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Bespoke Commissions

In recent years Quest has been commissioned by a number of clients to produce training and development exercises which can be self administered in house.

The demand for these creative training solutions has become so popular that we have set up a dedicated team to deal with this process.

You simply need to provide us with a brief outline of your requirements including:

  • The desired learning outcomes
  • The frequency with which the exercise will be delivered
  • Where, when & how the training intervention is to take place
  • The duration of the session and other time constraints
  • The target audience – age, number and grade.

Based on this and any other relevant information we will design and produce an exercise which will achieve the required objectives. All exercises are supplied in a storage box with a full set of facilitator notes where appropriate.

Examples of exercises which can be tailored to your specific objectives are 'Pyramid of Success', 'The Bigger Picture' and 'Two Way Communication'.

As well as training and development solutions we also produce bespoke graphics to support conferences and product launches.

For further information and advice, or to discuss your requirements please contact Quest.


Like a family of Dolphins, high performing teams communicate, support and trust one another implicitly. They also display a great intelligence and make life fun!


Developing Teams & Individuals Through the Spirit of Adventure

Adventure is an attitude that we can apply to every part of our lives. Facing new challenges, responding positively to change and evolution, seizing new opportunities, testing ourselves against the unknown, and unpredictable, and in the process discovering our own unique potential. We have one life – live it!


Caring for the environment

Quest has a strong and responsible commitment to the environment, and will always seek to minimise the environmental impact of its programmes and events through the use of sustainable, recycled, and responsibly sourced resources.

In addition, for every event / programme that Quest runs, Quest will plant a new tree, sourced through The Woodland Trust.      

Quest also supports the following conservation groups:

See Quest's full range of environmental programmes and interventions here.

Dear Richard.

Many thanks to you and QUEST for a very successful meeting and organisation.

Best regards


European Space Agency



Just a quick note to thank you, Jan and the rest of your team for a really successful day last Friday. Colin and I were really pleased with the way it went and the feedback from staff was very  positive.

Have a good Christmas and great new year

Best wishes


Homes & Communities Agency


Hi Richard,

Was great to meet you last week in Berlin and see the ERLT in action during the team building. The session went down really well with reference made to the exercise a few times during the rest of the conference.



Royal Dutch Shell Plc


Dear Richard, Janice, Martyn, Daniel and Ben,

On behalf of my team I wish to thank you all for your great management dedication and performance during our event.
The first impression and feedback I received from the whole team was very positive!

I wish to have this "team event" process continued and I plan to have a dedicated evaluation session in our next department meeting in September.

It will be very useful to have your report, and view as "experienced outsider" I will indeed appreciate that.

Kind regards


European Space Agency


Dear Martyn & David,

Just a quick note to thank and congratulate you both on a very successful weekend. The feedback from all our colleagues has been excellent, and there has been a buzz in the office extending beyond the participants.

Many thanks to you and your team for organising and executing the event, and working so successfully with us. You clearly have a successful company and model that delivers great results and engagement.

Warm regards,


Lloyds Banking Group


Effective communication and the ability to deliver insightful work within tight time frames are key skills for our team.  We challenged Quest to develop an entertaining session which allowed delegates to draw strong parallels with their day to day work.  The TV Newscast that Quest developed was brilliant for getting the team engaged but what really stood out was the depth of research Quest undertook to position the session correctly.

This positioning ensured the event was not just fun, but delivered exactly the learning we wanted.  As one delegate enthused: “The TV Newscast was without doubt the best team building session I have ever undertaken and I have done quite a few.”  



Lloyds Banking Group


Hello Richard & Jan

Our Interns are all safe and sound and in their respective destinations before they attend their 1st MACH event – Winter School in February.

I would like to THANK YOU for the partnership, professionalism  and dedication towards this program. I must add that you have gone out of your way and beyond timelines to help support us and all our interns professionally and personally.

You took time out for our new  additions and brought them up to speed with the entire batch on all occasions. Our interns have definitely gained a lot and will continue to be in touch as you have greatly inspired them.
We all loved working with ‘Quest’ and a big Thank You to Richard & Janice.





Thanks for organising another fabulous event.   It was lovely to see you all again.  Inspirational is the one word I would use to sum up Friday and Saturday.  I loved it.  Whilst I am under no illusions now as to my current capabilities, it was incredible being part of something with such amazingly talented colleagues.  Some of the fitness levels were astounding.


Lloyds Banking Group


Dear Martyn,

I don’t think I have to wait for the feedback forms to know you guys did an excellent job. 

What I particularly appreciated was the Quest team's demonstrable knowledge of their field, their responsiveness to our queries and requests, collegial approach and professionalism throughout.

Going from a blank piece of paper to a successful conclusion on such a chunky project without a material hitch in between was quite a tour de force.

A very warm well done.


Marsh - Marsh MacLennan Companies



All the feedback that the management team have received back from colleagues so far has been very positive so it appears that the event was a resounding success. and a huge amount of money was raised for charity.

Much of this credit has to go to Quest as everything within your reasonable control was very well organised and the commitment and dedication of your internal planning and management is clearly apparent in the quality of product you deliver.

Colin, Nick, Marion, Katy, myself and the Senior Executives that attended the event would all like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to you and your support team for making the event such a success for us.

Many Thanks


Marsh - Marsh MacLennan Companies



Can I once again thank you and Martyn and Richard for a truly excellent programme. The organisation and facilitation were superb and you must also take credit for the fact that everyone stayed engaged and positive throughout the whole programme.

I have had several of the team comment to me subsequently that not only did they thoroughly enjoy the experience but they did take away some lessons and insights that they believe will be useful for them moving forward.

I think we have managed to build some excellent foundations on which we need to continue to work but which should pay great dividends as we move forward.

Best wishes


The Hartford - USA


Hi Richard,

As you say, I have attended a number of events now that your team has delivered ~ London City Challenge with HBOS, New forest and last week and have found them to be exceptionally well organised and perfectly positioned to achieve the team related objective at the time.

I have found your team to be friendly and professional, and easy to work with, and so it’s without any doubt that you will continue to be the provider of my choice, for this type of activity.

Again – thanks for the service you have given so far, there is more to come for sure…..

Best regards




You delivered a top class pre-season team building programme, which really challenged the players at many levels.

The organisation was superb and the whole squad learned a great deal for the experience. We will never forget Danny Grewcock's monumental efforts carrying the jerrycan to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain!


Bath Rugby Football Club


Thanks for your interest.  Since doing the team build with you it's been like working with a new team!  At the first team meeting following the event, we used the list of what makes a high performing team and chose a couple of issues each.  We then revisit these each monthly team meeting identifying where we're doing well against these, and where we're not.

A sense of perspective has also embedded itself so that small annoying issues that really dont merit knocking us off course remain that way (this was completely the opposite before) eg desk moves or someone replying in a tone that wasnt absolutely perfect.

We're also using a very tactile buddying system so no one is working completely on their own.


Environment Agency


There was unanimous praise for the Bath event  and folk are still talking about it. I look forward to working with you again next year.

Best Regards




“We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the truly professional manner in which Quest delivered the excellent training weekend.  Everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and also learned a great deal about the theory of group work and leadership within that context.

Both the exercises and the teaching sessions were well planned, and well executed.”


Exeter University GPVTS


Just wanted to say many thanks for a great day on Wednesday.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. All in all I felt we had achieved our objectives for the day which was to work together with other members of the Investment Team. New skills were certainly displayed, which means we may never be the same again!!

Once again many thanks for a great day and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes.


Homes & Communities Agency


Just a quick E mail to say thanks for last week, we seem to have a really good feedback to the event and it has helped with our comms into the centre at Westwood. So thanks for you help will be in touch in June re the future and options for things.




Quest provided a first rate service in helping us understand our team dynamics. We had a mixture of knowledge on tools such as Myers Briggs and they expertly ensured everyone was on the same page quickly. They also made these tools really come to life for our team by making them relevant to our everyday work.

The end result was a detailed Development Plan for my team as a whole which far exceeded my expectations - the input from Quest was crucial here." 


Royal Bank of Scotland


Thank you so much for our team offsite yesterday - everyone has been raving about it this morning. They enjoyed the cooking so much that they’ve been asking me for the recipes that were used so they can prepare their own gourmet meals at home

Once again thank you , we all had a fab time !!!




Hi Richard,

Thanks again for a fantastic Recipe for Success and MBTI team day last week - the team are still all talking about it and we have some great pictures!

Many thanks,




I’'ve been involved in a vast myriad of training in my time with Grid and I appreciate it when people really invest time and effort on my development (and allow me to win!). Keep it up!”


National Grid


“Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the team at Quest – outstanding job from you guys as ever”




“From our point of view the main success of the event was due to your ability to tailor the day to suit our needs… you also adapted to our budget… you listened to our objectives and literally incorporated them… and transferred them into a workable and entertaining programme…

It was excellent value for money when you consider not only everything that went into the events but more importantly what everyone got out of them.”


Environment Agency


“As expected, Quest came up with the goods; well-prepared and sensitive to the original brief. We’ll be back for more!




“We have recently experienced one of the most memorable and demanding team building exercises in the last decade, whilst maintaining fun and team spirit as key attributes of this event.

The organization and delivery of the event was handled with enthusiasm and professionalism from the Quest team, and they have delivered exactly what the brief prescribed.

One of my colleagues suggested the event was managed “like a well oiled machine!” I would have no hesitation in recommending Quest to any other business wishing to organize a similar event, and I wil probably use their services again”.




“Quest were excellent as usual – The “human” touch is much appreciated.”


Lloyds Banking Group


“Providing a team building event for our IT Support Staff from Inverness down to Exeter, getting them all to one location and motivated is not an easy task.  You have now achieved this two years running, and with very different themes….” 


Ernst & Young

“The depth of preparation that your team had undertaken and the wide range of activities that were laid on for us was impressive.  They made the three days unforgettable and a huge amount of fun

You have a very professional team, from whom we learned a lot about each other and ourselves…I look forward to the next one.”


Cherwell Scientific

Hi Richard, I just wanted to say thank you for the Recipe for Success day - it really was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves immensely. I think there was a degree of relief when they realised they had to cook and not dance! The photographs are great and once again, our sincere thanks for putting on such an excellent, well organised and enjoyable day.

A special thank you to Martyn for pulling all of this together and being so patient with me when I was trying to get our internal procedures sorted out.


Mitchells & Butlers


“We were extremely impressed with the quality of work that you did for us… well designed… and run in a very professional manner…the event was both effective in meeting the development objectives and also a lot of fun for the participants.

Working with an international group of consultants is a challenging task and I feel that Quest were able to meet and exceed our expectations. A measure of our satisfaction with your work is obviously that we would like you to submit an additional proposal for helping us with our course in Frankfurt later in the year.”




“On behalf of my team I would like to offer our thanks for the brilliant team offsite you conducted with us last week.  I think it goes to say that we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and certainly developed a range of transferable skills for team working that we can take back to the office”




“The Challenge was great fun and reflecting together at the end of the day highlighted some important behaviours that can be applied to the workplace.”

“This was the most enjoyable team day I have ever been on – please can we have more of the same!”

“The best team day I have been on in a long time – well organised, great fun and a good way to learn more about myself and how to work together as a team.”


Lloyds Banking Group


"First and foremost it was apparent from the word go that my group realised they were involved in a professional event, the way in which your team present themselves and the obvious preparation and attention to detail projects very much the right impression."


Lloyds Banking Group - International Division


Dear Martyn, Richard (and all the QUEST TEAM),

Many sincere thanks for all your efforts in both putting together and delivering such a great and challenging programme for the England U19’s at such short notice. The initial feedback and response from both players and the management/support team is very positive – we have hit all the key objectives and challenged the player’s (and staff!!) well outside of their comfort zones..."


ECB - Loughborough Cricket Academy


We’d like to thank you for your participation at the recent MT Conference.

We have received a lot of very positive feedback specifically about your session. The graduates particularly enjoyed having to work together as team for the Olympic Challenge and the experience of putting together a live news reel.

Thank you once again for all your hard work in designing and delivering this team building activity to reflect our brief, to support the development of this key group of young leaders in our organisation


Lloyds Banking Group


An inspiring few days. If we push our personal boundaries enough we can achieve anything. It was a great event. Thanks


The Hartford



Our event went very well. The initial feedback from the team was that they found the exercises interesting and challenging but enjoyable. I have received a number of compliments from them and they have definitely gained insight into their colleagues through the process.

You provided us with a flexible, extremely cost effective approach.





Client List

Discover some of the other companies we have worked with over the years by taking a look at our List of Clients.


Quest knows that whilst some customers want to include outdoor, countryside elements to their team building, many others want to work indoors or in an urban setting.

Whatever your requirements Quest will be able to devise a programme that will work in the environment of your choice.

Quest understand that clients want fresh, innovative and exciting ways of delivering team development messages. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Don't delay - get your event sorted today. We look forward to hearing from you!





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