UK Corporate Games 2017 Awarded to the City of Nottingham!

Following the recent success of the Europe Corporate Games Liverpool 2016, the Corporate Games World Headquarters is extremely excited to announce that the UK Corporate Games 2017 has been Awarded to the City of Nottingham.

After a thorough consideration of a number of great potential destinations we are pleased to confirm that Nottingham is the unanimous choice of the Games Inspection Committee.

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The UK Corporate Games is Europe’s largest annual multi sports festival for businesses and it will be taking place between the 6th- 9th July. The Games Headquarters will be working closely with partners from Nottingham Conferences, Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City Council, University of Nottingham Sport and luxury hotel company Principal Hayley Group to develop the ultimate mix of sport business and tourism for as many people as possible. Everyone is aiming to make this the very best Corporate Games in its 30 year history.

Ben Sedgemore, Games Director said “We have been blown away by the quality and the number of impressive facilities that are available in Nottingham and staging the next UK Corporate Games there presents us with a wonderful opportunity. We are confident that with its powerful business infrastructure and central location that Nottingham will be an extremely popular destination for business visitors from across the UK and beyond as well as the local populace.”

The City boasts an array of first class sports facilities and many of these will be showcased over the Games weekend. In addition there are more than two thousands bedrooms available on the campus as well as numerous 2-5 Star hotels in the surrounding area to cater for everyone’s needs.

Andrew May, General Manager of Nottingham Conferences commented “We are thrilled that together with our bid partners, Principal Hayley Group and Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, we have secured the UK Corporate Games for 2017 for the City of Nottingham. This is a great opportunity to bring the city together and for us to showcase our brand new £40m David Ross Sports Village, the latest addition to an already stellar collection of state-of-the-art sporting facilities available at the university.” The addition of this enormous world class venue should enable the Games team to stage at least 15 sports on campus. With the ability to have both accommodation and sport all on one site an impressive ‘sports village environment’ will be created for everyone to enjoy. This will deliver a wonderful platform to promote team building, company and business engagement as well as improving workplace health & well-being.

David Ross Sport Village

David Ross Sport Village

The UK Corporate Games provides an outstanding opportunity to enhance company togetherness and is an expression of corporate and individual well-being through sport, competition, fun and fitness. It is also legendary for its exciting Celebrations like the SuperCentre, Great Games Party, Grand Parade and Closing Awards. Competition is open to all, with organisations, businesses, national and multinational companies, retailers, government agencies, partnerships and sports clubs all eligible to enter. Teams can include employees, colleagues, clients, family and friends. There are no qualifying standards.

This is an exceptionally exciting time for the City of Nottingham, as the UK Corporate Games 2017 will bring thousands of participants together from hundreds of different organisations to compete. The Games will enable company representatives to develop strong relationships and contacts with businesses from all sectors.

For more information about the UK Corporate Games 2017 view www.corporate-games.com, email uk@corporate-games.com or call 0044 (0) 1733 380 888 for a discussion on the plans, packages and participation…

Europe Corporate Games 2016 is officially launched!

The Official Launch of the Europe Corporate Games – Liverpool 2016 was recently staged at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool (ECL). The impending arrival of Europe’s largest multi-sport festival for organisations was celebrated with representatives from a host of different business and sectors invited. Guests included partners, sponsors, competing companies and VIP’s coming together to hear further details on the exciting plans for 2016 and the IFB as well as getting a glimpse of the brand new ECL. The MC for the evening was Louisa Preston from BBC London News

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who introduced the Lord Mayor of Liverpool as the first speaker. The Lord Mayor was really warm in his address and his clear enthusiasm for the Games and pride in the City was evident for everyone to see.

Animated Lord Mayor of Liverpool

The evening was a resounding success and it was captivating to be one of the first to experience the brand new facilities at Liverpool’s newest showpiece destination, the ECL.
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The packed crowd in attendance were also in good spirits! With guests treated to the Europe Corporate Games cocktails specially designed by Centreplate with alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions available.

The evening provided opportunities to meet with Company Team Leaders, Civic representatives as well as the Organising Committee for the Games and a host of local influencers.   The fabulous array of opportunities and corporate benefits were explored detailing how any business of any size or kind is eligible to participate.  Each attendee was encouraged to get involved and build a team together to take part and get fit for business with many guests eager to ask questions and find out more!

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The impressive modern interior of the ECL Atrium

Some Company representatives had previously been involved in 2010 and 2014 but everyone seemed to be looking forward to participating in 2016.  We are now more excited than ever for the Games next year and we are working hard to ensure it will be one to remember!

Get Involved

Join the growing list of organisations of all sizes who have already signed up to next years Games including: Ernst and Young, CSC, Intel, Air Products, Virgin Trains, Lloyds Banking Group,  Centreline Tennis, Towers Watson and many more!

So act fast! As spaces for some popular sports are limited and subject to allocation on a first come first served basis.

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Remember that each entrant confirmed before Christmas will receive a complimentary company-specific branded sports top, to wear during the Games, so you can represent your organisation with pride.

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If you could not attend the Official Launch we are hoping to have a further two meeting sessions in November at our Official Headquarters Hotel in Liverpool, The Richmond. So watch this space for more information coming soon, and hopefully we will be able to meet with any of you who missed the launch at these later dates.

If you have any further questions, we would love to help you, so please see below for more details:

Telephone: 01733 380888

Email: uk@corporate-games.com

…and feel free to take a look through our 2016 brochure.

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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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World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 Launched

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Spectacular Setting For World Corporate Games Launch

 

Last night, the City of Liverpool celebrated the arrival of World’s largest annual corporate multi-sports festival, at the Official Launch of the World Corporate Games 2014 presented by the International Festival For Business.

A high-profile audience of regional and UK-based business leaders attended the event alongside civic and sporting influencers from across the Liverpool City region.

The Games is expected to generate well over £3million for the local economy and is a chance to showcase Liverpool and its outstanding facilities to a worldwide business audience. Some of the most powerful businesses in the country have already confirmed their participation, including Accenture, Towers Watson, CSC, ASDA, Lloyds Banking Group and IBM. Furthermore, major organisations from across the globe are already talking about how they can get involved.

The launch was staged at St George’s Hall, where attendees received an overview of the Corporate Games , as Liverpool was welcomed as the newest addition to the outstanding list of Cities that have hosted the World Corporate Games .

Originating in San Francisco in 1988, the Corporate Games have played an integral role in the history and development of non-elite sport across the Globe.
The Games is brought to Liverpool by the world’s largest annual corporate multisport festival Provider’s and is partnered by the International Festival For Business, Liverpool Vision and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

Liverpool is clearly nurturing a growing reputation for staging major sports and business events and the World Corporate Games will be one of the Headline events of the International Festival for Business.
The Games will take place from the 26th -29th June 2014 and it is expected to draw athletes in their thousands to Liverpool from across the UK and from all corners of the globe.

With a huge variety of popular sports to choose from, a host of enjoyable celebrations and all to play for, companies are already entering athletes in their hundreds for next year’s competition. The Games staff members are happy to promote the fact that there is a sport on the programme for everyone, regardless of their age or ability.

Dr Maureen Johnston, President and Founder of the Worldwide Corporate Sports
Community, which has more than 20 national and regional Corporate Games in progress, commented:

“The World Corporate Games is the ultimate in corporate multi-sports festivals and this is an incredibly exciting time for us, having recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Games on a worldwide platform. The Games brings people together, giving incredible opportunities to everyday athletes who play sport for fun and for the fitness it provides. Each person is there to represent their company, institution, club or workplace. Competitors will not be elite superstars but they will play hard and enjoy the camaraderie and respect that real competition in sport and life can offer.”

Teams from all over the World will travel to Liverpool to sample everything that this fantastic City has to offer. Competitors will select from 24 sports on the packed weekend programme, whether they want to play Badminton or Basketball, Netball or Softball, Tennis or Tenpin Bowling. It includes some more adventurous sports such as Dragon Boat Racing, Open Water Swimming and Karting. Golf will be a featured sport as will three classes of Football, -11s, 6s and 5-a-side. There really is a sport for everyone.

The Games will be staged at a selection of the best sports facilities in the area and it is a great chance for local venues to promote themselves to an extensive business clientele.

Athletes compete for points, medals and Corporate Awards, whilst also enjoying the networking opportunities and brand exposure for their organisations, as well as the buzz and atmosphere of the City.

Businesses and institutions across Merseyside will be challenged by multinational and ‘household-name’ organisations from the UK, Europe and as far afield as Turkey, Australia and South Africa; just a few of the destinations where other Corporate Games are staged annually. However, the Games isn’t just for the huge and mighty of the world’s corporations, it welcomes even the smallest business, group or club to participate and become winners. A team can be made up of one person or more than a thousand.

Games Director, Ben Sedgemore, said “I have seen first-hand that the team building benefits are incredible. As an ex-professional sportsperson myself, I can tell you that it is tough to replicate the camaraderie and team spirit that you experience in professional team sport when you move to an office environment. However, I am a firm believer that the Corporate Games is the perfect vehicle to achieve that”.

Sedgemore added, “The Games will provide an unforgettable experience for all entrants regardless of age or ability. The Games offers great potential for business development and growth within the City and will offer visiting athletes a glimpse of what Liverpool really can offer”.

Max Steinberg, Chief Executive of Liverpool Vision said “We are thrilled that we have been successful in winning the bid to see the World Corporate Games staged in our great City. In 2014, Liverpool will welcome the World and the Games will be one of the Jewels in the Crown of the International Festival for Business. We are very proud that the Games Headquarters recognised the immense potential in the City when they successfully staged the UK Corporate Games in 2010 and therefore, we are delighted that we have been able to take our involvement onto the World stage. We would encourage all business people from around the World to join us and I know that we can guarantee you the warmest of warm welcomes”.

Post-Launch interviews in Bermuda

Following the launch for the Bermuda Corporate Games 2012, a series of interviews were conducted, which are available here:

Post-launch interviews in Bermuda

For more information about the Bermuda Corporate Games please contact:

The Whitfield Group Ltd
Official Licensee for the Atlantic Corporate Games

T +441 292 6386

E bermuda@corporate-games.com

W www.corporate-games.com

For more information on Bermuda visit www.gotobermuda.com

Bermuda Government endorses event at Media Launch

Bermuda Corporate Games
October 25 – 28, 2012

Bermuda Corporate Games

On Thursday 15th December 2011 at 1400h, Corporate Games Headquarters is pleased to announce Bermuda as the Host Country for the inaugural Atlantic Corporate Games. This multisport festival will be largest community-driven event to come to the island, attracting high profile corporate industry leaders from global businesses, in a mass participation of unique sports, reflecting the host location over 4 days of sport, networking and social activities.

The Games will be proudly hosted at a selection of the best venues Bermuda has to offer and the island will welcome thousands of competitors flocking to enter the largest event of its kind in the Atlantic region.  The participants are ‘weekend sports warriors’ – everyday athletes who get fit for business and for life through participation in sport.

Based on Games HQ research, early indications suggest that this event could inject over $2,500,000 for the local economy and will showcase Bermuda with its outstanding facilities and our international business presence to its visiting corporate participants.  Some of the world’s largest businesses will attend, including household names such as HSBC, Intel, Microsoft, Deloitte and KPMG, to name but a few.

Minister of Business Development and Tourism, the Hon. Wayne Furbert added:

“This Games is being billed as the quintessential event that will attract local and international business participants, inviting them to engage in several days of fun and competitive sporting activities. So we are thrilled and excited about the exposure Bermuda will receive from this event and as such, I am pleased to endorse and support the 2012 Bermuda Corporate Games.”

The Whitfield Group Ltd, the Island’s leading marketing and events agency and sole licensee for the Atlantic region, is bringing the event to Bermuda, the Host Country, sponsored by the Bermuda Department of Tourism.  Originating in San Francisco in 1988, the Corporate Games have played an integral part in the history and development of non-elite sport across the Globe.

Organisers at the Bermuda Corporate Games are excited that the Games have finally arrived in the region.  With global reach and an established model, the Games offer:

  • 25 years of Games experience
  • Corporate Games HQ becomes the ‘back office’ support in delivery of the Games
  • Presence on the Official Corporate Games website that draws over 2 million hits a year
  • Access to a database of over 18,000 corporations that have participated in the Games
  • Over 1 million sport participants that have competed in the Games
  • Feature articles in their 50,000 newsletter email subscriber list

Suzie Pewter, President of The Whitfield Group Ltd commented:

“It is an outstanding opportunity for corporations to invest in their employees, building on team-building, staff integration, confidence and loyalty whilst enhancing the corporate brand and promoting business relations with visiting organisations.

This all adds to Bermuda’s economic platform, combining the perfect mix of business, tourism and sport.”

Dr Maureen Johnston, President and Founder of the Worldwide Corporate Games Community, which has more than 20 national and regional Corporate Games in progress, commented:

“The Bermuda Corporate Games is the global ultimate in corporate multi-sports festivals and this is an incredibly exciting time for us.  The Games brings people and teams together from worldwide destinations, giving opportunities to everyday athletes who play sport for fun and for the fitness it provides.  Each person is there to represent their company, institution, club or workplace.  Competitors will not be elite superstars but they will play hard and enjoy the camaraderie and respect that real competition in sport and life can offer.”

The sports selected will reflect the sophisticated sports infrastructure and exceptional facilities in support of the sporting bodies of Bermuda, with a minimum guideline of 12 – 15 sports. There will be a sport for everyone, with no restriction on age or qualifying standards.

Businesses and corporations from Bermuda will be challenged by multinational visiting teams from across the Worldwide Corporate Games Community, major North-American cities such as New York, Boston, Miami and Toronto.  However, the Games aren’t just for the huge and mighty of the world’s organisations, it welcomes even the smallest business, group or club to participate and become winners.  A team can be made up of one person or more than a thousand.

Athletes compete for Medals and Corporate Awards, whilst also enjoying the buzz and atmosphere of the island and its beautiful surroundings.

In addition to the sporting competition, the Games offers a unique environment for business networking and social activities, specifically designed to present outstanding corporate hospitality and opportunities for direct marketing and networking to Bermuda’s local and International businesses, on a one-to-one basis.

Competition is inclusive and accessible to all, with institutions, businesses and multinational companies travelling to Bermuda for the event.  Local organizations, retailers, government agencies, partnerships, sports clubs and the community will also be eligible to enter.  Teams may include employees, colleagues, clients, family and friends.  The Bermuda Corporate Games is open to everyone.

Minister of Youth, Families and Sports, the Hon. Glenn A. Blakeney JP, MP commented:

“As this event promises to be one of the largest corporate driven community events to come to the Island, it is a great opportunity to showcase Bermuda and our fine sports facilities. I fully support any initiatives that serve to put Bermuda on the map. The Bermuda Corporate Games will only add to our island’s efforts to be recognized as a world class sporting venue with excellent infrastructure and uniquely welcoming amenities.”

Dawn-Louise Kerr, Team Leader from company Fujitsu, has participated in more than 20 Games:

“The Games are without doubt one of the most eagerly-awaited events in the Fujitsu calendar, and provides us with an opportunity to shine in our respective sports, and compete against some of our old friends and foes!”

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About the Bermuda Corporate Games

The Bermuda Corporate Games October 25 — 28 2012, is a 4-day multi sport festival for businesses. The event will showcase Bermuda’s outstanding sports facilities and based on Games HO research, early indications suggest that this event could inject over $2,500,000 into the local community through restaurants, retail and tourism, not including accommodation or airfares.

This multisport festival will be largest community-driven event to come to the island, attracting high profile corporate industry leaders from the global community, in a mass participation of unique sports, reflecting the host location that will bring new business to the Island, increase tourism numbers and engage local and international companies in friendly competition, networking opportunities and social activities.

About The Whitfield Group Ltd.

The Whitfield Group Ltd. is an Official Licensee of the Corporate Games within the Atlantic region. The Whitfield Group Ltd was established in 1986 in Bermuda and is one of the Island’s leading marketing agencies, with well-established credentials in event management, corporate branding and related fields.

About the Bermuda Department of Tourism
Host Country Sponsor

Bermuda stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters and is surrounded by a 200-square- mile coral reef plateau. The destination’s accommodations range from luxury resorts to intimate guest cottages and family-run inns, all incorporating the sophistication and hospitality unique to the Bermuda experience. Bermuda’s diverse activities offer an array of vacation options all year round, including more wreck dives than anywhere else in the world, more golf per square mile than anywhere else in the world, world-renowned deep sea fishing, world-class spas and smooth pink beaches, all closer to you than you think.

For more information about the Bermuda Corporate Games please contact:

The Whitfield Group Ltd
Official Licensee for the Atlantic Corporate Games

T +441 292 6386

E bermuda@corporate-games.com

W www.corporate-games.com

For more information on Bermuda visit www.gotobermuda.com

Bermuda to Host the First Atlantic Games

Bermuda Corporate Games

The Whitfield Group Ltd. is the appointed License Holder and Event Management Agency for Prestigious Multisport Festival.

Dr. Maureen Johnston, President and Founder of Sport For Life and the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community announced in London today that the first Atlantic Corporate Games to be known as the Bermuda Corporate Games 2012 would be held in Bermuda next October.

“I am very pleased indeed to be able to announce that The Whitfield Group Ltd., a Bermuda based company with considerable experience in major event management world wide, has been granted a long term license to develop and stage the Atlantic Corporate Games in cities and states bordering the Atlantic Ocean”, Dr. Johnston said.

“I am particularly impressed and excited that The Whitfield Group has chosen to stage the first and possibly more of the Games in the beautiful country of Bermuda in collaboration with the Government of Bermuda and its Tourism and Sports authorities.”

The Whitfield Group joins a number of high profile sports management groups throughout the world in administrating and staging the Corporate Games.

The project will provide a remarkable opportunity for Bermuda to market its tourism, sports and business opportunities to many major Gateway Cities throughout the region and especially in Canada and on the East Coast of the USA.

The Bermuda Corporate Games is now a member of the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community, which includes Corporate Games and Corporate Cups around the world from Australia and New Zealand to Russia and from South America to Istanbul and the United Kingdom.

The Corporate Games HO, based in the United Kingdom, will provide major support in every aspect of the project during the first year especially, and in subsequent years as required.

The Games are the world’s largest multisport festivals in the corporate sector and more than one million participants have competed in them since their foundation in San Francisco in 1988.

The Whitfield group was chosen to hold the license for the Atlantic region on the basis of its long-term presence in Bermuda and its outstanding record of achievement in the execution of events locally and internationally. Its knowledge of the specific opportunities and great potential of Bermuda based facilities, organizations and systems has made it the ideal choice to organize and deliver the Games to a very high standard.

“Bermuda is an outstanding choice for the first Games because of its excellent sporting infrastructure, exceptional sporting heritage and its appeal as a destination country for sports and business participants and tourists”, Dr. Johnston said.

“The foresight and support of the Bermuda Department of Tourism and the Island’s very experienced and highly qualified sports administrators were also key factors in choosing to inaugurate the new Atlantic Corporate Games in Bermuda.”

Dr. Johnston noted also that the Games will place Bermuda ¡n the forefront of mass participation, grass roots sport in the region, and she has officially declared the country the Capital of Corporate Sport in the Atlantic Region in 2012.

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About the Bermuda Corporate Games

The Bermuda Corporate Games October 25 — 28 2012, is a 4-day multi sport festival for businesses. The event will showcase Bermuda’s outstanding sports facilities and based on Games HO research, early indications suggest that this event could inject over $2,500,000 into the local community through restaurants, retail and tourism, not including accommodation or airfares.

This multisport festival will be largest community-driven event to come to the island, attracting high profile corporate industry leaders from the global community, in a mass participation of unique sports, reflecting the host location that will bring new business to the Island, increase tourism numbers and engage local and international companies in friendly competition, networking opportunities and social activities.

About The Whitfield Group Ltd.

The Whitfield Group Ltd. is an Official Licensee of the Corporate Games within the Atlantic region. The Whitfield Group Ltd was established in 1986 in Bermuda and is one of the Island’s leading marketing agencies, with well-established credentials in event management, corporate branding and related fields.

About the Bermuda Department of Tourism
Host Country Sponsor

Bermuda stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters and is surrounded by a 200-square- mile coral reef plateau. The destination’s accommodations range from luxury resorts to intimate guest cottages and family-run inns, all incorporating the sophistication and hospitality unique to the Bermuda experience. Bermuda’s diverse activities offer an array of vacation options all year round, including more wreck dives than anywhere else in the world, more golf per square mile than anywhere else in the world, world-renowned deep sea fishing, world-class spas and smooth pink beaches, all closer to you than you think.

For more information about the Bermuda Corporate Games please contact:

The Whitfield Group Ltd
Official Licensee for the Atlantic Corporate Games

T             +441 292 6386

E            bermuda@corporate-games.com

W           www.corporate-games.com

For more information on Bermuda visit www.gotobermuda.com