Free Focus Taster Day with Focus Training

Motivating your team to perform through Challenging Times!

Online PR News – 18-March-2009 – – Focus Experiential Training would like to cordially invite businesses to attend their free focus Taster Day this summer, giving advice and support to managers wishing to get the best out of their employees.

The Taster Day is due to take place on Wednesday 13th May 2009 located at their beautiful training centre across 360 acres of organic farmland in Bashall Eaves, Ribble Valley, Lancashire.

The Taster Day is aimed at the HR or Management Learning and Development and Directors of businesses who wish to engage in the opportunity to network with likeminded professionals.

The day will provide managers with practical solutions in getting their team engaged and productive in the workplace.

What it will entail

The taster day will be split up into two parts, covering a variation of topics surrounding team work in the work place.

Guests will be greeted by a welcoming introduction to the day, with bacon sandwiches and refreshments for breakfast.

The morning sessions will look at motivation and performance in the work place through indoor experiential activities.

Guests will be encouraged to join in the sessions, looking at different ways people need to be motivated, how to turn ‘Spectators’ in their businesses into ‘Players’ and what Motivation Zappers guests’ businesses could address.

The morning session will also deal with how businesses can raise the performance of their employees, how they can engage their staff and how businesses can develop their staff without putting emphasis on formal training.

At midday, guests will sit down to a two-course home cooked lunch using local ingredients.

The second part of the taster day, allows guests the opportunity to learn more about how Focus short workshops can benefit a manager’s employees and business.

Workshops include,

• Coaching skills course form managers – How to unlock the motivation in people!

• The Leadership Development Pipeline – A short workshop to ensure managers develop and retain their staff in these challenging times.

• ILM Team Leader Training – Empower your team leaders with the skills to manage their own people and improve productivity. Motivate your people by giving them a nationally recognised ILM qualification.

Later on, guests can take part in some of Focus Trainings outdoor experiential activities which are used within the workshops. To bring the learning to life, these are then reviewed and related back to the workplace by expert facilitators with strong industry backgrounds.

As the day comes to a close, the event finishes with an evaluation of all learnt throughout the day, photo opportunities for all guests to be a part of and a closing speech providing details of other training days relevant for guests.

Shelly Posthuma de Boer, Business Development Manager, said, “Numbers are limited this year, so we encourage people to email or fax back the response form to book your places/s as soon as possible.”

Location and setting

Focus Experiential Training is an experiential training company offering businesses bespoke programmes and workshops to meet organisational needs. The training is run from a specially adapted training centre in a unique learning environment.

Based in the heart of Ribble Valley, the training centre is situated within a small hamlet which consists only of a village hall, The Red Pump Inn and a phone box.

Surrounded by 360 acres of land, the Focus Training Centre is built within a beautifully working organic farm called Clough Bottom.

The ambience of the location of Focus Training expresses a peaceful and friendly environment to all who visit.

Clough Bottom supports a number of different businesses which provide the backdrop for the perfect learning environment. Guests can expect to see aspects of Clough Bottom’s, Organic beef, Self-catering holiday cottages, Semi-mature trees and shrubs and Horse and Pony grazing businesses.

Workshops will take place within the two specially converted 17th Century training barns.

The Middle Barn features a large conference room with a beautiful stone flagged floor and galleried landing. The barn has been installed with the latest hi-tech computer equipment with video/DVD/CD and large cinema screen with surround sound.

There are three syndicate rooms and garden room with a log burning fire. This beautiful barn can hold up to 40 delegates.

The Outbarn is situated in a tranquil part of the site in idyllic surroundings which are perfect for quiet contemplation and training. The barn has a large conference room, two syndicate rooms, dining facilities and kitchen which can accommodate up to 30 delegates. The farm’s Aberdeen Angus and Limosin cows often like to observe the training through the window!

Outdoor activities take place across the 360 acres of land surrounding Clough Bottom farm.

Businesses wishing to take part should visit the website at to fill out an invitation form.

For any enquiries surrounding the taster day, businesses should contact Shelly Posthuma de Boer, Business Development Manager at or Fax 01254 826015.


Notes to Editors

Focus offers high-quality management training in a refreshingly different setting. We aim to get our delegates out of the classroom and into the countryside.

Our custom-built facilities at Clough Bottom are located within a working organic farm set amid 360 acres of delightful countryside. Our three superb stone barns house the latest hi-tech training and conference facilities, while the farm and its diverse activities weave their own spell on our clients.

In this peaceful valley, remote from the pressures of the workaday world, you and your team will find it surprisingly easy to recharge your thinking and develop valuable new skills.

While the farm dates back to the 17th century, it follows best modern environment practice, combining organic beef production with an ornamental tree and shrub business, holiday cottage hire and a horse and pony management service.

For more details see

Focus Experiential Training Ltd
Bashall Eaves
Near Clitheroe
BB7 3NA.
Tel: 01254 826222