South West creative growth agency Bigwave Marketing have announced the return of the Exeter Bigwave Business Games. The business community event was put on hold during the pandemic but makes its return in May 2023.
Since inception in 2011, the event aims to bring local Exeter businesses together to socialise, network and participate in a range of exciting physical, mental and social activities. At the core of the event is a fundraising ethos, and each team helps to raise money for local charities.
The 2023 Games are proudly sponsored by Nexus Open Systems, Nexus Open Systems Ltd is an Exeter-based, award-winning business IT provider. Since 1998, Nexus has been supporting businesses across the South West and the UK with bespoke, industry-leading IT services and solutions. The events will take place between May and July 2023 across a range of Exeter City locations and will raise money for Hospiscare. The charity offers around-the-clock specialist care to people with life-limiting illnesses, supporting patients and their families in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.
Nexus’s Managing Director Stuart Wilson said: “We are thrilled to commit to another year of fundraising and supporting Hospiscare as one of their 40 Club members. With this in mind, we are very proud to be the main sponsor of the Big Wave Business Games, who have chosen Hospiscare as their nominated charity for the 2023 games. The games are a fantastic opportunity for businesses based in the South West to take part in some challenging and fun team-building events, whilst raising essential funds for charity.”
The team-driven activities include events such as a treasure hunt, mini-Olympics, climbing, pub quiz, and bell boat racing on the Quay. The mixture of mental, physical, and social challenges gets office workers up and active and ends with an awards ceremony where just one business is crowned the winner.
Ellie Williams, Corporate Officer, Hospiscare said “We could not be more thrilled to be partnered with Bigwave Marketing for this popular and exciting event. As the area’s local hospice we are ever grateful for the incredible support they are giving us and we’re looking forward to meeting more of our fantastic local business community and seeing how they take on the Bigwave challenge!”
Bigwave Marketing is one of the largest creative growth agencies in the South West, providing cost-effective traditional and digital marketing services for companies of all sizes. The agency are advocates for local communities, working themselves with a range of business and non-profit organisations who share the same values. The agency mission is ‘To make a difference’ and they aim to achieve this delivering client results through their services and also engaging communities.
The games bring people and businesses together and since the early days, have attracted a range of business from influential corporations to SMEs. Since inception, the Games have raised over £48,000 for charities.
Sarah Brown, Client Marketing Director at Bigwave Marketing, said “I’m thrilled that the Bigwave Business Games are returning for 2023 after the challenges we’ve all faced since the start of 2020.
“The events are suitable for all abilities with an emphasis on fun and supporting a healthy life and work balance. It is a fantastic opportunity to bring businesses from across the city together in a competitive environment whilst raising money for Hospiscare”.
Applications to take part are now open to business based in and around Exeter via www.bigwavebusinessgames.co.uk/exeter/register