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For six weeks over June and July, Haddenham based financial information company, Defaqto has and will be running its own employee 'Olympic' style Summer Games.

The company employees 120 people and actively promotes a healthy work / leisure balance through, for example, wellbeing weeks and exercise classes on-site, as well as the Summer Games.

The games consisted of 14 activities including a treasure hunt, egg & spoon race, a quiz, a bake-off as well as more athletic activities such as a 5k race which was held on Friday 23rd June.

Forty-four people took part in the 5k race, some of whom were novice runners, having started by joining the 'couch to 5k' group at Defaqto and built up their confidence and competitive spirit to take part in the Summer Games.

Tara Hopkins, Head of HR Defaqto said: "It's increasingly important for companies to consider work / leisure balance as a benefit for employees since a happy and healthy workforce can help productivity and creativity."

"For us it's also about having fun and creating a genuine team spirit."

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