On Friday 15th June Suzy (Marketing Executive) and Ben (Technical & Design Manager) from Saxon Packaging joined fellow Smurfit Kappa employees from the Smurfit Kappa Diss site to compete in this years Active Workplaces Business Games. Having never taken part before both Ben and Suzy were a little unsure what was in-store for them.
“The Active Workplaces Business Games is an annual event held in June at the Sportspark, UEA. Teams from Norfolk businesses and organisations enter a team of at least 5 people (plus subs) to this fun, competitive day of sport. It is a chance for team-building and networking with other businesses whilst taking part in 10 different sports throughout the day.”
The 10 activities this year were; Walking Football, Table Tennis, Kwik Cricket, Volleyball, School Sports, Archery, Pickleball, Corn Hole, Gymnastics and Wheelchair Basketball.
“Upon arrival it was clear that the day was going to be a busy one, and rather competitive! In the first event (School Sports) we were off to a good start after coming 2nd and we then went on to win our next two events (Volleyball & Walking Football)!” said Suzy.
After (what felt to the team) a rather long but enjoyable day, they were slightly disappointed to not have made the top 5, however, the following Tuesday when full results were released they were very happy to have come 6th which was an improvement of 25 places from the previous year!
If you’re business is interested in attending the event for 2019 you can find out more here – https://www.activenorfolk.org/businessgames.