Biggest ever ACCROSS Business League event and Berni had to field an under strength squad.
Hit by injuries to Kelly Anderton and Richard Dwyer Berni was in trouble. Having missed the latest transfer window she had to draft in the inexperienced and untested Leoni Thompson, who first hit the headlines as Accrington & Rossendale Colleges first apprentice.
As the oppositions ranks swelled the under-strength team had to hastily furnish another table at the back of the room.
After a short delay Berni kicked of with a short pass to Jo Fulthorpe Hyndburn Enterprise Trust and Chrissy Pilkington Chamber of Commerce. These two strikers matched up well and immediately scored with their news of secured funding, fresh workshops and seminars.
The restart saw the introductions of ACCROSSs new head of Creative, Care, Service & Business faculty, Gael Atherton.
Two rounds of seated networking and lunch. The table captains kept the ball in play.
Immediately at the start of the second half three businesses were awarded ‘Free kicks’ The crowd was stunned into silences as Richard Singleton wh-Y-us, Michael Donkin The IT Dept, and Tim Waring The Fuel Saver Co. all scored from their set pieces.
Competition winners were announced as were dates for up-coming events – Full Time.
Berni and Leoni rallied well throughout the match and finished drained but in good spirits – they’ed given their all.
The crowed played extra time consolidating relationships and booking meetings. In a Post match interview Berni was quoted ‘Needing extra capacity was a great problem to have’. Well done Berni and Leoni.
More seating space had to be made ready