Great Offers for UK Team Leaders for your Mind and Your Body!

Dame Kelly and Some of Her Team – Ready to Inspire

Every year we forge some great partnerships that give genuine benefits and opportunities to all of our partners aside from the fabulous experience delivered at the Games.  This year is no different and we are delighted to confirm that all Team Leaders of competing organisations in the Games can take advantage of a fabulous event that is being staged by Dame Kelly Holmes and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.  On the 22nd June at the Mermaid Centre, in Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London,  EC4V 3DB, one of our greatest ever Olympians will be leading an event called “Embedding a High Performance Mindset”.  This will be an incredible event that will offer genuine insight to all eligible guests.  The importance of the mental strength to succeed in sport and business can’t be underestimated and there is increasing awareness and coverage of the negative impact or poor mental health.

This one-day conference hosted by Dame Kelly Holmes will outline the world class attitudes that go into a high performing mindset and how you can transfer this mindset to your workforce. It is aimed at CEOs, Directors and other members of senior management.

Sessions will be delivered by Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s high performing team of Olympic, Paralympic and world class athletes alongside leading sports training and workplace consultants.

For more information on this inspiring, though provoking and powerful event please view www.damekellyholmestrust.org/Event/conference.  Plus we are delighted to confirm that If you quote DKHT100 when booking, this will secure you a £100 saving.

Free Pre-Games Conditioning Sessions

If you and your organisation are looking to get in shape for the Games we also have a great offer for pre-Games conditioning with the Team at “Get Back to Sport”.  Dr Claire Minshull and her impressive Team can provide Tailor-made programmes for businesses to make sure your team is supple, strong and geared up for action.  The Games welcomes entrants of all ages, sporting abilities and level of physical fitness but if you are looking for a helping hand to get you active again or just a little bit fitter then this may be the answer.

The Get Back to Sport team are based in the Nottingham area and they will be willing to provide free preparatory seminars for interested companies so if you are looking to get in shape for the Games then don’t hesitate to contact them and book in a time slot.  For more information on the Team and the offer please check out this link.

Dr Claire Minshull

Get Fit For Business

Okinawa Stages a Special Weekend in a Special Year

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Impressive SuperCentre at the Okinawa Convention Centre

The first weekend of March was a special one for the Games as the inaugural Okinawa Corporate Games was staged on this idyllic Island.

Okinawa is an beautiful place, famed as a tourist destination for many years but now it has now taken it’s place as a centre for sport and business too.  With a rich cultural heritage, terrific venues and magical scenery this destination possesses some fantastic attributes to stage the Games and the quality of venues selected was exemplary.

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The Exciting Great Games Party
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Social Drinks at the Celebration Zone

In addition the hardworking Games Team on the Island ensured that there was something for everyone to enjoy regardless of their age or sporting prowess.

As well as the packed weekend of sport that Games participants have come to expect, Okinawa gave all of the entrants an excellent array of celebrations with the Grand Parade of Athletes, Great Games Party and Closing Awards particular highlights.  These components were brilliantly staged at the purpose built Celebration Zone that was constructed for the weekend in the grounds of the Official Games Headquarters Hotel, the Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort.

 

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Team OTS

Entrants came from across the world to join with local business participants to enjoy the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism.  Companies were represented that had traveled from the UK, Malaysia, Hong-Kong, Singapore, America, Taiwan and many more so, there was a truly international feel to the proceedings which was been really pleasing for the host of local supporters of the Games.

Mr Bill Torch, Team Leader from Lloyds Banking Group brought a group of 19 from the UK to be involved and he was overwhelmed by the welcome they received from the Games Hosts.  Bill sent this message to the Team there; “The Games were a fantastic success and you all should be very, very proud of what you achieved. The Games Party on Saturday and the Awards Presentation on the Sunday were the best we have ever been to. Both were an excellent experience and something we will not forget. On behalf of the team I would like to say that the people of Okinawa are lovely and made us feel very relaxed and very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Both the hotels, the Vessel and the Hilton were brilliant, but the Hilton was out of this world. I cannot express how much we all enjoyed our time in Okinawa and we all hope to return in future”.

Mr Torch and his team were successful in winning the Division 3 Award and also the Badminton Sports Championship as well as a host of medals.

As always any first place medalist at any Corporate Games automatically gains complimentary entry into the World Corporate Games later in the year.  For those that don’t already know, the destination for that Games will be Mexico City from the 12-15th November,  so Mr Torch and some of his team could be in for a treat in November too…

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World Corporate Games

Juan Manuel Rotter Alday has been responsible for staging almost half a dozen Games in Mexico in recent years but he is really looking forward to seeing the biggest annual multi-sport festival for businesses staged in Mexico City.  This is a bustling City of over 20 Million inhabitants with a rich sporting and business history.  Juan has confirmed that the appetite from Mexican companies to be involved has been stronger than ever but he is is also keen to  encourage International visitors from around the World to join with the locals in the Games this year.  He said, ” We have an array of excellent packages available that are outstanding value and we want to ensure that every visitor will enjoy one of the best experiences of their lives.  We are so proud to have the opportunity to stage the World Corporate Games and we are already working hard to ensure it is the best that it can be – we really hope that you can join us in November”

These are just two of the Games on the varied calendar for 2015 so whether you fancy Stoke and Staffordshire or South Africa, Tokyo or Turkey, Annecy or any of the 3 great Games in Australia – or even one of our other exciting Corporate Cup’s and Games we are determined to ensure that you have the best time possible.  Plus watch this space and monitor the website for exciting new Games opportunities and announcements of projects coming to a City near you.

So, well done to the Team in Okinawa and Good luck to you and your organisation for you plans with the Worldwide Corporate Games Community this year -wherever this may take you!

Open to all for the benefit of all…

Special Offer to Celebrate the launch of the Atlantic Region in Bermuda!

To celebrate the launch of the Atlantic Region, the World Corporate Games Headquarters are delighted to announce a special thank you offer for all of our great supporting teams and the participants that have won medals at any of the Games staged in 2012.

In partnership with our Atlantic Region licensee, and in honour of the inaugural Games in Bermuda from 25 – 28th October 2012, we are pleased to announce that all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medallists from any Corporate Games held during this year have been granted complimentary entry into this eagerly anticipated Games.

In addition, the first ten companies that apply to send teams to Bermuda are eligible to receive a discounted rate of $99 per person (special Games rate is $ 199) at the 5 Star Fairmont Southampton Hotel.  Furthermore, ten lucky individuals will receive free flights from London (Gatwick) to Bermuda!

Bermuda is a beautiful island, it boasts some of the finest beaches in the world and it is also home to a thriving international business community.  The Bermuda Corporate Games promises excellent networking opportunities and an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. This really is an opportunity not to be missed.  Have a look at corporate-games.com for more details.

We hope you will join us and be part of this exciting launch of the Corporate Games in the Atlantic Region.

See you in Bermuda!

 

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Smiles and Celebrations at the UK Corporate Games 2011 Closing Awards

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CSCThe Games Headquarters would like to offer their sincere congratulations to all our Award Winners for their outstanding efforts at this year’s UK Corporate Games Loughborough 2011.

Last week saw representatives from the winning organisations of the 2011 Games come together for an exceptional event at the prestigious Gherkin building in London.

Hosted by CSC, Platinum sponsor for the 2011 and 2012 UK Corporate Games, the guests relived their successes and team achievements over drinks and canapés. The Celebrations were followed by a formal podium presentation, where the winning organisations’ achievements were fully recognised.

Caroline Whalley-Hunter, Finance Director for CSC joined Corporate Games Life Members, Rose D’Costa MBE and Peter D’Costa MBE, in presenting the Corporate Awards to each organisation.

Caroline described the Games as “the best investment of its kind, offering limitless opportunities to organisations for team building, improving fitness in the workplace, widening employer engagement whilst also providing exposure to new clients” which, is what she calls “real value for money.”Winners on the podium once again at the UK Corporate Games 2011 Closing Awards.

Representatives from a host of organisations like Vodafone, Accenture, Onwards & Upwards, Ernst & Young, IBM, Intel, East Midlands Airport, Asda, Fujitsu, Towers Watson, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, RWE NPower, Nationwide, John Lewis Partnership, Sparta and Paul Lewis Haulage were recognised – each one proud of their team’s successes.

It comes as no surprise that these companies have already started to prepare for next year’s event.

With the UK Corporate Games landing in Preston for the Olympic year – the room was alive with talk of next year’s teams, including competitive yet friendly banter between organisations.

Wendy Gannaway, Managing Director of Onwards & Upwards, urges other companies to join in and sign up for the Games in Preston for 2012:

“No matter which who you are or what you do, the Games has a sport for you. It is an incredible event that guarantees a fantastic sports experience and an opportunity for you to really let your hair down and enjoy yourself. You’ll meet some fantastic people across the weekend from all walks of life, all over the UK. Win, lose or draw, my team are always buzzing after the Games weekend – it is the talk of the office on Monday morning!”

Our sincere congratulations go to all our Award winners for 2011 – and we look forward to seeing the teams again in 2012 to defend their titles!

Click here for the full Games Results

Click here for more information on the UK Corporate Games Preston 2012

 

CLOSING AWARDS TO TAKE PLACE AT LONDON GHERKIN

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Arguably one of the most iconic buildings in London, 30 St Mary Axe a.k.a. the Gherkin, will host this year’s Closing Awards Celebration for the UK Corporate Games Loughborough 2011.

The event is being kindly hosted by CSC, Platinum Champions for the 2011 and 2012 UK Corporate Games who also took part in this year’s Games.

Over 40 companies and sponsors will be attending the Celebration, with Team Leaders and Senior Management receiving awards on behalf of the winning organisations.

“This year the annual UK Corporate Games was held at the great sporting university that is Loughborough. Accenture increased the number of athletes attending by more than 50% on 2010’s effort in taking 100 athletes participating in a range of sports including Football, Badminton, Hockey, Netball, Karting, Tennis Rugby and many more.

With such an impressive number of athletes confidence was high that we would be walking away with medals from several of the events. Despite the heavens opening and a downpour ensuing on the Saturday, athletes overcame and persevered for that dream medal. It was an extremely enjoyable and rewarding experience for all athletes, both those participating in their first Games and those who are annual participants.”

David O’Brien, Team Leader from Accenture

The event will take place on Thursday 27 October 2011.
A welcome Drinks Reception will commence at 1930h in the Customer Briefing Suite.
The Awards Celebration will begin promptly at 20:00.

If you have received an invitation via post, please respond no later than 20 October to Loretta
44(0)1733 380 888    loretta.grout@corporate-games.com