Official World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 Headquarters Hotel Announced
As ever there has been plenty of competition to become the Official Headquarters Hotel for the World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 . However, after careful consideration we can confirm that the impressive Richmond Hotel has been selected. The Richmond is a recently launched independent boutique Hotel, furnished in a lavish style with multiple accommodation and conferencing opportunities.
Group Director of the Richmond Hotel, Steve Hesketh said “We are delighted to have been chosen as the Official Headquarters Hotel for such a prestigious event. We pride ourselves on the quality of our facilities and we know we have a very strong offer for visitors whatever they want from their trip to Liverpool. Despite the great History of the building, we are relatively new as a Hotel but we are really keen to seize the fantastic opportunities that the Games creates and we are keen to provide all our guests with an unforgettable experience”.
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Doug White, Global Partnerships Director at the Games Headquarters said, ” As soon as we viewed the Hotel and met with Steven we were sure that the Richmond was the perfect destination hotel for us in 2014. We can see the vision that Steven has and we know that we will be looked after. We also know that our fabulous clients will be made very welcome whilst enjoying the luxurious facilities at this tremendous new Hotel. The Group have invested heavily in the transformation of this historic building. The beds are incredibly comfortable and there is a great friendly bar too. We would be happy to recommend the Richmond to anyone interested in travelling to Liverpool as we know you will receive a warm welcome.
As predicted, participation levels for the 6th World Corporate Cup ofSoccerare already swelling with all of the 11-a-side places sold out within a month of the Launch. The 6-a-side places are are also filling up steadily as men, women and over 30’s players clamour to enjoy the ultimate football festival and sample the Hallowed Anfield experience.
Yet again, there will be a truly international flavour with Swiss, American and Romanian teams already committed alongside representatives from each of the Home nations, as well as Finland, Gibraltar and Russia.
So if you want to sample everything that Liverpool Football Club has to offer, from the magnificent conferencing suites, to the Players Tunnel, the Dressing Rooms, Trophy room and the Legendary Anfield pitch itself – don’t delay and reserve your place today.
6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer Guarantees Everyone a Match on Anfield!
Calling all Football fans. Ever wanted to play on a professional football pitch at the home of one of Europe’s elite Clubs? Maybe you thought your chance had gone? You were wrong!
From the 31st May to 2nd June 2013, football players of all ages and abilities and both genders will get the chance to enjoy everything that Liverpool Football Club has to offer as they compete in the 6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer.
Positioned as the ultimate football festival for regular players, the Cup will see teams from all across the World, the UK and Merseyside come together to enter Soccer 6’s or full 11-a-side, in men’s, men’s 30+ and women’s event categories. The competition will see a weekend of great competition, parties, parades and celebrations in the exclusive suites of Liverpool Football Club, culminating with a game on Anfield and finishing with the Closing Awards Celebration in the Club’s Trophy Room.
Last year, the sell-out competition saw teams represent companies and clubs from a host of countries like Croatia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, France, Finland, Nigeria, Ireland and a host of others, with a number of teams from around the globe already confirmed for next year!
Spaces are limited to GUARANTEE every team the chance to play on the Hallowed turf. As you would imagine, with places at a premium in such a terrific competition, a number of teams have already reserved their place prior to the Launch of the event. Ernst and Young, Cern, RSA, MDE Medical, Kevin Edwards Associates and AFC Burton are just some of the teams already on board.
Cup Director, Ben Sedgemore commented, “Our Organisation has been developing great Multisport festivals for 25 years around the world and we have been proud to deliver some incredible experiences. However, the spirit, camaraderie and memories formed by the World Corporate Cup are always difficult to match. We guarantee people an unforgettable experience in a great competition. We have some great local partnerships and we cannot speak highly enough of Liverpool Football Club and the Liverpool County FA and many other local supporters too who all play their part. When the chance arose to bring the Cup back to Anfield in 2013 we had no hesitation in seizing the opportunity.”
Gary Williams of Plymouth YMCA commented that this year’s competition “was a truly memorable experience that will live with me forever! The spirit of the tournament was great and the games were played in a good nature. The experience of playing at Anfield as a Liverpool fan was unforgettable and the access afforded to us by the club was unbelievable.”
Sentiments echoed by Andy Evans from Barclaycard, who said “We have loved competing in the UK Corporate Games since 1999 and when the World Corporate Cup of Soccer was launched, with a chance to play at ‘The Home of Football’ – Anfield, there was no question that we would be entering a team – being a Liverpool fan I saw it as a chance in a lifetime and for the Club to allow ‘us’ the general public to use all of the facilities is unbelievable”
If you don’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, contact the Corporate Cup Headquarters on 01733 380888 NOW. To download a brochure click here, visit www.worldcorporatecup.com or email SOC@worldcorporatecup.com.
Well, what a year it has been, with celebrations, anniversary’s and an unprecedented number of great Games too.In June we joyfully celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Istanbul Corporate Games before concluding this years Games calendar by celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Corporate Games last weekend.Along the way we had the pleasure of witnessing brand new Corporate Games in a host of spectacular destinations like Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Bucharest, Cape Town, Delhi, Manila and Mexico. As ever, terrific Games were staged in Sydney, Brisbane and Thredbo. We enjoyed continued success with the UK Corporate Games in Preston, the 5th World Corporate Cup of Soccer at Anfield (home of Liverpool FC) as well as inaugural editions of the Bucharest Corporate Cup of Soccer and the Europe Corporate Cup of Tennis.I am sure you will agree that 2012 has been a wonderful year for everyone involved, with more opportunities provided than ever before.All of these Games and More will be made available for you to enter next year, as well as the breathtaking 19th UK Corporate Games in the heart of England in Coventry, the 1st Buenos Aires Corporate Games, as well as first editions of the Annecy-le- Vieux Corporate Games in France and the Transylvanian Winter Corporate Games in Dracula’s homeland early in February. We are also delighted to confirm that the World Corporate Cup of Soccer will be returning to Anfield at the start of June, as the hospitality and access granted to us by Liverpool Football Club is truly exceptional, enabling us to deliver another unparalleled experience with everyone playing at least one match on the Hallowed turf!.
It has been a pleasure to bring these unrivalled opportunities to you this year and we will be looking forward to enhancing these opportunties for you and your Organisations next year and in the future. You are the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community and we are proud to have your support.
Furthermore, if that is not enough, keep your eyes peeled for a major announcement on the World Corporate Games 2013 which should be brought to you in the coming weeks.
Next year will be a fabulous year for the Games, as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the inaugural Games in San Francisco in 1988. However, it will only be a fabulous year, if people like you and your Organisations keep making the effort. We never take your support for granted and you are the people that make a difference. People like you make the difference for your companies, in your communities and on society as a whole. We are proud to work with people like you and we are people like you, wherever you are- we strive to make a difference too!
Enjoy the end of 2012 and get ready for a phenomenal year of sport, business and tourism in 2013 – together we can make it something special for everyone.
Ben Sedgemore and all of the team at the Corporate Games World Headquarters
After a fantastic year of sport in the UK in 2012, it seems that many companies are already turning their attention to next year’s planning, with a host of high profile Corporate Brands already securing their places at “Early Entry discount rates” for the 19th UK Corporate Games!
Prior to the launch, household names like Ernst and Young, CSC, Vodafone, Air Products, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Places for People, Towers Watson, Accenture, Lloyds Banking Group and Jaguar Landrover had already signed up – for well over a 1400 competitors between them – so the UK Corporate GamesCoventry 2013 is already looking like it could be a massive event.
Doug White, Marketing Manager commented, ” After a fabulous 2012, we are convinced that 2013 can be a really special year for the Games, it is our 25th Anniversary after all! The appetite of the local companies, partners and supporters has been as good as it was in Preston which is exactly what we wanted to see.
It seems that this area has everything that you could wish for from a Host destination, with magnificent accommodation, picturesque countryside and outstanding business infrastrucure it is no wonder that many of our regular teams have already committed to enjoy everything that Coventry has to offer in July next year. What’s more they have bagged a discount too and good luck to them!”
Games Director, Ben Sedgemore reiterated that, “collectively, the Sports Facilities are as good as I have seen anywhere around the World. With 13 sports at impeccable venues on the University of Warwick Campus the atmosphere should be electric, whilst Dragonboat Racing in view of Warwick Castle should also be an amazing sight to behold. From a sport perspective, we were spoilt for choice in many respects, which is a real luxury and a testament to what Coventry has to offer. Not suprisingly, we are confident that every venue we have chosen will be a great one for our competing companies and participants. Furthermore, if you think the Sport venues are good – get ready for the Celebration destinations too!”
With 10% Early Entry Discounts running until the 10th December 2012 and
5% Early Entry Discounts finishing on the 31st January there is still time to grab a bargain, as well as securing your place in your chosen sport for the finest sports festival of the year for 2013. As last year, some sports will sell out but Corporate Account holders are Guaranteed entry to their chosen sport and the Great Games Party. Discounts apply to Entry fees and Party Tickets.
With all of the sport venues now in place for the UK Corporate GamesCoventry 2013, the Games office is now pleased to confirm that the Official UK Corporate Games Headquarters Hotel is Scarman House at the University of Warwick.
Scarman is an award-winning venue, based in the Heart of the Midlands. Offering 12 state-of-the-art lecture rooms and 42 syndicate rooms, the centre also has its own 120-seat tiered lecture theatre.
In addition to its outstanding meeting facilities, this modern venue also boasts 204 luxury en-suite bedrooms. Recently refurbished, the accommodation at Scarman rivals many 4* hotels. A lounge, bar, restaurant, fitness suite, games room and business centre are also available for all delegates to take advantage of, with the newly refurbished social spaces providing clients with the ideal setting in which to unwind after a day of training or stiff Games competition!
Exceptional catering, served up by dedicated and accommodating chefs, completes an already outstanding, world-class events package making Scarman the obvious choice for the Games Official Headquarters Hotel.
Part of the Warwick Conferences brand, Scarman is one of 4 venues in this collection. Perfectly located on the outskirts of Warwickshire yet only 30 minutes from Birmingham and its International airport, Warwick Conferences provides one of the largest choices of meeting space in the UK.
Official Accommodation Provider.
Accommodation services will be provided by Warwick Conferences for 2013. Coventry has an array of fabulous Hotels and accommodation options throughout the City, from the historic Coombe Abbey to the cutting edge De Vere at the Ricoh Arena, there really is something for everyone regardless of your requirements or your budget. Furthermore, with 13 sports hosted at the fantastic facilities at the University of Warwick, the 1800 beds on Campus are sure to be in high demand.
Located within an attractive 700 acre site at the University of Warwick, Warwick Conferences’ venues provide an extensive range of accommodation facilities – all designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing stay.
All of the single, double, twin and disabled rooms are fully equipped with a spacious desk area, internet access, tea & coffee facilities and hairdryer as minimum. Breakfast is included with all room bookings where visitors can select from our wide range of continental and English breakfast options.
Guests can also enjoy a wide range of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops with full access to an extensive collection of leisure facilities during their stay; including a large indoor swimming pool, fitness suite and tennis facilities.
On the 26th September the UK Corporate GamesPreston 2012 was concluded in style at the place where it all began; Brockholes Floating Village.
In front a packed crowd of winners, dignitaries and influential supporters of the Games, the Closing Awards were presented.
Games Director, Ben Sedgemore said ” What a fabulous evening. Tonight was a fitting end to a fabulous year for us in Preston.
Guild year was always going to be a big spectacle for Preston and the City and it’s representatives seized every opportunity that the Games presented. When this happens, the Games has an incredible impact and it is fitting that the Games has been hailed by everyone as such a resounding success”.
The Awards night was a cause for great celebrations at this impressive Games destination.
Sedgemore continued, “It has been a pleasure to present the Awards to representatives of our tremendous competing companies, each company entered the Games with commitment and pride and each of the 32 Awards were really well-deserved. Not only was tonight a special occasion for the winners, it also allowed us to personally thank so many of the individuals who were so instrumental in contributing to make this such an amazing year for everyone involved. 2012 has been a wonderful year for Preston, it has been a wonderful year for the Country and it has been an exceptional year for the Games. We are all determined to see the spirit of 2012 live on.” Sedgemore used the platform to commend an extensive list of supporters, like Babs Murphy CEO at the Chamber of Commerce, Andy Coverdale at UCLan, Phil Walsh at Preston City Council and a host of others.
The sentiments were echoed by Bernard Hayes, Chief Financial Officer at Preston City Council. Mr Hayes was thrilled to announce that the Games had injected between £2 and £3 million pounds into the local economy, as well as giving the participants, competing companies and host venues a fabulous experience. Preston City Council have created a video commemorating the impact of the Games in Guild Year. To see it click here http://bit.ly/Tk0cmH
A number of influential partners, sponsors and supporters were on hand to present the Awards to the successful recipients, with the Guild Mayor of Preston, Councillor Carl Crompton closing the evening by presenting the Sport For Life Grand Award to Vodafone who entered an impressive 240 athletes. This Award recognised Vodafone’s commitment to their staff, company excellence and health and fintess in the workplace. The Guild Mayor said ” The Corporate Games team have really delivered a terrific event and we would love to have the opportunity to Host the Games again. It was a magical weekend and one that no-one involved will ever forget.”
Fourteen different Companies were successful in winning at least one of the 22 Sport Championship Awards, with Asda taking two, Vodafone taking 3 and CSC proudly securing an incredible 6!
Local companies fought it out with big international brands in the Championship Divisions with the following successful recipients;
Division one for teams of between 1-5 Athletes was won by Anchor all the way from Kent with 45 points.
Division two for teams of between 6-10 Athletes was won by the Royal Air Force with 90 points.
Division three for teams of between 11-20Athletes was won by East Midlands Airport Group with 192 points.
Division four for teams of between 21-50 Athletes was won by SPS (EU) Limited from Blackpool with 166 points.
Division five for teams of between 51-100 Athletes was won by BAE Systems with 356 points.
Division six for teams of between 101-150 Athletes was won by Ernst & Young LLP with 252 points.
Division seven for teams of between 151-200 Athletes was won by CSC with a record 969 points.
Division eight for teams of between 200+ Athletes was won by Vodafone with 684 points.
The Medalist Award was won by CSC for the first time and CSC’s overall points tally of 969 was an all-time Games record.
Team Leader Mick Williams was supported by a number of his team when collecting their array of Awards. Mr Williams was delighted to secure the Medalist Award saying that this “capped off a terrific year for team CSC… we just can’t wait for 2013 in Coventry now!”
Congratulations to Preston and all of the Award winners from everyone at the Games World Headquarters.
For a full breakdown of the results please click here to download the results booklet.
To celebrate the launch of the Atlantic Region, the World Corporate GamesHeadquarters are delighted to announce a special thank youoffer for all of our great supporting teams and the participants that have won medals at any of the Games staged in 2012.
In partnership with our Atlantic Region licensee, and in honour of the inaugural Games in Bermuda from 25 – 28th October 2012, we are pleased to announce that all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medallists from any Corporate Games held during this year have been granted complimentaryentry into this eagerly anticipated Games.
In addition, the first ten companies that apply to send teams to Bermuda are eligible to receive a discounted rate of $99 per person (special Games rate is $ 199) at the 5 Star Fairmont Southampton Hotel. Furthermore, ten lucky individuals will receive free flights from London (Gatwick) to Bermuda!
Bermuda is a beautiful island, it boasts some of the finest beaches in the world and it is also home to a thriving international business community. The Bermuda Corporate Games promises excellent networking opportunities and an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. This really is an opportunity not to be missed. Have a look at corporate-games.com for more details.
We hope you will join us and be part of this exciting launch of the Corporate Games in the Atlantic Region.
It gives me great pride to announce that we are now quickly approaching the 20th year of the Australian Corporate Games in the great City of Melbourne Victoria. The Australian Corporate Games is always one of the most well attended multi-sport participation events in the world and this year is set to be no different, with with over 10,000 participants already making their preparations to enjoy the ultimate mix of sport business and tourism.
There are 20 great sports on the packed programme again and the venues are top class as ever, with Victoria Harbour staging the Dragonboat racing, Albert Park housing a number of sports and Melbourne Beach featuring the ever popular Beach Volleyball.
Don’t miss the guaranteed entry deadline of the 8th of October as some sports are already nearing capacity!
Join us in Melbourne and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this great Games!
Following hot on the heals of the ever popular World Corporate Cup of Soccer. The eagerly anticipated Europe Corporate Cup of Tennis is now on the Horizon and if it is anything like the Soccer version of this spectacular competition it is set to be hugely popular.
The Tennis version of this great event will be taking place in beautiful resort of Antalya in Turkey.
The facilities on offer at the Alibey Park Club Manargat are simply superb, with an unbelievable 62 courts availableit is the world’s largest Tennis resort. The Hotel on site has an array of outstanding accommodation and great leisure facilities too to help you relax after a hard day’s tennis.
The tennis fesival will take place between the 1st and the 4th of November. Participants will undoubtedly enjoy an astounding Tennis experience and some great weather but the organisers will also be serving up some truly impressive celebrations too, like the SuperCentre Celebration on Thursday the 1st between 1900 and 2100, the Corporate Cup Celebration Party and Dinner on Saturday the 3rd and the Closing Awards Celebration on Sunday the 4th.
Players of all different standards will be participating in this event so if Tennis is your Game, get on the plane!