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Discover TerraFirma

Terrafirma was established to provide a revitalizing and impactful learning alternative for individuals and organizations weary of unengaging and unproductive training.


Based in the South West of England we are company that takes great pride in offering a diverse range of professional training courses, each as engaging as it is informative.


Welcome to a new approach to learning.


Meeting the Challenges of Today's Ever-Changing World


In today's fast-paced world full of twists and turns, the importance of strong leadership and effective teamwork can't be overstated. Whether it's dealing with rapid technological advancements, shifting social landscapes, or navigating economic uncertainties, one thing remains clear: success hinges on how well we communicate, trust, collaborate, and solve problems together.

That's why we believe in the power of practical and impactful training to enhance these essential skills among team members. As we face the complexities of modern challenges, investing in programs that strengthen communication, build trust, foster collaboration, and sharpen problem-solving abilities isn't just beneficial—it's absolutely crucial.

By recognizing the significance of leadership and teamwork in today's dynamic environment, we're not just adapting to change; we're embracing it head-on. So let's equip ourselves with the tools and techniques needed to thrive amidst the whirlwind of modernity.

Advocating Men's Mental Health

We are deeply committed to challenging the traditional norms surrounding men's mental health and well-being.

Our dedicated team of trainers, both male and female, have a personal connection to this subject, making it a heartfelt focus in our programs. 

As the workplace is often the primary platform for discussing mental well-being, we strive to create a safe space for exploring the complexities of men's mental health. 


By boldly raising awareness and extending unwavering support through our courses, we aim to enhance the overall well-being of individuals and make a meaningful contribution to the broader community.

Our intention is to foster an environment that encourages genuinely honest discussions, even if it means taking a brave step that may not be suitable for every organization.


We firmly believe that this approach leads to thought-provoking and transformative outcomes.

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Experienced Trainers


At the heart of our training programs lie individuals who have honed their skills in some of the most demanding environments— the military and emergency services.


Drawing from their rich tapestry of experiences, our trainers and instructors bring a depth of practical wisdom that enriches every aspect of our courses.

Their backgrounds guarantee that our training is not just theoretical; it's grounded in the realities of high-pressure situations where split-second decisions can make all the difference.


This ensures that our courses are not only informative but also deeply engaging, as our trainers seamlessly weave real-world examples into the fabric of learning.

With each session, participants are immersed in a learning environment where lessons are not just taught, but lived.


Through the lens of our instructors' firsthand encounters, trainees gain invaluable insights and perspectives that transcend the classroom, preparing them to navigate the complexities of their own professional journeys with confidence and skill.

Meet the Team.
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Hi, I'm James Eves, (the one on the left) a native of West London now living in the South West. Amongst other things, I am an ex-fireman, a father, lover of nature, and the founder of TerraFirma.


​My teaching journey began in 1997 when I taught my first exercise class, igniting a passion that's spanned nearly three decades across various disciplines, from delivering exercise classes to operational readiness training in the fire brigade.  


The 25 years spent in the Fire Service, serving in some of London's busiest fire stations as a fireman through to crew commander and watch commander—wove together a rich tapestry of emotions and experiences from the occasional rush of adrenaline to times of sadness, a lot of laughs...and having to manage boredom; every experience has contributed to the journey.

Unsatisfied with the uninspiring training I've experienced, I felt compelled to forge something truly impactful and captivating. Leaving the fire service has opened the door for me to bring this vision to life, focusing on areas where I have both deep experience and genuine interest, such as life-saving techniques, mental health insights, and leadership development. 


My current path intertwines professional and personal reinvention with the joy of fatherhood (hmm, maybe 'joy' isn't always the right word). I cherish my time with my grown sons, two of the coolest dudes I know; when I'm not hanging out with them, you're likely to find me connecting with nature somewhere, tinkering with my campervan, or rolling around on the floor doing my jiu-jitsu.

Get in Touch

We are excited about the opportunity to work with forward thinking innovative organisations. By partnering with us, you can be assured of high-quality, engaging training that benefits not only your staff but also the wider community. Contact us today to discuss how we can tailor our training programs to meet your specific needs.

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