Firms keep staff on side for the Cup
FOOTBALL-crazy workers in Peterborough are being given a chance to support the team of their choice in the workplace.
Some leading companies are creating a goal-full of opportunities for staff to take part in the World Cup festivities while at work.
Insurance giant the BGL Group, in Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, has organised a football fun day on June 23, when England play their second group game against Algeria. Activities include a ‘keepy-uppy’ competition, table football tournament, quiz and barbecue and the opportunity for employees to watch the match on large TV screens.
Different business areas will also be decorating their sections of the office to represent World Cup teams and employees are donating to charity in order to wear football shirts to work. Money will be donated to the firm’s charity partner, Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Fridge-makers Indesit, in Morley Way, have also devised a host of soccer-themed activities.
The firm has launched a ‘Football Fan/Football Widow’ website where footie fans can download a wall chart, test their knowledge, play an interactive match or mug up on statistics to impress their mates.