Join us in the pursuit of excellence

Our heritage and ethos have their roots in the lessons of high performance teams and the pursuit of excellence learned through service in the SAS (Special Air Service) blended with the experience and expertise of others with a similar background in elite performance, from sport, business and the military.

Our associates have a proven track record in developing leaders, share our values and ethos and have experience as exceptional leaders. What motivates all of us is the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience to help others become the best leaders they can and to help those leaders build exceptional teams.

Our team

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Our approach

We apply to business the methods that build and sustain high performance Special Forces teams

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Our services

We design practical programmes to enable our clients to make performance gains through improved leadership and teamwork

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Dan's Story


I spent my early years growing up in the Highlands of Kenya and ever since I can remember I wanted to be a soldier.

When I set out on the selection process for the Special Forces it was because I wanted to seek out adventure and do it in the company of others who shared a similar vision of what that meant.

The greatest privilege of my military career was to serve with so many remarkable men and women and it is only because of what they taught me that I have anything to pass on and to share with others.

When I left the Army I wished it could have been possible to travel back in time and talk to my younger self, to relay something of what I had learnt about leadership and teams. Experience was hard won but it also struck me that my development had been quite haphazard and very much a story of randomness and chance. With a different and more deliberate approach I know that the development of leaders can be greatly accelerated and not simply left to the hope that experience will fix all.

I founded and run Metris to work with like-minded people and to put my talents at the service of others who appreciate the value of high quality leadership and great teams, which are always the foundations of any organisation’s success.

Well, apart from being honourable, a great laugh, brilliant at his craft, a staunch realist, a room reader, a family man, an inspirer and someone whose opinion I rely upon for wisdom, Dan's a bit crap really. You get the picture. Pretty sure that Dan and team could solve pretty much any problem in a boardroom, an account group, on a mountain or hanging from a pair of Olympic rings. If you want to define, nurture and develop your people in line with your business growth ambitions give him a buzz.

Mark Young

New Business Director Liquorice

Outstanding. The learning outcomes from the two week programme provided by Metris are applicable to every aspect of a high performance environment. I'd recommend them for everything from opening a coffee shop to creating a national space programme.

NATO Special Forces Officer

Mark undertook a number of workshops with our senior leadership teams that aligned strategy & vision to core values. This successfully led to transformation of the operating culture and alignment to the corporate ethos." Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Martin Neeson


NPS Property Consultants used Metris Leadership to help us run a short leadership development experience for some of our senior leaders / company directors. They gave us a fantastic experience and some real food for thought, we will certainly use them again and would highly recommend them to others interested in developing & leading high performance teams. A hugely valuable training investment we have made in the future of our people and our company.

James Pratt


Thank you for all your input into our leadership training, it has been very challenging at times and enlightening too.

Jane Humby


The feedback we have had, has been more than we could have asked for..... quite amazing in terms of the mind set etc brilliant job!

Linda Dunbar-Bassett


Why Metris?

High performance teams deliver results, consistently and often against the odds. They are full of dynamic self-starting individuals who each take personal responsibility for the goals of the team. Metris Leadership is a business with its roots in the SAS - an outstanding example of a high performance team. It is the knowledge and experience of this environment combined with a passion for learning and performance development that inspires us to work with the most dynamic and ambitious businesses in order to maximise their potential.

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“Military work is risky, pressured, and fast-changing. It calls for seemingly contradictory capabilities: absolute clarity about the mission at a high level, extraordinary adaptability on the ground, and a knack for managing complex, technically precise systems. These are the same skills that companies today need to prevail in a climate of intense economic uncertainty.”

- Harvard Business Review