Posted on Thursday 22 March 2012 by Stuart Hackney

NMTB 2012 Gold Winner

BBC Northern Ireland’s Ralph McLean who hosted the event, captain of the winning team Steven Cockcroft of Johns Elliot Solicitors, Helen Quigley, Action for Children fundraising partnership manager, and Gerry Moore, chairman of the Odyssey Millenium.

‘Never Mind the Business’ the unique audio-visual music themed fundraising event, run in support of Action for Children Northern Ireland, the children’s charity, was voted a big hit when it raised £19,000 on Friday 16th March 2012.

Nearly 20 leading firms put their musical knowledge to the test in the battle to take the title of ‘Never Mind the Business Champions’. Winning the title for 2008 was the team from Johns Elliot Solititors.

Held in Belfast’s Ramada Hotel and hosted by BBC Northern Ireland’s Ralph McLean, the evening was strictly a jeans and t-shirt affair. Guests enjoyed a bottled beer reception, tasty three course supper, amazing audio visual pop quiz, excellent raffle prizes, a silent auction and grand auction as well as entertainment from The Low Riders.

Congratulating the winners Helen Quigley, Action for Children Northern Ireland partnership fundraising manager, said: “We have been delighted with the response we’ve received from the local business community to what is a key date in the Action for Children Northern Ireland calendar. This fantastic sum raised will go to support some of Northern Ireland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people and help Action for Children be there for them for as long as it takes. I would like to thank our host Ralph McLean, all the participants, volunteers, the Low Riders band and most of all our amazing organising committee who have contributed so much to making the evening such a success.”


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