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AWE success at 2012 Intelligent Sport UK Challenge

AWE has once again seen great teamwork result in this weekend’s fantastic successes in Stirling, Scotland, at the 2012 Intelligent Sport UK Challenge. AWE had a number of reasons to celebrate, including being crowned overall event winners.

Staff who took part put their success down to great teamwork and commitment. Three AWE teams took part pitting their wits and physical strength against teams from 40 top companies across the UK.

The UK challenge is a multi-discipline corporate team event which combines adrenaline sports with strategy and mental agility to stretch and develop team performance. Groups go head to head in a series of ‘challenges’ in which they must use their ‘mind, body and team spirit’ to outwit their competitors.

This year, in one of the challenges, teams had to recover up to three ping pong balls from plastic bottles in an out of bounds area. Teams needed to construct a cable and release mechanism from either side of the area whereby water could be poured into the plastic bottles to enable the ping pong balls to rise.

Phil Haycock, Principal Engineer, said: “The whole event was brilliant, and it is a great feeling when all the time and effort put into training and working as a group pays off with this level of success for all our teams.”

The elite team, which included Paul Evans, Phil Haycock, Andy Watkins, Scott Richardson, Nathan Sircombe, Kev Meakes, and Peter Morton, Director Finance, were crowned event winners after topping the best all-male team category, and the best ‘masters’ team group. AWE’s mixed team came seventh and AWE’s novice team finished tenth and won the Best Novice category.

Peter Morton, Director Finance, said: “All participants were fantastic ambassadors for the company in an environment with a number or large successful organisations, including Airbus, GCHQ, Sainsbury, Capita Symonds and Accenture.

“The teams demonstrated incredible commitment in training leading up to the event and great physical and mental strength during it. Everyone had a positive attitude and showed great team spirit. It was great to be a part of it in my first year at AWE.”

As part of the build up to the event, AWE worked hard to raise more than £12,000 for charities including the NSPCC and AWE’s national charity of the year, the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust.

 

Notes to Editors

1.     AWE plays a crucial role in national defence by providing and maintaining warheads for Trident, the UK's nuclear deterrent

2.     AWE is contracted to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) through a Government-owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) arrangement. Whilst our sites and facilities remain in government ownership, their management, day to day operations, and the maintenance of the nuclear stockpile is contracted to a private company AWE Management Limited (AWE ML). AWE ML is a consortium comprising three equal partners: Serco Group plc, the Lockheed Martin Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group.

3.     For further information contact Media@AWE.co.uk or 01189855888.

 

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