Entanet headlines shop takeover event for Severn Hospice

May 5, 2015

Telford-based Entanet will once again be supporting local charity, Severn Hospice, in a brand new event that will see three national firms each take over a charity shop for a day in a BBC Apprentice-style challenge.

On Saturday 9th May 2015, members of Entanet staff will compete in a brand new charitable event in aid of Severn Hospice, a local charity which provides specialist care and support to families across Shropshire and North Powys who are living with incurable illness.

The Entanet team will take over the charity’s Wellington branch and be responsible for the day’s trading in the shop. Furthermore, the communications provider will go up against two other locally-based companies (Interserve and Capgemini) in an Apprentice-style challenge to see which team can generate the largest sales revenue on the day. Prior to the event Entanet staff are collecting and donating items for sale. A team of approximately ten volunteers will then process, price, sell and promote their items and other stock from the shop to raise valuable funds. The winners will be the team with the highest sales revenue by 3pm on the day.

Commenting on the new event, Entanet’s CEO, Elsa Chen said: “We’ve participated in several of Severn Hospice’s charitable events over recent years and we were eager to create a new initiative to generate even more awareness for this wonderful charity. We are excited to be the headline supporter of this event and are delighted by how the businesses involved have come together for a great cause. Our staff are amazing charity supporters and are looking forward to driving great sales revenue for the shop on the day. We are a naturally competitive bunch of people, so to know that all of our hard work will go to this deserving charity make us even more motivated.”

Daniel Smith, Fundraising Officer Income Generation, from Severn Hospice said: “We are really excited to launch this new event and delighted by the positive response we have had so far. It’s going to be great fun and will hopefully help us to raise some vital funds and generate further awareness of our charity, our shops and the services we provide, whilst providing the teams with some great team building activities.”

The event will be held from 9am – 3pm on Saturday 9th May across three of Severn Hospice’s charity shops located in Wellington (Entanet team), Lawley (Interserve team) and Madeley (Capgemini team). The public are welcome to visit the shops on the day to get involved and support the teams.

To find out more about Severn Hospice and the valuable services it provides please visit http://www.severnhospice.org.uk/. To find out more about Entanet and the charitable activities it undertakes please visit www.enta.net.

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About Entanet
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 and employs over 80 staff at its offices in Telford, Shropshire.

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