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Exciting new fun and games at Big Rail Diversity Challenge

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Big Rail Diversity Challenge and teams from participating organisations can look forward to 28 physical, mental and skill-based activities, including five new challenges for 2023.

Designed to showcase the benefits of working in gender-balanced and diverse teams, the fun and games feature perennial favourites such as the Haka, Walk the Plank and It’s A Knockout.

The quintet of new challenges for this year include:
Agents in Disguise will pit teams against the clock to find hidden props to assume the guise of named characters – from a gardener to a juggler – and take a selfie/photograph.


Art Attack is designed to test communication skills, with budding artists drawing a picture described by their fellow teammates.

A lateral thinking conundrum, Dead Letter Box will see teams solve a sequential puzzle to retrieve a locked cash box.

A cunning twist on the traditional garden game, Goggle Boules challenges teams to get their boules closest to the jack while wearing special goggles that make everything look closer or further away or left instead of right.

While Game Show Bonanza combines two television classics Blankety Blank and Catchphrase for the ultimate quizzing contest.

The Big Rail Diversity Challenge (BRDC) is one of industry charity Women in Rail’s flagship events, organised by multi-media specialists Nimble Media Ltd and provides a platform for team building and networking while participants take part in a mixture of fun mental, physical and skill-based challenges in gender-balanced teams.

Shona Clive, Vice-Chair Women in Rail commented: “Now in its eighth year, The Big Rail Diversity Challenge remains as popular as ever with organisations keen to demonstrate their commitment to inclusion and diversity in the workplace and the benefits this brings.

“Participants can expect an action-packed, fun-filled day underpinned by the key message that diverse, gender-balanced teams work better together.

“In response to feedback, some favourite challenges from previous years are being revived and the five new ones added for 2023 promise to test teams’ problem-solving, collaborative approach and communication.”

This year’s BRDC is being held at Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire, on 21 June.
500 industry personnel have already signed up to participate, but there is still time for organisations to enter a team.

For more information about taking part in the Big Rail Diversity Challenge, call to speak to a member of the team on 01780 432930 or email

Photo credit: Nimble

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