Our History


  • Michael Downard
  • Simon Rider

Mike Downard and Simon Rider founded The UK Emergency Services Games Limited (UKESG) in 2019.  The central focus of the Games is to provide a sporting events stage in the UK which is not just about creating fun, healthy competition amongst services, but about giving all Emergency Services staff an opportunity to come together, prioritise their own mental and physical health, and establish friendships across all the services.  The Games, which will take place each year in a different part of the UK, are designed to epitomise the spirit of the Emergency Services, and are built around 5 fundamental strengths which the UK Emergency Services practice every day;

  1. Respect
  2. Discipline
  3. Professionalism
  4. Commitment
  5. Passion

They also want to recognise the support to serving staff from immediate family members, so they decided to open up participation to them too, to recognise the support they give on a daily basis.