July 1, 2019

When we met Huw Williams (through our activity brand no-mad running) in his lead up to Marathon des Sables in 2015, we didn't realise that we'd be supporting his own amazing Ultra Event, the Pen Llyn Ultra on our doorstep, and a showpiece for the peninusla


Last year the event weekend had three distances for the first time, a 50mile, 75mile and 100mile run. The Race Directors recognised that they had stretched themselves a little thin when they reviewed the event, and approached us to deliver th...

November 16, 2018

Working in today’s volatile, and challenging business environments, where ambiguity of the future is common, the focus of giving leaders and managers the right skills to engage, motivate and retain their staff is my key focus. This can involve all, or just some, of the full spectrum of my L&D skills. From hands-on training, designing, coaching, assessing, account managing, identifying talent, career and succession planning to writing and implementing performance management frameworks.

November 15, 2018

One of the most important elements for Mentrau Bach is that we provide our clients with the best possible expertise. We fully recognise that gaining that expertise takes time and personal investment.

One area that we have avoided providing advice on so far is asbestos. Whilst we regularly identify that asbestos is an area that organisations struggle with, we couldn't confidently suggest an expert consultant.

Enter Robin Nower, Mentrau Bach's newest associate.

Robin can detail experience within all...

October 24, 2018

One of the things that we are asked time and again, is, what First Aid training does my business need, and who does relevant training?

We have always helped businesses identify what training is needed, and will make sure that this stays as unbiased as possible.

In 2013, the HSE changed how they treated First Aid training, allowing trainers to be more flexible in how they approached training. However, as an employer you still have a duty to ensure, through due diligence, that the trainer and train...

October 15, 2018

At Mentrau Bach we love working with experts within their field. As our portfolio of clients has grown we have brought associates in to carry out specific pieces of work.

Over the next six months we are actively looking to develop a range of workshops and training sessions aimed at helping employers support and develop their staff. These will be offered as 'open courses' and will be publically available be booked as single seats or more. To ensure you hear about these courses first, please subsc...

July 27, 2018

Does your risk assessment say you need to wear 'Hi-Viz' clothing? This is clothing “which is capable of visually signaling the user’s presence”

Then, there is a standard that the clothing will need to meet - EN ISO 20471:2013 (started in October 2013)

This standard says there are 3 acceptable colours (Yellow, Orange-Red, and Red). If it's not that colour, then it's not hi-viz.

There are a number of other criteria that hi-viz must meet, including items such as the maximum number of cleaning cycles,...

April 28, 2018

At a time when the positive benefits, mental and physical, of outdoor activity are more and more recognised, it's sad to see an American College pulling back from promoting these activities. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43899183)

The news piece suggests that the College has undertaken a risk assessment of the activities, and found them unsafe, without fully consulting with those in the club, who could be more competent at assessing the risks?

Statistics, derived from incidents and a...

February 19, 2018

Mentrau Bach was set up as a consultancy with an aim to make a difference. This difference is aimed at Outdoor Recreation and associated leisure industries, but also with a focus in Wales.

Over the last 4 years, Mentrau Bach has undertaken a wide variety of projects, from strategic review, to project delivery. However, has also focused on identifying where we need to offer more skills to the areas we are passionate about.

One area that Ashley has direct experience in has been the Health and Safet...

October 21, 2016

One thing that we really love is using wide ranges of different experiences to deliver really great results for our customers.

We'd like to share a few recent examples, in totally different sectors.

First, we're not specific web designers, nor are we specific content creators - but when Maes Coch Farm Cottages approached us to do both we discussed expectations for the project and got on with it. Capturing the images, writing the content and presenting it on a website was great to be involved with...

November 27, 2015


How you present your business or product is really key when trying to differentiate yourself in a competitive marketplace.


As much as it is tempting to try and do everything yourself in a small business, sometimes picking your strengths and delegating tasks is an effective way to develop your business.


Whilst traditional suppliers might provide a turnkey solution, there are other options to getting the services that you need in a cost effective way. Freelance platforms such as PeoplePerHour or...

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