This year’s Europe Corporate Games 2016 Liverpool Closing Awards Celebration was hosted in the beautifully decorated dining room of Nottingham Council House, Nottingham. As well as enjoying the historic surroundings, guests were treated to a delicious buffet and drinks reception upon arrival in addition to the engaging Awards Celebration.
This special Games Awards Celebration involved team leaders, guests, and VIP’s all gathering together for the evening to celebrate the success of this year’s Games. The Corporate Awards including: Sport and Divisional Championships, Medallist Award and the Sport For Life Grand Award which were all presented to the proud recipients throughout the course of the evening.
It was a superb evening and it was great to see everyone come together and celebrate all of the achievements.
This was a true celebration of the Games and the IFB in the fabulous City of Liverpool which brought back some amazing memories. The list of organisations that won awards, medals and points is truly fabulous and we were delighted to recognise their achievements.
Ben Sedgemore, Games Director
The biggest winners of the night was Vodafone UK, who picked up an unprecidented 10 awards, including 7 Sport Championships: Basketball, Cycling, Golf, Poker, Softball, Swimming Open and Tenpin Bowling. With a huge score of 859 points, Vodafone UK also claimed the Championship Division Award for Division 8 (for organisations entering more than 201 athletes). The Championship Division Awards celebrate the winners of each division based on overall team size and these awards were all presented by Kelly Burton of Headline sponsors Virgin Trains. This was Vodafone UK’s most successful Games to date and in addition to these Awards, they were also the proud recipients of the coveted Medallist Award which is presented to the organisation winning the most medals, with 82 medals. With the Games in the UK moving to Nottingham for 2017, Lorraine Baggs, Head of Investment at Invest Nottingham presented the Medallist Award.
The Sport For Life Grand Award which celebrates the largest organisation in terms of number of representatives taking part, was once again awarded to Vodafone UK who have secured this fabulous accolade for the 6th consecutive year. This year their tremendous team was made up of 312 athletes from all across the UK and Ireland.
CSC was also a big winner, picking up 5 Sport Championship Awards for: Hockey, Running, Squash, Table Tennis and Tennis, as well as the Championship Division Award for Division 7 (151-200 athletes).
A huge congratulations also goes to the winners from all of the 23 Sport Championship Awards and Divisional Awards, these included fabulous organisations like: Accenture, Active Transport, Bentley Motors, Ernst & Young, Green Apple Developments, IBM, MBNA, Merseycare NHS, Merseyside Police Netball Club, Places for People, PSP Insurance & Financial Solutions, Sodexo, Turner & Townsend, University of Central Lancashire and Willis Towers Watson. All of the results can be found here.
Thank you to all of the sponsors, partners, participants, helpers and staff that helped to make the Europe Corporate Games Liverpool 2016 such a resounding success.
We look forward to seeing you all next year in Nottingham for the UK Corporate Games 2017. For more information on next year’s UK Corporate Games in Nottingham, please contact us on: Telephone: +44 (0)1733 380888 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.