Willowgate: A Centre for Excellence in the UK
Since its inception in 2017, Willowgate Activity Centre has strived to become recognised as a Centre for Excellence within the outdoors industry.
By investing in its people and high standards of customer care, it is now the largest instructor training provider in Tayside and one of the largest in the wider UK.
Willowgate has recently been awarded with the “Every Person Matters” mantle, having been recognised by British Canoeing for their contribution to the industry.
Adam Burns, Centre Manager, commented, “Alongside our promise to deliver a wide range of quality, outdoor activities for local people and visitors, we have worked hard towards building a reputation as the first-choice destination in Scotland for new instructors and coaches.
“I’m pleased to say that the hard work is paying off! We are now accredited by the Scottish Canoe Association and British Canoeing, allowing us to deliver specialist instructor, leader, and coaching awards. As a result of this, we are one of only a handful of centres offering these courses and regularly attract coaches from across the UK.”
This higher profile offer has been a key component in Willowgate’s growth, and also generates economic impact at a local level as groups book, eat and visit Perth while attending their multi-day courses. Crucially, the demand for the enhanced offering generally comes over the winter period as those working in the industry seek to develop their knowledge and qualifications off season.
For more information, visit www.willowgateactivitycentre.co.uk.