In advance of the Commonwealth Games opening in Birmingham on 28 July, occupiers at Workman-managed Birmingham Business Park businesses took part in the site’s first-ever Business Games to raise funds for the property’s partner charity British Heart Foundation.
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, with tournaments timed around lunchbreaks. 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 games such as the 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 to talk about travel and the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Manor Hotel Meriden supplied free ice-creams, while Sounds of Steel performed while occupiers sat and watched during their lunchtimes.
Deborah Colder, Office Manager at Morgan Sindall, said: “Morgan Sindall had loads of fun 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.”
The event was put together by Workman’s Lori Henebury, Marketing, Community and Business Development Manager at Birmingham Business Park, who said: “It was an honour to work with Donna Stokes from British Heart Foundation to bring our businesses together for the BBP Business Games. It was particularly lovely to see everyone out of the office and taking part. Thank you to everyone who took part and a special mention goes to our on-site landscape team, Nurture, who helped behind the scenes setting everything up.”