WE ARE ORANGEWORKS

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You already know what’s next on the horizon, and your talented team needs to be at their very best to meet it head on. You want to organise something extraordinary to re-energize and keep your team focused. But what? You don’t have the time to organise anything? You need an expert to make things happen.

We are Orangeworks. Creators of exceptional experiences. Experiences that can be tailored to meet your specific requirements and help realise the potential your operation has yet to tap into.

As Ireland’s largest outdoor adventure and team building company, we have a vast, innovative event portfolio that focuses on core business objectives like team development, enhanced leadership, motivation, decision-making, empowerment and innovative thinking.

And because our programmes infuse fun with challenging collaborative activities, participants improve their levels of motivation, cooperation, performance and productivity, through team-centric adventures that are truly unforgettable.

Orangeworks is part of a global revolution in team building, and a certified member of the Catalyst Global Network, a group comprising 32 members in more than 40 regions around the world. But it’s the collective experience of our own expert personnel that ensures we’ll find the right solution, whatever the criteria you throw at us.

MEET THE TEAM

David Basset

Group MD

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
2002 BC

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
Everyone and everything.

Are there any foods you could not live without?
Chocolate & potatoes

Any phobias?
Gluten (It's a constant battle)

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I occasionally attend Five Guys at the weekends

What is your favourite place you have visited in the world?
Killarney, Co.Kerry... Up the Kingdom!

What can’t you live without?
Green Tea

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
Yes, so comfortable.

Speciality Subject:
Green Tea flavours & Kerry

Oran Masterson

Director, Creator of Opportunities

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
January 2005

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
Every day is different & the people I work with and meet!

Are there any foods you could not live without?
Superquinn sausages, Avocados, Feta Cheese

Any phobias?
Being trapped in a room with pigeons and the windows closed

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Go exploring with the kids in the outdoors.

Do you Instagram your food?
Sometimes...

What can’t you live without?
Family & Fresh Air - Gotta have the window open, always…

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party.. Who are they?
Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen & Tara Browne

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
Yes. Burnt my feet in Africa, had to be done. No one cared, least of all me.

Speciality Subject:
Anything to do with Land Rovers, Twitter & Geography

Will Powderly

Event Director, Experience Creator

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
2010

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
Working with an amazing and fun team of head the balls.

Are there any foods you could not live without?
McDonalds Americanos and Apple Pies. Food of the gods

Any phobias?
Cheap teabags

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Gallivanting

What is your favourite place you have visited in the world?
Cape Tribulation North Queensland

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party.. Who are they?
Ernest Shackleton, Dolly Parton, Frankie Boyle

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
Do Crocs count? If so then yes daily.

Speciality Subject:
Stacking Firewood

Arturs Burkalo

Events & Site Manager

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
November 2012

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
Working in a fun environment and colleagues.

Are there any foods you could not live without?
Oranges ?

Any phobias?
I haven’t discovered any yet

What is your most played song on your phone?
Don’t stop Believin - Journey

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Enjoy a walk, read a book, do some activities and exercise

What is your favourite place you have visited in the world?
Phi-Phi Islands

Do you Instagram your food?
Nope, I eat it.

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party... Who are they?
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Branson & Elon Musk.

Speciality Subject:
Outdoor Adventure

Noel Muldowney

MICE Sales Manager

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
March 2012

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
The table tennis league of course

Are there any foods you could not live without?
Tayto, Chocolate and cheese

Any phobias?
I wouldn’t say it’s a phobia but I have a real dislike for Tomato Ketchup

What is your most played song on your phone?
Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight Tonight

What is your favourite place you have visited in the world?
Palawan, Philippines

What can’t you live without?
Water. It's obvious but for some reason, I can't get enough of the stuff

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party... Who are they?
Eric Cantona, Liam Gallagher and Bill Murray

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
Regretfully yes, according to a family picture in 1989 I once wore socks with sandals

Fiona Cox

Event Support Manager

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
2012

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
The friendly work atmosphere. We all know how to have fun while getting the work done (in a professional manner of course)

Are there any foods you could not live without?
Most food to be honest. Chocolate for sure.

What is your most played song on your phone?
Currently A-YO by Lady Gaga (understated Tune!!) and Crazy in Love by Beyonce (It never gets old)

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Horse Riding and walking my two Labradors

What is your favourite place you have visited in the world?
Boulder Colorado, USA

Do you Instagram your food?
Nope, too busy stuffing my face.

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party... Who are they?
Lewis Capaldi, Graham Norton, Hugh Jackman

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
Never. There is never an acceptable time to do this.

Speciality Subject:
I know all the words to “Otherside” from the Greatest Showman (FYI I’m Hugh Jackman in the duet)

Oddie- Orangeworks Team

Oddie Braddell

Atmosphere Engineer

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
2013/2014.. it was a long time ago, lost in the mists of time.....I feel so old...

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
It's the Oddie Show every darn day! ..........and the craic

Are there any foods you could not live without?
Mayonnaise......... the King of condiments!

Any phobias?
Vampires

What is your most played song on your phone?
I wanna dance with somebody - Whitney Houston

What do you like to do in your spare time?
watch 3 action movies in a row in the Cinema

Do you Instagram your food?
No that's ridiculous, it'll just go cold

What can’t you live without?
Sadly... my phone

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party... Who are they?
Billy Connolly, Sir John Fallstaff, Miriam Margolyes.

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
Yes but only ever Ironically

Speciality Subject:
Childrens TV Shows from the 1980's

Keelin Donaghy

Digital Marketing Specialist

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
March 2019

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
My co-workers of course!

Are there any foods you could not live without?
chocolate & rice.. but not together

Any phobias?
Not a fan of snakes or birds

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Binge on Netflix series, walk my dogs, eat food.

What is your favourite place you have visited in the world?
New York

Do you Instagram your food?
Sometimes...

What can’t you live without?
coffee coffee coffee

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party... Who are they?
Robin Wiliams, Ellen DeGeneres, Lewis Capaldi

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
Absolutely not

Speciality Subject:
Songs from Musicals

Hugh Connolly

Event Manager

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
September 2015

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
Every day is different

Are there any foods you could not live without?
Coffee and McDonalds

Any phobias?
Spiders and raisins

What is your most played song on your phone?
Jennifer Lopez - Jenny From The Block

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Building and racing cars, Offroading

What is your favourite place you have visited in the world?
Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan and the Pamir Highway in Tajikistan

Do you Instagram your food?
Never

What can’t you live without?
Coffee and my car

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party... Who are they?
Hugh Jackman, Hugh Hefner, Hugh Grant

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
I'd never admit it

Speciality Subject:
Anything automotive

Myles Balfe

Event Manager

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
July 2010

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
New people, locations and activities every week.

Are there are foods you could not live without?
Crisps

Any phobias?
Spiders

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Surf

What is your favourite place you have visited in the world?
Indonesia

Do you Instagram your food?
No!

What can’t you live without?
My Car

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party... Who are they?
Jeff Goldblum, Salvador Dali and Dave Grohl

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
No

Speciality Subject:
Star Wars

John Delaney

Event Manager

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
September 2017

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
The people and the places. Both the people I work with and the people we meet and the amazing variety of places where we get to work.

Are there are foods you could not live without?
Tayto cheese and onion crisps with cheddar cheese between two fresh slices of batch loaf. With a cup of tea of course.

Any phobias?
Questionnaires

What is your most played song on your phone?
MacArthur Park by Jimmy Webb, sung by Richard Harris

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Think of things to do in my spare time

What is your favourite place you have visited in the world?
Monument Valley, Utah

Do you Instagram your food?
Absolutely not

What can’t you live without?
Hope

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party... Who are they?
Kenny Dalglish, Katherine Hepburn, Chris Hadfield (astronaut)

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
Only to see what all the fuss was about

Speciality Subject:
Making molehills out of mountains

Amy Flood

Event Manager

When did you start working in Orangeworks?
May 2017

What is your favourite part about working in Orangeworks?
The colleagues and the variety of the work, there is always a new activity to learn about.

Are there are foods you could not live without?
Pizza & Pasta…..oh and chips and curry

Any phobias?
Butterflies give me the heebee geebees

What is your most played song on your phone?
At the moment “Don’t Mess Around with Jim” by Jim Croce

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Travel, escape rooms, TV binging, Ukulele, crafting

What is your favourite place you have visited in the world?
This question is way too hard: Vegas, The Grand Canyon, New York, Kyoto, Queenstown, Kilkenny, Lisbon... I reeeally like to travel

Do you Instagram your food?
I did once and that was enough

What can’t you live without?
Friends, TV/Film, Travel, Dancing, Performance

Invite 3 famous people, dead or alive, to a dinner party... Who are they?
Vincent Van Gogh, Tom Hanks, Amelia Earhart

Have you ever worn socks with sandals?
Nope, if its warm enough to wear sandals why do I need socks?? ...But sure to each his own

Speciality Subject:
Recognising now famous actors in bit parts/as kids, usually in episodes of Law & Order

What They’re Saying

We have had great feedback from the day out and really appreciate the flexibility and help with everything on the day. The instructors were patient, encouraging and made everything optional and it was just great fun! We will ensure to keep Orangeworks in mind for any other team building events we have coming up.

Facebook

Just to say many thanks for the day out, we had fantastic fun. Hope to see you in A&L soon.

A & L Goodbody

We thoroughly enjoyed the activities and the team on the ground are excellent. We look forward to visiting again.

Topaz

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