Businesses Compete for Summer Title

Eight teams attended Kenton School to take part in the Active Workplace Summer Games 2018 and the atmosphere from the event was electric from start to finish.

The companies came from across Tyne & Wear to take part in nine different sporting challenges including boot camp, rowing, table tennis and archery. In a closely fought competition, it was the team from Pentland Brands who claimed victory, closely followed by the runners up from CSSC.

Louise Milstead from Engie UK said, “The Active Workplace Games can help our business as we are going for the Better Health at Work award at gold level. The event this evening has been so good for team morale, getting people involved with activities but also to create a more active culture in our workplace, including a sports challenge.”

The Games were organised by Tyne & Wear Sport to provide companies with a way to encourage their employees to get active in a fun competition that also has very positive benefits for the businesses.

Louise continued, “I absolutely agree that employers need to adopt an active workplace to improve the well-being of staff. It is something we are definitely going to continue as much as we can.”

“We really enjoyed the event, it has been fantastic to be part of. The Batak station was a favourite amongst the team and so much so, we have just hired it for an event at our workplace. The football station was also a popular activity as we found it quite challenging. Overall all of our team had a really enjoyable evening.”

David Marrin from Tyne & Wear Sport said, "A healthy and happy workforce is proven to increase productivity and reduce absenteeism. Our Active Workplace Games is a great way to bring companies together to compete in a friendly and enjoyable environment in a range of different physical activities. Congratulations goes to all of the participants, they all really embraced the event and demonstrated great team spirit and sportsmanship throughout the evening.”

The teams competing were: Egger, NBS, Engie UK, CSSC, Pentland Brands, Environment Agency, NHS Business Services Authority and Kavli.