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Uk active Uprising and Awards

Uk active Uprising and Awards

On June 30th, Sean and 9 of the team from 3-1-5 were lucky enough to attend the 2022 ‘ukactive Uprising and awards’. The event was held at the iconic ICC in Birmingham.

1,000 decision-makers, influencers and health professional were brought together at the event. All the attendee’s were from the health, fitness, sport and physical activity sector.

The boys were delighted with the huge lunch buffet!

Highlights from our day.

Breakout sessions were the theme of the day and there were some powerful Active Uprising keynotes. One of our favourites was Ollie Ollerton. Ollie is a former UK Special Forces soldier, television personality and the author of Break Point and Battle Ready. Ollie spoke about lessons from his experiences as UK Special Forces Soldier and from Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Ollie Ollerton in his inspiring keynote speech

Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson is renowned for her achievements as an athlete, and is a multi-gold medal winner in Paralympic sport. She competed for Wales at five Paralympic Games and three Commonwealth Games. Through that time Tanni won 16 medals, including 11 gold medals, and holding over 35 world records.

At the event Tanni reflected on her time as ukactive chair. This lady really is an inspiration and genuinely lovely person. She got a standing ovation at the end of her speech and we will miss seeing her head up the ukactive events.

The evening

A fizz-fuelled reception kicked off the evening.  Sean was able to meet up with some long term friends from the Industry. With covid affecting our Industry so dramatically its been a few years since we were able to attend one of these events on a face to face basis.

Celebrating 15 years working with X-Force 

June 2022, the month of the event, coincided with Sarah’s 15 year anniversary working for X-Force UK. Sean and the team presented her with champagne and a fabulous card featuring some amazing highlights of the last 15 years.

Following some great photo opportunities, the evening continued with the ukactive Awards. Sadly this year we didn’t get to bring any home. HOWEVER, we were shortlisted in 4 categories against some HUGE national contenders. We did extremely well to get this far and had a marvellous night celebrating 3-1-5.

The evening itself was hosted by Laura Hoggins, also known in the industry as ‘Biceps’. Laura  is an award winning PT at The Foundry London, Best-selling Author ‘Lift Yourself’ Top Ranking Podcast Host ‘Biceps & Banter’. Laura is an ambassador for women in sport, Coach on @fiit and owner of Instagram channel @laurabiceps with over 40k followers.

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Overall we had a fantastic day and night (with a few hangovers the next day to seal the deal).

We look forward to returning in 2023!