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KCOM Group shortlisted for Corporate Engagement award

18 September 2014: KCOM Group has been shortlisted for the most effective short term programme at this year’s Corporate Engagement Awards for its work with medical research charity, Sparks.

The Corporate Engagement Awards recognises the best in corporate partnerships and corporate social responsibility. The awards celebrate those partnerships that have benefits for both organisations involved.

We are absolutely thrilled that the amazing work KCOM Group has been doing with Sparks is being recognised by the Corporate Engagement Awards. The partnership is a great fit because we share the same dedication and commitment to pioneering innovation in our respective areas of focus. The success of this partnership is due to the hard work and commitment of everyone across KCOM Group coming up with new and exciting ways to raise money for Sparks.

Madeleine Buckley
Corporate Partnerships Manager at Sparks

We’re delighted to hear that we’ve been shortlisted for this fantastic award. Employees unanimously voted for Sparks to be our charity partner in April 2012 and ever since then they have been committed to raising funds in exciting and creative ways to raise as much money as possible to support their great cause. We saw a match in Sparks’ values and our own as we share the same dedication and commitment to pioneering innovation in our respective areas of focus. We’ve now raised a total of £217,000 for Sparks beating our original target by £100,000!

Paul Simpson
CFO at KCOM Group PLC

Just £10 per child in the UK is spent on research into child health each year, yet 1 in 30 children are born with a condition that may affect them for life. Sparks funds research to change this, which is why remarkable supporters like these are so important to us.

The annual event will be held in October at the Brewery in London where the winner of the award will be announced.

About KCOM PLC

KCOM Group PLC is a leading provider of communications services to organisations and consumers, serving customers through four market focused brands.

KC provides a range of telephony and broadband services to consumers and businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire. Our other three brands serve organisations throughout the UK. Eclipse provides communications services to small and medium businesses across the UK, connecting them to customers, partners and suppliers and improving their productivity and flexibility, and helping them to grow. Kcom works with some of the UK’s biggest names, delivering communications services that enable them to be flexible, efficient and more responsive to their customers. Smart421 delivers high-end consultancy, integration and management of business-critical systems for enterprise customers.

We apply the collective knowledge and expertise of our people and our partners to help our customers harness the power of communications. Our focus is on the delivery of inspiring customer experiences, and finding new and better ways to connect people.