The Games Team have been speaking to businesses from across the Country and more and more companies have been getting the Games bug!
Helen Richardson Walsh MBE, Britain’s Olympic Gold Medal winning Hockey captain has recently been appointed as the Sport Patron for the Games and she had this message;
“I am delighted to be appointed as the Sport Patron for the 2017 UK Corporate Games. Nottingham has played an important role in my life and it is wonderful news that the Games has been awarded to this great city this year. I would encourage businesses of all types to participate as the Games will deliver benefits and opportunities for everyone involved. I am looking forward to meeting all of the companies taking part over the weekend and wish them the best of luck.”
Ben Sedgemore, Games Director for the UK Corporate Games said ” We are delighted to welcome Helen as our new Sport Patron after her exceptional achievement in sport and her long association with Nottingham. Nottingham is a very appealing destination. The facilities are excellent, with top quality venues for our 23 sports and array of celebrations on the packed weekend programme.”
Local companies of all sizes will join with organisations of all sorts and sectors in Europe’s largest multisport festival for businesses. There will be massive teams like Vodafone (300), Asda (200) and Freeths (150) and small ones like Boom Online (7) , Air IT (3) and Adamson Jones (8) represented but organisations of all sizes in-between. The Games is designed to offer benefits and opportunities for businesses and people of all ages and sporting ability. Regardless of your level of physical fitness there should be something on the programme for you and your organisation as the Games is totally inclusive with racquet sports, team sports, individual sports and fun sports from badminton to netball, soccer to softball and poker and karting, to dragon boat racing and ten pin bowling!
Due to the overwhelming demand for accommodation on the University of Nottingham Campus all of the halls of residence are now full. However, there is still availability in the 4 star Orchard Hotel, which is the Official Headquarters hotel for the UK Corporate Games Nottingham 2017. The Orchard is situated in the heart of the campus which is within walking distance of the SuperCentre, Grand Parade of Athletes and 15 of the 23 sports that are on the programme.
For further information on availability please contact Carla Garman via Carla.firstname.lastname@example.org
Equally, there is a range of excellent accommodation in the surrounding area and the City Centre. If you would like to explore the options please click this link.
The Games has a strong worldwide presence as can be seen in this recent new video, but Europe’s largest Games is the one that is coming to Nottingham from the 6th – 9th July.
The Games team willingly deliver presentations at organisations offices so if you are keen to see how your company can be involved, please call 01733 380 888 to get the ball rolling. Spaces are still available and the deadline for submitting entries is the 14th June. Email Reme.Foster@corporate-games.com for a discussion on how you can get involved.
So why not take the plunge and “get fit for business” it is promised to be one of the best investments your organisation can make.
We have everything that you need though to make sure the Games is a fabulous experience.
If you need Kit – please speak to Matt at SportsJam Kits
If you need banners for your company then Paul at Northern Flags is your man
If you want to maximise your exposure over the weekend contact Jamie at Purpose Media
If you want an elite athlete to come and work with your organisation in the lead up or during the Games then please contact Marie at the Dame Kelly Homes Trust.
For Pre-Games conditioning and training contact Dr Claire at Get Back to Sport
For photography over the Games weekend please contact David at David Tyrell.
Or for general information on what Nottingham has to offer as a destination please contact Rachel at Visit Nottingham.
Or for anything else, please just give us a call on 0044 (0) 1733 380 888.