18 Jun 2018
Business Fives picked up the Sustainability & Social Impact Award at Causeway’s annual awards night at the stunning Glasgow City Chambers. The awards celebrated entrepreneurial talent in both Ireland and Scotland and celebrated the successes of companies with Irish links in Scotland and vice versa.
Causeway, an organisation set up in 2016 to promote growth opportunities for firms in Scotland Ireland and enhance trade relations between the two countries. Sponsored by law firm CMS, Business Fives was shortlisted amongst some stiff competition including engineering giant and headline sponsor for the awards, Jacobs, who created a dedicated global centre of excellence for sustainability, Changeworks Recycling and the Irish Voice. The award recognises the importance of businesses giving back to communities by creating a positive social impact and creating a sustainable future.
Founded in April 2016, Edinburgh based Business Fives has created a new, exciting atmosphere and network for professionals to make new connections, whilst promoting active lifestyles through playing sport.
Actively encouraging all levels of ability to participate, promoting health, fitness, wellbeing and community engagement; all whilst raising over £43,000 for a broad range of Scottish charities supported by a company commitment to donating 10% of all revenue to charity.
Hosting Scotland’s national business five-a-side tournament, which is now entering its fifth season with 12 events in summer 2018 with future plans to expand into Ireland. The company also host Business Fours, Scotland's national business golf tournament. With over 3,000 professionals from over 400 companies involved in their events many participant organisations are fellow Causeway members, with many more throughout Scotland.
Managing Director John McClarey said, “We are delighted to have been recognised for our company achievements and commitment to creating a positive social impact through our events at these prestigious awards.
“Business Fives has been involved in Causeway since the organisation launched at the Edinburgh Castle. Being an Irish entrepreneur in Scotland has been a challenge and Causeway has provided a great network to meet with likeminded professionals and gain practical business insights whilst making valuable connections. We’re absolutely thrilled with the recognition from our peers and would like to thank our clients and partiner organisations who have been inspired to come on our journey and helped us to grow over the past two years.
“Business Fives will continue to believe in, and develop our socially conscious ethos by inspiring businesses to create a positive impact on society through our events.”