BID retains the crown as Community Games Champion

23 June 2022

On one of the hottest days of the year to so far, 12 teams took to the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral to compete in Colmore BID’s 2022 Community Games.

Teams braved the rising temperatures to battle it across 16 challenges, including The Aztec Tower, Snake Pit, Hazard Material, Ball Drop and Spaced Out. Companies competing for the crown included Birmingham City Council, Colmore BID, DWF Law, FleetMilne Residential, Grand Hotel Birmingham, Hays Recruitment, Liquid, Mott McDonald, Shakespeare Martineau, SpottyDog Communications and Ying Wah Property.

Colmore BID retained its crown and scooped first prize for the second consecutive year. They were closely followed by Grand Hotel Birmingham in second and the FleetMilne Residential in third.

Launched in 2012 to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Community Games has seen over 50 businesses compete over the years, raising nearly £6,000 for various charitable causes. This year’s games were officially endorsed by Birmingham 2022’s United Programme.

Michele Wilby, CEO of Colmore BID, said: “The Community Games are a fantastic time of year for businesses in the District to let loose and really show how competitive they are. While the stakes were high to win the coveted title of Community Games Champion, all participants showcased their team spirit and support for each other, something which we’re very proud of in the District.  

“The day is always a big success and I’d like to personally thank all those who attended and the businesses that supported their staff.”