Posted on Apr 12 2018 by Tim Roberts | Comments Off on “You’re hired” – How apprenticeships can help develop your business
Tim Roberts, HR Manager
Apprenticeships have been in the media spotlight in recent months as the Government’s introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017 to help businesses fund the training of apprentices has struggled to help in its ambitious target of creating three million apprenticeships by 2020.
Criticism about the complexity of the levy and the still widely held perception by many employers that apprenticeships are only useful for more ‘hands on’ jobs have seen the numbers of new people taking up apprenticeships plummet over the last year.
Despite these negative headlines, we believe apprenticeships have had a hugely positive impact on our business. So much so, we’ve recently been shortlisted in two prestigious national awards (UK National Call Centre Awards and Comms Dealer Sales and Marketing Awards) for our apprenticeship programme.
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Posted on Jul 08 2011 by Darren Farnden | Comments Off on And the winners are…
Last night at a glittering ceremony in London the annual ISPA Awards winners were announced and I’m delighted to say that Entanet took the crown in the Best Internet Telephony category for our high quality VoIP services and flexible options.
Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing
I’d also like to congratulate Professor Ian Hargreaves, who was awarded the title of “Internet Hero” for his review of the UK’s intellectual property laws and his recommendations on amending these laws to better suite a digital era. We previously covered Professor Hargreaves’ work in our article, ‘Professor Hargreaves restores the balance’. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to attend the ceremony.
Similarly, the winner of the Internet Villain category was also unable to attend, much to the dismay of many of the ISPs in attendance I’m sure. This award went to the very worthy (and noteworthy) Andrew Crossley of ACS:Law, who demanded payments from Internet users for alleged copyright infringement with very little evidence and in a threatening manner. This award surely tops off the perfect year for Crossley who has been made bankrupt, been investigated by the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority) and fined a pitiful £800 by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) due to his supposed ‘limited means’. He continues to infuriate those affected by maintaining his life of luxury as he drives around in his £200k Bentley and lives in his £700k mansion (ISPReview.co.uk: ACSLaw UK Boss of Limited Means Found Living in a Mansion and Driving a Bentley). Hardly limited means! Perhaps he didn’t attend the ceremony because he couldn’t afford a ticket!
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Posted on Jun 07 2011 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Poll: ISPA Awards 2011 Villain of the year – who would you vote for?
Recently, the UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) officially announced the finalists for its 2011 Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards. Both categories recognise those who have either done the most or least to help the Internet Industry. This year, ISPA’s finalists are:
Internet Hero Finalists
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- Rory Stewart MP – For his trailblazing efforts to bring broadband to his rural constituency of Penrith and the Borders
- Twitter – For its role in helping people communicate during the Arab spring
- Judge Colin Birss QC – For his considered and damning judgement on the ACS Law that it was “chaotic and lamentable”
- The Australian Internet Industry Association – For taking the lead and launching a voluntary industry code on infected machines in Australia
- Prof. Ian Hargreaves – For authoring a review that makes recommendations on how IP can be made fitter for the digital age