Sanlam United Dragon Boat team take to the waters…Viva Sanlam Viva!

 

  Exciting time trials set the pace for exhilarating competition as teams get ready to compete head to head in different industries for Awards and Medals.

 Out on the water Sanlam United Dragon Boat Team emphasize on unity and working together on specific drills to improve their techniques and endurance levels.

Sanlam is traveling in the fast lane and ready to race in the Cape Town Corporate Games 14-17 June 2012.

Out f the water teams can plan their strategy and build camaraderie during the weekend through socialising at the SuperCentre Registration, Parade & Opening Celebration, Great Games Party and Closing Awards Celebration.

Sanlam is one of South Africa’s leading financial services groups providing financial solutions to individuals, business owners, professionals and institutional clients.

Good luck to all Sanlam teams! Viva Sanlam Viva!

Tsogo Sun Set to Storm the Cape Town Corporate Games

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Employees at Tsogo Sun are preparing for domination – as they limber up for the City’s very first Cape Town Corporate Games later this month.  Tsogo Sun – the Official Hotel Provider for the Games – are big supporters of the inaugural sports celebration, proudly sponsoring across the weekend at a variety of sports and celebrations. 

Ms Courtney Craul, Reservations Manager for Tsogo Sun commented today:

“With just two weeks to go – The Tsogo Sun employees that are taking part in the Cape Town Corporate Games are rearing to go and looking forward to some friendly competition.”

With a portfolio of over 90 hotels and over 14 500 rooms, Tsogo Sun has one of the widest distributions of hotels in Africa, the Middle East and the Seychelles.  Over 200 Tsogo Sun staff are preparing to take part in the Games, with individual athletes and teams participating from hotels across the whole of Cape Town.  

With 200 athletes swapping ties for tracksuits, hotel hospitality is replaced by good sportsmanship on the fields as their participants play for fun, fitness…and those all important points and medals!

Good luck to all Tsogo Sun athletes!

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BAE Systems Soars in as Silver Sponsor for Preston Games

 

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BAE Systems joins participating organisations from around the UK and the North West for the 19th UK Corporate Games.  The global defence company joins thousands of everyday athletes for Europe’s largest corporate multi sport festival, which takes place in the city of Preston in less than 2 months time.

BAE Systems is one of the largest employers in the North-West and a major centre for British defence and its aerospace industry.  Although it does have a presence in Preston, its Military Aircraft Headquarters is based in nearby Warton, where its airfield hosts a major assembly and testing facility for BAE Systems Military Air and Information.  It also has another sister site within Lancashire, within adjoining Samlesbury.

BAE Systems has many global locations and multi-disciplinary functions worldwide.  Its Lancashire sites employ thousands of staff to design and build fixed wing military aircraft and training aircraft, whilst providing training, support and information services for the UK RAF and many other customers worldwide.  From sophisticated cyber services and military support, to mission critical electronic systems and protection equipment, BAE Systems aims to be at the forefront of defence technology and science….and now the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community!

We look forward to welcoming the BAE Systems staff at this year’s Games.  Good luck to all its competitors! 

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YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THE ULTIMATE IN FOOTBALL MEMORABILIA!

Signed Barcelona Shirt

This is your golden opportunity! A fantastic chance to win Messi’s own football shirt…signed by the entire Barcelona FC team!

The Messi signed shirt has been donated by Turkish Airlines, the Games Official Airline Partner and will be used to raise funds for the Games Official Charity, JAG Foundation.

Every single athlete has the chance to win – as well as your colleagues, friends and family! Each organisation competing in the Games will receive tickets to win the legendary shirt. Available from your team leaders…the charity tickets are priced at R50 each, a bargain for a shot at owning the legendary shirt.

Barcelona Signed Shirt

100% original – the shirt was flown in by hand last Friday and will be presented to the lucky winner in a bespoke fitted frame.

 The Grand Prize draw for the Messi original will be held at the Great Games Party at Barbosa – formerly known as Buena Vista at V&A Waterfront. All charity ticket holders must attend the party for a chance to win. If you are not in attendance when your number is called…the winning ticket will be re-drawn!

All athletes receive complimentary wristbands to the Cuban-themed party event. Tickets to the Great Games Party cost R20 for all other colleagues, friends and family.

Make this weekend one to remember – buy your charity tickets now!

 

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The Lancashire Business Channel Wants to Hear From Your Business!

If your business is entering a team in Preston’s UK Corporate Games this year, then exclusive media partner, the Lancashire Business Channel wants to hear from you.

The channel, which is the only video-based news portal and directory for businesses in Lancashire will be covering the entire Games in July.  However, the team are also looking to capture the stories behind those companies taking part, bringing to life the personalities behind the branding.  There will be news stories, profile videos and page sponsorship opportunities.

If you’d like to take the opportunity to promote your business through Lancashire’s only business focussed video news portal, then get in touch on 01282 607844 or visit www.lancashirebusinesschannel.co.uk.

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Introducing Official Transport Provider Waltons Coaches – Getting you to and from the Games

We are delighted to welcome Waltons Coach Hire Company as our newest supporter of the 2012 UK Corporate Games in Preston.

Official Transport Provider Waltons Coaches are committed to cruising our athletes to and from our busy venues across the Games weekend.  Situated in the quiet village of Freckleton, close to the city of Preston and within easy reach of the motorway network, their experienced drivers are helpful, courteous and are well presented in the company uniform, with outstanding knowledge of the local area.

Waltons Coaches are on standby and ready to take your bookings!

Vehicles available for hire include:


(All transport options include fitted seat belts.)

For the past 25 years Waltons Coaches have been hiring out coaches and buses for private and contract work. For more information please phone our friendly office team, who will be happy to speak to you and quote you on any job.

Are you a team leader?  Do you or your team require transport in or around Preston across the Games weekend this July?  For hassle free transfer from hotel to sports venue to celebrations, make Waltons Coaches your preferred Transport Partner.

Contact Jill, Sales Manager for Waltons Coaches for quotes and to build a transport solution for your Games itinerary:

Tel           +44 (0) 1772 634 563
Mobile    +44 (0) 788 567 2770
Email      [email protected]

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Jaguar Land Rover Motor into the Games as they Celebrate 50 Years

Whether you are a lover of the big and bold Range Rover Evoque, or a die-hard fan of the smooth and sleek Jaguar XF – everyone will agree that Jaguar Land Rover is a company continuing to build on its proud heritage as a manufacturer of British motors.

The UK Corporate Games would like to welcome Jaguar Land Rover back onto the track as our Official Vehicle Provider for the 19th UK Corporate Games.

Jaguar Land Rover are in fact celebrating 50 years of operation at its Halewood plant, located just outside Liverpool, a mere stone’s throw away Preston, the home of Europe’s largest corporate multi sport festival for 2012.  Staff at the Jaguar Land Rover Halewood plant are limbering up for what’s guaranteed to be a fantastic weekend of sport, business and tourism.  Some are even looking to defend sporting titles that were secured at the last Games staged in the North-West of England, the UK Corporate Games Liverpool 2010.

Over 60 Years On and Still Going Strong
The Halewood Plant has got every reason to celebrate!  The first Land Rover made its debut in 1948. It was designed with brilliant simplicity for extraordinary ability and unrivalled strength and durability. In fact, six decades on it is estimated that two-thirds of all these incredible vehicles are still at work – many of them in some of the most extreme conditions and inhospitable places on earth.

Learn more about the History and Heritage of the Land Rover.

Over 50 years later…this culture of innovation has continued to develop with both Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles featuring new models, more refinement, more innovative technology, more efficiency and fewer emissions. Though the Brand is incredibly strong it is never complacent, as demonstrated by it’s continued attempts to improve with initiatives such as e_Terrain Technologies (which improves the environmental performance of vehicles by reducing CO2 emissions), Sustainable Manufacturing and CO2 Offsetting. Land Rover will undoubtedly remain at the forefront of advanced design – keeping it at the cutting edge of technology and engineering.  This drive, determination and powerful relationship with the Sport, Business and Tourism market clearly make Jaguar Land Rover an ideal partner for the Corporate Games.

From humble beginnings:  LRX Concept and ‘Huey,’ the First Production Land Rover From 1948, at Solihull Facility in England.

The UK Corporate Games would like to welcome Jaguar Land Rover – Halewood Plant to the Worldwide Corporate Sports Community!

Games Giveaway
Keep your eyes peeled for our Corporate Games Land Rover Discovery 4 as it makes its way around the North West recruiting teams for the Games!
The first 10 people to post a photo of the Corporate Games Discovery onto Twitter (@CorpGamesUK) will win a complimentary entry into the UK Corporate Games!  Happy snapping!

www.jaguarlandrover.com

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The UK Corporate Games Welcomes Surridge – Official Kit Partner

Look Like A Team, Play Like A Team.   That’s what Surridge Sport firmly believes in….and so do we!

The UK Corporate Games is delighted to welcome Surridge Sports on board as our Official Kit Partner and latest Games Sponsor.

Conveniently located just down the road from Preston in nearby Burnley, Surridge Sports can be traced all the way back to 1867, where the company was founded as a popular manufacturer of cricket bats.  Many cricketing legends, the likes of which include W.G. Grace, were familiar with the brand – leading to global demand and brand recognition.  A staggering 145 years later, the Group have expanded to include a range of sports equipment solutions, along with a diverse range of team wear.  They are the Official Kit Suppliers for Bury FC and are the biggest supplier in County level Cricket whilst also producing bespoke and stock items in football, hockey, rugby and netball, as well as training bags, training kit and leisurewear.

The Corporate Games team are thrilled to have the support of Surridge Sports for the 19th UK Corporate Games.  With the event building in numbers from both local and national teams, Surridge are keen to assist any participating teams who may require kit for the Games this July.  They have an outstanding array of options and the capacity to deliver great quality, on time.

Ian Young, of Surridge Sports is happy to handle all your team wear needs:

Tel    01282 418444
 Email Ian

A massive welcome to the Surridge Sports team as they become the newest addition to our Worldwide Corporate Sports Community!

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Bermuda – Why You Should Make it Your Corporate Games Destination

A precious jewel set in the North Atlantic Ocean, a pristine environment less than 2 hours from the East Coast of the USA; there is far more to Bermuda than its beautiful beaches, extraordinary diving, over four hundred years of history and incredible architecture.

A leading location for the world’s global economy, combined with world-class sporting facilities and the destination of choice for the tourism industry…Bermuda prides itself on having the perfect mix of Sport, Business and Tourism!

It is also the first Host Country in the Atlantic region to stage one of the World’s largest corporate multi sport festivals: the Bermuda Corporate Games.

Is there a Business Market in Bermuda?
Bermuda may certainly boast itself to be an idyllic recreational retreat, but for those of you that want to know more about the business opportunities in Bermuda, its major international business presence may perhaps comes as a surprise; as a home to some of the world’s best known and most respected insurance and multi-national companies.

Bermuda’s financial services sector is composed of several allied but quite distinct activities, including commercial insurance and reinsurance, captive insurance, corporate and personal trusts, fund administration, international registers of aircraft and shipping and Islamic finance.
The most visible and important activity is commercial insurance and reinsurance.

Bermuda’s first insurance company was formed in 1903 to provide local on-island coverage. The first international insurer arrived on the island in 1947. Since the mid-1980s, the ongoing formation of insurance companies peaked with waves of new capital in 1993 (following Hurricane Andrew), 2001 (after the tragic events of September 2001) and 2005 (after hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma).  Bermuda has emerged as a global insurance centre whose companies boast total assets of over $500 billion and shareholders equity of some $120 billion.

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Why Bermuda?
Bermuda’s businesses prosper because the Island offers a stable operating environment, an educated workforce, regulation of the highest international standards, a pro-business mentality and tax neutrality. All supported by top quality support services infrastructure offering legal, accounting and banking facilities.

Bermuda is open for business!

Hosting the Bermuda Corporate Games
The island prides itself on supporting businesses that complement and support the other key pillar of its economy – Tourism.  With the Games deriving from small beginnings in San Francisco 25 years ago, the Corporate Games movement has become a global phenomenon, a mass participation, multi-sports festival that has brought together 20,000 companies from 25 countries around the world and over 1 million participants.  A perfect fit for an island of sporting enthusiasts, for the first time in the Atlantic Region, Bermuda will host its inaugural Games October 2012.

The Bermuda Corporate Games is celebrated as the ultimate mix of Sport, Business and Tourism, with teams pitting themselves against others in the spirit of friendly competition, providing powerful opportunities for companies to invest in their employees, to build company morale, confidence and loyalty, while promoting their corporate brand.  Competition is inclusive and accessible to all, with visiting companies competing against international and local companies, government agencies, sports clubs and other community organizations.

What the Experts Say
A recent McKinsey survey on the ‘Impact of the Economic Downturn on Businesses’ noted the critical importance of non-financial motivators as a method of rewarding staff and boosting business performance. With staff morale at an all time low, at a time when businesses need staff to contribute above and beyond normal expectations, participation in events such as the Corporate Games will result in greater staff retention, through team building, reinforcing employee confidence and enhanced loyalty, resulting in an enhanced positive image of their company.

Behind the Scenes
The Corporate Games have been brought to Bermuda by The Whitfield Group Ltd., the Island’s leading marketing and events agency for the past 25 years, who are the sole licensee for the Atlantic region, an area that includes Bermuda, the east coast of the US and Canada, the Caribbean and Toronto.

Suzie Pewter, President of The Whitfield Group, commented:

“We are delighted to be able to bring the Corporate Games to Bermuda and to be able to partner with the Bermuda Department of Tourism. This is an outstanding opportunity for corporations to invest in their employees, promoting team building, confidence and loyalty, while enhancing their corporate brand and networking with other local and visiting participating organizations”.

The Minister of Bermuda Business Development and Tourism, the Hon. Wayne L. Furbert, JP, MP, whose Ministry is providing critical infrastructure support and the Host Country sponsorship commented:

“The Bermuda Corporate Games are being billed as the quintessential event that will attract local and international business participants, inviting them to engage in several days of fun and competitive sporting activities. We are thrilled and excited about the exposure Bermuda will receive from this event and as such, I am pleased to endorse and support the 2012 Bermuda Corporate Games.”

Minister of Bermuda Youth, Family and Sport, the Hon. Glenn A. Blakeney JP MP added:

“This event promises to be one of the largest corporate events to come to the Island and it is a great opportunity to showcase Bermuda and our fine sports facilities. The Bermuda Corporate Games will add to our efforts to be recognized as a world class sporting venue with excellent infrastructure and uniquely welcoming amenities”.

The Bermuda Corporate Games is for the everyday athlete or ‘Weekend Sport Warrior’ and is open to all ages with no qualifying standards required. The opportunity to build corporate morale, through friendly competition while networking and developing new client contacts, all wrapped around a four day multi sport festival, offers a range of positive outcomes for competing organizations due to the ultimate mix of Sport, Business and Tourism! So take this opportunity to see Bermuda up close, talk to the companies that are thriving on the island or create new relationships with the visiting corporate teams.

Join us for Hand Shakes and High Fives at the Bermuda Corporate Games, October 25 – 28, 2012.

See Bermuda’s 18-Sport Programme

To find out more on how to enter your team email us or telephone +441 232 9999

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Invincibles Catering Ltd Announced Official Catering Partner for UK Games

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The UK Corporate Games are very proud to announce Invincibles Catering Ltd as its Official Catering Partner for the 2012 Games in Preston.

Invincibles Catering are a prestigious catering and hospitality company based at Preston North End Football Club, where they have provided excellence in match day catering and hospitality since 2008.  They also offer a non-match day catering service, with their on-site operation offering a range of facilities and bespoke services for private parties, wedding celebrations and corporate events and banqueting.

Athletes and teams competing in the Games now have the option to experience catered hospitality at its best, as Invincibles Catering prepares to convert Preston North End stadium into a drop-in canteen for the Games in luxurious settings, with style and 5-start service.

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Athletes can enjoy breakfast, lunchtime and evening meal options, making it a perfect solution for our Weekend Sports Warriors, who all have appetites to match their competitive spirit in and between the weekend of sport and socials.

The prestigious event, taking place in July, deliberately coincides with the City’s Guild Year and the Preston North End Club is delighted one of its two official caterers has netted the contract.

 

 

Adam Franklin, Chief Executive of Invincibles Catering:

“To be chosen as the catering partner for such a prestigious event is a testament to the fantastic team we have at Preston North End Football Club and our ability to deliver.  This is a significant financial win for Invincibles Catering and in the short term it will create two new positions within the company.”

Doug White, Marketing and Sponsorship Manager of the Corporate Games, added:

“We are delighted to welcome Invincibles catering as an official partner to the 2012 UK Corporate Games.  With thousands of athletes and hundreds of organisations heading to the city of Preston for a weekend of sport and celebrations, it is imperative that our competitiors are offered quality food at competitive prices.
Invincibles Catering have put together some great package options which will be ideal for our competing teams.”

To enquire about catering and / or hospitality across the Games weekend:

Email Claire Cross  (Sales and Marketing Manager – Invincibles Catering)
Telephone +44 (0)1772  759 900

or visit the Invincibles Catering Website

www.corporate-games.com