SF Recruitment secure the silverware in Leicester

Business Fives returned to a sunny Leicester as the companies involved combined to raise a fantastic £5,752 as the teams hit the back of the net 188 times in 46 matches.

On International Womens Day it was brilliant to welcome along a number of ladies to the event with Octopus Energy’s Amelia Davies picking up the Player of the Tournament award as she helped her team to the semi final stages.

Safe Retail picked up the top fundraiser award in what was a hotly contested affair as they raised £1,270 for Jeans4Genes a cause close to their hearts just pipping Redwood Bank who managed an excellent total of £1,200 for Poets In.  LOROS Hospice were major benefactors as Mindera raised £735 for them along side a £565 donation from the efforts of the MW Vehicle Contracts team.

There was a lot at stake on the pitch with 2 spots at the National Final up for grabs as well as a share of £750 donation. It was SF Recruitment, WT Birmingham, Redwood Bank and Octopus Energy who made their way to the semis with a 3 goal tally from WT Birmingham and SF Recruitment enough to get passed their respective opponents and seal a spot in Manchester where they will go on to play for Acorns Children Hospice and the Bodie Hodges Foundation respectively.

The final was a tight affair with the winning margin of just 1 goal as the SF Recruitment team won 2-1 and their keeper Sam Smith being singled out as the Man of the Match in the final telling the story of how finely balanced the final was.  Congratulations to the SF Recruitment team who picked up the £500 donation for the Bodie Hodges Foundation after a good final.

In the other individual awards, Malik Williams from WT Birmingham hit the back of the net 14 times to lift the top goal scorer award.

It was WT Nottingham, Unsworth Sugden, MW Vehicle Contracts and Pick Everard who all reached the Europa League semi finals. They were looking to secure a £250 donation for their chosen charity and eventually that went to Blokes as the Unsworth Sugden team held their nerve to win the final 2-0 versus Pick Everard.

After the football former Leicester League Cup winning Hero, Matt Elliott entertained everyone with stories from his time at the club and his brilliant career both at club level and international.

Business Fives will be Birmingham, Bradford, Tees Valley, Nottingham, Sheffield, London and Hull in the coming weeks and full details can be found on our website here.

Leicester Football Tournament Timings

2:45 – Registration and Networking

3:30 – Kick Off

6:00 – Drinks Reception, Buffet, Q&A and prize presentation with Matt Elliott


£500 charity donation to the Champions League Winners & £250 donation to the Europa League winners, Top Fundraisers, Top Goalscorer, Ladies Player of the Tournament, Man of the Match in Champions League Final

Health & Safety

Alongside medical support on site as standard for our Business Fives events for any injuries that might arrive we are taking some extra steps to mitigate risks associated with events.

We adhere fully with the latest government guidance and have implemented a series of covid secure measures in place at our events. In addition to this each player must confirm they have a negative LFT test or that they are fully vaccinated and are not currently displaying any covid symptoms.

You can follow us on social media and both finals of the Europa League and Champions League will be streamed live. With all the coverage it’s a good time to remind you that you will be representing your company so play with respect.

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By taking part you have all helped us raise over £250,000 through our events which we are absolutely thrilled with and we wish you every success in the tournament.

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