Tech sector swings into action to support Scots charities

Business Fours golfers gear up for the final following Technology & IT qualifier heat 

Golfers from across Scotland’s tech sector came together last week to raise cash for the Yard Scotland and Beatson Cancer Charity at an action-packed golf qualifier at Craigielaw.
They went head to head to decide the finalists for this year’s Business Fours – Scotland’s National Business Golf Tournament – with teams from Craneware, CityFibre, Brodies and HighNet all qualifying for the final, which will be held on 24 May at the Fairmont St Andrews.
The heat was supported by industry partners ScotlandIS, whose Head of Operations, Karen Meechan, said: “ScotlandIS is delighted to partner with Business Fours for its first national business golf tournament.  We were delighted to see the tech sector shut their laptops and stretch their legs on the fairways of Craigielaw, while supporting two excellent causes.”
The Business Fours competition provides the opportunity for players to network with others in their profession while also raising cash for worthy causes. The charity raffle was supported by the players on the day, as well as SEC Glasgow and Fairmont St Andrews, which donated prizes to bolster the fundraising efforts for East Coast charity partner the Yard Scotland, which provides adventure play experiences for disabled children and young people, as well as providing family support, in the east of Scotland.
It was also supported by golfwear specialist Royal & Awesome, which supplied the finalists with some flamboyant golf trousers.
Yard Scotland Chief Executive Celine Sinclair said: “We are delighted to have the support of Business Fours. The Yard will greatly benefit from your generosity, which will enable us to support more disabled children, young people and their families through our adventure play services in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife.”
John McClarey, Founder and Operator of Business Fours, said: “This inaugural Business Fours is a new and exciting event to be added to the Scottish business calendar.  The event at Craigielaw saw the highest standard of scoring so far in the tournament and it was great to see the event played in great spirits with all participants making the most of the opportunity to connect with likeminded professionals.  I wish the heat qualifiers all the very best when they get to the finals.”
The four Technology & IT heat qualifiers will join teams from Brewin Dolphin, Anderson Strathern, Begbies Traynor, Equator Scotland, Kames Capital, Turcan Connell, Edinburgh Airport, Greater Glasgow Hotels Association, Simple Energy Scotland, South Ayrshire Council, Dougall Baillie Associates and AC Whyte & Co at the national final.

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