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Stefan Meigh

Stefan Meigh - Director & Owner

Stefan founded Action Challenge in 1997 after 11 years working on international challenge and sporting events. For 3 years he organised challenge events for the UK based charity Sense and in that time took them to be one of the market leaders in International Charity Challenges. Stefan is a keen mountaineer, cyclist and traveller, spending as much time as possible guiding and exploring the more extreme parts of the world.


Julian Risley - Director & Owner

Julian joined Action Challenge in 2008, having met up with Stefan and Action Challenge on a trek to K2 Base Camp and concluded that combining a passion for trekking with an exciting business venture was not a bad commercial move! Prior to this he held senior management positions within retailing and the oil industry. He is a keen cyclist and skier and spends much of his spare time in the Alps.


Nicola Smith - Commercial Director

Nicola joined Action Challenge in 2009 after graduating from university, travelling the world, and gaining commercial experience with a global travel brand. She now heads up a team that manages the marketing and growth of our events, communications & developing relationships with our charity partners. Nicola can often be found putting up sail flags or handing out registration packs to our 000's of participants across the summer months!

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