IP Plus (UK) Ltd (parent company of Ansaback 24/7 outsourced call centre) has been announced as winners of the Suffolk Cycling Challenge 2013, by coming top of the 200 – 499 staff category! With 41 staff members participating.
IPPLUS staff held off strong competition to achieve a great result. The Suffolk Cycle Challenge is an annual event, encouraging people to ride their bikes by offering a weekly spot prize, but also (and very importantly) a selection of delicious cupcakes for the category winners. Each organisation encourages all employees to sign up on the challenge website, and to log each of their rides between 1st and 21st July with the prizes given to the organisation with the highest rate of participation.
After a very strong start, and good participation levels from all divisions within the business, a late challenge came in the final week of the competition, with IPPlus (UK) Ltd dropping to second place and losing ground each day to some very motivated rivals. This lead to a sustained recruitment drive along with some words of encouragement from the group CEO (and some great weather) which saw a late surge in participation, with a total of almost 1 in 5 of all employees taking part by the final weekend. The recruitment drive took us from second place with 3 days left, to first by only a handful of participants!
It was a great achievement and we would like to thank everyone who took part.