De Corporate Games heeft een nieuwe ambassadeur erbij: de burgermeester van Haarlemmermeer.
Volgens Onno Hoes:
”De Corporate Games komen in juni 2019 naar Haarlemmermeer! Dat zeg ik met gepaste trots, want De Corporate Games vinden in niet de minste steden plaats. Wij sluiten aan bij steden als Mexico City, Melbourne, Capetown, Sydney en Los Angeles, de bakermat van deze Games.
De Corporate Gamesbieden een uitgelezen kans voor werknemers van bedrijven uit en inwoners van Haarlemmermeer om zich van hun sportiefste kant te laten zien, maar ook om nieuwe vrienden te maken. En misschien om Haarlemmermeer van een hele andere kant te ontdekken.
Aan mij de eer om Patron te mogen zijn van de Haarlemmermeerse editie van de Games. En ik maak van de gelegenheid graag gebruik om iedereen uit te dagen om volgend jaar in juni zijn of haar sportiefste been voor te zetten!”
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 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
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.
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…
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”.
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!”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, isPhil 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.
Staffordshire Police Runners, Netballers and On Parade with the Games!
Hope you all enjoyed a great Festive period and that you are refreshed and ready to tackle the New Year head on.
Well if that is the case – why not give yourself a treat and something to really look forward to!
The World Corporate Cup of Soccer in May and the UK Corporate Games in June are just two great events that will see you getting fitter, building team spirit, developing your business and having fun!
The UK Corporate Games Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire 2018 will take place from the 21st-24th June. The Games will feature 23 great sports and a host of exciting celebrations like the Grand Parade of Athletes, the Great Games Party and the Closing Awards. There is something on the packed weekend programme for everyone whatever size of organisation you want to represent!
To see a video of what the Games looks like in the UK click here or have a look at the brochure.
The World Corporate Cup of Soccer on the 30th May is the ultimate festival of football for players of all ages and ability. There are 6-a-side options for Men, Women and 40+ with all fixtures being played on the hallowed turf of the Premier League bet365 stadium- Home to Stoke City Football Club. Click the video link or the Cup flyer to get a taste of the event.
Join thousands of like-minded individuals for the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism this year. We guarantee you won’t regret it.
If you want to learn a little more about the benefits or participation please call 0044 (0) 1733 380 888, view corporate-games.com or email UK@corporate-games.com.
Plus 5% early entry discounts are available for organisations that wish to sign up before the end of January. You don’t need to know the names of entrants until May 2018 so only an estimate of numbers is required.
With the UK Corporate Games Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire 2018 still almost 8 months away, organisers have already commented upon the popular appeal of the region as a destination.
Ben Sedgemore, Games Director said recently, “Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire again seems to be a really popular destination for travelling teams to the event. We had a terrific experience with the Games there in 2015 and there seems to be an even greater appetite for companies to get involved next year. Last week sizeable teams committed from a variety of different organisations across the country like Capital One from Nottingham, BCS Consulting and Accenture from London and Places for People who are based in Preston. Hundreds of representatives from all of these organisations will be descending on the region in 2018 and we are sure they will have a fabulous experience”.
Places for People first got the Games bug when it was awarded to Preston in 2012 and they have been entering ever since. Next year they have again agreed to send 100 entrants from their offices nationwide. Their Team Leader Anastasia Bligh who is a keen running enthusiast said “We are delighted to be supporting our staff to attend the Games in Stoke On Trent and Staffordshire next year. Every year our representatives thoroughly enjoy the opportunities that the Games offers to meet people from across our group. The Games really brings us all together which gives a powerful boost to our business. The Corporate Games team always deliver an exceptional experience for us and this will be the 7th consecutive year that we will have entered more than 100 competitors from across our group. The feedback is always exceptional and we know that the Games will be eagerly anticipated by us all. We would be happy to recommend the Games to any organisation as the benefits and opportunities it creates are excellent as well as supporting the health, fitness and well-being of our staff. “
With its central location and impressive local facilities, it seems likely that next year could be one of the most well-attended and impressive Games to date. In addition to the travelling contingent, a host of local teams has already signed up to support the event too like Wade Ceramics and Knights1759.
Michelle Vorel-Adams works for the Games team but lives in Staffordshire and she is keen to stress that the Games is open to organisations of all size and kind. Michelle said, “we really think that it is important that businesses of any type and turnover realise that they can participate. Every year we have really small teams involved – in fact single owner enterprises with one employee are equally eligible to enter! Regardless of the size of the employer or the size of the team that you enter, everyone is treated equally and everyone gets to experience the vast array of benefits that the Games provides regardless of their age, level of physical fitness or sporting ability too. The Games is open to everyone! With 23 different sports and a host or fabulous celebrations and business components to there really is something for you whoever you are.”
If any local business representatives want to learn a little more about the benefits that they can secure by being part of the Games, they can call 0044 (0) 1733 380 888 or email UK@corporate-games.com.
The Games will be staged from the 21st-24th June and early entry discounts are available for organisations that wish to sign up now with 7.5% discount available until the end of November. You don’t need to know the names of entrants until May 2018 so only an estimate of numbers is required.
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.
We recently brought you a story about companies travelling from far and wide to enter the UK Corporate Games Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire 2018, well we are pleased to say that many local companies have been jumping on board too!
Companies in the Games, come in all shapes and sizes and from all industry sectors, so whether you are massive multinational, a single owner enterprise or something in-between, the Games is for you!
Aspire Housing has recently confirmed a desire to send a team of at least 10 into the Games. Sinead Butters – Chief Executive or Aspire Housing said “We’re committed to investing more into our local communities and we’re delighted to be participating in the Corporate Games when it returns to Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire next year. This is a real opportunity for us to showcase our sporting venues and the region as a whole to the world, and I’m delighted colleagues from across Aspire Housing and PM Training will be a part of it.” This point was reiterated by Tracey Johnson – Executive Director – Corporate Services at Aspire Housing, “We’re delighted to be supporting the Corporate Games again next year. We’ll have a team of colleagues from across our Aspire Housing and PM Training businesses based in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke, who are looking forward to demonstrating their sporting skills in front of their home crowd! This is a great opportunity for us to give something back to our colleagues and also support our region, and it reinforces our ways of working that promote wellbeing.”
Wade Ceramics will entering 50 entrants and will also be producing fantastic medals and Awards for all of the winners. Newcastle Borough Council is also submitting between 30-60 entrants as they know the Games will be terrific for morale, workforce well-being and productivity. However, the largest team from a local organisation to date is bet365 who recently signed up for 200 entrants.
bet365 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.
Wade Ceramics have already been involved in the World Corporate Cup of Dragonboat Racing which took place in September at Trentham Gardens. Their team of dragonboat novices of all abilities had a great day and represented the Organisation with distinction.
Wade Ceramics Paddling with Power
Plus, with Christmas on the horizon, there is still time to take advantage of the penultimate early entry discount offer, which is available for reservations made before the Christmas break. Both bet365 and Aspire Housing both secured a 7.5% early entry discount, so if you are keen to make a saving please contact the Games office today on +44 (0) 1733 380 888 or email UK@corporate-games.com.
So what are you waiting for? Give your staff something to look forward to and get active for in 2018, it is one of the best investments that you can make…