Midlands businesses take to the pitch and raise more than £1000 for charity

L-R: Tim Hubbard (Large Enterprise Director, Altodigital); Dean Marsh (Sales Director, CoreTrust Europe); James Abrahart (Altodigital CEO); Phil Barrington, Director, ICT, Purchased Services, HealthTrust Europe) and James Baynham (Managed Services Consultant, Altodigital)

A charity football match between teams from two Midlands-based businesses has raised over £1,000 for mental health charity Mind.

Kingswinford-based Altodigital, the largest independent supplier of office technology in the UK, took on Birmingham-based HealthTrust Europe, a healthcare solutions partner focused on improving healthcare within the communities they serve.

To add further spice to the encounter, the two businesses have recently entered into a new partnership with Altodigital winning the contract to supply Document Services to CoreTrust Europe, a subsidiary of HealthTrust Europe. Under the new agreement, CoreTrust Europe’s members will be able to use Altodigital’s consultancy teams in order to fulfil print and document management requirements.

However, it was the supplier that came out on top with Altodigital winning 3-2 in the friendly match, which took place at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 25th April.

Following the game, Tim Hubbard, Corporate Business Development Director for Altodigital and team captain, said: “We really enjoyed playing against our new client. It was definitely competitive as we’re two companies used to success and winning, but ultimately all the players are delighted that we have managed to raise over £1,000 for Mind and support the fantastic work that it does.”

Dennis Robb, CEO of HealthTrust Europe said: “I am delighted that colleagues supported our chosen charity for 2019 by both playing on the night and making donations. The effort made exemplifies HealthTrust Europe’s mission to improve healthcare in the communities we serve.

“I would also like to thank Altodigital for being commendable opponents and praise them on their win.

“This is just the first of this year’s events HealthTrust Europe has planned to raise money for Mind and support the wonderful work they do.”