3D Education & Adventure (part of Center Parcs)


3D is the country’s leading provider of residential adventure and education courses for schools. The company is very profitable and a successful subsidiary of Center Parcs UK. The company’s strategy is to grow via organic growth and acquisition.

Commissioned by: Chief Executive

Terms of Engagement

  • I was commissioned to identify a suitable acquisition target in the Midlands area.  Following an exhaustive investigation, a short list of acquisition targets was submitted to the 3D board.


  • Five acquisition targets were identified meeting the client’s agreed criteria. One of the innovative outcomes of this project is that I identified an opportunity for a PPP style collaboration with a local authority that owns its own residential education centres. This is now at consultation/final negotiation stage and will be the UK’s first PPP in this industry sector, should it proceed to completion.

Client Feedback

`I have engaged Ray Algar on many projects over the years. Ray has a wealth of product knowledge relating to my industry and is able to offer a strategic and independent perspective that we do not have in-house. His project work has contributed to the success of  my business and I would not hesitate to recommend him` 

Mr Lloyd Smith, Chief Executive