UK Corporate Games Team Leader Orientation Day is a Great Success

Europe’s largest multisport festival for businesses, the UK Corporate Games is coming to Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire from the 21st-24th June. Preparations for the event are well underway and over recent days the Games team staged an exciting programme of activities for the Team Leader Orientation Day. Dedicated Team Leaders from organisations such as IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, Capital One, Safran Landing Systems and a host of others relished the opportunity to get their first glimpse of the range of venues that will be hosting the Games. The event attracted Team Leaders from Preston, London, Coventry, Swindon and throughout the UK as well as local business people from Staffordshire who were keen to learn more about how the Games can benefit their business.

The journey began at Fenton Manor Sports Complex before heading to the Conference Centre at the Alton Towers Resort for an opportunity to network with other colleagues, experience the great theme park facilities and hear more about the exciting programme on offer for the Games weekend.

Team Leader Orientation Day

Oblivion 5Heart-Stopping Excitement on the Exclusive Oblivion RideOblivion

Team Leaders then continued their action packed day to see an array of impressive venues which will be hosting the sport and celebrations for the Games across Stoke and Staffordshire.  Many were surprised by what was available in the region and all were seemingly impressed by the great indoor capacity at Fenton Manor, the incredible investment and regeneration that has taken place at Newcastle-under-Lyme College, the picturesque beauty of Trentham Gardens, the extensive facilities at Keele University as well as the fantastic location of the SuperCentre at the Staffs University Sports Centre and Student Complex (which is walking distance from Stoke train station). Other great venues visited on the tour included, Trentham Park Golf Club which is perfectly located for this popular sport in the Games and Fast Lane Karting, one of the best facilities of its kind in the area!

Very positive feedback has been received about the Team Leader event from organisations which have both recently joined the Games family, as well as those who have been supporting the events for many years which is all testament to how much the Games has to offer businesses as a complete package!

“We’ve had a fantastic day visiting the sites that will be home to this year’s corporate games, this being the 1styear Carphone Warehouse have entered, after today I’m happy we’re part of the corporate games family. Meeting people from companies that have returned year after year for the games and hearing how the games has positively impacted their business and employees was fantastic. As well as meeting everyone in the excellent support network offered by the Corporate Games team”.

– Sarah Brown, Team leader for Carphone Warehouse

“The event has been a wonderful day. The facilities look really fantastic and I’m sure the Games will be superb. The ride on Oblivion was brilliant and the lunch at Alton Towers was exceptional”.

– Bill Torch, Team Leader from Lloyd’s Banking Group

Games Director Ben Sedgemore commented “ We have all had a fabulous day and I know we have surprised a lot of people with the quality of what is available in this region.  The facilities are superb and in Alton Towers there is a really unique environment.  People are familiar with the Park’s outstanding reputation as one of the prime entertainment parks in the world but in addition to this, people may not realise that they have one of the best hospitality and conferencing programmes that we have seen.  We would be happy to recommend it to anyone based upon our experience”.

Alton Towers was also successful in being awarded the UK Corporate Games Closing Awards celebration too so guests and Games winners can look forward to that treat following the event.

The Games is open to everyone regardless of the size of the Organisation being represented and there really is something for everyone in the packed 23 sport, business and celebratory programme

Companies have up to 30th May to register and can do so at corporate-games.com, emailing Uk@corporate-games.com or by calling 01733 380888 for more details.

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Notes to editor

Ernst and Young will be entering their 23rd consecutive Games with Willis Towers Watson celebrating 13 consecutive years with 150 entrants.  Brose, Places For People, Staffs Police and Accenture will field over 100 entrants and Vodafone and local company bet365 will have over 200 entrants each but small teams and 1 person enterprises are equally welcomed.  The Games is Open to all for the benefit of all.

Calling All Football Players – World Corporate Cup of Soccer getting closer

Ever wanted to run out on a Premier League Football pitch, following in the footsteps of the Footballing legends?

What about if you had the chance to play 6 matches on that Premier League Pitch with your friends and colleagues?

Well this is your chance to play where Cantona, Kane, Bergkamp, Salah and Zola have played top class football!

Feel what it is like to be a Premier League Superstar in the 11th annual competition for players of all ages and abilities.

Team numbers have been capped to ensure that everyone gets the longest amount of play on the pitch and the best experience possible.

All teams will be scheduled at least 6 fixtures on the hallowed turf with 3 matches in the group stage and 3 matches in the elimination phase. All medals and Awards will be presented on the bet365 Stadium pitch at the close of play.

You will be tired at the end of the day but you will be able to take home the longest of lasting memories from the ultimate 1 day festival of football!

This is your chance to be a part of it and to make your mark.

The entry deadline is the 2nd May- so you still have time to secure your place.

Feel the exhilaration that these guys felt as they won the World Corporate Cup of Soccer.  

Call 0044 (0) 1733 380 888, email Cup@corporate-games.com or visit corporate-games.com for details and you could be celebrating like these Corporate Cup finalists from last year…

Corporate Games Great Games Party 2018 MYSTICAL, MAGICAL, MASQUERADE…You can be whoever you want to be!

The Games are getting closer every day! Hopefully your preparations and sports training is going well ahead of this eagerly anticipated Games in Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire.  The excitement is certainly there for the 23 sports on the packed weekend programme but we know many of you will be making equally committed plans for the awe-inspiring celebration that is the Great Games Party on Saturday the 23rd of June. The fancy dress theme this year is ‘Mystical, Magical and Masquerade’, so search out your fantastic fairy, mystical magician or your mythical beast costume…the choice is entirely yours.  As always a great prize awaits the winner.

We are also delighted to confirm that this year’s venue for the Great Games Party is Keele University Student’s Union.

The region has an array of terrific party destinations but in this Union we think we have secured the best of the lot!  This incredible venue has the flexibility and infrastructure to stage a huge spectrum of events, from formal dining and elegant soirees to live bands and performances from chart topping artists! Having benefitted from a recent £2.2 Million state-of-the-art redevelopment, this multi-award winning Union is one of the destinations most versatile venues. It has been ranked in the top 4 Student’s Unions in the UK.  The sound and lighting is top quality and this is a big multi-room venue with something for everyone-including great value drinks promotions at the multiple cash bars! Visitors in 2015 will remember that we hosted the legendary Great Games Party 2015 at the same venue, so we already know that this year’s party will be a massive, spectacular and unforgettable event.

The Ballroom, K2, The Bubble VIP room and the Outback areas will all be utilised for the ultimate party at this impressive destination. The K2 is going to be used for the R & B floor, where you can dance to the exuberant beats of the latest legends as well as moving to timeless Hip-Hop and smooth sounds.

The main room, (AKA the Ballroom) is going to feature the universally popular Official live band from the past few years – Indio Black.  These guys always deliver spectacular sets that bring the house down.  Plus their upbeat classic tracks are interspersed with some great sets from our favourite international funky house DJ – Stuart Ojelay who is really planning to get the crowd going as always!

Stuart has been part of the international House scene for almost 20 years and has performed on every continent in the world.
Long associated with the legendary Hed kandi, he’s headlined some of the World’s most glamorous events including Macau China, Punta Del Este Uruguay and Cape Town, South Africa, not to mention bringing in the New Year at Pacha, Florianopolis Brazil! Currently he is also an extremely successful, well-established DJ at ‘Word of Mouth’ events, which take place regularly.
Stuart mixes a variety of soulful warm ups, deep house, bass to sumptuous disco and main room anthems. From intimate clubs, beach & pool parties to festivals, his effervescent style never fails to serve up hands in the air action on global dancefloors.
On the production side, Stuart is becoming a household name with many tracks topping the worldwide download charts and was voted as a top artist of the Traxsource House Artists in the past years.
Stuart also mixed, compiled and produced the ‘Hed Kandi Taste of’ series album, which topped the iTunes download charts.

Here is a link: https://www.stuartojelay.podomatic.com

The night will feature an array of amazing entertainment.  For those that have not heard the guys from Indio – here is some info on them.

Indio Black is a tight, professional four-piece covers band. Although from diverse backgrounds, the members all bring a vast experience and a shared passion for the music they play: an up-tempo, considered collection of popular contemporary rock, pop and indie.

Having wowed the crowds in recent years, the demand was very high to book this popular band again for what promises to be the party of the decade. With these guys we can guarantee you an incredible atmosphere, which will definitely get everyone in the party mood.

Plus if you are not sure whether this party will be everything that we are telling you it will be, feel free to have a quick look at a short video of the UK Corporate Games in Nottingham last year. Our parties are big, noisy and fun for everyone!

Please click this link for a comprehensive overview of the epic venue at Keele Students Union.

As you would expect tickets have been selling quickly and many corporate account holders have secured hundreds of tickets in advance.

Capacity is less than 2500 this year, so reserve your tickets today, get your outfits ready and enjoy the party of the year with us!  Tickets are £20 on the door (if any remain) but £15 in advance- so order your tickets today…

Click here for Games party flyer.

Call 01733 380888 or email claudia.wiacek@corporate-games.com for reservations.

 

Partnership Announced with the UK’s Leading Theme Park – Alton Towers

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The Alton Towers Resort – Has Something For Everyone – Just like the UK Corporate Games

The Corporate Games World Headquarters is delighted to announce that it has agreed an exciting partnership with Alton Towers.  The UK Corporate Games Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire 2018 taking place from the 21st-24th June, is all set to be a fantastic event but the venue for the Games Closing Awards Celebration had not been confirmed.

After months of deliberation by members of the Corporate Games Management Board and a review of venues across the area, it was unanimously agreed that the perfect place to stage the Games Closing Awards Celebration would be the spectacular Alton Towers.  In addition, the resort will also host the Games Team Leader Orientation event, which provides individuals with an exciting day of activities to prepare them for this year’s Games.  Any confirmed or potential Team Leader for the Games is eligible to attend the Team Leader Orientation afternoon, which is free of charge.  All guests will learn more about the plans and get to see a number of the great venues selected for the Games.

As part of the sponsorship, Alton Towers have kindly agreed to offer impressive discounts for anyone connected to the Games – including the participants, their families and colleagues.  Plus Games associates will also have a chance to reserve rooms from the suite of luxurious accommodation available at the resort.

Games Director, Ben Sedgemore said “we have been overwhelmed by the quality of facilities that are available in the region from the vast indoor space at Fenton Manor to the impressive sporting surfaces at Keele, from the state of the art complex at Newcastle Under Lyme College to the beauty of Trentham Gardens, the area seems to have the lot.  This made us even more determined to see the Games Closing Awards presented in real style and we are delighted to have secured one of the genuine jewels of the region in Alton Towers.  We experienced the magic of Alton Towers back in 2015 and I had been a regular visitor to this enchanting destination in my formative years- I still believe it is one of the best venues in the UK.”

Karen Johnson, Corporate Sales Manager at Alton Towers said, ‘The Alton Towers Resort is delighted to be supporting the UK Corporate Games as Official Partners this summer.  As sponsors and hosts of the Games’ Team Leader Day on the 24th April and the Closing Awards Celebration, Alton Towers is proud to be involved in an event that will bring business people together of all abilities and from all sectors in a fun, interactive and engaging way.

Much of what the Games stands for in terms of promoting team building, enhancing staff morale and employee engagement is largely reflected in the corporate events offering that the Alton Towers Resort provides.  Where else can you exclusively hire rollercoasters for team building events and wine and dine in the depths of an aquarium?  By bringing the Games to Staffordshire in 2018, it will be a great way for participants to experience the diverse range of venues, open spaces and attractions that Staffordshire has to offer.’

Large numbers of national and Local organisations such as Vodafone, Alton Towers and bet365 will be getting active and challenging representatives of major household names from across the Country like Lloyds Banking Group, Willis Towers Watson and Intel.  However, organisations of all size and kind can enter.  Sophie Seddon of Novus Property and Housing solutions said ”

“Novus are looking forward to competing in the Corporate Games this year, it’s a great way for staff engagement and to have some fun, but it’s also a brilliant way to interact with other businesses in the area. We can’t wait!”  Novus will be entering 30 participants from across their organisation.

Michelle Vorel-Adams, Commercial Director for the Games said “we have been thrilled by the appetite of our great supporting companies to be involved this year and we see this as a resounding endorsement of the continued impact that the Corporate Games is having for businesses around the UK.  The location has proven to be as popular as we had hoped and visitors have already commented on the great array of facilities and their close proximity to each other which really helps to make the event accessible for everyone.”

Happy Medal Winners at the Corporate Games in Liverpool

The Games already has a host of great partners in Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-On-Trent City CouncilKeele University, Newcastle Borough Council, Staffordshire University and Newcastle College.  The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce will also be supporting from a local business perspective.  However, other commercial partners have already joined forces like Wade Ceramics and the Stone Group.

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Don’t Miss Out

With 23 great Sports and great celebrations for everyone to enjoy what are you waiting for? So, don’t delay contact the Games team today on 0044 (0) 1733 380 888, email UK@corporate-games.com, visit our website and download your brochure here.

Remember, the Games is open to every size and kind of organisation so you don’t have to be a big business to get involved.  We are all looking forward to seeing you in June!

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About the UK Corporate Games Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire 2018

The UK Corporate Games provides an outstanding opportunity to enhance company togetherness and is an expression in real terms of many themes of corporate and individual well-being through sport, competition, fun and fitness. It is also legendary for its off-field parties, parades, prizes and celebrations. Competition is inclusive and accessible to all, with institutions, businesses, national and multinational companies, retailers, government agencies, partnerships and sports clubs all eligible to enter. Teams may include employees, colleagues, clients, family and friends. There are no qualifying standards. The UK Corporate Games is open to everyone.

 

100 Days to go until the UK Corporate Games Stoke and Staffordshire 2018!

Monday the 12th March will represent the 100 days to go marker for the UK Corporate Games Stoke and Staffordshire 2018.  With a successful history of Games in the UK dating back to 1992, Europe’s largest multi-sport festival for businesses is set to be a tremendous weekend.  Competitors have already registered for all of the 23 sports on the packed weekend programme and more than 4000 people from hundreds of organisations will be involved in the Games.

Large teams will come from companies like Vodafone and bet 365, with 200 entrants each representing them.  These organisations are set to do battle on the pitches,courts and tracks of the region alongside all of the other company representatives.

“At bet365 we really value our employees.  We all realise that our people are our biggest asset and we are delighted that we will have the chance to be strongly represented in the UK Corporate Games this year.  The Games is already starting to generate a buzz around our offices and we know our teams will benefit from the team-building aspects of the Games, as well as helping to improve the health and well-being of our colleagues in the workplace.  We know they will have a great time again too”.

-Bob Monroe, bet365

A number of other influential organisations are signed up with teams of around 100 like Accenture, Intel, Places for People, Knights 1759, Willis Towers Watson and Brose.

However, organisers are keen to stress that the Games is for organisations of all size, kind and sector.  Local universities and councils will be represented, members of the armed services, the NHS and the police will also be involved.  Zuto an SME from Manchester will be entering 3 people into the Games and local children’s party providers Hire a Princess limited will be entering 1 tennis player.

Carol Bradley of Hire a Princess first participated in the Corporate Games in London in 1992 and played tennis for the British Airways team.  Carol said “I really enjoyed the spirit of the Games, was thrilled to play at Queens Club and Wimbledon, and had the opportunity to meet Virginia Wade OBE who presented prizes. I like to return to the UK Corporate Games whenever possible, especially this year in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, on my home soil. I was honoured to meet Gordon Banks OBE, Games Patron, at the launch ceremony. Whatever your sporting ability this is the chance you get to ‘have a go’. It is a positive, healthy and fun competition in the most friendly location – Stoke-on-Trent!”

Carol Bradley of Hire a Princess back in the Corporate Games in 1992 with Virginia Wade OBE
Carol Bradley of Hire a Princess back in the Corporate Games in 1992 with Virginia Wade OBE

Michelle Vorel-Adams, Commercial Director at Games Headquarters said,  “We treat every organisation equally regardless of the size.  We truly believe in equality of opportunity for everyone – we are open to all for the benefit of all!  So if you have not signed up already –  please get in touch and seize the tremendous array of opportunities that the Games creates.”

“With only 100 days to go and over 1,000 local employees already signed up, excitement for the games is really building.
The last games were a huge success giving thousands of people from top UK companies the chance to visit and see the huge economic opportunities available in the area.  We already know what a great place it is to live, work and invest in and this is another opportunity to let the rest of the country know.  It’s also wonderful to see so many of our own local companies taking part and I’m sure they’ll reap the many benefits to be gained.”

-Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth at Staffordshire County Council

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Companies have the chance to get their teams together up until the 30th May so there is still plenty of time to start building your teams to experience the unique Games atmosphere.

Plus, there is a sport for everyone on the packed weekend programme and a number of high energy celebrations for people of all ages and tastes to enjoy, like the SuperCentre Celebration, the Grand Parade of Participants and the Great Games Party for people to enjoy.

To see a brochure on the Games click here

Watch the video below showing what the Games looks like in the UK as well as the inclusivity and scale of the event.

For a conversation on how you can get involved in the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism – call 01733 380 888, email UK@corporate-games.com or view corporate-games.com to see how to sign up.

Why Don’t You Enter Europe’s Largest Multi-Sport Festival for Business?

The countdown is on for the start of the UK Corporate Games Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire 2018 which will take place from the 21st-24th June.

The UK Corporate Games is Europe’s largest multi-sport festival for business, and organisations of all size and kind are flocking to participate.  Why don’t you join them? With 23 great sports and a host of exciting celebrations to enjoy like the Grand Parade of Participants and the Great Games Party, there is something for everyone on the packed weekend programme.

Dragon boat racing, soccer and netball are usually the most popular sports but there are racquet sports, individual sports and fun sports like go-karting and ten-pin bowling too.  Everyone is welcome and there are no qualifying standards to enter, so even if you are coming back to activity for the first time in a while, you could walk the 5K run and have a fabulous Games experience!  Participants of all ages and all abilities are eligible to enter so you can be part of it, whoever you are. So if you have not signed up for this great event yet, what are you waiting for? 

Benefits include; team building, improved confidence, increased productivity, brand promotion, networking, the creation of new business opportunities, not to mention the significant boost to health and fitness in the workplace (both mental and physical well-being) in addition to the seismic enhancement to company morale and organisational loyalty!

Plus we have secured the very best facilities in the area like Trentham Gardens, Keele University and Trentham Park Golf Club to stage each of the sports.  We also have fantastic sport coordinators from the best Clubs and governing bodies in the region like Baseball/Softball UK, England Table Tennis and Newcastle Staffs Volleyball Club.

The Games has been staged annually in the UK since 1992 and worldwide since 1988 so if you have not entered before this is your chance!

Join Accenture, bet365, Capital One, DXC, Eversheds, Freeths all the way up to Vodafone, Willis Towers Watson and Zuto and many more positive, progressive organisations who are all taking the Games challenge.  You can enter one person or hundreds- the choice is yours…

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the sports and celebrations- you won’t regret it.

For a conversation on how you can get involved in the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism – call 01733 380 888, email UK@corporate-games.com or view corporate-games.com to see how to sign up. Plus – early sign up discounts may be available.

UK Corporate Games Nottingham Closing Awards Celebrated

The Closing Awards Celebration of the UK Corporate Games Nottingham was staged at the Senate Chamber at the University of Nottingham.

The great and the good of the World Corporate Sport Community were joined by representatives of partner organisations, sponsors and team leaders from across the UK.  The Lord Mayor of Nottingham Cllr Michael Edwards was on hand to present the Sport For Life Grand Award to Vodafone and the Sheriff Of Nottingham Cllr Glyn Jenkins presented the coveted Medalist award to Vodafone too.  Vodafone was the most successful organisation in the Games this year, as they scooped an impressive 9 of the 32 prestigious Awards on offer.

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The Lord Mayor of Nottingham presents the Sport For Life Grand Award to Fung-Ping Cheung-Knight of Vodafone UK who entered an impressive 293 entrants into the Games in Nottingham.

Major Blue Chip Organisations like IBM, ASDA, EY, Accenture and Willis Towers Watson scooped awards but local organisations like Freeths, Nottingham Forest and Torse also secured recognition in a variety of events.

The evening kicked off with a drinks reception in the impressive surroundings with some great memories of the Games discussed.

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Analysts suggest that the Games generated around £3.8 Million pounds of economic impact for the local economy as well as helping to promote Nottingham as a centre for sport, business and tourism.  Ben Sedgemore, Games Director for Nottingham 2017 said ” there is no doubt that Nottingham was an incredible destination for the Games.  The City is blessed with fantastic facilities for every sport on our programme.  Powerful local businesses of all size and kind supported the Games by getting their staff involved and they enjoyed the competition with busineeses from across the UK.  The feedback suggests that they all had an amazing experience and it was undoubtedly one of the best Games ever staged on these shores.   The David Ross Sports Village is one of the most impressive sports facilities the Games has been staged at worldwide and there are some wonderful sports administrators in the area too.  There is no doubt that Nottingham is powering forward and we are proud that we have been able to contribute to the city’s journey.”

Guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal, terrific photos from the weekend and a memorable video compiled by Tom Shaw of Trent Vision.

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For a full list of the winners please click here to view the Games Results Booklet.

The UK Corporate Games in 2018 will now return to Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire, where it will be staged from the 21st-24th June after an excellent Games there in 2015.  Click here to see a video of the Games in 2015.

Many of the organisations in attendance have already booked their places for 2018 like Willis Towers Watson, Intel and Places for People so if you want to join them call 0044 (0) 1733 380 888, email UK@corporate-games.com or visit corporate-games.com.

The World Corporate Cup of Soccer is Just 2 Months Away

 

With just 2 months to go until the World Corporate Cup of Soccer 2018, which will be staged on the 20th May, the anticipation is really starting to build. The Cup will offer an unrivalled footballing experience for everyone involved and we still have some spaces for teams available.

The bet365 Stadium (formerly the Britannia Stadium) will host every element of this exciting footballing festival for players of all ages and abilities. Below is a video of a previous World Corporate Cup in the UK.

The day will kick off with the SuperCentre celebration early on Sunday morning in one of the Club’s luxury suites.  Once you have your ID, Games gift and Souvenir programme its off to the changing rooms to get ready for the action.

Every match will be played on the hallowed turf that has been played on by the Premier League greats for more than a decade.  The group stages kick off in the morning followed by eliminations and finals in the afternoon.  Medals and Awards will then be presented pitch side in Champions league style at the close of play.

This is your chance to sample everything that this fantastic football club has to offer whilst getting fit and having fun with your team mates!  Recent Cup’s have sold out and travelling teams of all abilities from across the globe have regularly featured in the World Corporate Cup of Soccer.  With the FA Cup final (and the Royal wedding) the day before on the 19th May – you can make this a weekend to remember for ever!

The Games will feature 6-a-side for men, women and 40+ teams in a new 1 day format for 2018.

Entries opened for the Cup on the 1st February, so reserve your place today and get ready for the World Corporate Cup of Soccer at Stoke City Football Club 2018.  Plus at just £80 per person + VAT, this will be an unforgettable day and an incredible and affordable price.

Call 0044 (0) 1733 380 888, email Cup@corporate-games.com or visit corporate-games.com for details and you could be celebrating like these Corporate Cup finalists from last year…

 

New Entrants Show Range of Opportunities Games Creates for Everyone!

It has been a busy start to the year at the Games Headquarters with a number of great organisations from all sectors signing up to participate. The Games has always been open to every kind and size of organisation so here are a few examples showing how this event is successfully doing just that!

bet365 could well be one of the largest local teams in the Games with a plan to enter 200 entrants across all of the sports.  Group HR Director, Bob Monro said ” at bet365 we really value our employees.  We all realise that our people are our biggest asset and we are delighted that we will have the chance to be strongly represented in the UK Corporate Games Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire 2018.  The Games is already starting to generate a buzz around our offices and we know our teams will benefit from the team-building aspects of the Games, as well as helping to improve the health and well-being of our colleagues in the workplace.  We know they will have a great time too”.

bet365 had a strong representation in 2015 but they are looking to come back with even bigger numbers for 2018 after such a positive experience for their entrants last time around.

Newcastle Borough Council are straight out of the starting blocks and setting the pace in signing up to their first UK Corporate Games. The organisation’s commitment to enter teams into the Games is a very clear signal around their mission to bring everyone together and to reinforce the confidence of their staff.   In addition to this, in September last year, a team from Newcastle Borough Council took part in the World Corporate Cup of Dragonboat Racing. Taking part in the event not only generated a huge amount of pride and enthusiasm in the team but they also caught the sporting bug and were determined to be part of the UK Corporate Games in June this year!

The Newcastle Borough Council Team Giving it their best Shot!

Cllr Mark Holland said, “Newcastle Borough Council is absolutely delighted as a key partner for the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire UK Corporate Games 2018, to confirm that, working with partners we will be entering up to 60 people across a range of sports in to the event and encouraging staff, colleagues, family and friends to get fit and healthy. The Games is set to be a fantastic event and we see real value in supporting local people to join in and get motivated for what will be one of the best events in Staffordshire in 2018.”

Highlighting the accessibility and interest in the event from a different sphere, is Phil Fortun of Staffordshire Police.  This will be the 6th event that his constabulary have been represented in and everyone is hoping that it will be the best.  Phil said “Having first entered the UK Corporate Games in 2015 with a small Staffs Police squad that year, the feedback from those taking part was so enthusiastic and positive that we have taken part each year since then. The whole weekend is such a great package – taking part in your own sport, supporting colleagues in their events, networking and socialising throughout…and of course there’s the infamous fancy dress party!! I’m thrilled to be bringing our largest squad yet to the 2018 Games on home territory here in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent…bring it on!  Staffordshire Police are aiming to enter a team of 100 entrants so they should be a great sight to behold in their impressive green team outfits.

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Staffs Police @ PArade

Staffordshire Police Runners, Netballers and On Parade with the Games!

If you want to join these organisations then please call 01733 380888, email UK@corporate-games.com or view www.corporate-games.com for more details.

 

Purple Sprout Announced as New Media Partner

Purple Sprout - Official Media PartnerUK Corporate Games

The Games Team is proud to announce the selection of a new business partner for 2018. Purple Sprout has recently been appointed as Official Digital Media Partner for the UK Corporate Games.  Michelle Vorel-Adams, Commercial Director at the Games was familiar with the work they do and was happy to initiate the conversation.

Michelle said Purple Sprout is a Staffordshire-based marketing, PR and communications agency.   They pride themselves on being able to get messages across and telling engaging, informative, entertaining stories – on or offline, whether it’s a standalone press release or a long-term campaign that people are looking for.  We know that they have delivered excellent results for organisations of all size and kind”.

Michelle continued, “Purple Sprout have a team of highly skilled professionals that deliver creative marketing solutions that are insightful, relevant, and creative and we are delighted to be working with them to reinforce the exposure of the UK Corporate Games Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire 2018.

Craig Rushton, managing director of Purple Sprout, said: “We feel privileged to have been chosen as one of the official media partners for the Games. We will be managing social media to create a buzz in the run-up to the event and help to spread the word about the benefits of taking part. Organisations, businesses, charities and sponsors will benefit from teambuilding, better health and fitness, networking opportunities and increased brand exposure”.

“As hosting city, Stoke-on-Trent will enjoy an economic boost and the Games will provide another opportunity to tell the world what Staffordshire has to offer”.

“Purple Sprout has already registered a team for golf and we are currently deciding on another activity. I’d encourage businesses of all sizes and abilities to get involved and make the most of this fantastic opportunity.”

Ben Sedgemore, Games Director said “The Games is on track to be a fabulous event again with visitors and organisations of all size and kind coming from across the Country to participate.  However, the Games is also specifically designed to benefit local organisations and everyone involved and the partnership with Purple Sprout is just one example of this.  We are delighted to be working with Purple Sprout – a proactive local company, to spread the word about the tremendous array of benefits that the Games delivers every year to everyone involved”.

Companies can register for the Games at www.corporate-games.com or get more information by calling 01733 380 888 or emailing UK@corporate-games.com.