CSR Update – Focusing on Mental Health and Fundraising

Posted on Aug 28 2019 by David Edwards | Comments Off on CSR Update – Focusing on Mental Health and Fundraising
Categories : Blog, CSR

David Edwards
Software Programme Manager/
CSR Chair

In light of the recent coverage on Mental Health, Entanet’s CSR committee has worked to implement facilities to aid employees’ mental wellness. We have also been continuing our fundraising activities and having a lot of fun along the way. Here are a few projects that we have been working on during the last few months.

Earlier this year Entanet’s CSR committee conducted a course on-site, which was the first step towards raising awareness of mental health. Following on from that, around 20 staff from the Telford office volunteered to form a support network for their colleagues. Those volunteers received specialist Mental Health First Aider training in order for them to get a good understanding of how to engage with someone in need.

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Posted on May 29 2019 by David Edwards | Comments Off on World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Categories : Blog, CSR

David Edwards
Software Programme Manager/
CSR Chair 

In a forward-thinking industry that’s doing such great work to build a brighter and more prosperous future for the country, it’s ironic that the UK’s connectivity sector still has so much to do in order to shake its perception as a career that’s only open to white men.

And it’s important that it does shake this perception, because if we’re going to achieve a digital Britain that fully meets the needs of our citizens and businesses the sector will need to engage with the vast pool of talent that exists in our increasingly diverse society.

Entanet aims to lead the way in this mission and on Friday 23rd May, we hosted a ‘World Culture Day’ celebrating and raising awareness about cultural diversity. Held as part of a week of awareness to mark ‘World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development’ the event was an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the value of cultural diversity and to learn to live together better.

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CSR – why we want to connect with our community

Posted on Apr 24 2019 by David Edwards | Comments Off on CSR – why we want to connect with our community
Categories : Blog, CSR
David Edwards
Software Programme Manager/
CSR Chair

Entanet is in an exciting position at the forefront of driving the channel’s adoption of full fibre connectivity – delivering the future-proof infrastructure that will enrich the lives of those in the communities we serve for many years to come.

It’s this strong focus on making a positive impact in the community that led to the foundation of our CSR Committee in May 2018 with the slogan ‘Connecting the Community’. The committee is made up of 13 passionate volunteers from across the business who develop, run and coordinate the CSR activities of Entanet in the community, focusing particularly on four key areas: fundraising, volunteering, environmental impact, and equality and diversity.

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Are We Balanced? Is Balanced Better?

Posted on Apr 04 2019 by Gemma Wooden | Comments Off on Are We Balanced? Is Balanced Better?
Categories : Blog, CSR
Gemma Wooden
Project Manager

There are few industries that struggle to break the perception of a ‘male only’ career more than the IT sector…so, how big is the gender equality gap? What can we do to be a more balanced industry? Why is balance better?

On March 8th people around the world celebrated International Women’s Day, an event that’s been around for more than a century and which provides the opportunity to reflect on the importance of gender equality in all areas of life.

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2018: The year in review

Posted on Dec 19 2018 by Elsa Chen | Comments Off on 2018: The year in review

Elsa Chen, CEO

Elsa Chen, CEO

As 2018 draws to a close, we reflect on what has been an exciting year for Entanet and take a look back at the highlights that we’ve put into the spotlight.

Some of the key topics we’ve covered throughout the year include our compelling full fibre message which we’ve taken on the road through our ‘Shaping Britain’s Full Fibre Future’ roadshows and the launch of our exciting THRIVE! partner programme.

We’ve also had our finger on the legal pulse as we scrutinised the impact on the channel of the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) and of course…GDPR! We would like to say a massive thank you for keeping up with our opinion blog throughout 2018. We hope you enjoy your Christmas break and look forward to your continued comments and feedback in 2019!

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Why women don’t need to be daunted by a job in the IT sector

Posted on Aug 01 2018 by Hannah Jinks | Comments Off on Why women don’t need to be daunted by a job in the IT sector
Categories : Awards, Blog, CSR, Customer Service

Hannah Jinks

Hannah Jinks, Customer Services Operative

Entanet’s Customer Services Operative, Hannah Jinks, tells us why she thinks IT doesn’t need to be just a man’s world any more…

It’s common knowledge that more needs to be done to attract more women into the IT sector, as the Harvey Nash / KPMG Chief Information Officer (CIO) Survey 2017 highlights, despite a lot of improvement happening to address a gender pay gap in IT in recent years the number of women in IT leadership roles is still just NINE percent!

It is very easy to think of IT as a male dominated industry. But, just because this has been the case previously doesn’t mean it always has to be that way. I was the only female apprentice in the cohort when I joined Entanet, which at first was a bit daunting, but the most important thing is to gain experience and learn from those around you because there is so much opportunity out there in the sector.

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CSR – Why connecting with your community matters

Posted on Apr 26 2018 by Tim Roberts | Comments Off on CSR – Why connecting with your community matters
Categories : Blog, CSR

Paul

Tim Roberts, HR Manager

A regular debate that stirs in many businesses is ‘just how valuable is Corporate Social Responsibility activity to our company?’

Entanet has a long and proud history of trying to make a positive difference in the community, because as a responsible employer we believe in giving something back to our locality and we know it’s something our staff feel passionately about getting involved with.

In 2017 alone Entanet raised over £7,000 for a variety of charities including Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Severn Hospice and SANDS. Events included a Christmas raffle, Christmas party donations, casual dress days and even braving Tough Mudder!

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Is it worthwhile for businesses?

Posted on Apr 05 2017 by Darren Farnden | Comments Off on Corporate Social Responsibility: Is it worthwhile for businesses?
Categories : Blog, Business, CSR, Marketing

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), also known as ‘Social Impact’, isn’t just throwing a few quid to a charity each Christmas or sponsoring the Sales Manager’s half marathon, it’s much more than that and if implemented correctly, can have a truly positive effect on your business from improving staff motivation and productivity, through to reducing costs, improving public perception, reducing risk and increasing sales. Perhaps that’s why 64% of CEOs increased investment in Corporate Social Responsibility in 2016.

Our updated eBook explains how implementing a CSR strategy could make a positive difference to your business and the key considerations you need in place to ensure it works effectively.

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Whilst we’re on the subject of CSR and charitable activities – 25 members of the Entanet team are undertaking the Tough Mudder Challenge this May to raise more than £6,000 for Sands (Stillborn And Neo-natal Death Charity). If you’d like to support #teamenta please donate via our JustGiving page and use #teamenta in the comments section. Thanks for your support, we – and Sands – appreciate every penny!

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