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The event, held at the East Midlands Conference Centre on 29th September, brought together corporate finance professionals and teams from across the Midlands and beyond.

Paul Goodman, Chairman of the Goodman Financial Group, explained: “This is a big year for us as we celebrated our 10-year anniversary in February, and since CP Sport also celebrated its 15th birthday recently we thought it was a great excuse to organise a fantastic night out.

“As a regional group of corporate finance teams, we share a similar aim – we all want to do the best we can, and support other regional and UK businesses to thrive and grow. Having the chance to meet up informally and network with old and new colleagues and friends while celebrating our collective achievements made it a very enjoyable and positive event. The fact that we were able to raise so much money for such a worthwhile charity at the same time was the icing on the cake.”

Paul Goodman, Chairman of the Goodman Financial Group

CP Sport’s mission is to improve quality of life for people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities through sport, physical activity and active recreation.

The charity’s Chief Executive, Ali Talbot, said: “We are truly delighted with the level of funds raised at the charity dinner. This fundraising event will enable Cerebral Palsy Sport to reach more children, young people and adults through sport and help change their lives. Thank you to everyone who supported this wonderful evening.”

The event was compered by Derek Redmond, a former Olympic 400m runner who went on to take part in a number of sports after retiring from the track.


Paul Goodman added: “I’d like to thank Derek for his wonderful hosting of the night, and thank everyone who came along and gave so generously, in particular the sponsors who made the evening possible – Corporate Financial Solutions, Smart Currency and Bibby Financial Services and Isaac Intelligence.

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Our thanks also go to Champions (UK) Plc for their excellent support in setting up and running this special event.


Photo credit Double Image Photography