21 May 2018
HEADLINE: Business Fives is back with the summer 2018 season in Glasgow
LEAD TEXT: Business Fives kicks off in Glasgow with the Professional Services event, the first of 3 events in the city. In the previous Business Fives season the sector was represented by 18 companies’ across Scotland and raised over £2,000 for their chosen charities.
The Glasgow Professional Services event will be the second of eleven events held across Scotland for the 2018 Summer Season of Business Fives. With the continued support of our industry partner organisation, The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, the event will take place on Thursday 26th July.
Ross Flockhart from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce says “We are delighted to once again be partnering with and supporting Business Fives following the success of the competition in recent years. Getting the chance to bring the sector together while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle is fantastic. Given the companies already signed up for this summer’s events in Edinburgh and Glasgow, we have no doubt that this will be another major success and a great opportunity for property businesses to raise their profile, support a great cause and have some competitive fun!”
For 2018 Business Fives have again committed to awarding the winning team with a bumper donation to their chosen charity of 10 per cent from all of the event’s revenue.
Now entering its fifth season the teambuilding and networking events for footie loving firms will take in, for the first time, five Scottish cities – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee. Each of the teams taking part will be competing for a place in the grand final taking place on Wednesday 26th September in Edinburgh.
Since launching in 2016, Business Fives have seen year-on-year success having worked with over 400 companies and raising £42,000 for Scottish charities.
Business Fives boasts some famous ex-players and sporting celebrities as ambassadors including footballer former Rangers star and ex-SFA boss Gordon Smith, ex-Celtic star turned commentator Andy Walker, Hibs legend Pat Stanton, Hearts stalwart 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 this year – says “the events have proven to be a very big hit with the Glasgow Professional Services sector and allows a wide range of job roles to come together on the football pitch and down tools for the afternoon. We’ve been really impressed at the charitable efforts from the city of Glasgow 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 for the industry.”
The Glasgow Events
There will be three events taking place in Glasgow this summer:
Glasgow Professional Services Event
Thursday 26th July – Townhead Powerleague, Glasgow
Glasgow Energy & Utilities Event
Thursday 2nd August – Townhead Powerleague, Glasgow
Glasgow Construction, Housing & Property Event
Thursday 9th August – Townhead Powerleague, Glasgow