High Level Business Leaders Getaway

Date: 29 April – 2 May 2024, Soul Hinterland

We invite you to make a personal investment that is tailor made to enrich your whole life as an individual and as a leader. 

Our time away is in the springtime in the tranquil surroundings of the beautiful Scottish countryside. A safe space, an oasis to step away from the front line. A time to be stimulated and energised through peer group interaction, personal reflection and one to one conversation.  A unique opportunity to re-calibrate and gain fresh insight and energy to enable you to navigate the uncertainties of a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.

Invest in soul time, in soul care, allow God to restore your soul.

King David, a renowned and successful leader and who was described by God as “a man after God’s own heart” acknowledged his personal need to be renewed and refreshed. Using the powerful metaphor of the Lord as his shepherd, David writes famously in Psalm 23 “He restores my soul”. Our soul, our inmost being, a vital part of our being and of who we are and who God has made us to be.

Please do register your interest in this “getaway investment” and we look forward to talking with you more about it.

Whenever God restores something he restores it to a place greater than it was before.

If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe.

What will be your takeaway?
Through stimulating conversations, inspiring and challenging talks, coaching and personal reflection, get sharpened and rejuvenated to lead with true purpose and fulfilment. Intentionally titled “Soul Hinterlands”, our aim is to provide the space and the environment to listen to our hearts and to our soul’s yearnings to be re-equipped and envisioned for all we believe we are called to be.

When and where

Monday 29 April from 17.00h – Thursday 2 May till 12.00h. 

We will be together in the stunning surroundings of the Scottish countryside and guests at Carberry Tower, one of the great Castle Mansion Houses of Scotland and a multi-award winning, luxury 4 star Castle hotel, situated just 15 minutes from Edinburgh in beautiful East Lothian countryside.

Standing regally in 40 acres of stunning, private Estate parkland, Carberry Tower is a place of intimate grandeur.  It offers plenty of space for reflection, walks, silence, and conversation during our retreat.

Weave your own story into a history that goes back to 1480 when the first foundation stone of the castle was laid.

To maximise the value of the retreat, numbers are limited and the venue has been carefully selected. Please register your interest early to ensure your place.


Time and dedication to invest in yourself, to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.

Entrance fee is € 1850,-


After submitting this form we will be in touch with you to discuss your application.

Or send an email to:
Ian Smith, Director Springbrook Partnership
Wouter Droppers, president Europartners

Our guides

Eddie Lyle and Ian Smith the founders from the Springbrook Partnership will lead us through our weekend. 

The Springbrook Partnership has built its professional reputation on helping navigate the storms of transition and uncertainty. Their professional values have been forged through years of good practice, not speculation.  Their specialism is in creating connections between the now and the not yet and between the mind and the heart. Eddie and Ian are equipped and ready to walk with you in these days; to identify and bridge your questions, authentic self and your soul’s yearnings to your daily reality and life.

Eddie Lyle

The Springbrook Partnership was founded in 2016 by Eddie Lyle, who has over 30 years of experience managing organisations in the charitable sector.

For 16 of these years he held the position of CEO for two separate organisations, managing change and transformation across large and influential teams. He currently has a significant public leadership role with an internationally known and respected charity.

Eddie is a recognised and strategic thinker, team builder, motivational speaker and entrepreneur. 

His unique experience and skills have enabled him to become a significant coach, mentor and spiritual director, providing transformative insight, encouragement and wisdom to many.

Ian Smith

Ian is a Director of Springbrook Partnership and is an EMCC Accredited Coach/Mentor at Senior Practitioner level.

With thirty years’ experience as a senior executive with international organisations in the corporate and non-profit sectors, he brings both depth and breadth of experience to the Partnership. His role in the non-profit sector was strongly cross-cultural, establishing operational bases in eleven countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with indigenous leaders.

Ian’s heart is to invest in leaders and to equip the leaders of the future enabling them to be authentic, courageous role models and ambassadors. is a core component, helping them make a difference to organisational health and culture, empowering individuals and teams to flourish and realise their potential.

Andy Bannister

Dr. Andy Bannister is the Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, speaking and teaching regularly throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA, and the wider world. From universities to churches, business forums to TV and radio, he regularly addresses audiences of both Christians and those of all faiths and none on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society.

Wouter Droppers

Wouter Droppers has come alongside leaders in the business world for more than thirty-five years. He has served as the president of several companies in the automotive sector and currently is president of Europartners, a European movement for Christian Business leaders, where he advises, supports, and encourages Christian entrepreneurs throughout Europe about the topic faith and business.

He studied theology and he is also the author of the book, ‘The Jerusalem entrepreneur, becoming a source of well-being.’ He is married, has two children and lives in the Netherlands.