Friday 14th July 2017
WIMBLEDON – Strawberries and cream
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, having been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877. Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments and is widely considered the most prestigious.
The tournament takes place over two weeks in early July (between 3rd and 16th July 2017), culminating with the singles and doubles Finals on the final weekend. In order to prepare for this tense weekend, New World Business Centre is going to hold a rather fancy Strawberries and Cream afternoon for its tenants on Friday 14th July, throughout which many semi-final matches will be held. If the day allows for it, we will even get the tennis up live on our 80 inch screen in our Conference room. What a treat that would be!
Wimbledon traditions don’t include a strict dress code but please dress for the occasion. Anyone wearing anything tennis related on the day will get VIP treatment!
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th July 2017
British Formula 1 GRAND PRIX
“Few sporting occasions match the intensity, glamour and drama of any F1 Grand Prix worldwide.”
British legends take on one another at this year’s F1 British Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Max Chilton will be aiming to impress the loyal British fans at their home race and hoping to mount the steps of the Silverstone podium.
Lewis has been dominating this season’s championship so far alongside his German team mate Nico Rosberg. Here’s Lewis lifting his winning trophy back in 2015.
Friday 14th July – Practice
Saturday 15th July – Qualifying
Sunday 16th July – Race
Silverstone, United Kingdom
With an 84 inch Monitor on the wall in our Conference room, it would be a shame not to watch sections of the Practise round on the Friday to break up the last working day of the week. The Open Golf Championship will also be in full swing, so it might have to be a sports day for all fans in NWBC.
Friday 23rd July 2017
ROYAL ASCOT – Afternoon Tea in the sun
On Friday 23rd June, all tenants within New World Business Centre will be celebrating Royal Ascot 2017 with some fine dining in the form of afternoon tea with scones and cream! If the sun is out we can all gather in the outside seating area and enjoy a well-deserved break. A Prosecco or two would go down nicely too. Why not add a touch of class we say!
Royal Ascot offers the perfect opportunity to get together with friends, family or colleagues, and here at New World Business Centre, we see no reason why anyone should miss out on the excitement due to work commitments. Whether you are an avid follower of the week-long event or not interested in the slightest, we should all take the opportunity to come together on a Friday afternoon and celebrate a truly British event together in the best way possible, with delicious treats and good company!
There will be extra toppings for the scone of the best dressed so dust off your fancy suits and dig out your summer frocks and dress to impress!
The Ascot website says it best:
“Anticipated and revered, these five days are made for socialising. Long seen as a spectacle of decadence, fashion and style, they are referenced the world over.”
Imagine if the Bristol Bath cycle track was used for a racetrack! We would have VIP seating here at NWBC. What a thought!
Sunday 16th – Sunday 23rd July 2017
The 146th Open – Royal Birkdale
The return of The Open to Royal Birkdale, in July, will see one of the great occasions in world sport taking place on the Lancashire coastline. Just because any Golf enthusiasts among us here at NWBC may not be able to attend, doesn’t mean that they should not celebrate the prestigious event.
Here at New World Business Centre, we will be providing a themed cake afternoon on Friday 21st July, and maybe a bit of indoor golf for those who want to practise their close range putting. You never know, we might be watching one of our own on the telly next year winning the 147th Open!
The Championship – ‘Since 1860, The Open has been played over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug – first presented in 1873 – is one of the most iconic trophies in all of sport.’
The Course – ‘Since first hosting The Open in 1954, Royal Birkdale has been one of the most regular venues for the Championship other than St Andrews. The course has produced many memorable moments including Arnold Palmer’s magnificent shot out from a blackberry bush at 16 in 1961.’
The Open at Royal Birkdale is regarded as one of the truest tests of links golf and 2017 promises to deliver another worthy Champion Golfer of the Year.
Friday 4th – Sunday 13th July 2017
IAAF World Championships – London
In August 2017, London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will light up for a spectacular Summer of World Athletics. It will be the biggest global sporting event of the year – apart from the Sports Day we are planning here at NWBC that is!
Over 10 magical days, the world’s top athletes will bring the roar back to the iconic stadium that saw Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Usain Bolt race to glory. Even more exciting than this; on Friday 11th August, New World Business Centre will send their best athletes up against one another in some epic egg and spoon races and possibly a wheelbarrow race too for those more daring.
For everyone who wants to get involved, bring your gym kit on the day and we can have a bit of light hearted competition in a nearby field in our lunch break. Refreshments will be provided to top off a fun afternoon in the sun.
The IAAF World Championships in London will be the 16th in the event’s 34-year history with the first IAAF World Championships being hosted in Helsinki in 1983.
The most recent Championships in Beijing, China, in August, 2015, saw 1931 athletes participate from a record 207 national federations. Kenya topped the medal table for the first time in its history, winning 16 medals of which seven were gold. USA have topped the medal table on 10 occasions.”