Here at Sam Sykes™ we encourage everyone to go for gold from the outset. Whatever level you achieve, you’ll give yourself the best chance at achieving something that makes truly you stand out. Take part in an amazing endeavour.
DofE expedition management is our bread and butter, is in our DNA, it’s what we do.
Why Choose Sam Sykes?
Challenge without compromise – bespoke global DofE expedition expertise
With its unique mix of personal development, challenge, and achievement, The Duke of Edinburgh Award programme changes the lives of young people.
We strive to ensure this amazing opportunity is available to as many people as possible. We deliver professional led expeditions across the UK and overseas. With over 30 years’ experience in organising, leading, and supporting expeditions at all levels, we combine practical experience and legislative knowledge with a real thirst for adventure.
IS DofE SAFE?
WE’RE EXPEDITION SAFETY SPECIALISTS FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS AT ALL LEVELS.
Safety is at the very core of the Sam Sykes™ ethos. A commitment to ensuring the welfare of all expedition members underpins everything the company does. Safety procedures are solidly adhered to, and the qualified team is at the very forefront of health and safety practices.
Sam Sykes’™ experience has enabled the company to become an Approved Activity Provider. Choose Sam Sykes’™ to Deliver your bespoke Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions for the expedition section of the Award. We also offer professional advice on all aspects of the scheme.
The ‘Adventure Activities Licensing Authority’ is the government body and part of the HSE. It assesses, regulates and monitors outdoor activity provision. The AALA ensures the safety of all participants. Sam Sykes™ is proud to be AALA licensed and to uphold the high standards of safety that this licence represents.
Sam Sykes™ is completely insured for outdoor activities. We hold public liability as well as employee liability insurance with BAHIS. Personal accident insurance cover is available through the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
All staff are more than qualified in delivering expeditions. We hold a range of qualifications awarded by national governing bodies in the field of outdoor activities. First aid is always a particular area of focus.