Peel Gazebo Village Announced!

With the Games well and truly looming on the Horizon, multiple opportunities are arising to help all of our competing companies and sponsors with additional brand exposure and opportunity, and this year we have something bigger and better than before – as you would expect!  The Games Gazebo Village supported by Games joint Headline Sponsors Peel Holdings.

As always, the Games SuperCentre will be a focal point for sponsors and exhibitors alike as it offers a terrific platform to show you what they have to offer.  There is no doubt that the splendour of St George’s Hall will be a perfect backdrop for this exciting start to the Games weekend. However, if you are keen to enjoy further promotion of your brand, whilst mingling with other Games participants and supporters, why not grab your Gazebo and head on down to Princes Dock!

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Princes Dock – Iconic Destination for the Dragon Boating, Swimming and the Games Gazebo Village

(featuring the Royal Liver Building in the background)

Princes Dock will be the atmospheric venue for the Games Open Water Swimming events and the incredibly popular Dragonboat Racing at the Games.  Thousands of participants will be flocking to the Docks over the Games weekend and we have made available a Gazebo space for all of the competing organisations in either of these events!

Furthermore, courtesy of Peel Holdings, we are delighted to extend this offer by making additional Gazebo pitches available for every competing organisation.  What is more, every space will be available for free (subject to availability with allocations made on a first come – first served basis)!  Yes, no charges apply and you and your organisation can be represented at the Peel Gazebo Village.   A number our great competing companies and organisations have already reserved a space. So why not join the likes of Swinton, Everton in the Community, QVC, DWF, Places For People , Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and many more at the Games Gazebo Village. Dragonboat Racing always generates an incredible atmosphere, so support your crews, enjoy the ambiance of Princes Dock and make the most of this wonderful opportunity at this inspiring destination in the heart of Liverpool.  Not to mention the great bonus of keeping dry -should the weather be less impressive than last year…

Last year, the backdrop for the Dragonboat racing was the historic Warwick Castle, whereas this year it will be the magnificent Royal Liver Building.  Warwick Castle and St Nicholas Park became a focal point for many competing businesses, with branded Company Gazebo’s popping up everywhere, so why not join in the fun and make the most of your opportunity at Princes Dock this year.  Although we can’t promise the same weather as last year, we can promise more crews, more racing and an even busier weekend.

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Company Gazebo’s in place at the UK Corporate Games Coventry 2013

Plus, with so much trade and opportunity being generated in connection with the International Festival For Business this summer, make sure that you and your organisation get a piece of the action! To reserve your space at the Games Gazebo Village supported by Peel, please contact Sabrina at the Games World Headquarters on 0044 (0)1733-380888 or email

NB, Games competitors can also take advantage of a cut price parking offer at the Multi-storey car park at Princes Dock over the Games weekend. The cost has been reduced to £3.50 per car per day courtesy of Peel Holdings.


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UK Corporate Games Coventry 2013 Closing Awards Celebration

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On the Wednesday 18th September the UK Corporate Games Coventry 2013 was concluded in spectacular style in the stunning Great Hall at Warwick Castle.

In front of 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 Coventry.

This was a special year for everyone involved and the partnership that we enjoyed with Coventry City Council and the University of Warwick was tremendous.  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”.

In addition to the Award winners, the Chief Executive of Coventry City Council (Martin Reeves) and the Director of Warwick Conferences (Alan Robinson) were honoured on behalf of their respective organisations with Special Recognition Certificates to highlight the outstanding partnership enjoyed with the Games Team.

The Awards night was a cause for great celebrations for everyone in attendance at this impressive and historic destination.

Sedgemore continued, “It has been a pleasure to present the Awards in the breath-taking room, 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 many of the individuals who were so instrumental in contributing to make this such an amazing year for everyone involved.  2013 has been a wonderful year for Coventry and it has been another wonderful year for the Games.

A number of Awards were presented by the Sport Patron Terry Monnington, The Games Patron Mark Wood and the Lord Mayor of Coventry.


The Lord Mayor was delighted to present a number of the most prestigious awards

Furthermore, a number of influential partners, sponsors and supporters were on hand to present additional Awards to the successful Championship Division winners.  The Lord Mayor of Coventry presented the Medalist Award to CSC with an outstanding tally of 83 Medals and the Sport For Life Grand Award to Vodafone who entered an impressive 321 entrants.  This Award recognised Vodafone’s commitment to their staff, company excellence and health and fitness in the workplace.

The Lord 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. We told everyone that Coventry was a fabulous destination for the Games and this City always delivers- we even arranged fantastic weather as agreed!”

Twelve different Companies were successful in winning at least one of the 22 Sport Championship Awards, with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Ernst & Young (EY) securing 3 each and Vodafone and CSC proudly securing four each!

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 PSP Insurance Solutions with 46 points.

Division two for teams of between 6-10 Athletes was won by the Royal Air Force with 78 points.

Division three for teams of between 11-20Athletes was won by Johnsons Coaches & Bus Travel with 168 points.

Division four for teams of between 21-50 Athletes was won by University of Central Lancashire with 223 points.

Division five for teams of between 51-100 Athletes was won by Denplan Ltd with 204 points.

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Division six for teams of between 101-150 Athletes was won by IBM UK LTD with 372 points.

Division seven for teams of between 151-200 Athletes was won by Ernst & Young LLP with a record 497 points.

Division eight for teams of between  200+ Athletes was won by CSC with 782 points.

The Medalist Award was won by CSC for the second time and CSC‘s overall medal haul was 83.

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 another terrific year for team CSC… we just can’t wait for 2014 in Liverpool now!”


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

We have a tough challenge on our hands but we are determined that the World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 will be even more spectacular.  Please call 0044 (0)1733 380888 or email for details of how you and your Organisation can get involved.

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

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