Entanet’s Matt accepts the charity baton and sets the pace for Birmingham Women’s Hospital
The Entanet team are no strangers to raising money for worthy charities and this year is no exception as its Head of Software Development at the Telford-based communications business, Matthew Mills, accepts the company’s (metaphorical) charity baton and participates in two gruelling runs.
Matt, who hails from Penkridge near Stafford, will be running in the Great Birmingham 10K on 3rd May and then again in the Great Birmingham Run half marathon, on 18th October. He’ll be raising money and awareness of a charity close to his heart, The Birmingham Women’s Hospital, which treated his wife and premature daughter three years ago.
“Without any doubt, the Fetal Medicine Unit at Birmingham Women’s Hospital saved our daughter Imogen’s life. If it wasn’t for them and the work they do then we wouldn’t be celebrating the third birthday of our lively, chatty little nutcase this October. That’s why I’m fulfilling my promise to the hospital this year and taking on this challenge to raise much needed funds for this worthy cause”, explains Matt.
This isn’t the first time Entanet staff have picked up the pace and run for charity. Last October two members of staff, Steven Wood and Daniella Stewart from the Sales and Provisioning teams respectively, successfully completed the Birmingham Half Marathon raising almost £500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Entanet actively encourages members of its team in their charitable efforts and helps them to promote their fundraising. The company also organises it own events and has activities scheduled for later in the year to raise money for the local Severn Hospice.
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Entanet is a leading wholesale voice and data communications provider and operates via a network of wholesale and resale channel partners. It was founded in 1996 by Taiwanese entrepreneur Jason Tsai and employs over 80 staff at its offices in Telford, Shropshire.
In February 2014, mid-market equity investor Mobeus Equity Partners made an initial £6 million investment to support a £14 million management buyout. Jason Tsai remains a shareholder.
Entanet offers an extensive portfolio of connectivity services, including wholesale and packaged broadband, leased lines, EFM, IP VPNs, hosting and co-location, VoIP and traditional telecoms. The company operates its own fully-resilient nationwide next generation network which enables it and its partners to provide up to 10Gbps capacity to customers right across the UK. In addition, it has further connectivity into Amsterdam and Frankfurt and over 900 peering relationships across Europe.
The quality of Entanet’s services and its commitment to partners has been widely recognised. The company was recently named Best Channel ISP in the 2013 Comms National Awards and as the winner in the 2013 ISPA Awards for Best Business Fixed Broadband. In the Comms National Awards 2012 it was awarded Best Channel Wholesale Service Provider. It also received the ISPA award for Best Internet Telephony in 2011 and was short-listed in the Specialist Services Vendor of the Year category in the CRN Channel Awards – an accolade it has won twice in previous years. The company has also been listed on a number of occasions in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and other listings of fast-growing, privately-held UK companies.
For more information contact:
Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing
Entanet International Ltd
Tel: 0333 101 0000