Sheriff of Nottingham Welcomes the UK Corporate Games 2017 at the Official Launch

The Sheriff of Nottingham welcomed the UK Corporate Games to the City of Nottingham in front of a packed crowd at the Official Launch.

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Cllr Jackie Morris said “Nottingham is a proud and historic city with wonderful facilities, a growing business community and a vibrant nightlife and we are thrilled that Nottingham has been awarded the rights to stage the UK Corporate Games next year.” The Sheriff clearly recognised the major opportunities that the Games will create for the City and for every one of the businesses involved. Cllr Morris mingled with the business guests and Civic dignitaries from the City of Stoke on Trent who hosted the Games in 2015.

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The MC for the evening was Louisa Preston of BBC London News who herself, was a graduate from Nottingham and many visitors had travelled from far and wide to attend the event. Ben Sedgemore, the Games Director, gave a presentation on the Games and spoke in glowing terms of the quality of facilities that he had been able to choose from in the region, “we have been fortunate to stage the Games in some wonderful Cities around the world but rarely have we seen an array of sporting facilities of the quality and number that Nottingham possesses. We know that all of the participants will be blown away by what they find in Nottingham and we are all aiming to make this the best UK Corporate Games in its 20 year history”.  The presentation described the 23 sports and host of celebrations that make up Europe’s largest multisport festival for businesses.  Mr Sedgemore proclaimed that the Games delivers genuine opportunity for everyone involved, stating that there is something for everyone to enjoy in the Games, whether you are old or young and regardless of how fit or sporty you are.  The Games is totally inclusive and open to everyone.

Other speakers on the night included Kate Lockhart representing the Games Official Charity, the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre.  Kate recounted how happy they are that they have been selected as the Official Charity for the Games.  Andrew May, General Manager at Nottingham Conferences explained that they are keen to see the outstanding facilities at the University fully utilised by the students but also community and business groups as they can all benefit from the massive investment that has taken place.

The final message was delivered by Stuart Mather, Community Relations & Employee Engagement Manager at Capital One.  Capital One entered a team of 40 into the Corporate Games in Liverpool this year but they can’t wait to participate in the Games on “Home Soil” in Nottingham from the 6th-9th July.  Stuart said “We had a fabulous experience in the Games this year.  The Games is wonderful for team building and it was professionally administered but really fun to be involved in too with the mixture of sport and celebrations.  We are looking to enter between 100 and 200 entrants this year and we would have no hesitation in recommending the Games to all businesses”.

Visitors also had a chance to tour the impressive new facility which will house the Games SuperCentre and almost all of the indoor sports on the packed Games programme.

The UK Corporate Games Nottingham 2017 will take place from the 6th-9th July and you and your organisation can be involved.  For details or to arrange a presentation on the Games please call 0044 (0) 1733 380 888 or email UK@corporate-games.com.

To see the coverage in the Nottingham Post please click here.

Stoke-on-Trent will host the Europe Corporate Cup of Soccer, Netball and Dragonboat Racing

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The Corporate Cup Team is pleased to confirm that the City of Stoke on Trent has won the rights to stage 3 great Europe Corporate Cups this year in recognition of its status as European City of Sport 2016.

The three Cups are open to everyone regardless of your fitness level, your ability, gender, age or location!

Football, netball and Dragonboat Racing are the three chosen sports.

The programme kicks off with the Europe Corporate Cup of Soccer 27th-29th May which will be staged in partnership with Stoke City Football Club.  This fabulous football festival will give entrants an incredible experience as participants and supporters will get to see everything that this Premier League Football Club has to offer, as well as enjoying competition and celebrations galore in a real value for money weekend.

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On Friday, competing teams will register at the Britannia Stadium in one of the luxurious corporate hospitality suites and enjoy the social side of this great facility whilst meeting their sport coordinators, seeing the schedules and sampling the atmosphere at this great professional ground.

On Saturday morning they will play 6 or 11 –a-side on the impressive surfaces at the recently refurbished Staffordshire University before returning to the Britannia for a Grand Parade of Teams, which will showcase the Club’s pitch, changing rooms and match day facilities.

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After this you can take your seat in the lavish Waddington Suite to watch the UEFA Champions League final, enjoying a social drink with your team mates, family and supporters.

Then on Sunday, it is eliminations and finals day with everyone getting the opportunity to sample the terrific facilities and playing surfaces at the Club’s Clayton Wood Training ground.  You will get to play on the pitches where the Premier League pro’s practice their skills on a daily basis and test yourself against your opponents on the slick grass surfaces.

Then it is back to the Britannia to finish off the weekend in style at the Cup Closing Awards Celebration where medals and awards will be presented.

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Click for the Europe Corporate Cup Brochures for Soccer, Netball and Dragonboat Racing.

To reserve your place call 0044 (0) 1733 380 888 or email cup@europecorporatecup.com

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See you at the CUP!

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The UK Corporate Games Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire 2015 hailed a HUGE success!

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Here at the World Headquarters of the Corporate Games we hope you have all truly recovered from the packed Games weekend. We also hope that you are continuing to incorporate sport into your active and busy lifestyles. Now that the UK Corporate Games – Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire 2015 is over, we are able to look back on the weekend….

The results are in, the awards engraved, hundreds of Games pictures snapped, the video has been made and the feedback has been collected!

It is clear to see that the Games weekend was a resounding success, as business’ from across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire seized the opportunity to showcase their facilities and promote their businesses-hopefully you enjoyed what you found there. What is more the Games was instrumental in helping Stoke secure European City of Sport Status for 2016 which is a great reward for the people of the area.

John Swanson, Vice President of ACES Europe and leader of the delegation said

“Our visit took place during the hosting of the UK Corporate Games and it was truly fantastic to see happy people all over the city competing in a huge range of activities from netball to Dragon boat racing and events such as these are great for encouraging participation, showcasing the city and bringing enormous financial benefits.

 We are sure that Stoke on Trent will be a great European city of Sport and we look forward to their celebrations”

Thank you to everyone that participated though this year and thanks also to the hundreds of people that took the time to share their views and feedback on the Games as we are consistently striving to make improvements for you. With over 90% of entrants either extremely satisfied or satisfied and almost everyone suggesting that their morale improved we were really pleased with the outcome and thankful as always that we enjoyed some good weather !  Click here to see our Feedback infographic.

We genuinely hope that you all had a great time and enjoyed yourselves and hopefully made some new friends as well as taking some long-lasting memories with you.

If you want to re-live the Games, please take a look at our 2015 Compilation Video or take a look through our official photographer’s pictures from the weekend, there are some great shots taken throughout weekend as well as covering the Grand Parade and the Great Games Party in particular.  Stoke City Council also had a photographer involved and you can see their impressive images here.

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It was a special weekend and thank you to all of the partners, sponsors, supporters and officials and of course everyone of you that was involved.  Together we are a fabulous team!

 

What’s next?

The World Headquarters are currently making plans for the Europe Corporate Games which will be hosted by the City of Liverpool in 2016, as part of the International Festival for Business. So we would be delighted if you would add us to your diary for the 23rd-26th of June next year.  Further details of our Launch, and the 2015 Closing Awards celebration will be released shortly.

Thanks again for being a part of this years success and hope to see you next year if not before…

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8th World Corporate Cup of Soccer getting closer!

We are very excited that the 8th World Corporate Cup of Soccer is getting closer and if you did not know already, the Cup is now moving from its spiritual home at Anfield, Liverpool to Upton Park in London this year!

On the last weekend of May you have the chance to join your friends and colleagues to play on the first team pitch at West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground. With the Club moving to the Olympic Stadium next year, this tournament represents one of the last opportunities available for anyone to play on the famous pitch graced by legends of the game like Hurst, Peter’s and Moore.

 

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Already a number of teams from Switzerland, Romania, Croatia, the UK and many more interesting destinations have already secured their place with each looking forward to battling it out for the World Corporate Cup of Soccer titles. It is the ultimate football competition in the UK for business teams, Club teams and organisations of all kinds to get the chance to show what they’ve got on this tremendous professional pitch.  Every team (regardless of their finishing position in the pool play) will get their time to play on the hallowed turf.

It is a great way to get your employees fit for business and the team building and camaraderie just cannot be under-estimated. However, it is not just employees that can take part- as family, friends and clients are all welcome to join in this fun-filled weekend of football. So take your chance to get to get involved in this fabulous festival of football in this historic sports ground.

Sample everything West Ham has to offer and get your team involved in a wonderful weekend of action.

 

In addition to the football, competing teams will also get the chance to view the FA Cup Final in the luxurious Legends Suite at the Club on Saturday afternoon.

There are still a few places remaining so don’t wait and secure your team’s place now!

It doesn’t matter if you are a male or female, which club you are cheering for, if you play for a club or not or how old you are…What matters is that you just love football!

So seize this once in a lifetime opportunity today.

Call 0044 (0) 1733 380888 to reserve your place

 

UK Corporate Games Makes Flying Start

Flying StartThe Corporate Games World Headquarters is delighted to confirm that the UK Corporate Games Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire 2015  is already on track to be one of the biggest UK Corporate Games of the decade.

After great Games experiences for thousands of organisations in recent years and the enjoyable Launch in early October, the next Games in the UK is set to be a huge success, creating unrivalled opportunities for everyone involved.

Across the UK, large numbers of major organisations have already secured their places, with sizeable teams already confirmed from the likes of  Vodafone, EY, Towers Watson, Lloyds Banking Group, Intel and Places for People, to name just a selection of the high-profile companies. Equally, hosts of local entities are also getting excited about what the Games will bring to Their region.

Ben Sedgemore, Games Director  said “we have been thrilled by the appetite of our great supporting company’s to be involved next year and we see this as a resounding endorsement of the continued impact that the Corporate Games is having for businesses around the UK.  The location  has proven to be as popular as we had hoped and visitors have already commented on the great array of facilities and their close proximity to each other which really helps.”

Great Sponsors and Partners Unveiled

On the sponsorship front, 3 time Platinum sponsors and Medallist Award winners CSC have confirmed their desire to become Headline Sponsors again.  CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) is aiming to bring a team of 300 participants and is hoping to see the organisation represented in every sport on the programme this year.  Mick Williams, Team Leader of CSC said ” we have been increasing our numbers steadily from 50 entrants in Liverpool in 2010, so to be bringing such a big team in 2015 is terrific for us all.  We are looking forward to seeing CSC come together for a fabulous weekend and to wearing our CSC colours with pride”.

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The Games already has a host of great partners in Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-On-Trent City Council, Keele University, Newcastle Borough Council, Staffordshire University and Newcastle College.  The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce will also be supporting from a local business perspective.

Furthermore,  SportsJam, providers of terrific sport and teamwear to suit any budget have been unveiled as the Official Kit provider’s for the 3rd  Year running.

The Media angles look covered too with the Sentinel named as the Official Media partner in recent days, taking their place alongside Rydal Communications and Mocha Film Productions all getting involved in the Corporate Games spirit.

Plus if you are after Company  Banners and Flags for this exciting weekend, look no further than our established Games partner’s, TVF Promotions, who are back for the 5th year in a row to provide top quality branding to suit any company budget.

Don’t Miss Out

Such is the interest in this Games it is likely that some sports will sell out.  As in previous years all Corporate account Holders will be entitled to guaranteed entry to the sport of their choice.  So, Don’t delay contact the Games team today on 0044 (0) 1733 380 888, email UK@corporate-games.com, visit our website and download your brochure here.

Can’t wait to see you all in June!

 

Resounding Success For Corporate Games Tokyo

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The Games World Headquarters is delighted to confirm that a wonderful  Corporate Games was staged in the great City of  Tokyo at the end of September.  With more than 6000 entrants and over 250 organisations participating, the Games has been hailed as a resounding success.

The Games featured Organisations in all 10 divisions with Mitsui Fudosan entering the largest Team and winning the prestigious Sport For Life Grand Award with over 600 entrants.  Mitsui were instrumental in supporting the Games in Tokyo.

Masao Tejima, Chairman of Corporate Games Tokyo 2014 said “It was incredible days in Tokyo. Over 6,000 competitors took part in Corporate Games Tokyo . Each of them had unforgettable memory. Thank you very much for joining us”.

These sentiments were echoed by Mr Tooru Inoue, Chief Executive Officer of the Residential division at Mitsui Fudosan, who said ” this Games was really special, over all, 13500 people including entrants, officials and volunteers and people who joined accompanying events gathered in Tokyo Bayside area and interacted with each other. I believe this will help local revitalization. With this Games as a start, I plan to deploy various efforts focusing on activating the Community”.

The Relay Marathon was the most popular sport with more than 1000 entrants and large numbers of spectators lining the route.

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Jumpei Ikeuchi-san also played an integral role in the development of the Games in Tokyo.  He was equally delighted with the outcome stating, “I am relieved that we staged the Games to Its full extent and that we generated so much excitement. The Corporate Games gave us a tremendous platform to connect many new organisations and companies, many of whom supported us very much.  We have loved our experience of the Games and I am looking forward to seeing you all over the world in the future”.

A selection of photo’s can also be found here. Please click here to view

And if you really want to get a feel of the Games in Tokyo why not view this Video.

The Games also featured a host of fabulous celebrations using a vast area of Space.  The celebrations were enjoyed by all of the competitors and their families and friends with a massive stage superstructure surrounded by rides, vendors, fun and activities for everyone to enjoy.

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For those interested in participating in another Games in that region.  Okinawa will be staging a new exciting Games from the 5-8 March 2015.  Okinawa is a beautiful island destination with an array of fantastic sports facilities as well as being a thriving destination for tourism and business.  For details contact okinawa@corporate-games.com.

Why don’t you join the fun!

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You need it? We know where you can get it!

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With the Games less than 60 days away now, you may be wondering where to get your Games supplies and support! Well we are confident that we have the answers for you whatever you need, having secured a range of trusted Games partners to help you with all of your potential needs.  Whilst we will handle everything you need in relation to the wonderful Games weekend, feel free to turn to the professionals in their respective fields listed below!

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You need Kit?  Look no further than Sports Jam – they are a leading supplier  of teamwear, leisurewear, sports equipment, sports coaching and workwear.

They have been operating for 13 years and they boast an impressive list of suppliers such as Nike, Adidas, Joma and more. Many of their employees have been involved in sport at the highest level. The Sportsjam-Team will be on hand to discuss any questions competitors may have. They will offer a variety of brands and kit proposals to suit all budgets and team sizes.

SportsJam Director Matt Burton says ” Teamwork is at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to delivering quality sports and wellbeing solutions. The Staff Benefits packages and our reputation for delivering a quality and reliable service at competitive rates, have helped Sportsjam to establish partnerships with Nike, Adidas, HSBC, Etihad, Ricoh and Michael Page. ” Sportsjam has also many years of experience of educating current and future sporting stars. The Sportsjam Coaching team has been actively working with schools and colleges to deliver fun and engaging coaching sessions for children. During this time they have worked hundreds teams and businesses.

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T: +44 845 872 6743 E: info@sportsjamkits.com http://www.sportsjamdirect.co.uk/

 

You need a luxury Hotel?  Look no further than The Richmond Liverpool.

The Richmond is a unique concept of 51 Four Star stunning serviced apartments, which divide into Luxury Suites and Classic Rooms to suit all types and numbers of guests. At the hotel the R Bar & Brassiere offers a classic British Menu in the light-filled and striking Atrium. And it doesn’t end there. Guests of The Richmond also have use of the Olympus Health Spa for work-outs, relaxation, beauty treatments and massage. This accommodation is sumptuous in every respect and the specially designed beds should enable you to add some hard-earned rest to your fun-filled Games weekend.  The Richmond is also characterised by its highly professional and friendly staff. During a stay at The Richmond they create an exclusive experience for you. If you want to experience high quality accommodation and unforgettable memories, then The Richmond is the right hotel for you.

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T: +44 151 236 1220 E: info@richmondliverpool.com http://www.richmondliverpool.com/

 

Do you need Catering for your Team?  Then speak to the Yacht Club – Their experienced events team is at hand to provide a professional and personal touch to events from planning thru to delivery on the day.

The Yacht Club Liverpool is passionate about food, they freshly prepare it every day which enables them to deliver fantastic food to suit you budget. They ensure that their clients enjoy the widest variety of the finest homemade food every time. In addition to the high class food, they also offer great service with highly professional staff. Yacht Club Liverpool create seamless event and catering management offers.

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T: +44 151 707 6888 E: Info@yachtclubliverpool.co.uk http://www.yachtclubliverpool.co.uk/

 

Are you looking for a Banner or Flags to promote you Company? Then talk to TVF Promotions – They are experts in digital advertising. They produce signs, banners, leaflets and much more.

TVF boast a glittering array of corporate sponsorship including the Grand National, RBS Rugby 6 Nations, Manchester United, Heineken UK and the Volvo Ocean Race.

The Liverpool-based company was formed in 1985.Their production facility caters for carpentry, steel fabrication, promotional branding and dressing and has built up one of the most respected and well-established signage and event dressing production houses in Europe. TVF are offering discounted branding solutions to all organisations competing in the World Corporate Games in Liverpool this June.

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T:+44 1515217636 E: helen@tvfpromotions.co.uk

Unit1, Wakefield Road, Heysham Industrial Estate, Netherton, Liverpool, L30 6TZ

 

Are you looking for a Travel Provider?  – Then Waltons Coach Hire is the answer.  They have a big variety of offers from luxury coaches to mini-buses and everything in between.

As an independent family concern their aim has always been to offer Quality, Comfort & Care at a competitive and affordable price. Waltons Coach Hire LTD specialise in the provision of professional transport services for airports and hotel transfers, conferences, day trips & sporting events, weddings and social events.Waltons Coach Hire Ltd have 6, 12, 14, 16, 22, 24 & 33 seaters with a very large boot space which ensures that you are sitting in comfort and safety for the duration of your journey. Their drivers are very friendly and professional ensuring that their customers arrive safely and on time.

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T: +44 1772 634563 E: info@waltonscoaches.co.uk http://www.waltonscoaches.co.uk/

 

Do you need an Accommodation Provider?  Select Travel Service is the perfect choice having had an association with the Games for more than a decade.

Select are one of Europe’s finest inbound group tour companies, specializing in a broad range of cultural and special interest tours but best of all they have access to an exclusive range of accommodation options to suit any budget from 5 star to student accommodation.  Rest assured that Select will have something for you as well as some friendly advice and top-notch service.

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T: +44 1480-455850 E: info@selecttravel.com http://www.selecttravel.com/home.asp

 

Do you want to get professional photos of your Team over the Games Weekend? Xcite Images is the answer.

If you would like to look back on your weekend, or show friends and family exactly what you got up to, then Xcite Images  will be on hand to offer a variety of photo packages across the weekend. Xcite Images is able to capture all those unforgettable and spectacular moments on the Games Weekend for your team.  Xcite Images pride themselves on delivering high quality photographic content to suit your needs. They also possess an online portfolio of stock images for personal and commercial use. Last but not least they can also provide commissioned photographic services for you, whether you are a local, national or International client.

 

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T: +44 7875 502212 E: roland@xciteimages.com

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Do you need Videos of your Teams and Organisation? Mocha – Ideas, Film & Motion Design will create it for you.

Mocha is an award-winning British film and video production company based in Liverpool, specialising in TV commercials, branded video communications and event VT. They are experts at producing film, video and digital content that audiences connect with – content that communicates client stories effectively across traditional and emerging digital platforms. Mocha offers a complete idea, film and motion design service that involves our clients every step of the way – from the initial generation of a concept, through to delivery and distribution.  So, if you are after an inspiring visual record of your games weekend with all of the triumphs and enjoyment captured on video then don’t hesitate to speak to Mocha.

 

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T: +44 151 706 0761 E:

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Do you need Physiotherapy before the Games to get you ready? Then look no further than Joints & Points Healthcare  

Obviously, we hope that there won’t be any injury’s over the weekend but you will be pleased to know we have that angle covered too, with Joints & Points Healthcare. They have a large service range from Physiotherapy to Accupuncture. They help you stay healthy, recover from injury or illness and feel good. The Corporate Games office is delighted to have such a reputable company on board and are looking forward to working with Joints & Points over the coming months.  If you need a pre-games massage or treatment to get you ready for the big Kick-off then speak to the professionals.

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T:  +44 844 415 4895 E:  referrals@jointsandpoints.co.uk http://www.jointsandpoints.co.uk/

 

Are you wondering where you can get a great meal over the Games weekend – then try Bem Brasil

Bem Brasil- Has been named as the Official Restaurant of the World Corporate Games.  This terrific restaurant offers great tasting food at an affordable price, which makes it terrific value for everyone. Located in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, it is the ideal location to eat and re-charge after your day of sport.  It is also a prime spot to talk business or just to socialise with fellow Games participants. There is a very warm welcome by the staff and they thoroughly enjoy serving you the highest quality authentic Brazilian cuisine. Don’t miss out and make sure you give them a visit when you’re next in Liverpool.

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T: +44 151 709 0044  E: liverpool@bembrasilrestaurants.com http://www.bembrasilrestaurants.com/

 

Are you concerned about your ability to recover after a hard days play?  Then we are delighted to announce the new Official Sports Recovery Partner of the World Corporate Games – firefly.

firefly™ is one of the World’s leading elite sports recovery brands with products specifically designed to help aid your sports recovery.

The firefly™ device, which is used by athletes at all levels including professional premier club players and elite GB athletes, offers enhanced sports recovery and improved performance.

Worn behind the knee, the self-adhesive firefly™  device delivers painless electrical impulses to gently activate the muscle pumps of the lower leg to increase blood circulation for the accelerated removal of metabolic waste immediately after high intensity exercise. Designed to keep you in peak condition, the firefly™ device:

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  • Increases blood flow
  • Relieves muscle soreness
  • Reduces swelling after injury

Wearing  firefly™ directly after exercise has been shown in clinical studies to significantly increase muscle recovery, to help you get back to training or competing quickly and feeling fresh. The firefly™ device is the perfect addition to any sporting enthusiast’s kitbag!

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Join the #RECOVERYREVOLUTION today, visit www.fireflyrecovery.com!

Are you after a great phone provider to keep in touch with your team memers – then Rydal Can help.

RYDAL Communications –  specialize in multiple sectors of the fast-paced communications industry.

Their goal is to make their end users life easier by consolidating all services including, mobile telephony, business grade broadband, VoIP, phone systems, maintenance and IT & Cloud services. As an organisation, have you ever thought you might be paying too much for your mobile or landline telecommunications? The Offical Telecoms Provider the the Corporate Games Headquarters since 2011 have slashed our overall bills by a total of 55% combined. Rydal Communications are a family run business, offering a complete, top down, bespoke solution to suit your organisation’s needs.

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T: +44 1733 511116  E: sales@rydalcommunications.com http://www.rydalcomms.co.uk/

 

If you are looking for experts in online marketing strategies Online Ventures Group must be the best option. From Social Media Marketing to Web Design, over Inbound Marketing and Content Marketing they are the experts for you.

Online Ventures and huddled have come on stream as the Offical Social Media partners, so follow the Games tweets to keep up to date on all of the action.

Using a number of bespoke in house tools, they can identify the key influencers within their customers sector. Their social media team work to build relationships with these key influencers on their customers behalf. By forming relationships though the sharing of relevant content, these key influencers will become ambassadors for brands. They will encourage others to follow suit.

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T: +44 844 871 7291

http://onlineventuresgroup.co.uk/

huddled – is a North West news hub. If you’ve ever wanted to find out what’s going on within local businesses in Manchester, Liverpool and elsewhere, they can help.

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T: +44 844 848 7000 E: advertising@huddled.co.uk

http://huddled.co.uk

 

Do you know that feeling, when you arrive at a new City and you realise you have forgotten something? No problem – Head on Down to Liverpool One.

Whether you have forgotten something or not, make sure that you head on down to Liverpool One, where you can find everything you need and everything you might want from hot new outfits to cutting edge sports equipment!  There you can enjoy over 160 different stores, cool bars and terrific restaurants, a 14 screen cinema, an indoor adventure golf course and a five-acre park (home the the Great Games Parade).

Opening Times

Mo.-Fr.: 9.30am-8.00pm    Sa.: 9.00am-7.00pm   Su.: 11.00am-5.00pm

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T: +44 151 232 3100  E: enquiries@liverpool-one.com

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Do you want to practice your respective sport with trained Coordinators prior to the Games weekend?

If so, then please contact the Games office as many of our experienced sports coordinators are willing to help you with practcie sessions, taster sessions or specialist  training to suit your needs.  So if you want to touch up on your jump shots for Basketball or get you paddling technique perfected for Dragonboat racing then please let us know.

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We do hope that our trusted Games partners will be able to help you with all of your Games needs so please get in touch. Furthermore if you think we have missed anything please do not hesiate to let us know as we are always looking to improve our events and the support that we can provide to you are great competing organisations.

Hopefully this will help you – so that you can concentrate on the Great Games to come and the fabulous Celebrations too…  Good luck from all at the Games Headquarters.

 

Macmillan Cancer Support Announced as UK Corporate Games Official Charity

 

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The Games Office is delighted to announce their partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, the Official Charity of the UK Corporate Games Coventry 2013.

One in three of us will get cancer and its the toughest thing most of us will ever face.  If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way.  That is where Macmillan Cancer Support come in, providing practical, medical and financial support for better cancer care.

The number of people with cancer is growing every day.  Macmillan wants to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people.  Learn more about how Macmillan is going about it

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Macmillan can’t provide these vital services without the countless volunteers and fundraisers who support them.  We are urging all our participating companies and their participants to consider fundraising for this worthwhile cause.  Macmillan recognise that support is key to fundraising successfully and they offer a range of different options to help get you started.

Want to help but stuck for ideas on how to raise cash for charity?

Download Macmillan’s Little Green Book of Fundraising Ideas to get you started!  Alternatively, get your free copy of the book as well as many other resources (such as their free poster downloads) from your local fundraising office or order one from be.Macmillan.

Where is my local Macmillan fundraising office?

With Macmillan offices located across the UK, getting support with your fundraising ideas is never far away!  Find your local fundraising office

Alternatively, make a donation!  Don’t forget to mention the Corporate Games, as all funds raised through the July event will go towards charitable projects in and around the Coventry area.

Support Macmillan Cancer today!

If you are worried about cancer for yourself, a loved one or simply want to learn more, a member of their friendly and professional team are on-hand to provide expert advice when you need it.  Talk to Macmillan Cancer Support

Platinum Sponsors Decathlon to Kit out 100 staff for UK Corporate Games Coventry 2013

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“Sport for All. All for Sport.”

Decathlon, dubbed the world’s largest sports retailer, is throwing down the gauntlet as the newest Platinum Champion for the UK Corporate Games Coventry 2013.

The industry giants, who employ more than 40,000 staff across a staggering 18 countries and some 540+ stores, are joining in the celebration of sport for the everyday athlete with 100 staff entries into the Games, due to take place in Coventry later this July.

Headquartered in Villeneuve D’Ascq, France, the company was founded in 1976 and quickly grew over a short space of time, spreading into Europe, making its debut appearance into the UK in the year 2000 and going on to challenge new markets in South America, Russia and Asia.

With its specialism in sporting goods, its growing popularity is earned through the stock and supply of over 30,000 different products across 70+ unique sports – as well as the recognition of over 130 global brands both in-store and online.

As a multi-platform sports equipment and clothing provider, Decathlon is undoubtedly a fantastic addition to our list of Games Champions.  Rival teams are anxious to see what the Decathlon team will be entering this July, where 100 lucky staff will get the opportunity to represent Decathlon at the Corporate Games across a variety of different sports.

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Staff at Decathlon in Coventry get ready, set, go for success at the UK Corporate Games

Doug White, National Sales Manager for the Games commented:

“Decathlon is a perfect match for the Corporate Games, as it represents the broadest selection of sporting disciplines, offering precision equipment and clothing for both the elite and the amateur athlete alike.  We are excited to see what the Decathlon team will bring to the table at this July’s event – we know several of our teams are eagerly anticipating some good solid competition from the sports retail giants.”

Learn more about Decathlon

Visit the Decathlon Website and Online Shop

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Kick Off Your Celebrations at Our Games Social Hot-Spots

Whether you are planning a post-match drink or getting ready for the Games Celebrations of a lifetime, make sure you head down to one of our Official Pre-Party Venues for food, drinks and a place to relax those tired muscles and re-live the day’s sporting efforts….or alternatively, get ready to crank it up for the Great Games Party of the year!

Westleigh Conference Centre
Lea Road, PrestonWestleigh Conference Centre

Based at the west side UCLan Sport Arena, this 19th century mansion house restoration boasts a top-of-the-range Conference Centre has seating for over 300 of our Corporate Games athletes.  It also possesses seminar rooms, dining
areas and a stunning outdoor feature terrace, enabling our teams and organisations to enjoy the extensive grounds whatever the weather.  Enjoy a post-competition drink and catch up with your team in the bar or lounge area, or perhaps on the outdoor covered terrace…if we are lucky enough to have the sun shining of course!

There will also be a top notch barbecue for you to enjoy…

For more information or to take a close look at the venue, why not view their Brochure.

Click here for Directions to Westleigh Conference Centre.

View their website

The Assembly
Lune Street, Preston City Centre
a.k.a. Worker’s Statue, THE OFFICIAL GAMES PARADE START-POINTThe Assembly

The Assembly, formerly known as The Corn Exchange, was the front of Preston public hall for many years.  Today, it is one of Preston’s best kept secrets, offering an inviting environment by day, serving good food in a relaxed atmosphere. By night it becomes one huge party with DJ’s playing everything from 60’s classics through to modern day mixes that will make your night go in a flash. The Assembly boasts an unrivalled party atmosphere – with excellent outside areas with lots of seating at both the front and the back of the building, external TV’s and plenty of atmosphere.

Join us for pre-drinks at The Assembly, where the Grand Parade of Athletes will start!  The staff at The Assembly will be opening their doors for our athletes, with music, entertainment and a Barbecue to help get you into the Games spirit!  There will be food and drinks promotions running for all Games Athletes – we hope to see you there!

Click here for Directions to The Assembly.

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UCLan To Host UK Corporate Games Business Enterprise Day

 

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Whether you are participating in the UK Corporate Games or you are a senior manager here to support your team, everyone is invited to UCLan’s Business Enterprise Day.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has evolved over the years to become a world class institution, recognised with its inclusion in the 2010 QS World Rankings – the first Modern University in the UK to gain this status.

With 11 areas of research judged ‘world leading’ in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, UCLan has the global recognition of its peers, with a focus on applied research and the impact it has on the business community, regional, nationally and internationally.UCLAN_BUSINESS GAMES_A4_v4

Come along to this event and see a number of UCLan’s business-related initiatives including:

  • EvoFit – a innovative facial recognition system used by police forces around the globe
  • Their environmental and energy partnerships with industry
  • Our biomechanical testing we’ve facilitated with companies
  • UCLan’s relationship with global names such as NASA, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Wigan Warriors and Cisco Systems

With a world class reputation firmly rooted in relevance, UCLan is focused on a future of providing innovative thinking for the real world.  It will be a “drop in” event between the hours of 1400 and 1630.

The Games always provides the ultimate mix of Sport , Business and Tourism so don’t miss out on this great opportunuty to benefit your business.

This event is free, but please register your interest now to confirm your place via:

Email: Business@uclan.ac.uk

Phone:  01772 895 500

Web:  uclan.ac.uk

Be Prepared for Wet Weather…Get a Gazebo!

British Summertime is upon us so it’s anyone’s guess what the weather will bring across the Games weekend!  Recent flash flooding experienced throughout the UK as a result of torrential rain caused havoc up and down the country – and the forecast continues to be dubious at best.  Sadly, guaranteeing sunshine isn’t within the control of the Games office!  The Royals could not arrange it for the Jubilee and unfortunately we are in the same position despite Preston City Council’s confident reassurances and our relentless positive thinking! Therefore despite crossing our fingers and toes – we will all be at the mercy of the clouds for the Games weekend.

It pays to be prepared for rain, so here are some suggestions to help minimise disruption for you and your team mates.

Wet Weather Tips

1.  Bring a Gazebo

There’s nothing worse than being stuck on the side of the football field between matches in the pouring rain.  Several teams are opting to take wet weather cover in the form of garden Gazebos to shield them from strong sun, or more likely, wet weather.  Found in most local supermarkets and online catalogues, gazebos can be affordable and in good supply, helping to keep kit and food dry as well as your team!  Do consider bringing one along – particularly if participating in an outdoor field sports such as:Muddy Scrum

Soccer 5s
Soccer 6s
Soccer 11s
Dragon Boat
Rugby 7s
Touch
Hockey
Softball
Netball
Cricket 8s

 

There is shelter at all of our venues but your own Gazebo will give you some extra (moveable) protection.

2.   Wet Weather Gear

Advise your teams to bring their waterproofs!  Waterproof, breathable jackets, trousers and hats that you can throw on between games to help keep dry.  Dry = Happy.

3.  Wear The Right Fabrics

Right, time to get scientific!  To help keep you dry, or at least comfortable.  Often, clothing made with polypropylene, Dri-Fit, Thinsulate or Gore-Tex fabrics will keep water and sweat away from your skin.  Select clothing containing breathable fabrics to help keep you dry and warm.  Where possible, avoid materials like cotton – once they are wet, they stay wet!  This is especially important where feet are concerned, so consider socks made of wool, merino wool and CoolMax – these can be found in most outdoor stores.

4. Layer Up

Ask any outdoor athlete and they will tell you that layering is the best way to keep warm when competing in cold weather.  It’s important to pay attention to the most important layer – the one closest to your body.  By wearing a base layer to keep water and sweat away from your skin, with a mid-layer over the top and an outer layer to wear between games.

5.  Spare Changes of Clothing & Shoes

Bring an extra pair of trainers, giving you something warm and dry to change into at the end of the day.  Double up on kit – extra tops, trousers and jackets, giving you something dry to change into for the rest of the weekend.

10 Day Weather Forecast

The Weather Channel’s 10-day Weather Forecast gives some clues on the weather as we lead up to the event.

Whatever the weather will be, we are confident our athletes will have a fantastic time and make the best come rain or shine.  Having said that….Games Office will be performing a Sun Dance every day at 9am in an effort to encourage a weekend of warm weather!

Tsogo Sun Set to Storm the Cape Town Corporate Games

Tsogo Sun Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employees at Tsogo Sun are preparing for domination – as they limber up for the City’s very first Cape Town Corporate Games later this month.  Tsogo Sun – the Official Hotel Provider for the Games – are big supporters of the inaugural sports celebration, proudly sponsoring across the weekend at a variety of sports and celebrations. 

Ms Courtney Craul, Reservations Manager for Tsogo Sun commented today:

“With just two weeks to go – The Tsogo Sun employees that are taking part in the Cape Town Corporate Games are rearing to go and looking forward to some friendly competition.”

With a portfolio of over 90 hotels and over 14 500 rooms, Tsogo Sun has one of the widest distributions of hotels in Africa, the Middle East and the Seychelles.  Over 200 Tsogo Sun staff are preparing to take part in the Games, with individual athletes and teams participating from hotels across the whole of Cape Town.  

With 200 athletes swapping ties for tracksuits, hotel hospitality is replaced by good sportsmanship on the fields as their participants play for fun, fitness…and those all important points and medals!

Good luck to all Tsogo Sun athletes!

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Visit the Tsogo Sun Official Website

BAE Systems Soars in as Silver Sponsor for Preston Games

 

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BAE Systems joins participating organisations from around the UK and the North West for the 19th UK Corporate Games.  The global defence company joins thousands of everyday athletes for Europe’s largest corporate multi sport festival, which takes place in the city of Preston in less than 2 months time.

BAE Systems is one of the largest employers in the North-West and a major centre for British defence and its aerospace industry.  Although it does have a presence in Preston, its Military Aircraft Headquarters is based in nearby Warton, where its airfield hosts a major assembly and testing facility for BAE Systems Military Air and Information.  It also has another sister site within Lancashire, within adjoining Samlesbury.

BAE Systems has many global locations and multi-disciplinary functions worldwide.  Its Lancashire sites employ thousands of staff to design and build fixed wing military aircraft and training aircraft, whilst providing training, support and information services for the UK RAF and many other customers worldwide.  From sophisticated cyber services and military support, to mission critical electronic systems and protection equipment, BAE Systems aims to be at the forefront of defence technology and science….and now the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community!

We look forward to welcoming the BAE Systems staff at this year’s Games.  Good luck to all its competitors! 

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The Lancashire Business Channel Wants to Hear From Your Business!

If your business is entering a team in Preston’s UK Corporate Games this year, then exclusive media partner, the Lancashire Business Channel wants to hear from you.

The channel, which is the only video-based news portal and directory for businesses in Lancashire will be covering the entire Games in July.  However, the team are also looking to capture the stories behind those companies taking part, bringing to life the personalities behind the branding.  There will be news stories, profile videos and page sponsorship opportunities.

If you’d like to take the opportunity to promote your business through Lancashire’s only business focussed video news portal, then get in touch on 01282 607844 or visit www.lancashirebusinesschannel.co.uk.

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Introducing Official Transport Provider Waltons Coaches – Getting you to and from the Games

We are delighted to welcome Waltons Coach Hire Company as our newest supporter of the 2012 UK Corporate Games in Preston.

Official Transport Provider Waltons Coaches are committed to cruising our athletes to and from our busy venues across the Games weekend.  Situated in the quiet village of Freckleton, close to the city of Preston and within easy reach of the motorway network, their experienced drivers are helpful, courteous and are well presented in the company uniform, with outstanding knowledge of the local area.

Waltons Coaches are on standby and ready to take your bookings!

Vehicles available for hire include:


(All transport options include fitted seat belts.)

For the past 25 years Waltons Coaches have been hiring out coaches and buses for private and contract work. For more information please phone our friendly office team, who will be happy to speak to you and quote you on any job.

Are you a team leader?  Do you or your team require transport in or around Preston across the Games weekend this July?  For hassle free transfer from hotel to sports venue to celebrations, make Waltons Coaches your preferred Transport Partner.

Contact Jill, Sales Manager for Waltons Coaches for quotes and to build a transport solution for your Games itinerary:

Tel           +44 (0) 1772 634 563
Mobile    +44 (0) 788 567 2770
Email      jill@waltonscoaches.co.uk

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Jaguar Land Rover Motor into the Games as they Celebrate 50 Years

Whether you are a lover of the big and bold Range Rover Evoque, or a die-hard fan of the smooth and sleek Jaguar XF – everyone will agree that Jaguar Land Rover is a company continuing to build on its proud heritage as a manufacturer of British motors.

The UK Corporate Games would like to welcome Jaguar Land Rover back onto the track as our Official Vehicle Provider for the 19th UK Corporate Games.

Jaguar Land Rover are in fact celebrating 50 years of operation at its Halewood plant, located just outside Liverpool, a mere stone’s throw away Preston, the home of Europe’s largest corporate multi sport festival for 2012.  Staff at the Jaguar Land Rover Halewood plant are limbering up for what’s guaranteed to be a fantastic weekend of sport, business and tourism.  Some are even looking to defend sporting titles that were secured at the last Games staged in the North-West of England, the UK Corporate Games Liverpool 2010.

Over 60 Years On and Still Going Strong
The Halewood Plant has got every reason to celebrate!  The first Land Rover made its debut in 1948. It was designed with brilliant simplicity for extraordinary ability and unrivalled strength and durability. In fact, six decades on it is estimated that two-thirds of all these incredible vehicles are still at work – many of them in some of the most extreme conditions and inhospitable places on earth.

Learn more about the History and Heritage of the Land Rover.

Over 50 years later…this culture of innovation has continued to develop with both Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles featuring new models, more refinement, more innovative technology, more efficiency and fewer emissions. Though the Brand is incredibly strong it is never complacent, as demonstrated by it’s continued attempts to improve with initiatives such as e_Terrain Technologies (which improves the environmental performance of vehicles by reducing CO2 emissions), Sustainable Manufacturing and CO2 Offsetting. Land Rover will undoubtedly remain at the forefront of advanced design – keeping it at the cutting edge of technology and engineering.  This drive, determination and powerful relationship with the Sport, Business and Tourism market clearly make Jaguar Land Rover an ideal partner for the Corporate Games.

From humble beginnings:  LRX Concept and ‘Huey,’ the First Production Land Rover From 1948, at Solihull Facility in England.

The UK Corporate Games would like to welcome Jaguar Land Rover – Halewood Plant to the Worldwide Corporate Sports Community!

Games Giveaway
Keep your eyes peeled for our Corporate Games Land Rover Discovery 4 as it makes its way around the North West recruiting teams for the Games!
The first 10 people to post a photo of the Corporate Games Discovery onto Twitter (@CorpGamesUK) will win a complimentary entry into the UK Corporate Games!  Happy snapping!

www.jaguarlandrover.com

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The UK Corporate Games Welcomes Surridge – Official Kit Partner

Look Like A Team, Play Like A Team.   That’s what Surridge Sport firmly believes in….and so do we!

The UK Corporate Games is delighted to welcome Surridge Sports on board as our Official Kit Partner and latest Games Sponsor.

Conveniently located just down the road from Preston in nearby Burnley, Surridge Sports can be traced all the way back to 1867, where the company was founded as a popular manufacturer of cricket bats.  Many cricketing legends, the likes of which include W.G. Grace, were familiar with the brand – leading to global demand and brand recognition.  A staggering 145 years later, the Group have expanded to include a range of sports equipment solutions, along with a diverse range of team wear.  They are the Official Kit Suppliers for Bury FC and are the biggest supplier in County level Cricket whilst also producing bespoke and stock items in football, hockey, rugby and netball, as well as training bags, training kit and leisurewear.

The Corporate Games team are thrilled to have the support of Surridge Sports for the 19th UK Corporate Games.  With the event building in numbers from both local and national teams, Surridge are keen to assist any participating teams who may require kit for the Games this July.  They have an outstanding array of options and the capacity to deliver great quality, on time.

Ian Young, of Surridge Sports is happy to handle all your team wear needs:

Tel    01282 418444
 Email Ian

A massive welcome to the Surridge Sports team as they become the newest addition to our Worldwide Corporate Sports Community!

www.surridgesports.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invincibles Catering Ltd Announced Official Catering Partner for UK Games

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The UK Corporate Games are very proud to announce Invincibles Catering Ltd as its Official Catering Partner for the 2012 Games in Preston.

Invincibles Catering are a prestigious catering and hospitality company based at Preston North End Football Club, where they have provided excellence in match day catering and hospitality since 2008.  They also offer a non-match day catering service, with their on-site operation offering a range of facilities and bespoke services for private parties, wedding celebrations and corporate events and banqueting.

Athletes and teams competing in the Games now have the option to experience catered hospitality at its best, as Invincibles Catering prepares to convert Preston North End stadium into a drop-in canteen for the Games in luxurious settings, with style and 5-start service.

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Athletes can enjoy breakfast, lunchtime and evening meal options, making it a perfect solution for our Weekend Sports Warriors, who all have appetites to match their competitive spirit in and between the weekend of sport and socials.

The prestigious event, taking place in July, deliberately coincides with the City’s Guild Year and the Preston North End Club is delighted one of its two official caterers has netted the contract.

 

 

Adam Franklin, Chief Executive of Invincibles Catering:

“To be chosen as the catering partner for such a prestigious event is a testament to the fantastic team we have at Preston North End Football Club and our ability to deliver.  This is a significant financial win for Invincibles Catering and in the short term it will create two new positions within the company.”

Doug White, Marketing and Sponsorship Manager of the Corporate Games, added:

“We are delighted to welcome Invincibles catering as an official partner to the 2012 UK Corporate Games.  With thousands of athletes and hundreds of organisations heading to the city of Preston for a weekend of sport and celebrations, it is imperative that our competitiors are offered quality food at competitive prices.
Invincibles Catering have put together some great package options which will be ideal for our competing teams.”

To enquire about catering and / or hospitality across the Games weekend:

Email Claire Cross  (Sales and Marketing Manager – Invincibles Catering)
Telephone +44 (0)1772  759 900

or visit the Invincibles Catering Website

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Barclays Corporate Welcomes Dragon Crews as Newest Sponsor

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A massive welcome to Barclays Corporate as our latest Bronze Champion.  Barclays Corporate are eagerly anticipating the Dragonboat racing event at the UK Corporate Games Preston 2012 and this is a team that look set to make a real splash at Riversway in July.

With its Lancashire offices located next to Riversway in the heart of Preston, Official venue for the Dragon Boat Racing, Barclays Corporate are planning a massive welcome for all competitors taking part in one of the most celebrated events on the Games programme.

Dragon Boat Racing at the Corporate Games remains one our most popular and fun-filled events – and this year is guaranteed to be no exception!  With teams travelling from London, Birmingham, Derby, Newbury and Liverpool to name a few, spirits will be high and the drums will be beating as the 19-man crews get ready for 2-days of racing and fun.

Barclays Corporate have thrown themselves into the deep end…literally!

With a clear focus on supporting their client’s success, Barclays Corporate provides integrated banking solutions to businesses, serving a global network of relationship, industry sector and product specialist managers, providing tailored solutions to meet their needs. These include lending, risk management, trade, cash and liquidity management, and specialist asset and sales financing.

With over 300 years of corporate banking experience and commitment in building and maintaining strong relationships, Barclays Corporate would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone taking part in this year’s Dragon Boat event.

Barclays Corporate are ready to take the plunge…are you?

Entries are limited for the Dragon Boat event but there’s still time to enter!

To register your team, telephone +44 (0)1733 380 888 or email us for more information.

Visit the Corporate Games website for more information.