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

UK Corporate Games Nottingham 2017 partners with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Europe’s largest annual multi sports festival for organisations and business people will be coming to Nottingham from 6th – 9th July 2017.

The Games are set to be a resounding success with many of the UK’s top companies already having entered alongside businesses of all sizes and type from Nottingham and across the East Midlands.  However, the Games team have also recently struck up another partnership with charity Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.  The Trust has been unveiled as the Official Sporting Ambassador Programme provider at a presentation in Nottingham on 21st February.

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The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust does amazing work, developing world class athletes beyond sport and then works with them to deliver programmes that transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage.

The Games is an event aimed at competitors of all ages and abilities and both organisations hope the partnership will lead to opportunities and benefits for everyone involved.

Dame Kelly Holmes “I’m really pleased that the Trust’s world class athlete talent will be present at this year’s UK Corporate Games in Nottingham.  Our athletes undergo comprehensive training and development to ensure they continue their high performance beyond sport.  I know they’ll be tremendous ambassadors and motivators for the teams taking part and hopefully continue to be involved post-Games to help establish a culture of high performance within each organisations workplace.”

 

– Dame Kelly Holmes, President and founder of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

 

Ben Sedgemore, Games Director for the UK Corporate Games Nottingham 2017 said: “We are delighted to partner with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust as we have seen the fabulous opportunities that the Trust creates for athletes on their life journey as well as helping to develop individuals from hard to reach groups.  These outcomes benefit everyone which is exactly the same ethos as our own.”

“When we deliver the UK Corporate Games everyone wins from the organisations to the companies to the local venues and economy, the host destination and its businesses; not to mention the local helpers and sport coordinators who are all trained, supported and given all of the same benefits and opportunities as the entrants.  You can’t beat a win-win!”

“We are thrilled that Nottingham has been selected as the host city for the 2017 UK Corporate Games.  The Games provide the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism and we will be working hard with the organisers and partners to ensure they will be the most successful ever.”

 

– Brendan Moffett, Chief Executive of Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

 

“We are building a strong reputation as an event city and a home for major sporting events; the UK Corporate Games event is a great example of the kind of high profile event we can host.”

Major employers like Freeths, Asda and Ernst & Young have signed up hundreds of entrants for the Games, but they will be competing against large and small organisations from the locality and across the UK.  However it is important to stress that the Games is open to any organisation and every business is welcomed equally.

Participants can choose to enter any one of the 23 sports on offer – from netball to football, running to dragonboat racing and golf to go karting.  Many of the sports will be taking place at The University of Nottingham’s new £40m David Ross Sports Village.  The Centre houses a huge multi-court sports hall, seven glass squash courts and an international standard Table Tennis hall in addition to impressive accommodation in the surrounding area.  The Great Games Party will showcase a different venue as the Nottingham Trent Students Union has been selected to stage this major Games component.

Running in tandem with the Games, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust have a training and development plan on offer to business people as well as opportunities to meet some of the elite athletes to work with your business to develop sporting and business success.

Marie Robson, Employee Engagement Manager at the Trust said: “We have some great packages to motivate, inspire and support the company’s success at the Games.  With athletes from a variety of sporting careers, and several who have gone on to achieve coaching and personal training qualifications, we look forward to meeting as many teams ahead of the Games as possible, plus there’s an option for an athlete to join teams and compete, however, not in their career sport of course”.

Joanne Jackson, Olympic Bronze Medallist made an inspiring appearance on the night and the invited guests enjoyed a really interesting question and answer session with her facilitated by Louisa Preston of BBC London News (see headline picture).  Joanne revealed how she challenged peoples doubts about her ability into relentless hard work and determination which ultimately enabled her to realise her dream of standing on the podium in the Olympics in Beijing.

Representatives from interested businesses and organisations can reserve places at one of the Games’ presentations to find out more about the event’s benefits and the opportunities that the Trust offers to organisations of all sizes. For those interested in visiting Nottingham and learning more about the plans, there will be a venue tour known as the Team Leader Orientation Event that will visit most of the Games Venues on the afternoon of 7th March.

Get your boots, bats, bibs and balls and get ready to enjoy the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism in Nottingham in July.

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.

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…