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Teams announced for Edinburgh Professional Services event

Posted: 24th January 2018

The teams participating in the Edinburgh Professional Services qualifying event for a business five-a-side tournament have been announced, with time still available for companies to get involved.

Professional Services Edinburgh Heat Winter 2018 logos

Business Fives winter season kicks off in Edinburgh supported by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and will run on the 1st February in the capital.

Business Fives, the five-a-side contest for football-loving firms is now entering its fourth season as the winter season takes in four Scottish cities for the first time – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee – with teams competing for a place in the grand final in Glasgow on 14 March.

Building on its year-on-year success having worked with more than 300 firms and raised over £30,000 for charities since launching in 2016.

Like the summer season, tournament organisers have committed to donating 10 per cent of all its revenue to charity with the winning team securing a bumper donation for their charity of choice.

Business Fives boasts some famous ex-players and sporting celebrities as ambassadors including footballer turned businessman Lee Mair, Hibernian Legend Pat Stanton and Hearts legend Gary Mackay, BBC Pundit Tam McManus along with TV presenter David Tanner.

Tournament founder and Business Fives managing director John McClarey – who also organised a highly-successful inaugural Business Fours golf tournament earlier in the year – says it’s a great opportunity for businesses to bond with colleagues outside of the office, get fit and raise money for charity

The Edinburgh Professional Services heat

Here’s where and when the event is taking place and which firms are involved to date:

Professional Services Heat Thursday 1st February – World of Football, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
Companies involved: Bank of Scotland, Addleshaw Goddard, BlackRock, Wood Mackenzie, Craneware, Anderson Strathern, Stewart Investors, Bruce Stevenson, Insurance Society of Edinburgh, Pinsent Masons

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