David McQueen is passionate about developing leaders. A family man first, he is the husband of one, father of two and friend of many. He has founded and cofounded successful businesses including Q Squared Ltd, Black Founders Hub Ltd and Evermoor Ltd and sits as a non-exec Director on the advisory board of several companies offering support on leadership and financial competence.Read more →
As CEO of Forbes Family Group, it is my immense honour to share the news that our founder and chairman, Dean Forbes, has been named on The Powerlist 2021, as one the most influential Black people in the UK, for a second consecutive year.Read more →
CEO of Forterro named alongside Marcus Rashford, Sir Lenny Henry and Dame Sharon White in the list of the UK’s most powerful people of African, African Caribbean and African American heritage. Tech leader Dean Forbes has today been named as one of the UK’s most influential black people in The Powerlist 2022.Read more →
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 →
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 →