About Northgate

We make it easy for you to get your teams learning by doing!

Meet Mike

Established in 1979 by Mike Lynch, Northgate Training Activities is the leading designer worldwide of original, interactive team training activities and business simulations. 

Mike used to be a trainer and before that, an English teacher, and he didn’t want to talk at people, as he found learning was much more effective and impactful when he got his delegates actually doing something.

So, all Northgate activities are experiential, where participants engage in putting THEORY into PRACTICE. They learn better that way!

"Interactive genius" (you be the judge!)

Our ready-to-use training resources have been described as "interactive genius" as they are all about allowing your delegates to have a go at practising the skills you're teaching them. Our philosophy is that learning by doing is the best way to learn and that delegate participation is the vital ingredient for effective learning. As the famous philosopher, Confucius, said:

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.

This highly regarded learning method has many advantages because it engages and motivates participants, allows for learning from each other (peer teaching), offers a chance for feedback and reflection, encourages the development of workplace skills and makes the learning memorable - and fun!

Supporting L&D professionals worldwide

We have a library of over 80 different management training activities and business simulations to choose from. We have supplied over 30,000 products to over 60 countries so you can rely on Northgate's trusted products to enhance your training programmes and save you time.

Start building your experiential resource library today and make your courses interactive and, most importantly, effective!

44 Years Of Training Excellence

We have been developing interactive and immersive management training games for over 40 years! We are proud to supply Trainers worldwide with exciting and fun training resources and you can browse our wide range of business training games according to learning topics here or use our quick search tool on our homepage here.

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