After months of deliberation on the perfect place to stage the Games Closing Awards Celebration the Games Organisers have now confirmed that Alton Towers will be the spectacular destination for the last component of the Games.
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 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.
Ellie Jones, Business Development Manager at Alton Towers said, ‘The Alton Towers Resort is delighted to be supporting the UK Corporate Games as Platinum Champion this summer. As sponsors and hosts of the Games’ Team Leader Day in March and Awards Ceremony in September, Alton Towers is proud to be involved in an event that supports bringing business people together 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 2015, 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 major organisations will be flocking to attend the Games which will be staged at venues across the region from the 25th – 28th June. Local teams like Vodafone, Alton Towers and Bet 365 will be getting active and challenging representatives of major household names from across the Country like EY, Lloyds Banking Group and Intel. Doug White Global Partnerships 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.”
Great Sponsors and Partners Unveiled
On the sponsorship front, 3 time Platinum sponsors and Medallist Award winners CSC have confirmed their desire to become Headline Sponsors again. CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) is aiming to bring a team of 300 participants and is hoping to see the organisation represented in every sport on the 22 sport programme this year. Mark Eland, CSC’s Board Sponsor for the Corporate Games commented, “last year’s annual Corporate Games proved to be a fantastic and brilliantly organised event for all that took part, and an event that CSC is especially proud to be associated with. For us it’s a great opportunity to get employees from right across the UK together for a fun weekend of team building and competitive sport, together with family and friends in support. We consistently receive very positive feedback from those who take part and the number of participants wanting to return each year is a testament to its value as a motivational, exciting and rewarding event for all. We very much look forward to taking part next time.”
The Games already has a host of great partners in Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-On-Trent City Council, Keele University, Newcastle Borough Council, Staffordshire University, St Peters College and Newcastle College. The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce will also be supporting from a local business perspective. The Media angles look covered too with the Sentinel named as the Official Media partner, taking their place alongside Rydal Communications and Mocha Film Productions all getting involved in the Corporate Games spirit.
Don’t Miss Out
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!
About the UK Corporate Games Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire 2015
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.
For more information about the UK Corporate Games view www.corporate-games.com or
Please contact Doug White [email protected] 44 (0)1733 380 888