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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
I don’t believe in separation. Over the years I have been lucky enough to be considered for many race based accolades. ‘The First Black xxx’ or the ‘top black xxxx’ have all come across my desk at some point and I have always politely declined; for two reasons. Firstly I don’t believe in recognition in this way and secondly because I don’t compete in my profession on irrational criteria like race. I don’t want to be the best black anything. I want to be the best, full stop. However when I was nominated to the Powerlist, I felt quite different and in the wake of some of the negative feedback I’d like to explain why.Read more →
Tuesday 17th November 2020. Dean Forbes has been named one of the 100 most influential people of African, African-Caribbean and African-American heritage in the United Kingdom. SEVEN-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton topped the list.
Dean’s drive and determination across a 20 year career in enterprise software and technology has led him to be recognised within the industry as one of Europe’s strongest turn around CEO’s, delivering over $1bn in exit transactions with an average of a 4 x return across three separate transactions.Read more →
Davina has been part of FFG from the beginning and will now step up to take ownership of the groups activities alongside existing CEO Danielle Forbes.
‘Davina is literally part of the FFG family and has been pivotal in our early journey so far. We have been inundated with requests, proposals and opportunities so it became necessary to bring on an additional leader so that we can capitalise on the opportunities in front of us’ said Danielle Forbes, CEO.Read more →
I am both honoured and humbled at being considered for this prestigious award and would like to express my thanks to Lloyds Bank and Inflexion . I was devastated when my football career didn’t go as planned and had to draw upon determination and resilience to redirect my life and career. Thankfully, I was given an opportunity in the Telco and IT industry by Dean Dennis and I took it with both hands.Read more →
Forbes Family Group hereby present a fantastic paid opportunity for a flourishing 18-21 year old media enthusiast to work alongside a professional production team as part of a new exciting project. The project goal is to create a podcast and Vlog sharing success stories of individuals who have derived from disadvantaged backgrounds, to help inspire the next generation.
The chosen person will need to be available for four dates, initially the 18th of September, to accompany the wider technical team granting them with the opportunity to increase knowledge and inherit new skills within the media industry with a further three days to be confirmed.Read more →
Forbes Family Group today successfully closed an investment into ‘Foxberry Boys’, contemporary ready-to-wear brand
Established in 2008 Foxberry Boys has gained a solid following and significant attention for their stand out, edgy designs that often lean on political moments and movements. Notoriety and momentum were gained when a number of celebrities and well known influencers began adopted some of the brands iconic designs such as the limited edition Barack Obama t-shirts and contemporary headwear.Read more →
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