Challenge Factor People

Our Core Team of Directors work with lots of other lovely people from our extended family, and we also like to showcase clients we have especially enjoyed working with.

  • Core Team

    • Geoff Kershaw

      Geoff Kershaw- Managing Director and Executive Producer

      Geoff is the man at the heart of our company. Setting strategic direction, acting as executive producer for most of our conferences and videos, and keeping everyone else in line. He's a sweetie, really, and still full of energy after 30 years in the business, which is why he's made so many friends 'in the know' and become so well respected within the industry.

      Telephone: 07836 642 602
    • Abbie Stewart

      Abbie Stewart- Director

      Abbie has a mixed bag of skills and responsibilities including video presentation and on stage hosting. She's heavily involved in the day-to-day management of the company since we trust her with pretty much anything.

      Telephone: 07540 830 569
  • Our Extended Family

    • Keyteq - AV supplier

      We use Keyteq for clients requiring certain audo-visual technology, because they have a vast up-to-date stock. As always, we choose the correct supplier for every job we do, and enjoy working with Keyteq whenever possible and appropriate.

    • Visual Concepts- Video Production

      We’ve had the pleasure of working with Martin and Stan, the brains and talent behind Visual Concepts, for our video production support for more than 15 years and it has always been a pleasure. Those of you who have been involved in the production of videos know that ‘shoot’ days can be long and tiring so it’s important to work with people you like and who are extremely talented and hard working. With Viscon that’s exactly what you get and we work with their team whenever we can.

  • Client Showcase

    • NFU Mutual

      NFU Mutual - CLIENT OF THE MONTH

      • What they do

        Award-winning insurance, pensions and investments, and a whole host of other financial services.

        Owned by policyholders rather than shareholders, with a close relationship with the National Farmers Union (NFU), NFU Mutual is known for exhibiting great care for their customers.

      • What we did to help

        For many years we have supported the planning of all of their major conferences in everything from scriptwriting support and speaker training through to the production of conference video content.

        We enjoy every challenge they send our way, creating great conferences with them which reinforce and support their brand and ethics.

    • Calibre Control

      Calibre Control - CLIENT OF THE MONTH

      • What they do

        Their strapline, "Quality in Analysis", introduces their field and approach, and they offer distribution and technical support of testing solutions for the Food and Drink Industries.

        They are known for putting client's requirements first, and reacting quickly to deliver solutions.

      • What we did to help

        The complexity of their industry is renowned for making it difficult to put across strong messages and clear explanations. The Challenge Factor were tasked with creating a product video for web use, which could be easily followed and understood.

        We set to work finding out from them what their key messages are, and devising a way to convey them to the viewer with the usual dose of Challenge Factor pizzazz!

    • Wray Castle

      Wray Castle - CLIENT OF THE MONTH

      • What they do

        Wray Castle provide training in the telecoms industry by a wide range of methods from e-Learning to one-on-one sessions. They are experts in both the fields of telecoms and training.

      • What we did to help

        Working with a member of their training team, we shot a training video to expand their extensive portfolio of training materials. When it comes to education, it pays to cover all learning styles!

    • SCC

      SCC - CLIENT OF THE MONTH

      • What they do

        SCC describe themselves as "a best of breed technology solutions provider specialising in IT infrastructure" and their goal is to help identify and cut out any unnecessary costs in that infrastructure.

      • What we did to help

        As a large company with many executives, SCC understand the benefits of holding an annual sales conference. They chose us at The Challenge Factor to help make it happen.

    • NFU Mutual

      NFU Mutual - CLIENT OF THE MONTH

      www.nfumutual.co.uk

      Second time winner!

      • What they do

        Award-winning insurance, pensions and investments, and a whole host of other financial services.

        Owned by policyholders rather than shareholders, with a close relationship with the National Farmers Union (NFU), NFU Mutual is known for exhibiting great care for their customers.

      • What we did to help

        For many years we have supported the planning of all of their major conferences in everything from scriptwriting support and speaker training through to the production of conference video content.

        We enjoy every challenge they send our way, creating great conferences with them which reinforce and support their brand and ethics.

    • Dunham Consulting

      Dunham Consulting - CLIENT OF THE MONTH

      • What they do

        Bringing patients the latest technology and quality care, from hair removal to permanent make-up. With treatments for a variety of cosmetic and medical complaints, including fungal nail infections, acne and anti-ageing.

      • What we did to help

        We shot a series of web videos for them focusing on their services and treatments, so that prospective clients can get a better overview of what they offer, whilst feeling closer to the business. When it comes to personal services like theirs, clients appreciate feeling personally reached out to!

    • Capita Transport for London

      Capita Transport for London- Client of the Month

      • What they do

        Capita are the UK's leading provider of business process outsourcing and integrated professional support service solutions.

      • What we did to help

        Capita have recently been awarded the contract to manage the congestion charge for Transport for London (TfL). Our team developed and delivered a conference style that both informed and enthused the new teams from both companies whilst beginning the process of building one team who will be better prepared to meet the challenges of delivering such a major project.

    • Kaplan Skills events

      Kaplan Skills events- Client of the month

      We're delighted to be working with the Kaplan team on this season's Skills events and are looking forward to using their new branding to once more excite and enthuse young people about the brilliant training opportunities that Kaplan provide.

    • Capita  Graduates

      Capita Graduates- Client of the Month

      • What they do

        Some of the brightest young people around have found their way into Capita’s “Lead the Way” graduate programme and here at The Challenge Factor we’re delighted to be part of the team that’s developing their skills to help them become the leaders of the future.

      • What we did to help

        Over the past three years we’ve had the opportunity to work with each new cohort of graduates to develop their teamworking and presentation skills. Using our own brand of dynamic team activities and story based presentation training we have watched the graduates grow, both as people and as future leaders and wish them all well in their chosen roles within Capita.

    • Warrington Youth Club WYC

      Warrington Youth Club WYC- Client of the Month

      • What they do

        In their own words, WYC work on 'inspiring young people to achieve'.

        They do this by running a huge range of programmes across many different age groups. The diversity and quality of their work is inspiring, and we think they do a amazing job.

      • What we did to help

        We're thrilled to have been working with the team at Warrington Youth Club in a variety of ways over the last few years, most recently giving presentation support to the staffing team. They continue to inspire us with the fantastic work that they do with young people in the Warrington area.

    • Home Instead

      Home Instead- Client of the Month

      The Home Instead's team building event took place this week at the ACC in Liverpool for 700+ delegates. The challenge, as always, was to keep everybody busy, focused and energised for the duration of the session. The quotes below from our client show that this was definitely achieved, far beyond their expectations. 

      "I (and everyone else I've spoken to) had a wonderful time and I've never laughed so much in my life... walking back into the room during the jigsaw building was hilarious... so thank you for a thoroughly engaging, fun and energising afternoon."

    • Shell  International

      Shell International- CLIENT OF THE MONTH

      Following a very successful day of presentation skills training with senior Shell managers at their Manchester HQ the team have been invited to help an international group of senior technical managers, who almost only ever communicate remotely, via Skype for Business. This is an exciting new opportunity for our team who have developed a bespoke training package to exactly suit their needs. We’re looking forward to more opportunities within Shell and other companies facing similar communication challenges.

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