Nottingham Conferences, located at the University of Nottingham and operated under a managed service provided by market leader De Vere Venues, part of the Principal Hayley group, will play host to the prestigious UK Corporate Games 2017 after the city of Nottingham was unanimously voted the number one choice from the Games Inspection Committee.
The UK Corporate Games is Europe’s largest annual multi sports festival for businesses, providing an outstanding opportunity to enhance corporate teambuilding and individual well-being through sport, competition, fun and fitness.
The 2017 event, taking place from 6th-9th July, is set to be one of the largest in its 30 year history with Nottingham Conferences and the Principal Hayley Group working closely with the Games Headquarters to develop the ultimate mix of sport and business tourism. The event, estimated to bring in over £3m of economic benefit to the city, reinforces Nottingham’s ‘Home of Sport’ status awarded to the city in 2015.
The event will be staged across multiple sporting venues in Nottingham with The University of Nottingham being the central sports hub utilising both the University Park and Jubilee Campus sports facilities, event spaces and a significant proportion of the 4,000 onsite bedrooms.
Organisers will have use of the university’s new David Ross Sports Village at the University Park campus which opens in autumn 2016 and played a pivotal role in securing the games bid. The £40million sports village will feature a state-of-the-art fitness centre, equipped with an extensive gym, a 20 court sports hall, multiple glass squash courts, an indoor sprint track, two dance studios and a climbing wall. In addition, The University of Nottingham has an impressive 52 playing fields, making it one of the most sport-focused venues in the country.