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Business Fives returns to the Capital again this summer

Posted: 22nd July 2019

Business Fives kicks off in Edinburgh at the start of August with the first of 2 events in the city this summer supported by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. Having gained a Highly Commended Recognition for Responsible Business award at the Edinburgh Chamber Awards earlier this year we are looking forward to continuing our presence in the city.

To date over £82,500 has been raised for charities across Scotland as a result of the corporate football events and this summer the aims is to surpass the £100k milestone.

Edinburgh firms have a choice of two qualifying events with the first on Tuesday 6th August and the second at the start of September to be held on Thursday 5th.  The five a side events for football loving firms will take in 6 Scottish cities this summer as well as venturing south to 9 English cities for the first time before the tournament concludes with the national final in Edinburgh at the end of September where the national business five-a-side summer champions will be crowned.

We are pleased to once again be partnering with the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce following the success of the partnership in recent years. Getting the chance to bring sectors together while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle is fantastic and given the companies already signed up for the Summer events in Edinburgh that include BNY Mellon, ESPC, Freeagent, Johnston Carmichael and Morrison Construction, it promises to be another great series of events.

As a socially conscious company Business Fives have again committed to awarding the winning team with a generous donation to their chosen charity of 10 per cent from all of the event’s revenue.

The corporate football events with a charitable impact have a host of stellar clients and are an excellent opportunity for teambuilding and networking for footie loving firms as well as raising money for charity simultaneously.

Business Fives ambassadors former Hearts star and manager Gary Locke and ex-Hibs player and manager John “Yogi” Hughes will be along at the Edinburgh events for a Question and Answer session at the drinks reception.

Tournament founder and Business Fives managing director John McClarey – who also organises a highly-successful Business Fours golf tournament – says “We are delighted to be hosting two events in the city where Business Fives began and delighted with the response from the business community so far.  We’ve been really impressed at the charitable efforts from the city of Edinburgh that has lived up to its reputation of having communities at the heart of their work.  Given the mix of companies we’ve had involved it promises to be another good networking opportunity.”


The Edinburgh Events

There will be two events taking place in Edinburgh this Summer:

Edinburgh August Event

Tuesday 6th August – Powerleague, Edinburgh

Edinburgh September Event

Thursday 5th September – Powerleague, Edinburgh

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