REPRESENTATIVES from county firms made a splash at the inaugural Herefordshire and Worcestershire Business Games held earlier this month.

Hosted by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the Games gave local businesses the perfect opportunity to get active outdoors, rounding off the organisation’s summer physical activity campaign.

Teams keenly contested the outdoor challenges in a bid to be crowned Herefordshire and Worcestershire Business Games champions. Archery arrows were drawn, lifejackets fastened and cheers of support echoed around the area.

Teams navigated their way around the University of Worcester Lakeside Campus in an orienteering challenge, before testing their logic, team work and communication skills with raft building, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.

Businesses involved included Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Primary School Teachers, Hallmark Hulme, Clearview Systems, West Midlands Safari Park and Sports Partnership who went up against each other in a number of different team-building challenges.

Emma Gardner, project manager for adult participation at Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, said: “With 60 per cent of our waking hours spent at work, it is vital for organisations to harness the potential of sport and physical activity.

"With recent research suggesting a link between the great outdoors and positive mental health, the Business Games were a perfect opportunity to reap the benefits that being active can bring.”

Worcester Primary School Teachers were crowned Business Games champions, with Hallmark Hulme runners up.

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