Inaugural event on June 24th allows businesses to test their teamwork

Mary Peters Trust has teamed up with retired Paralympian Michael McKillop to call on businesses to get involved in its inaugural Hughes Insurance Corporate Games. The exciting team-building event takes place on June 24th at the Mary Peters Track.

Open to companies across Northern Ireland, teams of eight will have the opportunity to take part in a vibrant mix of activities, competitive sporting events such as the 100m run, Long Jump, Shot Put and 800m Relay race, and informal classic sports day events such as the egg and spoon, ensuring it is a day that all can enjoy.

PWC, Ulster University, Alchemy Technologies and Smith & Williamson are amongst the firms that have already signed up to take part. Gold medallist Michael McKillop will be on hand to judge and created some of the event said: “I’m delighted to be involved in the Mary Peters Trust Corporate Games. Sport is a powerful mechanic which can be used to strengthen bonds and grow camaraderie amongst teams, all very important when it comes to teamwork.

“If I had to offer any advice to the entrants on the day it would be to work together, not to underestimate the power of team-work and mostly importantly, to enjoy the experience.

“The organisation is very important to me and the support I received throughout my career has been incredible”.

Mary Peters Trust is the only organisation in Northern Ireland to support young athletes from all recognised sports and the Corporate Games will help fund its activities across 2022.

Lady Mary Peters said: “We are really excited to introduce this new platform to businesses across Northern Ireland and have the support of Hughes Insurance to do so. I extend my hearty thanks for their continued investment in our work.

“2022 marks 50years since my gold win so the addition of the Corporate Games to the calendar this year is quite significant. My Trust has had the opportunity to reflect on the work we do in helping young athletes to reach their full potential.

“I hope businesses will get behind us to support the Corporate Games and have a great day out together at the track.”

Hughes Insurance has been an avid supporter of the Trust with its bursary programme, which awards the province’s young sporting talent, currently in place for the second year running.

Emma Haughian, Senior Marketing Manager at Hughes Insurance comments: “It’s a great honour for Hughes Insurance to be named as the headline sponsor for the inaugural Mary Peters Trust Corporate Games. In 2022 we renewed our partnership with Mary Peters Trust which through our bursary programme, allows us to support young athletes on their journey and realise their sporting potential.

“This new partnership is an ideal platform for us given our ongoing commitment to supporting wellness and our people. Values that were recognised last year when Hughes Insurance was named as one of the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing by Great Place to Work UK.”

Taking place last month in London the UK’s Best Places to Work 2022 Awards saw Hughes Insurance officially recognised as One of the Best Workplaces in the UK. Hughes Insurance, which employs 250 people across the UK ranked  34th amongst 105 medium sized businesses and organisations across the UK.

The leading insurance company has now received a ‘Best-in-class external accolade in Northern Ireland, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.

In addition to Hughes Insurance, Mary Peter’s Trust is also supported by podium partner Alchemy Technology Service and supporting sponsor Spectrum Life.

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