FFG Chairman Dean Forbes named second most influential Black person in Britain by The Powerlist 2023

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Wow! Number 2 on the Powerful Media and JP Morgan Powerlist, recognising the UK’s most powerful and influential black people!

Its surreal to me to be in such company on such a list, let alone number 2. I cannot tell you how proud and honoured I am.

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FFG host @elisha_x takes us through the incredible evening of our 2024 CapTable Pitch Competition held at Forterro Hq.

We are thrilled to announce the exceptional winners of this year’s CapTable Pitch Competition, who have been awarded a total of £50,000 in investment!

@theveganpattylady and @needigifts – Our joint winners will each receive a substantial investment of £20,000 to fuel their innovative ventures.

Our impressive runners-up @joinslinger @goodwith.co will each take home £5,000, recognizing their outstanding business pitches and ideas.

This year’s competition was more intense than ever, with a staggering fourfold increase in applicants compared to last year. The quality and creativity of the pitches were truly phenomenal. Congratulations to all who participated – your efforts and ideas were inspiring!

A heartfelt thank you to our partners and judges who made this event possible:

Corten Capital

Thank you once again to everyone involved, and a massive congratulations to our incredible winners!
Dean Forbes on the negotiation strategy he used when doing the €1 billion Forterro deal. 

During our trip stateside we visited New York and connected with the boys from @earnyourleisure one of America’s biggest financial literacy platforms! 

This episode is now live and you can watch the full podcast on @earnyourleisure channel!