Chris Batten has a long association with Brathay as a former director, funder and client. He continues to feel inspired by us, even in retirement.

I’ve known about Brathay since the early 1980s - it was where the best trainers ended up. Failing that mark, I started on the staff team in the Business Development department in 1994 and soon came to understand that the one thing that separated Brathay from an increasing array of development training providers was the truly bespoke delivery of each course. It was never about us and all about the needs of the participants - a fundamental difference to the 'set course’ providers.

I went on to become a Director and then a funder and then a client - the Brathay staff (and estate) were the perfect choice to initiate and develop the Aspiring Leaders Programme, a true gem in Brathay’s crown-like logo. Having retired, I now content myself with the odd stint of volunteering and applauding Brathay from the sidelines.

Long may it continue to live up to it’s strap-line - Inspiring People.
Get Involved!
  • Follow the campaign on our social media pages, like, retweet and reply to us, using #75StoriestoTell
  • Tell your family and friends about the campaign!
  • Share your story - You can tell your story in words, or we can interview and film you, or better still, you can film yourself talking to camera and send us the film to use. Films should be no longer than 60 seconds and we can provide you with a quick easy guide to self-filming if this is something new to you.

Just tell us who you are, what your connection to Brathay is, and how Brathay has changed your life. It need only be a small change, like leading you to new job, finding more self-confidence, climbing a mountain for the first time – whatever your experience has been we want to hear about it!

Once you’ve finished, be sure to send your video via to Sophie's email here. Or better still, just post to social media using #75StoriestoTell.

With your permission, we will publish your story alongside others on our website and social media over the course of 2021.

We hope you are as excited as we are about the prospect of collating 75 unique stories to make 75 successful years!