Team building for success


Client Success Stories

On this page you will find current and regularly updated Success Stories from many of our past and present clients.

Goodlife Homes


We had a great time on Friday and found it to be a fantastic experience for all. It definitely proved to be a quality day for our team with lots of laughs.

Thankyou once again and we will definitely be spreading the word.

Have a lovely Christmas and a Safe New Year.

Kind regards

Eleanor Hamilton, Goodlife Homes.

Integra Mining

Hi Suzanne,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful day. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and it is still topic of conversation in the office this morning. The raft making was a lot of fun!

We have no negative comments to make, the day was a lot of fun and you guys were so friendly and made us feel so welcome. The games were very interactive and it was a great opportunity for site and Perth based staff to work together and most importantly have some fun together.

The food was great, and the location was superb! ….you even managed to turn on the weather for us.

Overall, thank you again for a very memorable day.

I will arrange payment for the outstanding amount today.


Siobhan Hegarty, Integra Mining. 

Uniting Care West

Hi Suzanne,

Feedback from our day with Merribrook on the Team Games and Challenges

Although the day got off to a rocky start with the weather all the activities that we participated in were not only enjoyable but very insightful as to how the team as a whole is travelling.

The day was well prepared and each activity set up on our arrival which made for seamless transition between activities during the day.

It was extremely beneficial that at the end of each activity there was discussion around the skills that were need to complete the challenge and how that relates to the workplace.

The whole team left on a high having thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The following day I had numerous staff approach me to say how much they had enjoyed it and 2 staff let me know that although they hadn’t been looking forward to it they were very glad they had attended as they had fun and got a lot out of the day.

The Executive of our directorate has also fed back to the other Executives at UCW and CEO how useful and fun the day was.

Thank you very much to the whole Merribrook team.

Kind Regards

Jodie Smyth, Uniting Care West. 


Hi Suzanne,

The afternoon last Friday was very enjoyable and seamlessly well run! Thank you.

Emma Mathews,

Indian Ocean Advisory Group

Hi Suzanne

Thanks so much for the photos.

Thanks once again for an AMAZING time, the team are still talking about it. It was a lot of fun and we had a good laugh at ourselves too. There’s even talk of making it an annual event.


Rebecca Hankinson, Indian Ocean Group. 


Hi Suzanne

Yes it was a great day and everyone enjoyed it and learned from it as well!! Many thanks for an enjoyable and informative morning.

“I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun and how challenging the activities were. I really enjoyed participating in them.”

“enjoyed the activities – it was surprising the number of activities we got through”

“I liked the way Suzanne highlighted the analogy between the activity and what happens in workplace teams”

“it might have been useful to reflect on the activities a little more – i.e. the drawing of analogies could have been more interactive (i.e. group discussion) and more time could have been allocated to this after each activity.”

“Fantastic! I really enjoyed all of the activities and getting the team together – love to do it more often”

“I found the team games around problem solving to be challenging and enjoyable, (despite sore thighs the next day J ). The sessions were well coordinated by Suzanne. Overall a well spent morning.”

“I thought the team building session with Merribrook was very valuable – I much preferred the action based form of learning about problem solving, teamwork, individual style rather than the workshop style of learning. Suzanne was a great facilitator – it was lots of fun.”

Claire Parry, Holyoake. 


Hi Suzanne,

Just a big thank you to yourself and your team for yesterday. There was some initial concern from some of the group about going outdoors and getting physical, but all feedback so far has been positive. Thank you for structuring it to suit the group and for making it so much fun.


Brenda Dickson, Alcoa. 

BHP Billiton

Hi Suzanne

The team seemed to have really enjoyed themselves last week (including myself) and I look forward to hanging the paintings up near my desk . A BIG thanks to you and the girls from Merribrook for making it run so smoothly and making it so enjoyable for us.


Naomi Kozak, BHP Billiton. 

BHP Billiton

Hi Suzanne,

We had a great time last Friday. The feedback has been really positive so thanks to you all for the top effort.

We were so lucky with the weather – really made for a great afternoon!

Thanks again,


Julieanne, BHP Billiton.


Hi Suzanne

Thank you so much to yourself and the Team who facilitated our Team Building on Saturday afternoon. We all had a great time, had lots of fun and enjoyed the learning’s from each game.

Have a wonderful week!

Kim McMonagle, Velrada. 


Dear Suzanne,

All comments received from the team were very positive and I’m sure we will all benefit from the experience for some time to come. The activities were all difficult enough to make us think, but certainly doable if we performed as a team – just what we wanted. You should be very proud of the facilities and program you offer and thanks to you and your team for their hospitality and support.


Kerry Maher, Alcoa. 

JDSI Consulting Engineers

Hi Suzanne

I just wanted to say thank you for an absolutely fantastic day yesterday, it was thoroughly enjoyable and everyone had only positive things to say (there of course were a few sulkers from the red and green teams hahaha)!!

I didn’t realize just how competitive most of our staff are!

I will definitely be in contact when we are ready to organize our next work function.


Lynda de Vries, 

Dale Alcock Homes

Hi Suzanne,

Thanks for a great day. Everyone raved about it.

I especially liked how all the challengers were different, none of them were similar to another.


Behan Flaherty, Dale Alcock Homes. 

Cargill International Trading

Many thanks for the wonderful job you guys did for us. Everyone enjoyed the Race so very much. Till today they are still talking about the Time Machine !
Best Regards

Geraldine DeSouza, Cargill International Trading


Hi Suzanne,

Thank you for arranging such a successful event for us on Friday. The feedback from staff this morning has been very positive. The event has certainly gone a long way to breaking down the barriers between existing staff and new staff plus “engineers” and “Geo’s”. Our task now is to maintain this momentum as the office continues to grow. Apart from team building a lot of the staff that were originally from other countries and the eastern states found areas in Perth they did not know existed – such as Queens Park!.

We found the planning and organization you put into our function outstanding and would be happy to recommend Merribrook to all our clients.

Kind regards

Chris Green, Runge

Tranen Revegetation Systems

Hi Suzanne,

I have had nothing but positive feedback from our day out with Merribrook. It delivered exactly what I wanted for the team, and everyone seemed to embrace it and actively participate because it was a lot of fun. It was also good to have a couple of solutions to problems from team members that were unexpected. I look forward to seeing the flow on effects now that we are back to the real world.

Thanks and regards,

Damian Grose, Tranen Revegetation Systems. 


I would like to thank the Merribrook team on Behalf of Alcoa Pinjarra for the 3 great days we had in May 2011.

The hospitality, food, and exercises were absolutely first class and a credit to Richard and Lorraine and all of the staff.

Our Mgt team worked long hours during the 3 days, and you and the staff showed tremendous willingness to accommodate our every need. I have seen a marked difference in our management team since our visit, and I am sure we are now equipped to realise our full potential. I have just Collated the feedback from all individuals in the team, and it was certainly the most positive feedback I have seen.

Thanks again

Adrian Kersten, Alcoa Business Systems Consultant. 

Community Home Care

Thank you Suzanne yes it was a great day all the staff thoroughly enjoyed the day and found the activities great fun and challenging . It really brought out the team spirit and the importance of working together . We found the guys and girls from Merribrook very professional and approachable. Overall an excellent afternoon stimulating , challenging with lots of great laughs and fun, a great way to end our week.

Thank you

Trisha Ward ,Chief Executive Officer. 

Office of State Revenue

Hi Suzanne

We have received very positive feedback from the day, with many team members commenting that it was one of the best team building days they have participated in. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the art session and the beautiful canvases are prompting lots of discussion from other colleagues in different branches – they are also doing a marvellous job of brightening up our working environments. There is still some friendly rivalry regarding whose painting was the best!

Thanks again for a great day.


Michelle Owens, Office of State Revenue. 

Rio Tinto

Hi Suzanne,

The team got a great deal out of the day spent with Richard, yourself and Dave. Everyone I had discussions with believed the day was very beneficial to them and our team as a whole.

I had a lot of feedback saying that the guys felt a lot more comfortable about emailing and communicating with each other due to the interaction of the day with Merribrook.

Once again we had a fantastic day and hopefully I can bring a new team of trainers through the Merribrook experience in the future.

I will also definitely recommend the Merribrook experience to other business units.

Thank you so much to you and Richard for the great day.

Kind regards,

Brad Williams, Rio Tinto. 

CITIC Pacific Mining

Hi Suzanne,

I have received rave reviews from everyone in regards to Friday, everyone was very impressed & they all enjoyed themselves. Please also let Neil know that everyone was very impressed with the meal as well.

We will definitely be looking at using your services for other departments team building sessions in the future.


Louise Bainbridge, CITIC Pacific Mining


Dear Suzie and Richard,

On behalf of DBC I would like to thank yourselves and Merribrook Corporate for an absolutely fantastic weekend. Before attending the weekend we had a few people who were quiet sceptical and didn’t really want to attend. I am pleased to write that everyone thought it was an excellent weekend and everyone got something out of it. The facilities were absolutely beautiful and above our expectations. The activities were well structured for our group of people and the way the teams were structured was a benefit to the weekend. I have received nothing but positive feedback from the weekend and would have no hesitation in recommending Merribrook to others. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Yours truly,

Crystal Potter,