Record crowds for "Operation Speedboat"

Over 1,000 people attend event at Chiswick Business Park

Operation speedboat, one of the main events in the Enjoy Summer event series at Chiswick Business Park attracted over 1,000 people over the two events held on Friday 1st and Friday 8th August.

The first day saw 40 teams from a range of companies based at the office development take part in the heats which involved each member of the team steering their speedboat around a course on the lake in an attempt to achieve the fastest time. The event was supported by an audience of over 300 guests.

Last Friday (8th August) saw the winners from the previous weeks heats take their places in the semi finals and finals of Operation Speedboat. Some 16 teams took place from companies including One.Tel, Foxtons, Regus, CTV, Disney, BSI, Teletext & Disney to win the accolade of Challenge Winners 2003.



Friday 15th August

Golf Academy - Individual and group lessons by the David Leadbetter golf academy

Friday 22nd August

Movers and Shakers - Brazilian Dance Troupe

Friday 29th August

About Work life Balance - Thai Boxing, Tai Chi, Capoeira and massage therapies

Friday 5th September

Peak Performance - Humorous street theatre

Friday 12th September

On the ball: Human table football

Friday 19th September

Hit Target: - Archery

Friday 26th September

Zip It: Finale Week ends with a leap of faith down an aerial runway

There was also a large Human Roulette game where guests faced Bond Trivia questions and musical entertainment from the Big Bond Band playing some famous James Bond theme tunes.

The winning team from One-Tel successfully navigated the course in the fastest time to claim the nautical trophy, making it the third year in a row that One-Tel have won the prestigious title. Other bond style gadget prizes were awarded to the runners up from Foxtons, One.Tel & Chiswick Park Estate Management and the best dressed team prize was awarded to Disney, for entering a team dressed as donkeys!

The event was part of the Chiswick Park Enjoy-Summer events series, which features a range of different events every Friday from June until September. While the events introduce an element of fun into Friday lunchtimes, they also have a more serious role in encouraging workers to try new activities and gain new skills such as team-building and motivation that can be beneficial in the workplace.

The event series will run every Friday (between 12.00pm-2.00pm) until the end of September and are open both to guests based on the park and to local residents and businesses. The next event (taking place on Friday 15th August) will feature a David Leadbetter Golf Academy – a day of individual and team golfing activities testing skill and also a mini golf course on which to put your new found skills into practice.

August 13, 2003

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