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NEWS - Fran Featured In Forbes: "The Company Revolutionizing Corporate Social Responsibility"

Goal 17 received a full feature article written up in Forbes this month. The article highlighted the work the company are doing to help companies increase their staff engagement and retention through developing a mentoring culture, whilst helping homeless young people. The article highlighted the companies innovative approach and social benefits it is creating. You can read the full article here

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INSIGHT - Fran Presents at the Shard for Warwick Uni Business School - How to Win Multi-Million Pound Contracts

The public sector offers huge opportunities to businesses of all sizes, spending over £200bn annually on goods and services from third parties. But how does your business stand out from the crowd and win a piece of this pie?

In September 2019 Goal 17 were invited by The Institute of Directors and Warwick Business School to present at the Shard to a select group of business leaders; all wanting to learn how they too can tender and win. Presented alongside clients who had successfully won multi-million pound contracts, Goal 17’s founder, Fran Boorman, shared insights into how others can achieve similar success.

“Winning bids is like entering any other form of competitive environment - you have to find ways to stand out from the crowd, whilst also giving the procurement teams complete confidence that you have the ability to successful deliver the contract.” explains Fran, “Supporting our clients in demonstrating that they invest in the best human capital...

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NEWS - UK’s Top Influencer to Sleep Rough After Awards Ceremony

event inspiration news women May 28, 2019

Entrepreneurial Single Mum is Named Global Woman’s Top UK Influencer and Vows to Sleep Rough After the Global Woman Summit to Inspire Future Generations of Girls to Have #PurposeOverPouts


A combination of a fierce public vote and stringent judging panel saw Kent based mum of two, Fran Boorman, announced (on 27th May) as the UKs Top Influencer by Global Woman – an international organisation that empowers and recognises leaders of change across the globe.


Fran is not a typical ‘Influencer’ with a perfectly laid out Instagram account, instead she is recognised as creating influence through action; leading award-winning businesses with strong social purposes and representing women’s views in the media and Parliament.


On hearing of her initial nomination in April 2019 Fran shared how this symbolised a shift in what the public wants from influencers. “There is a real hunger for better role models for the younger generations of...

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INSIGHT - Network Marketing: From Wealth Creation to Social Mobility, From Milk Cart to Tesla

insight network marketing May 04, 2019

Network Marketing, it's a global industry generating $180bn of revenues every year and engaging 130 million people, yet most don't even understand what it is, including many of those who are involved in it. Perhaps it's because Network Marketing was ahead of its time, and perhaps because it's now playing catch up!


All across the world, every day, millions of Network Marketers are talking to people they know about wealth creation. Like over excited puppies they are sharing with their friends and acquaintances how they have found a vehicle that enables them to make money – but something doesn’t add up. Why are they so excited? You don’t see ‘normal people’ jumping up and down with the same enthusiasm when their employer announces a new vacant position at their firm.


No, this excitement is because Network Marketing is not about wealth creation, it is about social mobility and understanding this important shift changes they way we all perceive...

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NEWS - Fran Presenting Alongside Harry Redknapp

news sport May 03, 2019

Goal 17's Founder, Fran Boorman, was invited to present the work of Goal17 to 150 business leaders in Manchester alongside footballing legend and king of the jungle, Harry Redknapp. Sharing the stage with such an epic icon in recognition of the way we are using football to create a social impact. During the evening guests heard about the Goal 17 EMBED Programme and how corporate companies were developing mentoring skills whilst helping homeless young people.

See recording below:




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NEWS - Shift of Influencers to Purpose over Pouts

inspiration news women Apr 29, 2019

Think of a female influencer and you probably have the image of some gorgeous sun-kissed babe holding the camera at the perfect angle to reveal an enviable pouty pose. Not a single mum, crouched on the floor by the tumble drier folding her little one’s undies, with ruffled hair and fashioning trusty PJ bottoms! However, what if the world is just starting to get that bit more real!?


It was the Tuesday evening before the kids go back to school after the Easter Holidays, and that second image was me, wishing I had been slightly more diligent at the start of the holidays getting the PE kits ready! Making the most of the mundane I was listening to a pod cast whilst paring socks when my phone started buzzing. It had just been announced online that I had been selected as one of the top 6 female influencer from the UK by the Global Woman Movement.


Overcoming my slight embarrassment of such a flattering honour, I have reflected and found excitement and hope - perhaps we...

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NEWS - Goal 17 Listed in the SE100 Index

Since the seeds of an innovative idea launched just over 6 months ago, followed by many thousands of hours of focused work - accompanied by a vast amount of fun - we are bowled over to discover that Goal17 has been listed as one of the Top 100 Social Enterprises on the converter SE100 Index.

This comes at a symbolic time as we prepare to now scale and induct new corporate clients to our award-winning IMPACT programme (the UKS number 1 sports-led mentoring programme).

Goal 17 Management wish to thank all our many supporters who have joined our vision to create commercial and social value alongside one another. We have capacity to take on new corporate clients who want to become part of this success and work with us to make an impact in the communities surrounding Premier Leauge Football Clubs, whilst at the same time investing in developing their own people and culture.

Thank you again to all our supporters.

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INSIGHT - How Theresa May – a Female PM - Showed Why Women Fail at Equality

insight women Mar 08, 2019

It's International Women’s day 2019 and we have a female Prime minister. We should feel proud but we end up disappointed and frustrated, again! Why? Because May is more focused on fighting for her own female power that raising up other women. How can expect men to support equality when we can’t even support ourselves.


Let’s set the scene, its 8th March, a press conference in Grimsby and the room is packed full of workers and press. Theresa May gets to choose from an array of journalists to take questions. 6 are male, and just 1 female is invited to speak. May is publicly challenged on this and her response is “they were answered by a female Prime-minister”. She is applauded. Her response is understandable, but wrong. The audience’s applause in understandable, but wrong.


The struggle to achieve and maintain a leadership role as a female is brutal. Just look at the abuse May - or “stupid woman” as Jeremy Corbyn likes to...

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INSIGHT - The Rise of Multi Level Marketing / Network Marketing in India

insight network marketing Feb 18, 2019

China is often thought of as the fastest growing economy in the world. However, in the latter part of 2017 Forbes magazine reported that the growth of the Indian economy was overtaking China. India is beginning to boom and the Network Marketing / Multi-Level Marketing / MLM industry needs to take note.


Over the last 12 months the number one ‘query search’ on Google relating to MLM was “Top MLM companies in India”. This specific search grew in excess of 5000% over that period


The search for ‘Network Marketing’ saw the second top ‘query search’ being “Future of Network Marketing in India”.

For Network Marketing companies working in foreign territories, now is the time to step up and take note of India. With a population of 1.35 billion people, what an exciting economy to be part of.


What should you do about this?

If you already have a Network Marketing business, firstly, don’t get swept...

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NEWS - Facebook Gather 2019 - The Social Social Experiment

event news Jan 23, 2019

I headed to Dublin with a sense of privilege and cynicism. Facebook had invited 500 small business leaders from 17 European countries on an all-expenses paid trip. The details about the event were a little sketchy and like the other participants I was asking, ‘why are Facebook doing this, why me, are they going to try to brain wash us and what do they want to get out of it!?’



I have returned grateful to Facebook and empowered, but not ready to ditch my heels for swanky trainers and a cheesy American grin, or to live the social media dream in an office full of bean bags! No, in fact the support from Facebook reminded me how the power to make an impact lies in the hands of us, the small business owner, not the big impressive companies such as themselves.

During the midst of political disruption now is the time for us all to embrace the tools provided to us by that these tech companies, to work together to design a better future for our communities.


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