Inspired Challenge is the hub for adventure and challenge; pushing your limits, leaving your comfort zone and creating life changing experiences.
There is no better feeling than conquering your own fears, and accomplishing things that you previously thought impossible. Our company is passionate about inspiring you to embrace challenge, live adventurously and break the norm.
Events in the most beautiful places on the planet, and challenges that will inspire you to become a greater version of yourself. Whether you are having your first taste of adventure and challenge, or a hardened veteran, there is a challenge here that will get the butterflies going.
Come together to achieve something truly incredible.
Who we are
We are a team of adventurers, travellers and thril seekers inspired by the challenges we've undertakenhave been and people we have met along the way to support the places we visit. Each of our challenges are purposefully designed to effect social change in the places we visit, creating a long lasting impact on those communities that need it most.
Responsibility and sustainability
When designing our charity adventures we make sure to work with only local and independent suppliers, accommodation providers, and local expert guides. This not only ensures maximum immersion into the place, but it guarantees that wealth from our tourism is reinvested into the community hosting us. These cultivated long-term relationships with our partners ensure a mutual trust and responsibility to uphold both of our sustainable tourism practices. Monetary resources no doubt are required to begin the process, but once initiated the local community can continue on their own. Thus sustainability is achieved.
Matt Fenton, CEO
Matt has helped build several successful social enterprises and travel companies. He believes that travel can be a key driver of social and environmental change, and specialises in helping people step out of their comfort zone. He has led several large travel businesses specialising in events, ski, volunteer travel, experience travel, and sports tours. He has jumped off of the Semuc Champey waterfalls. Twice.
Chris Williams, Head of Business Development
Chris joined the team at the start of 2018. Chris’ skills and experiences gained in challenge events, competitive sport and fundraising will be used to develop the challenge itinerary and make Inspired Challenge the marketplace for adventure challenge. He has recently competed in a rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean, a subsequent rescue operation and a marathon runner.
Keith Perry, Director
Keith joined the board of Inspired Ventures to add vision, wisdom and creativity to our branding and offers. With over 30 years experience in the design business, he has worked on such prestigious clients as BT, Ford, Heathrow Airport, Green Flag, SAP, AstraZeneca, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft and Lloyd’s of London. He founded No-Nonsense Design over 10 years ago to offer pragmatic, fit-for-purpose design solutions whilst still maintaining a strong element of creative flair.
Anna Pollock, Strategic Advisor
Anna has enjoyed a rich and long career as a consultant strategist to the international tourism industry and, having founded Conscious Travel, is now a sought-after international speaker and change agent. She is passionate about the need for tourism to realize its full potential as a force for good, and remains convinced that change can and will occur one community at a time.
Debbie Robinson - Operations Manager
Debbie started working in the travel industry in the early nineties, specialising in organising travel for expeditions and trips which are off the beaten track. She’s had a passion for seeing the world in all its beauty ever since. Joining Inspired Escapes in early 2016, Debbie is delighted to be part of a wonderful team making an important contribution to the world.
Michael Wass, Communications
Michael leads the process of shaping and articulating the team's message. A skilled designer and communicator, he has New York Times-accredited mobile apps and architectural dissertations to his name, as well as a passionate love for the environment. He also rides bicycles.
Jennifer Viloria, Chairwoman
Jennifer is an impact investor. Raised in the Philippines, educated in London, Jennifer collaborates with global, national and local NGOs, government bodies, investors, and large companies to effect positive change. A member of several global social impact platforms, she is a passionate advocate of sustainable livelihood projects as a means to alleviate poverty, and invests in companies that help to improve the lives of people in rural commutes. Her personal goal is to help bridge the gap between wealthy urbanites and the poor in rural areas.