Barracks to boardroom

Bondholder Dragonfly Directors has launched a new centre which blends military and engineering expertise to help fine tune business success.

The innovative Dragonfly Team Synergy Centre has been developed to provide forward-thinking organisations across the region with access to pioneering team development opportunities.

Army Colonel Adam Fraser-Hitchen and former Army Captain, Amanda Foster are both Chartered Engineers who, in the latter part of their careers, have carved out a reputation across the UK as business development strategists through their consultancy.

Drawing on more than 60 years’ experience, from barracks to the boardroom, they have challenged a unique blend of military, engineering and business expertise to create the Centre.

Located at Bondholder Ednaston Park, the centre comprises all-weather command exercises, delivered alongside bespoke, organisational-specific activities – all designed to take teams to the next level of collaboration and success.

Using a dynamic blend of leadership and development techniques, the facility puts groups of between 6 and 12 individuals through their paces in a team day format.

Amanda Foster said “In the military, command exercises are a core element used to develop teams and also to assess and fine-tune leadership potential. The Army is run like any other business, albeit complex and on the world stage, but everyone has to work together and know their role an involvement from the start.

“In business, the issues faced are similar, but by taking time out for teams to come together and play out scenarios in this type of setting, it becomes quickly apparent how the development opportunities can be applied in their day-to-day roles for the good of the team and the business overall."

Adam added “In our experience, ineffective strategies, broken processes and inadequate systems and tactics often point to shortfalls in people development. As a result, we’ve developed the Dragonfly Team Synergy Centre to unify teams, nurture existing and potential leaders and create a culture of mutual trust."

More details about the Dragonfly Team Synergy Centre can be found at