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July 28, 2021

Forbes Family Group Acquire Minority Stake In ‘Our Game’

Forbes Family Group (FFG) today secured a sizeable minority position in "Our Game" the UKs leading provider of products and support services for the thriving semi professional and recreational athlete community. The investment will be made from FFG’s new ‘Ace Fund’ and is against an Our Game pre money valuation of £1,000,000. Dean Forbes, FFG Chairman will take up a formal seat on the board of directors having previously served as an ‘Advisor’ to the company.

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July 28, 2021

How it all started: Our Game

Today, we know Francis Duku as the owner and CEO of Our Game, an organisation that is dedicated to providing effective support to, and addressing the gaps in the semi-professional and amateur game. What a lot of people don't know is that the concept of Our Game goes all the way back to Francis Duku's years as a football player for Gravesend. 

In a pre-season fixture for Gravesend, Francis Duku broke his ankle attempting an overhead kick. This misfortune put an end to his childhood dream of playing professional football, but proved to be the inspiration behind his plans to revolutionise the game for many others.

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June 4, 2021

Forbes Family Group & Ten Em Bee Sponsorship Announcement

Forbes Family Group are delighted to announce that they have entered into a two-year partnership agreement making them Ten Em Bee’s main sponsor and social responsibility partner.

Ten Em Bee, a long-standing community centre and football club based in the London Borough of Lewisham has long provided a place for young boys and girls from the surrounding areas a safe and progressive place to come and play football, alongside other activities. The club has lifted and elevated over 10,000 young people since being established in 1975.

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February 17, 2021

Dean Forbes is appointed as Chief Executive of Forterro

Austin, TX, February 16, 2021—Forterro, a group of companies that deliver enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to small- and medium-sized businesses, today announced the appointment of two new executives to lead the company into a new phase of growth in its core market, Europe.

Dean Forbes, a longtime, U.K.-based software executive who was most recently the president of The Access Group, was named Forterro’s chief executive. Paul Smolinski, the former chief financial officer of HR and payroll software firm CoreHR, was named CFO.

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