While we're on the subject of Challenges today, we thought you might be interested to see a little video about the Capita Challenge.
The Capita Challenge is an outdoor activity race bringing together teams of Capita colleagues from across the Group's 250 UK offices and 27,000 staff to compete for the Capita Trophy - raising lots of money for charity in the process.
This year's event took place in Stratford upon Avon, and hence had a Shakespeare theme!
You can also access the video on the YouTube site
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Capita Symonds will be the sole representative for the UK construction industry at the Intelligent Sport World Series Final in Portugal.
The Intelligent Sport World Series comprises 12 annual corporate challenge events on six continents – including the Microsoft Challenge. These events culminate in the World Series Final in December where the top teams from each event will go head-to-head in the ultimate showcase of team performance. The event will take place in Geopark Naturtejo da Meseta Meridional in central Portugal.
Two teams from Capita Symonds recently took place in the Microsoft Challenge in the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales. They did well achieving 21st and 27th place, but narrowly missed out on a place in the final. Of course they were disappointed, but a sigh of relief went out across the team at the thought of no more training.
However their luck changed (for the better or worse?) when they received a phone call explaining that there was now a place available and would they like to take part!
So now we’re back in the game!
We’ve decided to create a Capita Symonds ‘super-team’, by picking the five strongest members of both Capita Symonds’ original teams. The squad will be training hard in the run up to the event and will be entering a number of adventure races and other physical events, to up their fitness and build on the lessons learnt in Wales.
Only 30 teams from across the world have been invited, and made up from the qualifiers from the USA, South Africa, Europe and the Far East. We will be competing against organisations such as Airbus and the US Air Force.
Find out more about the Intelligent Sport World Series at http://is.challengerworldresults.com/