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Russell is a renowned professional with a proven track record in business improvement within the built environment.  His key skills include strategic procurement, asset management, change management, organisational development and performance management. He has established a nationwide reputation for the successful initiation and development of partnering and alliancing relationships.

He is also a championship winning professional racing driver and ARDS qualified instructor. Russell specialises in coaching both novice and experienced drivers, with particular emphasis on mental preparation and performance improvement techniques recruited from the military and elite sports.


Wingman is a team development consultancy built on the high performance experience of Rory Underwood’s international rugby and fast jet flying careers.

Rory has spent 10 years working with a variety of businesses and organistions in different sectors using his flying and international sporting background to help organisations achieve success.

By combining all his experience from these high performance environments, Rory provides a challenging and stimulating environment in which people and teams are able to realise their full potential.

Rory can be contacted via


Flametree are an independent internal communication consultancy helping organisations deliver exceptional business performance through effective employee communication. We specialise in leadership communications, focusing on three areas that we believe make a real difference: Inspiring Messages, Inspirational Leadership and Inspired People.

Built on a foundation of trust and clear-thinking, we offer global reach and local expertise. Drawing on our extensive corporate experience, we’re at our best when we’re delivering:

  • executive coaching

  • narrative development

  • leadership and employee engagement services

  • change management programmes

  • communications team

  • training and speaker support

Monkey Business was founded by John Peters. Monkey Business provides a unique combination of consulting services, customised development programmes, facilitation and coaching to senior leaders and business teams transform their individual and organisational capabilities in ways that will enable them to compete, to succeed and to grow.

John came to the world's attention in January 1991, when as a POW his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world. He has written two best-selling books on his experiences and won Independent Documentary of the Year and a BAFTA Award Nominee. He has extensive international media experience and enjoys an international speaking reputation.

During his RAF career, he flew Tornado GR1 on various squadrons and before founding UPH, he developed and delivered programmes on leadership, safety and human error in aviation. On leaving the RAF, he founded a management consultancy providing business critical development, consulting and coaching - through a leadership lens. Monkey Business, provides expertise on leadership, strategy and change for senior business teams. With particular areas of interest being uncertainty, organisational learning, trust and failure, he is currently writing a book on leadership.


He is the Director of Performance for the Executive MBA at Aston Business School, having just designed a new Executive MBA programme; a Fellow of Kingston Business School and Henley Business School and a former Chair of the Association of MBAs. In addition he runs the Leadership Module on the EMBA at the Academy of National Economic in Moscow.     John can be contacted via

The Beach House, Marbella


Located in Elviria close to Marbella, Spain, the Beach House is On-Pole's Mediterranean executive team development venue.


The Beach House residence has exclusive team building and training facilities, as well as a world-class restaurant. 

As well as the onsite exercises, excursions can be arranged to include golf, hiking, water sports, riding and more. In addition, we can organise fitness training sessions to suit all abilities.


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