We are delighted to announce that the UK Corporate Games 2013 has been awarded to the City of Coventry.
Coventry, which is the UK’s 11th largest City overcame stiff competition from all corners of the Country to be named the prestigeous destination for Europe’s largest Corporate Multisport festival. The City boasts some exceptional facilities, with the iconic Jaguar Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena already being named as the magnificent setting for the Games SuperCentre.
Games Director, Ben Sedgemore commented ” we were very lucky to receive a number of impressive bids to stage the Games and it was a very difficult decision in the end. That said, Coventry has some amazing attributes that will be unknown to many people. The Bid evaluation team were blown away by the quality of facilities and infrastructure in Coventry, the impeccable sports and celebration venues at the University of Warwick as well as the enthusiasm of the partners. These combined attributes, the quality of hotels, the transport network and the central location made it an unbeatable combination this year.
Martin Reeves, CEO of Coventry City Council gave us a picture of the ambitious redevelopment plans that they have for the City and we were all very impressed with his drive and determination. In addition, it was clear that Alan Robinson, Director of Training and Conferences at the University of Warwick immediately recognised the immense potential inherent within the Games having witnessed the 2011 version at Loughborough University.
We all know that the Games can offer unlimited opportunities for everyone as well as providing a massive economic boost to the region and we are delighted to be working with these partners to create a truly amazing event in July 2013.”
The UK Corporate Games Coventry 2013 will take place from the 4th – 7th July and it already looks set to be a groundbreaking event. Further details will be announced via the blog and Games gossip in the coming months but for advance enquiries please email UK@corporate-games.com.
Coventry will be hoping to capitalize on the Games potential in a similar way to the current UK Corporate Games host, Preston.
Fot those that don’t know, the Games in Preston coincides with the City’s 800th Guild year celebrations and is also aligned with the City’s status as European City of Sport. Doug White, Marketing Manager at the Games commented ” We have been delighted with the welcome that we have received from the City of Preston. Businesses, Individuals and sports enthusiasts are all flocking to seize the unlimited opportunities that the Games creates and we know that each and every one of them will enjoy an unforgettable weekend. Preston has plenty to be proud of and we can’t wait for July! Preston City Council understood the Power of the Games from the outset and we are working very hard with them to maximise every potential opportunity. The Games will be a focal point of their Guild Year celebrations and thousands of people have already signed up to participate.”
So there you have it, if you have not done so already, start planning for two spectacular events in July…