Amec wins BG Energy Challenge

More than 200 participants making up 38 teams from companies including Centrica, Hess and Tullow Oil took part in the BG Energy Challenge from 7-9 July, and raised £236,000 for charity in the process.

The money went to overseas aid agency Care International and Sparks, the children’s medical research charity.

The six-stage event comprised a combination of running, cycling, canoeing, orienteering and construction challenges putting teams’ physical fitness and strategic skills to the test, while providing inter-company team bonding and industry networking opportunities.

Crossing the Rhosilli Down coastline in south Wales, Team Amec from Aberdeen were crowned overall winners.

Paul Slater, Amec team captain, said: “Participating in the event has given us a great opportunity for our team to come together and get to know one another outside the office environment.

“I’m extremely proud of the whole team and the immense hard work that has been put in over the last four months; training week in, week out and more importantly the funds we’ve raised for charity.”

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