Local Kent and Medway businesses are invited to celebrate Canterbury Christ Church University’s Diamond Jubilee, with a sports day inspired networking event.

Sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and KIMS Hospital, the Vice-Chancellor’s Business Games, taking place on Thursday 16 June, will bring organisations from the local community together and will offer businesses specific expertise from a variety of the University’s academic and professional service staff. The event will also offer the opportunity to discover more about our key partners and the institution’s civic responsibilities.

The friendly competition will include Ultimate Frisbee, Sports Day Races and an Inflatable Obstacle Course. Teams can be made up of colleagues or business connections giving the opportunity for team building and client engagement.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, players will compete for the Business Games Trophy and refreshments will be available throughout the day. There will also be fundraising opportunities for the University’s chosen charity, The Young Lives Foundation (YLF).

YLF is an award-winning children’s charity in the South East of England with expertise in Advocacy, Mentoring, Befriending and Activity Programmes. They support over 3,000 young and vulnerable people and their volunteers deliver over 34,000 hours of frontline work every single year.

Abbie Kempe, Director of Enterprise and Engagement said: “With 2022 being our Diamond Jubilee year, it is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our 60 years in the pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching and research.

“We recognise the role that the local business community has played in our journey and are proud to be deeply rooted in Kent and Medway. 

“The Vice-Chancellor’s Business Games is just one of our Diamond Jubilee year celebratory events, and we would love to welcome existing business connections as well as new ones, to help celebrate our history and be part of our future.

“The Games will provide some light-hearted fun outside of our usual office environments- an opportunity to network and fundraise for charitable causes. Come and be part of our story!’

Sign-up to the event here.