Team-i, Charlie Sharples and Punchline Live deliver sports training business event

Charlie Sharples, Tim Thurston, Team-i training, rugby

Team-i have teamed up with Punchline Live to deliver a training event that demonstrates how the key elements of a high performing sports teams can be integrated into your business.

Charlie Sharples, Tim Thurston, Team-i, training

The session on 21st November at the Jurys Inn hotel in Gloucester, will have Gloucester Rugby’s Charlie Sharples presenting the key elements that have made the teams he has played in successful. For further details visit:

Winning Teamwork: On The Field And Off


After successful days with our partners at the Bear trail, further dates for 2019 will be released soon.

The fun course with learning at its core will take place at The Bear Trail’s beautiful HQ in the Mid Devon countryside and will give delegates the chance to learn all about how the secrets of winning rugby players can be translated into success in business…while also being able to get out into the great outdoors to test their teamwork and leadership skills.

With special guests, such as Carl Rimmer,  Premiership-winning rugby player and a veteran of the professional game who has racked up almost 90 appearances for the Exeter Chiefs, will be sharing insight on how the skills learned and honed in the dressing room and executed on the pitch are equally transferable to business

The course combines a unique and engaging team building session with incisive and interactive classroom teachings. Team-i’s bespoke training programme demonstrates the nine-point plan which all workplace teams should follow if they want to maximise their opportunities for success.

The Bear Trail enables teams to work together to solve challenging outdoor problems on its 10-acre site near Cullompton, improve communication in a new environment and discover hidden talents through pushing their peer engagement.

The Winning Teamwork: On The Field And Off course has been produced, in partnership with the Bear Trail, to offer South West leaders and managers a quick and easy way to develop and enhance their teamwork skills with the emphasis on fun. Previous companies to have benefitted from this training experience include Michelmores solicitors, Burrington Estates, and the Awcock Ward Partnership.

The programme for the day will consist of:

  • A demonstration of the key elements of a high performing team
  • Learnings on how elite sports teams’ skills can work in business
  • Interactive Q&A session with Carl Rimmer
  • 3 x 20-minute problem solving tasks designed by ex-Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst graduate Ben Jordan of The Bear Trail
  • An interactive challenge test using The Bear Trail’s legendary 5-metre drop bag
  • Delegate de-brief and takeaways

For further details on the course please e-mail or call The Bear Trail on 07825 078167 or 01392 881780.

Philip Wolfgang of Michelmores on the event

Sophie Brewer of AWP on the event


Team-i launch event with Burrington Estates

The launch of Team-i’s unique suite of training programmes took place in the plush surroundings of Dean Clarke House in Exeter…home of leading property development and investment company Burrington Estates.

A selection of hand-picked South West business leaders were invited to attend a bespoke morning at which Tim Thurston and Kai Horstmann of Team-i demonstrated their course programme and gave examples of how the curriculum could be adapted for companies in a variety of ways.

Tim explains: “Dean Clarke House is as a fantastic meeting space and we are grateful to Mark Edworthy, MD of Burrington Estates, for offering us this facility. He was impressed when Kai and I initially spoke to him about our plans – so much so that he offered us the chance to demonstrate to key businesses hosted at his company HQ.

Those invited on the day included representatives from businesses such as Devon County Council, Prydis Wealth, Redrok, Keane & Parker, the Organic Agency and  Buddy Creative.

Kai and Tim led them in a bespoke training session which gave an overview of the nine-point Team-i and invited comment and interaction on the new programme.

Tim adds: “It was great for us to go ‘live’ with the programme in such prestigious company. Both Kai and I found it was a great exercise in demonstrating what we know businesses can learn from our programme.

“I am pleased to say we had inquiries for follow-up business afterwards and we were delighted to get positive feedback in person on the day.”

Marc Edworthy of Burrington Estates says:

“I am both fascinated by the comparisons between elite sport and successful business also a big fan of Kai. Therefore, I am delighted to help support the launch of this ambitious training company. It has been great to experience some of the training content first hand from which I have already implemented a couple of ideas from the sporting world into our business”