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Newport's Henry Howard Finance wins Aldermore's annual five-a-side tournament

POSTED: 8th September 2016
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Henry Howard Finance, the finance broker from Newport in Wales, has won Aldermore’s second annual five-a-side football tournament which was held yesterday (Wednesday 7th September) at St George’s Park, the Football Association’s National Football Centre and home of England’s national teams.

15 teams participated in the tournament consisting of 12 teams fielded by Aldermore’s introducer partners and three teams made up of Aldermore employees.

The winning team from Henry Howard Finance was awarded the Adam Massen Memorial Cup, which is named after a member of Aldermore’s asset finance team who sadly passed away from a brain haemorrhage in 2014. The trophy was presented by Jenny Massen, Adam’s wife, and Alan Kennedy, the former Liverpool, Newcastle and England footballer.

This year’s tournament raised £8,000 for Headway, the charity chosen by Adam Massen’s family, which works to improve the lives of those affected by brain injury and their families.This sum exceeds the £6,000 raised for the charity by last year’s event.

Lee Relish, Asset Finance Sales Co-ordinator at Henry Howard Finance, said:

"We enjoyed a great day at St. George’s Park and winning the competition was clearly the icing on the cake for us. The event was a lot of fun and a fantastic opportunity to get together with other brokers whilst supporting a great charity in Headway. We are already looking forward to coming back to defend our title next year.”

Anna Kerr, Corporate Partnership Officer at Headway UK, said:

“We are extremely grateful to Aldermore for its invaluable support over the last two years. Brain injury can devastate every area of a person's life, impacting a person's ability to walk, talk, think and feel. We look forward to the annual tournament not only because it raises vital funds and awareness of our work to support people affected by brain injury, but also for the fitting memorial it provides for Adam Massen who tragically passed away while working for the Bank.”

Jon Maycock, Sales Director, Asset Finance at Aldermore, said:

“Yesterday’s event was about remembering Adam Massen. Adam was a massive football fan and would be delighted to know that an event like this was being held in his name. We are really grateful to all of our introducers who took part for making the tournament such a success and raising vital funds for Headway.”

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For further enquiries, journalists can contact:

Ian Burge, PR Manager
Phone:             020 3553 4292
Mobile:             07767 794 956
Email:              ian.burge@aldermore.co.uk

Sam Boden, Cicero Group
Phone:            020 7947 5317
Mobile:            07900 242 823
Email:             sam.boden@cicero-group.com 

Notes to Editors:

Aldermore

Aldermore Group PLC is a specialist lender and savings bank offering straightforward products to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), homeowners, landlords and individuals, who we believe are often poorly or under-served by the wider market.

Aldermore has no branch network but serves customers and intermediary partners online, by phone and face to face through its network of regional offices located around the UK.

Building on its core values of being reliable, expert, dynamic and straightforward, Aldermore aims to deliver banking as it should be.

Established in 2009, Aldermore has grown significantly. At the end of June 2016, lending to customers stood at £6.8 billion and customer deposits totalled £6.5 billion.

For more information, please visit www.aldermore.co.uk.

Aldermore Bank PLC is an operating entity of Aldermore Group PLC. In March 2015, Aldermore Group PLC’s shares (ALD.L) listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Aldermore Bank PLC is regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority and is registered under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

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