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The Games consist of events such as a Ten-pin bowling, a Pub Quiz and River-based activities and are open to any Exeter-based business. EBG promotes business networking and employee participation in social activities and will run between May and June 2016.

Who takes part in the games?

Any organisation within the boundaries of Exeter can take part in the Games. It doesn’t matter how big or small your organisation is as the Games accept any company that is willing to enjoy themselves trying out new activities while meeting new people.

To register your company's interest in taking part in the 2016 Games click here

Or download an entry form click here

The Exeter Business Games raises money for The Exeter Foundation.

The Exeter Foundation was set up in 2010 by some of Exeter's most profilic names in sport and business, who joined together to use their expertise to raise money for charities and to support key projects in the region.

The key aims of the Exeter Foundation are:

  • To provide the City of Exeter and its surrounding areas with a ‘Civic Trust’ to grasp responsibility for the advancement of Greater Exeter, and to pursue the vision of people who live, work and run businesses in Exeter and the surrounding areas.
  • To ensure that supporters are able to raise money in the area, for the area.
  • The Foundation is to be used as a medium to promote responsibility for the future prosperity of Exeter, a vehicle for collective civic pride.

To find out more about the charity and the projects which the Exeter Foundation supports visit their website here

To register your company's interest in the Exeter Business Games please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0845 643 2385.

The co-ordinators of the hugely successful Exeter Business Games, Big Wave Media, are pleased to announce that Olympic runner Jo Pavey will be ambassador to their new initiative; UK Business Games.

Four-time Olympian Jo is a long distance runner, specialising in the 5,000m and 10,000m. She holds the second fastest time for the 10,000m in Britain and her time recorded in the London 2012 Olympic Games ranked her number one in Europe for 2012.

Jo's impressive career spans nearly 15 years, and even though she has just recently become a mother for the second time, she has no intention of retiring yet.

With the UK Business Games, Big Wave Media hope to roll out the Exeter Business Games model to other British towns and cities.

The Business Games aim to facilitate the interaction of the local Business Community through a series of eight activities such as a pub quiz and tag rugby, while raising money for local charities.

The Exeter Business Games have been run by Big Wave Media since 2011, and in that time have raised over £20,000 for local charities.

The Games enable companies to build stronger working relationships through the team building aspect of the activities, but more importantly are an effective networking platform for local business and often create new business opportunities for both teams and venues.

A member of one of the 2013 teams said: "The Exeter Business Games was one of the highlights of the year for our business and staff. It was fantastic to be able to network with 22 of the most influential businesses in Exeter and get our staff involved in the Games. We can't wait to compete again next year!"