Posted: Thursday 16 August 2012
I was delighted to run the 2012 Morton Fraser Tennis Challenge at Westwoods / Fettes College last night, which is now into its fifth successful year.
The Morton Fraser Tennis Challenge is a fun doubles event with lots of tennis, lots of switching partners and, literally, lots of "net" working in the wonderful setting of Fettes College - click here to see some of the photos.
Over 20 players from the Scottish financial services community competed for our rather fabulous trophies and prizes in both the Individual and Corporate Challenges, and we were delighted to see so many familiar faces (plus lots of new faces too!), from RBS, UBS, Virgin Money, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, Chiene + Tait, Aberdeen Asset Management and Team Relocations.
Despite the weather getting a bit wet towards the end - and with apologies for the slight poetic licence there - we managed to complete the five rounds of tennis necessary for The Ref to announce the winners...but more of that later as we keenly await The Ref's Report, which should be with us shortly! (Now available - click here.)
The Corporate Challenge was hotly contested and became a bit of a "battle of the banks", with Virgin Money taking the gold medal, RBS taking the silver medal and Lloyds Banking Group proudly taking the bronze medal in Mo Farah style (so what happened to that photo then?!)!
The Individual Challenge winners were Colin McGill, RBS, and Ian Mitchelmore, Lloyds Banking Group, and the runners up were Paul Smith, Barclays, and Yvonne Sharp, Virgin Money.
This year the Morton Fraser Tennis Challenge supported MF's Charity of the Year, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, with donations for some fantastic tennis-themed cup cakes made by Morton Fraser's own Mariska Drion. We have raised £160 so far, with some donations still to come through, so thank you for everyone's support for this worthy cause.
If anyone is interested in finding out about the Morton Fraser Tennis Challenge 2013, then please do drop me an email and your name can be added for next year...surely one year we will be able to sip Pimms in the sunshine?!