Team building and staff away days are a great way to get staff active, boost staff morale and create a positive company image. The annual Kent & Medway Business Games is popular with local employers to engage staff in sport and activity in a fun, relaxed environment. Organised by Kent Sport, in partnership with Medway Sport, the Business Games is an afternoon of fun activities, team building and healthy competition. It is an opportunity for colleagues to come together, represent their workplace, try new sports, get active and have some fun outside the office.

Scorching Success!

On Friday 7 July, 16 workplace teams descended on Strood Sports Centre to battle it out for the right to be crowned the 2017 Kent & Medway Business Games Champions.

In rising temperatures, on one of the hottest days of the year, the teams played weird and wonderful adapted versions of sports such as stoolball, pickleball, sitting volleyball, dodgeball and walking football. Individuals also took on the ever popular Challenge Zone with bike, rowing and archery challenges.

inspiring people to be more active in and outside the workplace

Kevin Day

Kevin Day, Kent Sport Director stated: “Over the last two years, the event has proved to be a great platform to promote sport and physical activity to a wide range of businesses. This year was no different. Working with Wellbeing People and Medway Sport the event is going from strength to strength, inspiring people to be more active in and outside the workplace.”

a great way of engaging staff, having fun and improving all aspects of our wellbeing

Ben McGannan

Commentating on behalf of event sponsors Wellbeing People, Ben McGannan added: “Wellbeing People were delighted to be back for a second year sponsoring the Business Games. Both physical and mental wellbeing are at the core of our business and we think this is a great way of engaging staff, having fun and improving all aspects of wellbeing.”

The Teams

Congratulations to all the teams which took part.

1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Greenacre Sports Partnership Canterbury Christ Church University Shepway District Council

Uniper UK Ltd | Ashford Borough Council | South East Water | LKM Recycling | Charities Aid Foundation | Swale Borough Council | Wellbeing People | Insight Healthcare | Gillingham FC Community Trust | Bedfont Scientific | the KM Media Group | KHBA Team | All Health Matters

See you next year

You’ll be pleased to hear that plans for our 2018 Business Games are already underway. To register your interest or to find out more please contact Lucy Tomlinson.

Lucy Tomlinson

Workplace Health Activator