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About Meet The Beasts:  Our Roots, Ethos & Passions

Legal Documents, Licences & Insurance

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A copy of the above documents are supplied to the event organiser(s) electronically (in PDF, JPG, PNG formats) for their records & to check compliance with appropriate records & registers.

Dr Stuart Wood is a STEM Ambassador who has Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure. A copy of the paper Disclosure is supplied to event organiser(s), where appropriate, in PDF format. Stuart is also on the Online Register for this service. A screenshot is provided to clients upon booking & further information can be obtained upon request.

 

About Meet The Beasts

 

[Meet The Beasts at Public Retail Events 
                                - Happy Customer]Meet The Beasts Believes That EVERYBODY Has the Right to Reach Their Full Potential in Life.

We deliver high quality, high impact reptile & minibeast activities, sessions & workshops which educate & transform lives in schools, academies, colleges, businesses & community.

We enable people of all ages to face their fears & conquer them, building confidence & self-esteem through close-up encounters with our fascinating creatures: snakes, tarantulas, lizards, scorpions, cockroaches & millipedes.

Meet The Beasts is a growing business which focuses on people.

We respond rapidly to all enquiries, creating bespoke activities for each client according to their needs. Professional, sensitive delivery of our activities in a calm, non-threatening, relaxed atmosphere enables engagement by people of all ages.

We have seen many lives transformed, even in those who have claimed to be 'beyond help.'

Meet The Beasts is all about up-close, personal, without the glass, where seeing & looking become hands-on, tactile, visceral experiences!

Stuart combines his knowledge of the Beasts, extensive work experiences & challenging life events to bring authentic, life-changing activities into your school, business, community or hospital. He is passionate about the positive benefits of encountering these beautiful creatures in the scales.

He has enabled many people to overcome serious fears & phobias so that they can be confident to step-out & try something new: at work; at home; in life.

Read how Meet The Beasts enables adults & children to face & overcome their fears & grow in confidence - Case Histories

Meet The Beasts is for all ages & all abilities, in education, business & community! It's about facing & overcoming fears, building confidence & having a go at (& achieving) something you never dreamed possible.

About Stuart Wood

[Snakes Reptiles & Minibeasts Handling & Encounters: Overcome Fears & Build Confidence for All Ages with Stuart Wood]Stuart has a strong reputation as a natural, passionate communicator & educator. His gift is to make complicated things easy to understand by people of all ages & abilities.

Stuart's broad experience across business, education & music, plus his passion for all things creepy crawly make for a memorable event.

Having trained in neuroscience, he worked for 18 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry where he designed, initiated, monitored & reported clinical trials. His presentations were in high demand by students, clinicians, academics, colleagues & staff within the company, where he shared about a wide range of work- & medicine-related subjects.

His philosophy is quite simple: When you enjoy what you're learning you understand what you're learning & learn what you're learning! In short, at the end you take something away with you that will make a difference to how you think & what you do.

Stuart's understanding has been forged through experience, knowledge AND personal challenges. His empathetic, patient & clear communication was shaped by 2-years of unexpected, serious depression & recovery whilst working in the Pharmaceutical Industry. More recently, in 2017, Stuart suffered a heart attack & had to undergo open-heart surgery, where recovery was slow, challenging & just occasionally uncertain. This combination of theory & its application ensures events which motivate, encourage & bring positive change.

By adapting his style & content to each specific audience, Stuart delivers relevant, accessible information which can be understood, remembered & applied. He is passionate about educating. And fun is high on the list!

Our Activities in Schools, Businesses, Community & Healthcare

[Meet The Beasts - Activities in Schools, Businesses, Community, Healthcare & Media]Meet The Beasts runs a range of activities, sessions & workshops for schools, academies, colleges, business, community & healthcare.

We work with all ages & abilities, bringing reptile & minibeasts encounter activities with our snakes, lizards, tarantulas, scorpions, cockroaches & millipedes.

One-to-one, groups & large events included.


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In Schools

[Meet The Beasts - Reptiles & Minibeast Activities for All Ages in Schools, Acacdemies & Colleges]Meet The Beasts uses Reptile & Minibeasts Encounters to Educate, Boost Confidence & Overcome Fears in Pupils & Students of All Ages.

We encourage close-encounters with our snakes, lizards, scorpions, tarantulas, cockroaches & millipedes.

We prefer to do rather than just talk.

We have the science background & communication skills to deliver memorable sessions on a wide range of topics including Minibeasts, Beast Creator, Wriggle & Crawl, Animal Care, Adaptation & Camouflage, Rainforests, Habitats & more.

Our sessions are invaluable for all pupils/students, including those with low self-esteem, low confidence, learning difficulties & those 'on the margins' with behavioural problems. Interaction with our animals facilitates social awareness & enhances communication & language skills in pupils & students of all ages.

Also a powerful enrichment experience, equipping your students with enhanced knowledge, social skills & confidence.

Contact Us or Learn more about our work in schools, academies & colleges ...

"Thank you! It was brilliant. The kids were really buzzing afterwards and I think you even managed to impress our most "grumpy" staff member! Thank you also for recognising that our kids are actually quite lovely."

Science Teacher: Abington High School, Leicester

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

In Business

[Empowering Individuals & Teams to Overcome the Effects of Fear & Grow Confidence & Bottom-Line - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts increases self-confidence & empowerment by helping clients face their fears & overcome them.

We enable executives, managers & staff to understand how fear in the workplace ultimately reduces morale, communication & trust, leading to reduced productivity & profits.

They identify the sources & are then able to bring about positive change.

We participate in ice-breakers, team building exercises & provide support for training. All our workshops, sessions & activities are run in a safe, non-threatening atmosphere.

For businesses of all sizes from SMEs to PLCs & Corporates: our background & flexibility enables us to provide input which dovetails with your needs.

Contact Us or Learn more about our activities, sessions & workshops for businesses ...

"If you had told me this morning that I would be touching a snake today, let alone holding one, I would never have believed you. Thank you."

BB; Director; Business Consultancy, Nottingham

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

At Conferences, Large Meetings, Exhibitions & Events

[Helping Conference & Exhibition Attendees & Delegates Face The Fears, Overcome Them & Grow in Confidence - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Creates Buzz & Excitement at Conferences, Meetings & Events.

All activities are flexible to your requirements & situation.

We can work with small groups in a separate room using a number of different reptiles & minibeasts

We can also work one-to-one with delegates & attendees in the main conference or exhibition space.

We usually bring Geoff The BoaTM our large, gentle, friendly boa constrictor (pictured right).

Guaranteed to create interest & draw a crowd. Inspirational; Challenging; Life-Changing. Let our animals excite & bring positive change to your event.

Contact Us or Learn more about our activities & sessions for conferences, meetings, exhibitions & events...

"You have made such a difference to our Moshi Monsters Day at the GCR today. People all over are talking about you & your animals. Every time I came in you were helping someone. You are on our list of 'must haves' for future events we run (if you'd like to come that is!)."

Events Organiser; Great Central Railway, Loughborough

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Public & Community

[Spice-Up Your Event: Geoff with Michaela Strachan, Derby Museum - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts provides opportunity for interaction with our animals at fetes, galas, fairs, public attractions.

We visit Museums, Stately Homes, Railways, Sites of Interest & Events run by Private & Public Organisations & Charities.

We also have an excellent reputation with Cubs, Scouts, Beavers, Brownies, Guides, Girls Brigades & Boys Brigades.

Our visits to professional organisations, clubs & societies provide great before & after dinner entertainment & intrigue.

Our talks on fears, their impact & how to conquer them are not only informative but provide great tools for moving forwards more confidently in your own life. They always involve at least one of our animals.

Contact Us or Learn more about our activities, sessions & events in public & community ...

"I just want to say an enormous thank you for last Friday night and for your fantastic support. I must say it was the best launch event I have been to in my 20 years of working at Derby Museums and your presence with your incredible Geoff and Wesley made it even more special."

JD; Visitor Service Manager, Derby Museum

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

In Healthcare

[Rod of Asclepius Medical Symbol]Meet The Beasts Supports Staff & Healthcare Professionals in Hospitals, Mental Health Units & Care Homes, through Provision of Animal Assisted therapy Sessions Using Reptiles & Minibeasts.

Interaction with animals stimulates communication & social interaction, especially in patients suffering with depressive illness.

Our lessons & activities for hospital schools bring learning to life & are great fun. In a mental health setting, they also help to stimulate communication & increase community interest.

We are also very happy to visit your hospitals, hospices & residential homes simply for patients to enjoy encountering our animals one-to-one.

All sessions are run in an open, calm, safe, non-threatening environment.

Contact Us or Learn more about our activities & sessions in healthcare settings ...

"The event was a huge success and enjoyed by all. Feedback from service users included, "It was great!", "I really enjoyed it" and "When can we do it again?" ... The hospital will be inviting Stuart back in the New Year."

Cygnet Hospital, Stevenage, Herts

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

Special Events, Occasions & Parties

[Reptiles & Minibeasts at Your Special Events & Parties - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Attends Parties & Special Events Held by Organisations, Businesses, Clubs & Societies. Also Retirement, Birthday & Wedding Parties & Events for Individuals.

Choose your visitors! Experience close-up & in-person our snakes, tarantulas, lizards, scorpions, cockroaches & millipedes. Or invite Geoff The BoaTM on his own to woo your guests & create a buzz. 

Our requirements for attendance at children's birthday parties are quite strict for protection of animals & attendees & maximising the enjoyment & encounters for all present. For details of our attendance requirements please see here.

Stuart speaks at dinners & meetings on a wide range of subjects surrounding overcoming fears & adversity. All talks include at least one of our animals.

Make your special event, occasion or party a time to be remembered: invite our special guests & feel the buzz (& sense of achievement).

Contact Us or Learn more about our activities & sessions for parties & special occasions ...

"I wanted to text you to say thanks. You guys were awesome; it really made the party. Before you are inundated with requests for next Halloween, can you pencil me in again for next year? Thanks again; you guys did an amazing job and I'll say so to my friends."

JO; Private Halloween Party Customer, Loughborough

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

Radio, TV, Photography, Film & Advertising

[Reptiles & Minibeasts for Video, TV, Film, Photography & Radio - Meet The Beasts]Meet The Beasts Provides Snakes, Tarantulas, Lizards, Scorpions, Cockroaches & Millipedes for Video, Film, TV, Photography, Advertising & Radio: professional & amateur.

Add a new, novel dimension to your work.

Our slow, placid snakes are ideal for interacting with people & keeping emotions cool on-set. All animals come with a handler & are used to being photographed & filmed.

Contact Us or Learn more about our animals & activities for Photography, Film, TV, Video & Radio ...

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

Geoff the BoaTM

[Geoff The Boa - Our Large Gentle Friendly Boa Constrictor Imperator Available On His Own]Meet The Beasts' own gentle giant. Geoff the BoaTM always draws a crowd!

Although many may want to run, they rarely need more than a minute before they are drawn to him.

He attends all our sessions with his friends, but he is also available on his own in schools, businesses, conferences, public & community, fetes, galas, fairs, TV, video, film, photos, parties, dinners, special events ...

Face & conquer your fears, build confidence, enjoy holding him, create a buzz, spice up your event or occasion.

Contact Us or Learn more about how Geoff The BoaTM & how he can make your event extra special ...

"Everyone fell in love with Geoff. He is so gentle & friendly. I was a bit anxious when I first met him but he is such a gentle giant. We always knew where he was by the crowd of people around him. He made our event. Thank you."

HR: UPS; East Midlands Airport, UK

We have full Public Liability Insurance, Risk Assessments & Animal Activity Licence (details here)

[Meet The Beasts is Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Approved Enhanced Disclosure]Meet The Beasts is covered by Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosures.

Meet The Beasts:  Contact Information

More Information From:

Dr Stuart Wood
c/o Meet the Beasts
31 Burder Street
Loughborough
Leics
LE11 1JH

Telephone: + 44 1509 553362
Mobile: + 44 7814 628123
E-mail: stuart@meetthebeasts.com