Active St Helens Business Games is a huge hit!

We may have had to pause our Active Workplaces Business Games programme for the time being due to the pandemic. However, the success of the first-ever Active St Helens Business Games shows it’s set to go from strength to strength once we’re out of the COVID-19 crisis.

In February we worked with our partners in St Helens Council Public Health and Sports Development to put on the inaugural Active St Helens Business Games, tying in with the council’s Active St Helens campaign to encourage more people across the borough to be active.

We booked out the lovely St Helens Town Hall venue, bringing new life to the old building with 6 sports (including boccia, golf, running and of course rugby league) and 70 participants getting active with mini inclusive skills activities within their teams. We welcomed teams from St Helens based businesses including the Co-Op, Bachem, Rigby Civils, YMCA St Helens, Lucam Consultancy and St Helens Council, who all took part and benefitted from an opportunity to team build, network, try new activities and importantly let their hair down and have fun!

One team manager who attended told us, “Just wanted to say a massive, massive thank you for putting on such an enjoyable event yesterday; everyone this morning was saying how brilliant it was! It’s had such a positive impact on team morale and there is already interest in anticipation of the next event! Thanks again from me and the team.”

This sentiment was echoed throughout, with 91% participants telling us that attending as a team has helped to improve morale and 78% saying that it has improved communication within their team.

Read more about the fantastic impact the event had here.

Photos by the wonderful Liam Deveney, who will be delighted to get back to business once we’re through the current crisis. Liam can be reached on for future photography quotes.

So what’s next?

We’re already looking forward to bringing the Business Games back to St Helens again once we’re out of the crisis. Organisations will also be glad to hear that, although we’ve had to cancel the Merseyside Business Games that was planned for April we will be looking to run the event as soon as the time is right.

In the meantime, we’re looking at how we can support local businesses and organisations across Merseyside to stay active during the crisis. To kick things off we’ve already updated our My Active Work Life page, to bring you ideas on how to work out at home.

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