About The Great Big Tree Climbing Company
The Great Big Tree Climbing Company (TGBTCC) brings an exciting, new, mobile form of outdoor adventure activities (OAA) to anywhere in England. Since its creation in 2008 it has grown to become the largest provider of recreational tree climbing activities in the UK. From its location in south Wiltshire, TGBTCC has developed an impressive list of regional clients across Surrey, Hampshire, Worcestershire, the Lake District, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Sussex, Somerset, Birmingham, Manchester, Devon and Oxfordshire. Amongst these are a number of National Trust sites, county councils, country parks, luxury holiday providers and independent schools. We are proud to have worked with several of the largest National Trust properties in the UK.
TGBTCC has developed its strong reputation and brand name through the development of rigorous health and safety procedures along with targeted staff training and mentoring schemes. Such procedures are now recognised as the industry standard and as such we are in a position to train client’s to carry out our activities for themselves. As we take such pride in our reputation it is imperative to us that anyone who works or trains under our brand understands our virtues.
This is paramount to all of the activities that we carry out. If our activities are not safe they cannot be carried out. Safety is more important to us than any other aspect of what we do. If anyone operating our activities feels there is a safety issue it should always be automatically reported to the team leader.
We work closely with many institutions and schools providing team building and motivational on-going learning activities. Closely working with individuals we can develop leadership skills and provide tailored activities to a wide section of the community who can have varying capabilities.
Participants wish to try all of our activities because they see them as fun. Although maintaining a friendly persona all day can be tiring we wish that anyone participating on our activities is treated as special and given the attention they deserve to ensure they have a great and memorable time. For many children our activities are their first experience with heights. A bad experience could lead to them being put off from OAA activities. A positive experience can lead to children gaining new found confidence. We are very proud by working with children and adults to get many of them over a fear of heights.
As our activities take place in trees, they take place in a natural environment. We wish to minimise our impact to this environment and the wildlife within it. It is all too easy to manipulate the tree(s) being used by removing branches and limbs which are deemed ‘in the way’. However we urge all of our instructors to work with what they have and only remove dead pieces of wood. Furthermore many of our events run in conservation areas, Areas of Outstanding natural beauty, SSSI sites and even listed landscapes. We take pride in leaving a site looking how it did before we arrived.
Institute for Outdoor Learning Membership
The Great Big Tree Climbing Company strives to combine high safety standards, professionalism and an environmental approach. Such values have led us to become members of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.