‘Office Grand Prix’ marks high-speed start for estate’s occupier events in 2018

‘Office Grand Prix’ marks high-speed start for estate’s occupier events in 2018

01 March 2018

Silverstone Park’s season of sports and recreational activity for its occupier businesses is well under way with well-being and keep-fit sessions, quiz nights and a sports day all among events still to come following on from a popular first ever ‘Office Grand Prix’…

The Office GP, which pitted occupier staff against one another on state-of-the-art race driving simulators, was won by 360 Racing team engineer Karl Bryant ahead of his boss Mark Owen and Delta Motorsport’s Arthur Neme.

The event, live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook, was co-hosted by eSports gaming experts Virtually Entertained and Park occupier Octane Junkies which is at the forefront of virtual reality technology in online gaming.

Next up for occupiers is the first quiz night of 2018 on Thursday 15 March – Silverstone Park developer MEPC arranges at least two of these each year. This will take place at 18:00 inside the Pit Stop Café in the neighbouring Silverstone Circuit’s paddock.

Occupiers are invited to enter teams of up to six people each. Curry and beer/wine will also be served. For more info and to book places email Silverstone Park’s Marketing Officer & Occupier Liaison Officer Ruth Williams rwilliams@silverstone-park.com

Similarly, occupiers can contact Ruth regards for Pilates, Zumba and boot camp sessions. Pilates is held during Monday lunchtimes inside Silverstone Park’s Innovation Centre while Zumba and boot camps are set to start in the spring.

An Occupier Networking Lunch will be held in the Innovation Centre on Thursday 8 March. Meanwhile 5-a-side football on astro-turf pitches at the Silverstone University Technology College (UTC) is continuing on Wednesday evenings. A Cycling Club, run in conjunction with occupier Baines Cycles, organises group rides on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

In addition, Milton Keynes’s Willen Hospice (week commencing 5 March) and Silverstone UTC (23 March) will be selling muffins in the Innovation Centre to raise funds – the latter for Comic Relief as well as its students’ annual prom.

Ruth, chair of the estate’s Social Committee which also includes occupiers, commented: “The community spirit among the Silverstone Park’s occupiers grows stronger each year and the numbers enquiring about activities for 2018 suggest this is going to be our most popular year yet.

“MEPC dedicates a lot of time to providing occupiers at Silverstone Park with these events so as to improve the offering for businesses which helps them to attract and retain the best people. They are also a great way for people on the Park to network in a relaxed environment.

“We will soon be announcing details of further events such as coffee mornings, pizza lunches, Zumba and the third running of our sports day for occupiers. A number of these events will raise funds for charities, too, making them a win-win for everyone.”