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Our Story

My husband Guy and I have been involved with responsible and sustainable global projects for the last 30 years, creating life-changing experiential travel through a network of inspirational global influencers.

Our projects are monitored and reviewed each year to ensure that they are responsible and sustainable, following the guidelines and industry/government practice expressed by the BS8848 Trading Standards. We are a founding member of the Year Out Group, the first British company to be accredited by the American Gap Year Association, and a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 'Know Before You Go' campaign.

Contribution and team work is at the core of all we do. We are hugely proud of the positive impact we make by creating life-changing experiences for all involved.

Meet our team

Our friendly and approachable Leap culture is created by the knowledgeable, caring and supporting staff who have expertise in travel, development and logistics.

Managing Director

Guy Whitehead

Army-trained so doesn't miss a trick.

Director

Milly Whitehead

Organises all the corporate events and loves the challenge of logistics.

Sales and Marketing

Zoe Faulkner

Keeps communication free-flowing and is hugely organised.

Administration

Claudia Bufton

Makes sure everyone gets on the right plane heading to the right country.

The journey so far

2002

Guy & Milly founded The Leap

…on the kitchen table with the assistance of an old green dinosaur Apple Mac. We soon upgraded our technology and moved to the heady heights of our offices in Marlborough.

2010

We sent our 2000th Leaper overseas

Champagne and celebration - we've helped 2000 leapers travel.

2012

£3 million spent overseas

A proud moment; together we've built schools and orphanages, educated children, helped protect endangered wildlife, planted trees and improved health and hygiene in remote communities.

2018

We launch MidLife Leap

9 day trips to Namibia, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Madagascar for teams of MidLifers who want to embark on a volunteering adventure.

2019

Corporate Responsibility Conference

We take our first team of CR directors on a bespoke conference to the Philippines where they combine strategy meetings with volunteering projects.

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To start exploring how to get involved with one of our projects and to create a bespoke responsible business program.

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