Sport Of Kings
Over 80 keen golfers from businesses at Kings Hill took a break from work to take part in a tournament at the Kings Hill Golf Club and raise money for the Royal British Legion.
Organised by developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd this was the seventh Kings Hill Business Challenge and players competed for a silver cup and commemorative Royal British Legion medals.
Players teed off to a shotgun start and the winning team was from investment brokers Elson Associates, which was presented with a silver cup, medals and a bottle of champagne for each team member.
Nearest the pin was Chris Broughton of Contacta Ltd and the longest drive was achieved by Cae Davis who was playing for the Korec team. Each won a golfing pack of hat, balls and towel.
There was a charity raffle in aid of the Royal British Legion - whose village for ex-service men is close to Kings Hill – with golf equipment and champagne donated by a number of the participating businesses. £500 was raised on the day and Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd has matched the sum and will be sending £1000 to the Royal British Legion.
Caroline Binns, associate director, marketing and leasing, Liberty Property Trust UK, said “This annual occasion provides an opportunity for Kings Hill businesses to meet their neighbours and for us to thank them for their business.
“We have had a successful year with around 80,000 sq ft of property transactions completed on the business park in the past 12 months. A proportion of this was businesses moving from one premises to another and so it was a good opportunity to provide an update on current vacant space.
“Our flexibility means that we can accommodate businesses as their needs change, as demonstrated by building brand new offices for Cabot when it outgrew its existing space here.”
The 6,600 yard par 72 Kings Hill Golf Club is set in 200 acres of undulating terrain featuring large areas of protected heath and mature woodland. The light and airy colonial style clubhouse is a focal point of Kings Hill for both the business and the residential communities.