• Crisis spokesperson training for adventure/activity providers & tour operators

    Crisis spokesperson training on 27th September 2021, Wokingham Waterside Centre near Reading.
    For adventure/activity providers & tour operators, suitable for first timers in front of the camera to build confidence or those who want to refine their skills.

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  • Safeguarding training for adventure/activity providers & tour operators

    Safeguarding young people training on 28th September 2021, Wokingham Waterside Centre near Reading.
    Refresher training for DSLs/DSOs of adventure/activity providers & tour operators

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  • Residential school trips and visits permitted from 17th May 2021

    With the new announcement that follows the Government’s reopening milestones, residential trips in the UK will be possible from 17th May, which means that the summer term now presents an opportunity to replace some of these lost experiences.  

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  • Everyone’s Invited – lessons for schools in crisis management

    The vast numbers of survivor testimonies already published on ‘Everyone’s Invited’ have struck hard and deep at the core of everything schools are expected to stand against, which is why it is so shocking and difficult for schools to respond to. Particularly those schools that the testimonies have shone the spotlight on whilst many others are waiting, hoping the light doesn’t shine in their direction.  This short article seeks to establish how schools could respond to such a crisis, what they could do to prepare before it strikes and how this whole experience might be used to help prepare…

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  • A year on.  How being a ‘people-business’ got us through.  

    From packing up to new beginnings… A year ago today, we made the difficult decision to pack up our office and ask our team to work from home. 365 days ago, this was an alien concept, now the norm.  Our office is a small, cosy space; not particularly great for social distancing so the safety of our team was our priority.  The bizarre memory of shoe-horning office chairs and iMacs into car boots will stay with us for some time!

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  • How Pharos can support the adventure and travel sectors post lockdown

    The media keep saying that pubs are ‘among the worst affected’ by Coronavirus but we all know that there has been no ‘eat out to help out’ equivalent grants for the travel and adventure sectors.  For many of our clients in these sectors, they have seen zero income since March and no sign yet of when they will be able

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  • Beware COVID controls in shared kitchens – transmission hot spots

    As part of our work in advising client schools on their COVID control measures and risk assessments, one control measure in particular relating to kitchens has been flagged by a local Public Health team as a common cause of transmission in schools currently (this also applies to all offices with kitchens). Of course this will be of relevance to others too…

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  • Christmas with an important difference

    Usually at this time of year, we’d be in the office, writing cards, munching mince pies, chocolates and perhaps a cheeky mulled wine.  Not this year.  Like the rest of the year, this year’s Christmas preparations are different. But not all in a bad way…

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