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Saddling up for new fitness drive at park

Laura Barber-Events Sustainability Manager and Laurence Bonner-Sustrans Workplace Officer seen at The Hub at Quorum Retail Park, Benton Lane, Longbenton.
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Laura Barber-Events Sustainability Manager and Laurence Bonner-Sustrans Workplace Officer seen at The Hub at Quorum Retail Park, Benton Lane, Longbenton. REF 0302149817

Staff at a business park are being given a helping hand to kick-start any fitness plans for the year.

Quorum Business Park, based in Longbenton, is organising a number of healthy schedule events over the year for the 5,000 staff on site.

A bike hub will be launched on February 12, which will be hosted every second Wednesday of the month by Sustrans and M-Steel Cycles.

Quorum Business Park events co-ordinator Laura Barber said: “We’re really excited about the new bike hub and are positive that it’s going to be a really popular addition to our events line-up.

“We’ve worked really hard to make it an appealing place to visit, with a vintage vibe decor, a sofa area to relax and read books on the sport and clothing gear on sale.”

In March, Quorum will mark the fourth anniversary of its Q-card, which offers rewards and discounts to cardholders on the park, with a week-long promotion.

Laura added: “We’re looking forward to the opening of the park’s new outdoor gym facility in spring, and so to get everyone warmed up our boot camp leader Adam Hitchings will be running a workshop at the Q-card exhibition.”

The week-long promotion will take place from March 24, with the exhibition on March 26.

DFDS Seaways has donated a star prize of two Amsterdam cruise tickets for the Q-card birthday raffle, where match and race day tickets for Durham County Cricket Club, Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club and Newcastle Racecourse will be up for grabs.

In the meanwhile, social enterprise Food Nation will be on the park on the first Friday of every month serving up a different world cuisine.

Laura said: “It’s a pleasure to work with Food Nation as its culture is undoubtedly in line with Quorum’s sustainable strategy. They produce great-tasting, nutritious food and all of its profits are invested back into their work in the community.

“We’ve got a lot to look forward to over the next few months and we’re confident that the 5,000 staff on the park will take advantage of what’s on offer.”

 

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