Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

GRA official learning and development partner of Clipper Race

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has appointed Grahame Robb Associates (GRA) as its official learning and development partner. GRA has been appointed to deliver a bespoke leadership development programme, specially designed to hone the leadership and team development skills of its professional Skippers and Mates ahead of the twelfth race edition in 2019-20.

De Vere

We are an official partner of De Vere at its flagship conference facility Wokefield Estate, Reading. Our Corporate Outdoor Learning Centre is based within the grounds of the hotel. Wokefield Estate blends the charm of a traditional mansion house hotel in Reading with the amenities of a modern executive centre to offer a fabulous choice of accommodation and superb leisure facilities, including a US PGA-standard 7,000-yard championship golf course. Wokefield Park is a great base to explore Berkshire with its many attractions and places of interest and is easily accessible from the M4 and close to Reading for direct trains from London.

St. George’s Park

We are the Official Leadership Partner for the English Football Association at its St. George's Park National Football Centre. Set in the National Forest, in 330 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, the centre is the training base for the 24 England football teams and features a 228 bedroom Hilton hotel. When opening the Outdoor Leadership Centre, St. George’s Park Chairman, David Sheepshanks CBE, said: “Not only will the outdoor centre help develop winners with integral leadership skills, but it has everything in place to be able to help challenge whether a team’s commitment, trust and risk-taking meets the requirements of their role. It will help our clients learn both key individual and team building skills for every day working life.”

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Hilton Hotels & Resorts are a site partner at St. George's Park and we are delighted to have such a close relationship working together. Operating a flagship hotel within the immaculate grounds of the National Football Centre, Hilton provides a range of accommodation options to suit guests’ varying needs, all backed by the unsurpassed commitment to hospitality for which Hilton Worldwide is globally renowned. Centrally located in the country and easily accessible by road, rail and air, the hotel is also an ideal venue for major conferences, meetings, and incentives. Boasting state of the art audio visual equipment as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and parking, Hilton at St. George’s Park offers a choice of 14 flexible meeting rooms, a tiered lecture theatre and the Sir Bobby Robson Ballroom for up to 500 people.


We are the exclusive UK and training delivery partner for the full suite of VitalSmarts training programmes: Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability and Influencer. These award-winning training programmes have helped over 1 million people worldwide. They are based on over 30 years of social science research and supported by four New York Times best-selling books of the same titles. VitalSmarts help organisations realise significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviours. For more information, please visit the VitalSmarts website.

The Ken Blanchard Companies

We are proud to be The Ken Blanchard Companies® exclusive Level 2 Partner in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With over three decades of helping leaders and organizations, more than 20 million books in print, programs offered in more than 12 languages and clients across six continents, The Ken Blanchard Companies is recognised as one of the world’s leading training and development experts. As the innovator of Situational Leadership® II—the most widely taught leadership development system in the world—their behavioral models add a situational context to the training experience so individuals learn to be more productive in real-world scenarios and make the shift from learning to doing more quickly and effectively.


Grahame Robb Associates are proud to be a European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) Certified Training Body. We are able to deliver a variety of ERCA syllabus ropes course qualifications at our two outdoor learning centres located in Reading, Berkshire and Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. We offer public programmes for outdoor instructors to develop their skills and bespoke programmes for organisations who wish to be trained to ERCA-standard on their own site. For more information regarding the ERCA qualifications we offer, please visit: