Award winning venue to host the 2011 UK Corporate Games


imago is celebrating after receiving yet another accolade as it prepares to host the 2011 UK Corporate Games

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AWARD WINNING CONFERENCE AND EVENTS VENUE TO HOST THE 2011 UK CORPORATE GAMES

imago,  the award winning meeting and conference venue at Loughborough University, is celebrating after receiving yet another accolade as it prepares to host the 2011 UK Corporate Games. The bid was successfully made through a partnership between Loughborough University, Charnwood Borough Council and Leicestershire County Council.

The UK Corporate Games is Europe’s largest corporate multi-sports festival and brings business’ together to build employee confidence, loyalty and team spirit. The competition covers 23 different sports including volleyball, hockey, dragon boat racing and football. Becoming the host of the 2011 UK Corporate Games will further build on imago’s reputation as the Midland’s leading events venue and four star hotel, following its triple win at the 2009 East Midlands Tourism Enjoy England Excellence Awards.

Kay England, Chief Executive of imago at Burleigh Court and Holywell Park, said: “It’s a great privilege for Loughborough University to be named the host of the 2011 UK Corporate Games and we hope that the high level of service we offer as standard across the whole of the campus will help the guests to get the most out of the Games.  “Being based at Loughborough University means we have links with the top sporting talent in the UK including the England rugby team and the Japanese Olympic team, which we hope will motivate and inspire all the businesses taking part in the 2011 competition.”

Cllr David Parsons, leader of Leicestershire County Council, added: “These games will not only showcase the exemplar facilities at Loughborough University, they will also provide an opportunity for corporate  leaders, from all of the Country, to see firsthand what a great place Charnwood, Leicestershire is to do business in.”

Leader of Charnwood Borough Council, Mike Preston, commented: “Loughborough is renowned for its sporting excellence and its facilities and it seems fitting that the UK Corporate Games will be held here. “We are looking forward to hosting what will be an exciting event and welcome the boost it will bring to the town.”

Tim Garfield, Deputy Director, Sports Operations at Loughborough University, said: “Loughborough University is delighted to be hosting the UK Corporate Games in 2011. Loughborough is a perfect venue for these Games. Our world class sports facilities and award winning catering and residential experience will ensure competing teams  enjoy a unique experience, utilising the same facilities that are being used to prepare our Olympic bound swimmers, athletes, and  triathletes and staying in the same accommodation as the Japanese Olympic team who are partnering with Loughborough in there preparation for London 2012.

“Just one year before the UK hosts the Olympic Games the UK corporate Games participants simply won’t be able to avoid getting caught up in the excitement and anticipation of participating in a large scale multisport event on a single site with such close connection to the big event the following year.”

Dr. Maureen Johnston, President of Sport For Life Ltd and founder of the UK Corporate Games, added: “We are delighted that imago will host the UK Corporate Games in Loughborough 2011.  The Games' unmistakable reputation for sport, business and networking makes it a unique event, complex in its preparation with over 4,000 athletes competing from over 200 organisations across a 4-day event.  imago will provide an outstanding platform for the Games, not just in terms of its central location, but also its first-class sporting facilities, accommodation provision and flexible catering solutions.  It creates a perfect environment for businesses to interact both on and off the field and we are confident that imago's support will ensure a spectacular first UK Corporate Games for the Midlands and a real boost for both local and national businesses." 

Teams from any business can enter the Games to compete in any one of the 23 sports on offer, building on company morale, team-building and health in the workplace as themes for involvement.  The 2010 UK Corporate Games are taking place in Liverpool on 13th – 16th May.

For further information log on to www.corporate-games.co.uk. To find out more about imago visit www.welcometoimago.com, call 0845 036 4624 or follow us on Twitter at @imagolboro. 

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For further information please contact Nicola Weston or Rose Kilby at Willoughby PR on 0115 924 7132 or email rosek@willoughby-pr.co.uk.

For more information about the UK Corporate Games contact Gemma Godfrey at gemma.godfrey@coporate-games.com or 01733 380 888.

Notes to editors:

About imago:

Launched in 2003, imago based at Loughborough University in Leicestershire offers outstanding meeting and conference venues, four star accommodations and catering and the UK's most extensive sport and leisure facilities. imago is comprised of three award winning locations:

imago at Burleigh Court - A first-class international conference centre

imago at Holywell Park - A versatile day conference centre

imago at Loughborough - Loughborough University's extensive conference and sports facilities

imago is located one mile from junction 23 of the M1, eight miles from Nottingham East Midlands International Airport and three miles from Loughborough mainline station.

About the UK Corporate Games

The UK Corporate Games is a member project of the Worldwide Corporate Games Community.  These multi-sport festivals for businesses of every size and kind attract many thousands of competitors from hundreds of organisations to build team spirit, enhance health and fitness, and create enthusiasm and togetherness at every level.

About the UK Corporate Games

The UK Corporate Games is a member project of the Worldwide Corporate Games Community.  These multi-sport festivals for businesses of every size and kind attract many thousands of competitors from hundreds of organisations to build team spirit, enhance health and fitness, and create enthusiasm and togetherness at every level.

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