lot of experience with young people with additional educational needs.
Colin spent the last ten years as DofE manager in an inner London borough. He now spends more time in the outdoors indulging in his love for high places and rivers.
Gill likes to give herself a challenge. So this year as part of the DofE’s Diamond Challenge (60 years of the DofE) Gill will be climbing Mont Blanc.