Love Energy Savings lead the way in Manchester

Business Fives returned to Manchester for another sell out event as the 24 companies involved hit the back of the net 276 times in 60 matches and raising £6,488 for local charities along the way.

L’Oreal UK picked up the first silverware of the afternoon courtesy of a phenomenal fundraising total of £4,048 for Manchester Mind in a Business Fives winter season high with a total that will take a lot of topping.  Notable contributions were also made thanks to the efforts of Strategic North who raised £490 for Maggies and Lifeshare and Haines Watts who raised £430 for Fareshare.

There was a lot at stake on the pitch with 3 spots at the national final up for grabs as well as a share of £750 donation. It was Softcat, OpenMoney, CBRE and Love Energy Savings who found themselves in the Champions League semi finals – one game away from qualifying for the National Final in Manchester.

A convincing 4-0 win for Softcat set up and final showdown with Love Energy Sacings, who squeezed past both CBRE and RexF45 on penalties in the knockout stages.  Led by man of the match, Niall Callaghan, the Love Energy Savings team came out victorious, winning 2-0 and winning £500 for Bolton Lads & Girls Club.

In the other individual awards, Phoenix Chow was selected as the Player of the Tournament for her contribution to the Savills team throughout the tournament.

It was FCHO, Avison Young, DF Capital and Godel Technologies who all reached the Europa League semi finals. They were looking to secure that elusive National Final spot alongside a £250 donation. Led by tournament top goal scorer, Luke Mason, it was the FCHO side who were crowned Europa League winners.

After the football former Man City Hero, Paul Dickov entertained everyone with stories from his time at the club and his brilliant career both at club level and international.

Business Fives willbe Leicester and Birmingham, Bradford, Tees Valley and Hull in the coming weeks and full details can be found on our website here.

Manchester Football Tournament Timings

1:45 – Registration and Networking

2:30 – Kick Off

5:00 – Drinks Reception, Buffet, Q&A and prize presentation from Guest speaker Paul Dickov


£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.

Twitter – @businessfives  Instagram – @businessfives17  LinkedIn – Business Fives Ltd  Facebook – Business Fives.

By taking part you have all helped us raise over £230,000 through our events which we are absolutely thrilled with and we wish you every success in the tournament.

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