Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT) hosted a unique networking event as part of Clydesdale Bank’s Business Week.
The event, held yesterday (12 November) at Pittodrie Stadium, showcased the work of Aberdeen FC and AFCCT as well as providing a networking opportunity.
Over 80 members of the Aberdeen and North East business community attended the event. Speakers include George Yule, Vice Chairman of Aberdeen FC, Ally Prockter, Chief Executive of AFCCT and club legend Russell Anderson who now works for AFC and AFCCT in a joint Business Development role.
Guests were welcomed to the event by John Brebner, City Director Aberdeen for Clydesdale Bank.
Ally Prockter, said: “AFCCT aims to improve health, education and equality primarily through sport. It’s fantastic to have so many of the local business community interested in learning more about our work.
“Russell’s recent appointment as Business Development Executive, working for both the Football Club and the Community Trust, is a fantastic bonus for everyone involved. As well as still being a real fans’ favourite, Russell is already proving himself to be an excellent professional behind the scenes at Pittodrie.”
John Brebner, said: “The high attendance at this event demonstrates the real sense of community felt by Aberdeen and North East businesses.
“I hope the attendees left with a deeper understanding of the importance of working with the local community, and having established some useful new business connections.”
The theme for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ Business Week is ‘Growth through innovation’, a positive and forward thinking approach to inspire businesses across the UK. Over 200 events will take place across the country, from breakfast meetings to flagship events, with an impressive line-up of innovative speakers including Jo Fairley, co-founder of Green & Blacks, and Will Whitehorn, former president of Virgin Galactic.