Press Release – Team Leader Day
Europe’s largest multisport festival for businesses, the UK Corporate Games is coming to Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire from the 25-28th June. This week saw preparations intensify as the Games team staged the Team Leader Orientation Day.
The Team Leader Orientation Day gave committed company Team Leaders from the likes of IBM, Virgin Trains, C2HMHILL, CSC, Lloyds Banking Group and a host of others the opportunity to get their first glimpse of the venues that will be hosting the Games in June.
Team Leaders from Preston, Blackpool, Leeds, London, Swindon and throughout the UK were joined by local business men and women from Staffordshire who were keen to see the venues and to learn a little more about what the Games can do for their business.
The journey began at Alton Towers Resort with a fabulous lunch in the impressive Conferencing facilities at the Alton Towers Hotel followed by a brief Games presentation.
Packed Games Presentation at the Alton Towers Hotel
The guests then boarded a luxury Walton’s coach to see the array of impressive venues for sport and celebrations that Stoke and Staffordshire had to offer for this year’s Games. Some visitors and locals alike were surprised by what was available in the region and everybody was seemingly impressed by the great indoor capacity at Fenton Manor and St. Peters College, 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 and the great location of the SuperCentre at the Staffs University SportsCentre and Student complex.
A Host of Great Venues were Viewed in Preparation for the Games
It was a real whistle stop tour before the coach headed back to Alton Towers for the evening entertainment.
Once inside the Corporate Games guests were treated to a heart-stopping experience as they enjoyed exclusive use of the roller-coaster Oblivion before making their way to the Sea Life Centre for Champagne and delicious Canape’s.
Heart-Stopping Excitement on the Exclusive Oblivion Ride
Bill Torch, the Team Leader from Lloyd’s Banking Group said “Just a quick note to say many thanks for 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 and end of day Canape’s at Alton Towers were exceptional”.
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”.
A Fabulous End to a Wonderful Day!
Alton Towers was successful in being awarded the UK Corporate Games Closing Awards celebration so guests at that should be in for a treat too.
The Games is open to you regardless of the size of the Organisation that you would be keen to represent and there is something for everyone in the packed 23 sport, business and celebratory programme
Companies have up to 3 June to register and can do so at www.corporate-games.com or by calling 01733 380888 for more details.
Notes to editor
Ernst and Young will be entering their 20th consecutive Games with 200 entrants and Towers Watson will celebrate 10 consecutive years with 150 entrants. Virgin Trains are set to field over 100 entrants and Vodafone and CSC over 300 entrants each but small teams and 1 person enterprises are equally welcomed.
Each individual person can only enter one sport but a company can be represented in any sport that they wish with any number of teams or entrants e.g. a company could enter 1 person in one sport or hundreds of people across all sports.
Some of the Participating Companies
Tower Watson, Birmingham
CH2M Hill, Swindon
Ernst & Young, London
Lloyds Banking Leeds
Air Products, Surrey
Grant Thornton, London
Mersey Care, Mersey
Places for People Preston,
SC Harris, London
RAF Hockey, Lincoln,
Bank of New York Mellon, Manchester
Virgin Train, Birmingham
PPI Insurance, Swindon
About the UK Corporate Games Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire 2015
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.
For more information about the UK Corporate Games view www.corporate-games.com or
Please contact Doug White firstname.lastname@example.org 44 (0)1733 380 888