LIVERPOOL unveiled as Host City for World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014

We are pleased to announce that the World Corporate Games 2014 presented by the International Festival for Business has been awarded to the City of Liverpool. The Games is the world’s largest annual multi sports festival for businesses and it will take place between the 26th -29th June 2014 bringing thousands of business visitors to the City. The Games enjoys a fabulous relationship with many of the world’s greatest Cities and thousands of the world’s most influential organisations. It will create an unrivalled array of opportunities for many thousands of participants and all of the hundreds of Companies involved.

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The World Corporate Games is the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism. The Games will bring thousands of participants together from local, national and international organisations and provides opportunities to enhance company togetherness, networking and brand exposure as well as promoting corporate and individual wellbeing through sport, competition, fun and fitness. The Games brings people together within an organisation as well as enabling company representatives to develop fantastic relationships and contacts with businesses from all sectors.

For those that are interested to learn more, we are happy to welcome interested parties and business colleagues to our Official launch at St George’s Hall Concert Room, St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ on Monday 16th September 2013, 1830h for 1900h.

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At the launch, you will receive a warm welcome from the Corporate Games Team as well as Civic Leaders and representatives from some of the World’s leading businesses, institutions, and sports associations. You will be given the opportunity to learn about the outstanding array of Sports, Celebrations, Awards and unrivalled business opportunities that the Games offers. The event is open to everyone, regardless of the size of your organisation, whether you are a one person enterprise or a global brand such as Intel, Deloitte or Vodafone (just a few examples of major supporters of the Games over the years).

This is the perfect opportunity for you and your organisation to get fit for business and celebrate the arrival of the World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 .
Invitations are strictly limited and we are expecting to reach capacity quickly. Therefore, we would appreciate your RSVP by Friday 6th September 2013 to Loretta Grout by telephone 44 (0)1733 380888 or email loretta.grout@corporate-games.com. I do hope that you will be able to join us for this most memorable occasion as we celebrate the arrival of the World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 

presented by the International Festival For Business.

Yours Sincerely

The World Headquarters Team

Official World Corporate Games Headquarters Hotel Confirmed

Official World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 Headquarters Hotel Announced

As ever there has been plenty of competition to become the Official Headquarters Hotel for the World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 . However, after careful consideration we can confirm that the impressive Richmond Hotel has been selected. The Richmond is a recently launched independent boutique Hotel, furnished in a lavish style with multiple accommodation and conferencing opportunities.

Group Director of the Richmond Hotel, Steve Hesketh said “We are delighted to have been chosen as the Official Headquarters Hotel for such a prestigious event. We pride ourselves on the quality of our facilities and we know we have a very strong offer for visitors whatever they want from their trip to Liverpool. Despite the great History of the building, we are relatively new as a Hotel but we are really keen to seize the fantastic opportunities that the Games creates and we are keen to provide all our guests with an unforgettable experience”.
Click this Link for more details on the beautiful Richmond Hotel.
Doug White, Global Partnerships Director at the Games Headquarters said, ” As soon as we viewed the Hotel and met with Steven we were sure that the Richmond was the perfect destination hotel for us in 2014. We can see the vision that Steven has and we know that we will be looked after. We also know that our fabulous clients will be made very welcome whilst enjoying the luxurious facilities at this tremendous new Hotel. The Group have invested heavily in the transformation of this historic building. The beds are incredibly comfortable and there is a great friendly bar too. We would be happy to recommend the Richmond to anyone interested in travelling to Liverpool as we know you will receive a warm welcome.

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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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World Corporate Cup of Soccer 11s Sold Out – Some 6s still available

World Corporate Cup Awaits!

As predicted, participation levels for the 6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer are already swelling with all of the 11-a-side places sold out within a month of the Launch.  The 6-a-side places are are also filling up steadily as men, women and over 30’s players clamour to enjoy the ultimate football festival and sample the Hallowed Anfield experience.

Yet again, there will be a truly international flavour with Swiss, American and Romanian teams already committed alongside representatives from each of the Home nations, as well as Finland, Gibraltar and Russia.

So if you want to sample everything that Liverpool Football Club has to offer, from the magnificent conferencing suites, to the Players Tunnel, the Dressing Rooms, Trophy room and the Legendary Anfield pitch itself – don’t delay and reserve your place today.

 

Don’t take our word for it though, see what our happy teams have to say at http://www.worldcorporatecup.com/testimonials.asp?languageid=

To see the Brochure Click here http://www.corporate-games.com/newweb/downloads/pdf/brochure/wccs2013/wccs2013.html  and to reserve your place call 01733 380 888 or email.  The Cup Kicks off on 31st May until the 2nd June.

Get ready for the Cup and see you in the Red’s Lounge!

 

6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer Guarantees Everyone a Match on Anfield!

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Calling all Football fans. Ever wanted to play on a professional football pitch at the home of one of Europe’s elite Clubs?  Maybe you thought your chance had gone? You were wrong!

From the 31st May to 2nd June 2013, football players of all ages and abilities and both genders will get the chance to enjoy everything that Liverpool Football Club has to offer as they compete in the 6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer.

Positioned as the ultimate football festival for regular players, the Cup will see teams from all across the World, the UK and Merseyside come together to enter Soccer 6’s or full 11-a-side, in men’s, men’s 30+ and women’s event categories. The competition will see a weekend of great competition, parties, parades and celebrations in the exclusive suites of Liverpool Football Club, culminating with a game on Anfield and finishing with the Closing Awards Celebration in the Club’s Trophy Room.

Last year, the sell-out competition saw teams represent companies and clubs from a host of countries like Croatia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, France, Finland, Nigeria, Ireland and a host of others, with a number of teams from around the globe already confirmed for next year!Ladies 5s Soccer Team

Spaces are limited to GUARANTEE every team the chance to play on the Hallowed turf. As you would imagine, with places at a premium in such a terrific competition, a number of teams have already reserved their place prior to the Launch of the event. Ernst and Young, Cern, RSA, MDE Medical, Kevin Edwards Associates and AFC Burton are just some of the teams already on board.

Cup Director, Ben Sedgemore commented, “Our Organisation has been developing great Multisport festivals for 25 years around the world and we have been proud to deliver some incredible experiences. However, the spirit, camaraderie and memories formed by the World Corporate Cup are always difficult to match. We guarantee people an unforgettable experience in a great competition. We have some great local partnerships and we cannot speak highly enough of Liverpool Football Club and the Liverpool County FA and many other local supporters too who all play their part. When the chance arose to bring the Cup back to Anfield in 2013 we had no hesitation in seizing the opportunity.”

Soccer 11s Mens TeamGary Williams of Plymouth YMCA commented that this year’s competition “was a truly memorable experience that will live with me forever! The spirit of the tournament was great and the games were played in a good nature. The experience of playing at Anfield as a Liverpool fan was unforgettable and the access afforded to us by the club was unbelievable.”

Sentiments echoed by Andy Evans from Barclaycard, who said “We have loved competing in the UK Corporate Games since 1999 and when the World Corporate Cup of Soccer was launched, with a chance to play at ‘The Home of Football’ – Anfield, there was no question that we would be entering a team – being a Liverpool fan I saw it as a chance in a lifetime and for the Club to allow ‘us’ the general public to use all of the facilities is unbelievable”

If you don’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, contact the Corporate Cup Headquarters on 01733 380888 NOW. To download a brochure click here, visit www.worldcorporatecup.com or email SOC@worldcorporatecup.com.

Wow, What a Year! Thank you for your Support…

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Well, what a year it has been, with celebrations, anniversary’s and an unprecedented number of great Games too.In June we joyfully celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Istanbul Corporate Games before concluding this years Games calendar by celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Corporate Games last weekend.Along the way we had the pleasure of witnessing brand new Corporate Games in a host of spectacular destinations like Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Bucharest, Cape Town, Delhi, Manila and Mexico. As ever, terrific Games were staged in Sydney, Brisbane and Thredbo. We enjoyed continued success with the UK Corporate Games in Preston, the 5th World Corporate Cup of Soccer at Anfield (home of Liverpool FC) as well as inaugural editions of the Bucharest Corporate Cup of Soccer and the Europe Corporate Cup of Tennis.I am sure you will agree that 2012 has been a wonderful year for everyone involved, with more opportunities provided than ever before.All of these Games and More will be made available for you to enter next year, as well as the breathtaking 19th UK Corporate Games in the heart of England in Coventry, the 1st Buenos Aires Corporate Games, as well as first editions of the Annecy-le- Vieux Corporate Games in France and the Transylvanian Winter Corporate Games in Dracula’s homeland early in February. We are also delighted to confirm that the World Corporate Cup of Soccer will be returning to Anfield at the start of June, as the hospitality and access granted to us by Liverpool Football Club is truly exceptional, enabling us to deliver another unparalleled experience with everyone playing at least one match on the Hallowed turf!.

It has been a pleasure to bring these unrivalled opportunities to you this year and we will be looking forward to enhancing these opportunties for you and your Organisations next year and in the future. You are the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community and we are proud to have your support.

Furthermore, if that is not enough, keep your eyes peeled for a major announcement on the World Corporate Games 2013 which should be brought to you in the coming weeks.

Next year will be a fabulous year for the Games, as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the inaugural Games in San Francisco in 1988. However, it will only be a fabulous year, if people like you and your Organisations keep making the effort. We never take your support for granted and you are the people that make a difference. People like you make the difference for your companies, in your communities and on society as a whole. We are proud to work with people like you and we are people like you, wherever you are- we strive to make a difference too!

Enjoy the end of 2012 and get ready for a phenomenal year of sport, business and tourism in 2013 – together we can make it something special for everyone.

Yours Sincerely

Ben Sedgemore and all of the team at the Corporate Games World Headquarters

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Early Entry Discounts Prove Popular – Take Advantage for Coventry 2013

Early Bird DiscountAfter a fantastic year of sport in the UK in 2012, it seems that many companies are already turning their attention to next year’s planning, with a host of high profile Corporate Brands already securing their places at “Early Entry discount rates” for the 19th UK Corporate Games!

Prior to the launch, household names like Ernst and Young, CSC, Vodafone, Air Products, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Places for People, Towers Watson, Accenture, Lloyds Banking Group and Jaguar Landrover  had already signed up – for well over a 1400 competitors between them – so the UK Corporate Games Coventry 2013 is already looking like it could be a massive event.

Doug White, Marketing Manager commented, ” After a fabulous 2012, we are convinced that 2013 can be a really special year for the Games, it is our 25th Anniversary after all!  The appetite of the local companies, partners and supporters has been as good as it was in Preston which is exactly what we wanted to see.

It seems that this area has everything that you could wish for from a Host destination, with magnificent accommodation, picturesque countryside and outstanding business infrastrucure it is no wonder that many of our regular teams have already committed to enjoy everything that Coventry has to offer in July next year.  What’s more they have bagged a discount too and good luck to them!”

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Warwick Castle

Games Director, Ben Sedgemore reiterated that, “collectively, the Sports Facilities are as good as I have seen anywhere around the World.  With 13 sports at impeccable venues on the University of Warwick Campus the atmosphere should be electric, whilst Dragonboat Racing in view of Warwick Castle should also be an amazing sight to behold.  From a sport perspective, we were spoilt for choice in many respects, which is a real luxury and a testament to what Coventry has to offer. Not suprisingly, we are confident that every venue we have chosen will be a great one for our competing companies and participants. Furthermore, if you think the Sport venues are good – get ready for the Celebration destinations too!”

With 10% Early Entry Discounts running  until the 10th December 2012 and

5% Early Entry Discounts finishing on the 31st January there is still time to grab a bargain, as well as securing your place in your chosen sport for the finest sports festival of the year for 2013.  As last year, some sports will sell out but Corporate Account holders are Guaranteed entry to their chosen sport and the Great Games Party.  Discounts apply to Entry fees and Party Tickets.

To open your account and grab a discount call 01733 380 888 now or email uk@corporate-games.com

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Official Headquarters Hotel and Official Accommodation Provider Confirmed

Scarman HouseWith all of the sport venues now in place for the UK Corporate Games Coventry 2013, the Games office is now pleased to confirm that the Official UK Corporate Games Headquarters Hotel is Scarman House at the University of Warwick.

Scarman is an award-winning venue, based in the Heart of the Midlands. Offering 12 state-of-the-art lecture rooms and 42 syndicate rooms, the centre also has its own 120-seat tiered lecture theatre.

In addition to its outstanding meeting facilities, this modern venue also boasts 204 luxury en-suite bedrooms. Recently refurbished, the accommodation at Scarman rivals many 4* hotels. A lounge, bar, restaurant, fitness suite, games room and business centre are also available for all delegates to take advantage of, with the newly refurbished social spaces providing clients with the ideal setting in which to unwind after a day of training or stiff Games competition!

Exceptional catering, served up by dedicated and accommodating chefs, completes an already outstanding, world-class events package making Scarman the obvious choice for the Games Official Headquarters Hotel.

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Scarman House Reception

Part of the Warwick Conferences brand, Scarman is one of 4 venues in this collection. Perfectly located on the outskirts of Warwickshire yet only 30 minutes from Birmingham and its International airport, Warwick Conferences provides one of the largest choices of meeting space in the UK.

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Accommodation services will be provided by Warwick Conferences for 2013.  Coventry has an array of fabulous Hotels and accommodation options throughout the City, from the historic Coombe Abbey to the cutting edge De Vere at the Ricoh Arena, there really is something for everyone regardless of your requirements or your budget.  Furthermore, with 13 sports hosted at the fantastic facilities at the University of Warwick, the 1800 beds on Campus are sure to be in high demand.

Located within an attractive 700 acre site at the University of Warwick, Warwick Conferences’ venues provide an extensive range of accommodation facilities – all designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Warwick Conferences, The University of Warwick. Coventry.
Warwick Conferences, The University of Warwick. Coventry.

All of the single, double, twin and disabled rooms are fully equipped with a spacious desk area, internet access, tea & coffee facilities and hairdryer as minimum. Breakfast is included with all room bookings where visitors can select from our wide range of continental and English breakfast options.

Guests can also enjoy a wide range of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops with full access to an extensive collection of leisure facilities during their stay; including a large indoor swimming pool, fitness suite and tennis facilities.

For more details TEL 024 7683 2792, Visit Warwick Conferences or email jackie.fallon@coventry.gov.uk

 

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UK Corporate Games 2012 Finishes in Style Where it Began with fabulous Closing Awards Celebration

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On the 26th September the UK Corporate Games Preston 2012 was concluded in style at the place where it all began; Brockholes Floating Village.

In front a packed crowd of winners, dignitaries and influential supporters of the Games, the Closing Awards were presented.

Games Director, Ben Sedgemore said ” What a fabulous evening.  Tonight was a fitting end to a fabulous year for us in Preston.

Guild year was always going to be a big spectacle for Preston and the City and it’s representatives seized every opportunity that the Games presented.  When this happens, the Games has an incredible impact and it is fitting that the Games has been hailed by everyone as such a resounding success”.

The Awards night was a cause for great celebrations at this impressive Games destination.

Sedgemore continued, “It has been a pleasure to present the Awards to representatives of our tremendous competing companies, each company entered the Games with commitment and pride and each of the 32 Awards were really well-deserved. Not only was tonight a special occasion for the winners, it also allowed us to personally thank so many of the individuals who were so instrumental in contributing to make this such an amazing year for everyone involved.  2012 has been a wonderful year for Preston, it has been a wonderful year for the Country and it has been an exceptional year for the Games.  We are all determined to see the spirit of 2012 live on.”  Sedgemore used the platform to commend an extensive list of supporters,  like Babs Murphy CEO at the Chamber of Commerce, Andy Coverdale at UCLan, Phil Walsh at Preston City Council and a host of others.

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The Guild Mayor with some of the Award Winners

The sentiments were echoed by Bernard Hayes, Chief Financial Officer at Preston City Council.  Mr Hayes was thrilled to announce that the Games had injected between £2 and £3 million pounds into the local economy, as well as giving the participants, competing companies and host venues a fabulous experience.  Preston City Council have created a video commemorating the impact of the Games in Guild Year.  To see it click here http://bit.ly/Tk0cmH

A number of influential partners, sponsors and supporters were on hand to present the Awards to the successful recipients,  with the Guild Mayor of Preston, Councillor Carl Crompton closing the evening by presenting the Sport For Life Grand Award to Vodafone who entered an impressive 240 athletes.  This Award recognised Vodafone’s commitment to their staff, company excellence and health and fintess in the workplace.  The Guild Mayor said ” The Corporate Games team have really delivered a terrific event and we would love to have the opportunity to Host the Games again.  It was a magical weekend and one that no-one involved will ever forget.”

Fourteen different Companies were successful in winning at least one of the 22 Sport Championship Awards, with Asda taking two, Vodafone taking 3 and CSC proudly securing an incredible 6!

Local companies fought it out with big international brands in the Championship Divisions with the following successful recipients;

Division one for teams of between 1-5 Athletes was won by Anchor all the way from Kent with 45 points.

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BAE Systems with the Division 5 Championship Award.

Division two for teams of between 6-10 Athletes was won by the Royal Air Force with 90 points.

Division three for teams of between 11-20Athletes was won by East Midlands Airport Group with 192 points.

Division four for teams of between 21-50 Athletes was won by SPS (EU) Limited from Blackpool with 166 points.

Division five for teams of between 51-100 Athletes was won by BAE Systems with 356 points.

Division six for teams of between 101-150 Athletes was won by Ernst & Young LLP with 252 points.

Division seven for teams of between 151-200 Athletes was won by CSC with a record 969 points.

Division eight for teams of between  200+ Athletes was won by Vodafone with 684 points.

The Medalist Award was won by CSC for the first time and CSC’s overall points tally of 969 was an all-time Games record.

Team Leader Mick Williams was supported by a number of his team when collecting their array of Awards.  Mr Williams was delighted to secure the Medalist Award saying that this “capped off a terrific year for team CSC… we just can’t wait for 2013 in Coventry now!”

Congratulations to Preston and all of the Award winners from everyone at the Games World Headquarters.

 

For a full breakdown of the results please click here to download the results booklet.

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