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Business Fives

Business Fives is Irishman John McClarey’s passion project. It’s not like going to work when you love what you are doing. He follows both Tottenham Hotspur and Celtic.

John McClarey, Business Fives, The Next 100 Days Podcast

Podcast Summary

  • Graham, Kevin, and John had a conversation about their interests in football and golf.
  • John talked about his career in business development and how he started his own company which runs corporate charity sports events.
  • Business Fives put on five-side football tournaments for companies, where the winner chooses the charity who benefits from charitable pot.

Mixed Abilities and Genders

  • The events are mixed, and they are actively encouraging more women to participate.


  • The podcast covered the value of networking and team building through sports.
  • Inevitably the team discussed football and there was general agreement that VAR had not improved football.


  • Graham suggested Business Fives could explore ways to quantify the benefits of such events, such as their networking opportunities, before and after the events themselves.
  • One of John’s colleagues moved to Australia and is technically franchising the methodology over there.
  • John McClarey discussed their various sports events including football, golf, and esports.
  • They also talked about their plans for international expansion and diversifying the range of sports they offer.

Clips from the Podcast

Corporate Escape

1500 Clients Last Year!

Strong Networking Opportunity

Competition Element


Contact John McClarey

John McClarey
Managing Director
M: 07792 199 803

John McClarey’s Testimonial For The Next 100 Days Podcast

The Next 100 Days co-hosts…

Graham Arrowsmith

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Graham founded Finely Fettled to help marketers who want to market to affluent and high-net-worth customers.  He is now Host of The 2023 Alternative Investment Summit, featuring 22 providers of alternative investments. You can attend the summit for free. Register free of charge here:

Kevin Appleby

Kevin Appleby, GrowCFO, The Next 100 Days Podcast

Kevin specialises in finance transformation and implementing business change. He’s the COO of GrowCFO which provide both community and CPD-accredited training designed to grow the next generation of finance leaders. You can find Kevin on LinkedIn and at