Testimonials

Laing O’Rourke

“The ethics of Bowles also sat well with our core aims – we strive to be innovative leaders of change but with a sense of community responsibility and a desire to contribute in some way and with the charitable trust receiving all the profits from events like ours, we felt it was a small way in which we could make a difference. We had such an eventful programme that we are now planning future events with the team at Bowles!” Tom Shaw – Head of Development Programmes

John Lewis

“The great thing about Bowles is that it offers an outstanding opportunity to explore learning in an exciting, yet comfortable, environment. The facilitation is excellent and the food is fabulous! Through working with Bowles we are able to provide the opportunity for leaders in our business to explore the impact they have on others and practise the learning in a challenging and safe environment. We really get results!” Emine Ucyigit – Learning Manager

Pinnacle PSG

“Pinnacle has a very well established relationship with the Bowles Rocks Trust. I enjoy taking groups of Managers and their teams along to their lovely facility on a regular basis; often these groups are very diverse and have not necessarily worked together before, but the integration process we go through is extremely effective. The L&D team are totally client focussed, and the food is great too! Highly recommended!” Gary Dear – Head of Training & Development

Harlequins RFC

“There is absolutely no doubt that I would actively suggest BOC as a venue for programmes for clients in the SE who did not wish to travel to Herefordshire or Devon or even overseas! Your infrastructure, flexibility and professionalism are head and shoulders above so many other activity centres you should be justifiably proud” Justin Featherstone MC and Mission Performance Ltd

Gatwick Airport Ltd

“The course facilitator was excellent; he understood our goals and our business. We have found that we have converted the skills we learnt back into the workplace. The course has been a springboard to other targets and broken down lots of barriers – I spoke to my colleagues more during our time at Bowles than I have over the last six months. We can’t wait to revisit” Ian Chalk – Engineering Duty Manager

Norland Managed Services

“The site at Bowles provides an ideal location for our apprentices to investigate inter-personal skills they might not before have considered. We are looked after well with comfortable accommodation, great food and a knowledgeable tutor staff” Terry Foster – Training & Development Manager

Starwood Hotels and Resorts

“From that very first visit, I thought ‘That’s it, I’m always coming to Bowles’ and since then I’ve used it for our Graduates, London and Regional teams, from senior management through to entry level graduates.” Jane Wright – Regional Director of Human Resources North West Europe

100% of the profit generated by Bowles Learning & Development is donated to the Bowles Rocks Trust for the provision of educational programmes for young people