In preparation for the opening of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on 28 July, occupiers from businesses at Birmingham Business Park, managed by Workman, participated in the site’s inaugural Business Games. The purpose was to raise funds for the property’s partner charity, the British Heart Foundation.
Bringing businesses together for a charitable showdown
Part of Birmingham Business Park’s ongoing calendar of workplace community building, organised by the onsite Workman team, the three-day event was held Tuesday-Thursday to maximise attendance. Tournaments were timed around lunch breaks. It was popular among employees from occupiers at the site including Canon, Silvent, 4PS, Open Study College and Morgan Sindell.
For a minimum £5 donation to the BBP / BHF JustGiving page, occupiers’ employees took on various games. These included an egg and spoon race, basketball shoot, mini-golf, penalty shootout, table tennis tournaments and duck shoot.
As well as independent food stalls, National Express West Midlands and Solihull Council were also in attendance. They were talking about travel and the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Manor Hotel Meriden supplied free ice-creams. Sounds of Steel performed while occupiers sat and watched during their lunchtimes.
Deborah Colder, Office Manager at Morgan Sindall, said: “Morgan Sindall had a blast competing in the Birmingham Business Park Games and raising money for the British Heart Foundation. The event was very well organised. Happy to say the Morgan Sindall Construction team took home many medals and even more smiling faces.”
Lori Henebury, Marketing, Community, and Business Development Manager at Birmingham Business Park, organised the event on behalf of Workman. He said: “It was an honour to work with Donna Stokes from British Heart Foundation. Our businesses were brought together for the BBP Business Games. In particular, it was lovely to see everyone out of the office and taking part. Thank you to everyone who took part. A special mention goes to our on-site landscape team, Nurture, who helped behind the scenes setting everything up.”