The Problem Solving Company – Meet The Team

The Problem Solving Company prides itself that its instructors all bring a wealth of experience to the team. With many years of experience working with school groups, allows us to guarantee that our courses live up to expectations.




Will Woods started The Problem Solving Company in 2007. After 8 years working in private and Local Education Authority Outdoor Centres the call from Teachers to provide a mobile service that visited schools was the driving force for the creation of the company. Will now oversees the running of the company and still visits schools whenever possible.






Tim has come from a background working within the education sector working at a leading outdoor education centre and also delivering workshops in schools. He runs all aspects of our programs and leads our teams of instructors on larger activity days.







Steve’s background is Maths, which he studied at Edinburgh University. He is an advocate of combining his love of maths with outdoor education in the school setting. Steve is at the forefront of developing our maths programs for schools as well as leading all of our other programs.







Simon has been with us since the company was set up running our team building programs in schools and has many years experience working in outdoor education. As well as a degree in outdoor leadership Simon holds numerous outdoor qualifications and is currently working towards his Winter Mountain leader.







Toby has also been with us since the company started and brings many years of working in the outdoor education field. As well as running our team building days you can often find Toby running, cycling,  climbing and water sports courses.







Alison has worked with us for the last six years. Trained as a Primary school Teacher, Alison also spends her time running environmental courses in the Chilterns plus a range of other outdoor activities.








Mark has been with us since 2011. Having worked with many privately owned centres mark has many years experience running team building programmes in schools.








Harriet has been with us for the last two years. As well as climbing and mountaineering outdoor qualifications she holds a degree in Outdoor Studies. When she is not running our team building days in schools Harriet spends time running expeditions around the world with school groups.






Stephen is generally found on our team building days further north and has been with us for 2 years. He holds various outdoor leadership awards with a background in outdoor education and development. When not with us Stephen splits his time between outdoor centres and adult training






Daisy is our newest team member, yet she brings many years of experience  working in outdoor activity residential centres and a range of outdoor activity qualifications. She also and holds a degree in Management of Sport.