Spon­sor Ar­cadis is up for Busi­ness Chal­lenge

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

AR­CADIS has laid down the gaunt­let to the city’s cor­po­rate com­mu­nity af­ter be­com­ing ti­tle spon­sor of the Busi­ness Chal­lenge at this year’s Sim­ply­health Great Birm­ing­ham Run.

The de­sign, en­gi­neer­ing and man­age­ment con­sul­tancy, which re­cently moved its Birm­ing­ham city cen­tre base to new of­fices in Corn­wall Street, has en­tered a team in the an­nual half marathon and says it is “very much in it to win it”.

The newly-named Ar­cadis Busi­ness Chal­lenge forms part of the 13.1-mile race on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, and of­fers com­pa­nies of all sizes the chance to com­pete for tro­phies.

Each team needs to con­sist of four to eight peo­ple but com­pa­nies can en­ter as many teams as they wish.

Tro­phies are handed out to the fastest teams in small, medium and large busi­ness cat­e­gories, with the four fastest times posted by each team ac­cu­mu­lated to pick the over­all win­ners.

Any com­pany en­ter­ing 12 or more par­tic­i­pants will au­to­mat­i­cally re­ceive a plaque in the name of its fastest run­ner, in­spir­ing friendly work­place com­pet­i­tive­ness.

Ar­cadis part­ner Si­mon Marks said: “Ar­cadis is proud to spon­sor the Busi­ness Chal­lenge be­cause it plays to all our core val­ues.

“Im­prov­ing qual­ity of life is at the heart of ev­ery­thing we do and that in­cludes en­cour­ag­ing our staff to be ac­tive, eat healthily and en­joy life.

“Events like this put Birm­ing­ham firmly on the map and could be a great pre­lude as we look to se­cure the Com­mon­wealth Games for the city and the wider re­gion in 2022.

“Birm­ing­ham is go­ing places and that would re­ally put the cherry on the cake.”

The Mid­lands’ big­gest half marathon takes place on the same day as the in­au­gu­ral Birm­ing­ham In­ter­na­tional Marathon, mean­ing more peo­ple will be run­ning in the city than ever be­fore.

The Sim­ply­health Great Birm­ing­ham Run starts on Jen­nens Road in the city cen­tre be­fore tak­ing in sights such as Selfridges, Edg­bas­ton sta­dium, Bournville and Can­non Hill Park.

Com­pa­nies al­ready signed up for the Ar­cadis Busi­ness Chal­lenge in­clude ac­coun­tancy prac­tice PKF Cooper Parry, Tata Mo­tors Euro­pean Tech­ni­cal Cen­tre and fi­nan­cial giants Deloitte and HSBC.

To en­ter the Ar­cadis Busi­ness Chal­lenge at the Sim­ply­health Great Birm­ing­ham Run, visit www. g re a t r u n . o r g / g re a t- b i r ming­ham­run/busi­ness-chal­lenge.

> Ar­cadis­will be spon­sor­ing the Busi­ness Chal­lenge at the Sim­ply­health Great Birm­ing­ham Run next month

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