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


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 [email protected] or view corporate-games.com to see how to sign up.

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