Who We Are
Founded in 2011 by Richard Wise and Alexandra Conlin, WiseUp Team Building is a mobile company, providing fun educational activities all over the country by bringing the equipment to its participants. The company started with just one van going out and delivering activity days to now having up to six teams out all over the country.
Richard and Alexandra have almost 30 years combined experience working in the outdoor education sector. Having worked at both privately owned and government run establishments in the UK and abroad they have gained a vast amount of experience working with young people of varying ages and backgrounds.
Whilst working at a large multi activity centre they realised the demand for an outreach service when receiving feedback from teachers and group leaders. The comments highlighted that bringing young people off site was becoming difficult and more expensive. That is when WiseUp Team Building was founded. A mobile service where they could take the same activities run at outdoor centres to a range of venues. Running fun, challenging activity days on school grounds means the cost and logistics of taking the pupils off site is heavily reduced and also means more students can participate in the sessions.
WiseUp Team Building prides itself on delivering team building activities that engage participants and encourage them to develop new skills in a fun environment. They believe that outdoor education should be accessible to everybody and are continually developing new methods of delivery to guarantee that all participants’ needs are met.
Even though WiseUp Team Building is still a relatively young company it has already been recognised for its great achievement and has won a number of awards. In 2015 they won The Kent Business Award. Alexandra has just recently been listed in The Kent Messenger as one of the top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in Kent.
This is our journey from 2011 when we started to date.