Leeds Unveiled as Host City for the UK Corporate Games 2024
We are thrilled to announce that the host city for the UK Corporate Games 2024 will be Leeds. Leeds is a fabulous city known for its vibrant culture, sustainability commitments, passion for sport, state-of-the-art facilities and cultural representation.
The UK Corporate Games is the largest multi-sport festival for businesses and will attract thousands of competitors and hundreds of companies to the city. The UK Corporate Games perfectly aligns with the city’s vision to host major sporting events and to provide a dynamic environment for competitors. Leeds has already built a proud history of hosting big sporting events in recent years that include the Rugby League World Cup, World Triathlon Championship Series, the Ashes and the British Transplant Games.
The Games will take place from the 25th to the 28th July and the hub will be the University of Leeds. The Games will have an exciting city-based feel, with the hub being only a 5-minute walk from Merrion Street and a 10-minute walk from Trinity Leeds.
The event is expected to generate more than £2m for the local economy and will also showcase Leeds to visiting business representatives as an attractive location if their organisation is considering a relocation or expansion.
The Games Director, Doug White said:
We are delighted to announce that the city of Leeds will host the UK Corporate Games 2024. We’re extremely excited to work closely with Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds, to make this the best UK Corporate Games ever.
… Leeds is a fantastic city, and we know all our Games competitors and competing organisations will share our excitement. Leeds is one of the UK’s foremost cities for growing enterprises and we want to provide all businesses the opportunity to get involved in this memorable event.”
The Games brings people and companies together from across the UK and Europe and provides businesses and their employees with an opportunity to team build, promote health and wellbeing through sport, network as well as promote their brand”.
Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council’s deputy leader and executive member for economy, culture and education, said:
“We’re delighted that Leeds has been chosen as the host city for the UK Corporate Games 2024. It’s a real feather in our cap, so thank you to the organisers for bringing it here and well done to all those from the council and the university who worked on the bid.
“I’m sure the event will be a great example of how sport can unite people and inspire them to reach their goals through determination, positivity and teamwork.
“It will also be a perfect opportunity to showcase Leeds’s strengths as both a passionate sporting city and a brilliant place to do business.
“Everyone involved can look forward to a typically warm Leeds welcome – roll on next summer and the start of the action!”
Rob Wadsworth, Director of Campus Innovation at the University of Leeds said:
“We’re delighted to be chosen as the hub for this fantastic city-wide festival that will bring people together from across the UK and Europe. Under the expert eye of our Conferences and Events team and supported by a range of services from across the University, I am confident we’ll help create one of the most memorable UK Corporate Games yet!”
“Thanks to our unrivalled sports facilities such as The Brownlee Centre, the UK’s first purpose-built triathlon training centre and the Edge, a state-of-the-art gym, pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, sports halls and 130+ exercise classes, we are well versed at hosting prestigious sporting events including the Rugby League World Cup and the British Transplant Games. We look forward to working with partners across the city to add another respected event to this list with the UK Corporate Games!”
The University of Leeds, along with other sport venues across the city will host 20+ sports over the weekend, including karting, netball, dragon boat racing and football to name a few. In addition to the sporting events, the Games promises a range of entertainment including the Welcome Festival, Grand Parade of Athletes and the legendary Great Games Party. The entry fee for the 2024 Games will remain at £89pp, however, an early entry discount is available at £80pp for any entries purchased before the end of October.
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About University of Leeds:
The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, with more than 39,000 students from about 140 different countries. We are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research.
We are a values-driven university, and we harness our expertise in research and education to help shape a better future for humanity, working through collaboration to tackle inequalities, achieve societal impact and drive change.
The University is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, and is a major partner in the Alan Turing, Rosalind Franklin and Royce Institutes www.leeds.ac.uk.
About Leeds City Council:
Leeds City Council is the second largest local authority in the country, with around 14,000 employees. The council is committed to making Leeds a vibrant, environmentally-friendly and compassionate place to live, work and visit, with a people-first ethos that fully embraces values such as equality and diversity. This approach is helping to deliver real and transformative change for the city through major ongoing investment in areas like infrastructure, housing and public transport. The council also has a strong track record of working effectively with national and international partners to stage cultural and sporting events that bring the city and wider region alive, as demonstrated throughout our Year of Culture ‘LEEDS 2023’ and in our hosting of World Triathlon and the Rugby League World Cup.