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Businesses with a BH or DT post code in the Dorset area that need to be connected to the Internet to assist their business, can now apply for funding to provide superfast broadband, via the Government Connection Voucher Scheme.

Poole-based telecommunication firm VoIP Unlimited provides a variety of connectivity services to small and medium businesses, and is officially registered as a supplier for all regions of the Connection Voucher scheme.

The scheme provides grants of up to £3,000 to fund the installation of new broadband connections for SMEs with fewer than 250 people or volunteers. Businesses must have a turnover of less than £41m, a balance sheet of less than £35m and have received less than €200k in public grants in the last three years.

VoIP Unlimited is offering quotes for SMEs who want to apply for funding. The SME must then complete a simple standard application form.

Mark Pillow, managing director at VoIP Unlimited, said: “Increasing connectivity speed can benefit businesses in so many ways, from increasing profits by offering better services to more satisfied customers, to enhancing your customers’ experience with quicker, communication and faster file-sharing thanks to higher upload and download speeds.”

He added: “Superfast broadband can also reduce software and hardware costs by helping a company switch to online data storage solutions. The Government Connection Voucher Scheme will undoubtedly be a game changer for SMEs across the UK.”

For more information about VoIP Unlimited visit www.voip-unlimited.net or call 01202 612000.

VoIP Unlimited to hold charity pub quiz at Patrick’s in aid of HeadSmart

 Poole telecommunications firm VoIP Unlimited is holding a charity pub quiz at Patrick’s restaurant in Ashley Cross to raise money for HeadSmart; a campaign launched by the company’s charity of the year The Brain Tumour Charity.

Taking place on Monday March 23, Steve Moody will kick off the general knowledge quiz at 7pm. Contestants will dine on fish and chips or vegetable curry while they tackle the trivia, which will comprise six rounds of questions including a picture and bonus round.

The company has pledged to raise at least £10,000 in funds by November 2015 in aid of the HeadSmart campaign, which aims to raise the awareness of brain tumour symptoms in children and young people.

Mark Pillow, managing director of VoIP Unlimited, said: “VoIP Unlimited is determined to help HeadSmart further reduce the diagnosis time for children with brain tumours. The quiz nights at Patrick’s are always popular, so we’re hoping for a good show of support at our event. Good luck to all the teams!”

Patrick Michael, owner of Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering, said: “As it is important to us to support local businesses and charities wherever possible, we are pleased to host VoIP Unlimited’s charity pub quiz.  The team at Patrick’s are looking forward to working with the company to hopefully raise significant funds for the HeadSmart charity.”

Tickets for the quiz including food are priced at £10 per person.

For further information email info@patricksrestaurants.co.uk, call 01202 734000 or visit www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole.

For further information about VoIP Unlimited’s support of HeadSmart go to www.voip-unlimited.net or to find out more about how you can support the HeadSmart campaign visit www.headsmart.org.uk/about-headsmart.

VoIP Unlimited supports Bandanas for Brain Tumours 2015

Poole telecommunications firm VoIP Unlimited has supported its charity of the year, The Brain Tumour Charity, by taking part in Bandanas for Brain Tumours 2015.

In a mission to encourage awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours, the team embraced casual Friday and donned bandanas exclusively designed by The Brain Tumour Charity as part of its Wear it out campaign and Brain Tumour Awareness Month, raising £86.

The key objective of Bandanas for Brain Tumours 2015 was to get the message to Parliament that diagnosing brain tumour patients earlier can save lives, as despite the government’s commitment to early diagnosis of cancer it has provided no funds or resources to raise awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours.

Mark Pillow, managing director of VoIP Unlimited, said: “VoIP Unlimited is dedicated to supporting The Brain Tumour Charity in its work to fight brain tumours and save lives through ground-breaking research, awareness and care.

Mark added: “Taking part in Bandanas for Brain Tumours was a way to get behind the charity and spread the word about the incredible work it does, and to encourage the government to sit up and listen.”

VoIP Unlimited also supports The Brain Tumour Charity’s HeadSmart campaign, which aims to raise the awareness of brain tumour symptoms in children and young people.

For further information go to www.voip-unlimited.net or to find out more about how you can support the HeadSmart campaign visit www.headsmart.org.uk/about-headsmart.

VoIP Unlimited marketing executive to hold charity pub quiz at Patrick’s in aid of HeadSmart

Aimee Looker, marketing executive at VoIP Unlimited will be taking on this year’s London Marathon – one of the great British sporting events – to raise money for HeadSmart; a campaign launched by the company’s charity of the year The Brain Tumour Charity.

VoIP Unlimited has pledged to raise at least £10,000 in funds for The Brain Tumour Charity by November 2015 in aid of this HeadSmart campaign, which aims to raise the awareness of brain tumour symptoms in children and young people.

Combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising in one race, The London Marathon is the ideal event to help raise these funds. The course is a gruelling 26 miles 385 yards long, passing through the streets of London from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall and the training for this is going well.

Aimee is hoping to raise a total of £2,500 in the run up to this event; a charity pub quiz is perfect for this. Taking place on Monday March 23, Steve Moody will kick off the general knowledge quiz at 7pm. Contestants will dine on fish and chips or vegetable curry while they tackle the trivia, which will comprise six rounds of questions including a picture and bonus round.

Mark Pillow, managing director of VoIP Unlimited, said: “VoIP Unlimited is determined to help HeadSmart further reduce the diagnosis time for children with brain tumours. The quiz nights at Patrick’s are always popular, so we’re hoping for a good show of support at this event. Good luck to all the teams!”

Patrick Michael, owner of Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering, said: “As it is important to us to support local businesses and charities wherever possible, we are pleased to host VoIP Unlimited’s charity pub quiz.  The team at Patrick’s are looking forward to working with the company to hopefully raise significant funds for the HeadSmart charity.”

Tickets for the quiz including food are priced at £10 per person.

For further information email info@patricksrestaurants.co.uk, call 01202 734000 or visit www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole.

For further information about VoIP Unlimited’s support of HeadSmart go to www.voip-unlimited.net or to find out more about how you can support the HeadSmart campaign visit www.headsmart.org.uk/about-headsmart.

VoIP Unlimited’s young entrepreneurs scoop five awards at Enterprise awards

Mark Pillow, managing director of Poole-based VoIP Unlimited proudly honoured a team of budding young entrepreneurs, after students he mentored throughout the process scooped five awards at the 2015 Enterprise Challenge Celebrations.

Organised by the Enterprise and Skills Company which is designed to develop employability and entrepreneurial skills in Dorset’s young people, the awards evening saw teams of students across the county compete for accolades for their small business.

Taking on the role as business advisor for team MODE, Mark Pillow mentored the young students from St Edward’s School and Queen Elizabeth School throughout the process.

MODE won the coveted Handelsbanken Finance Award, the Bright Blue Day Best Company Marketing Award and the Spirit of Enterprise Award. In addition, Leila Willingham, managing director of MODE won the Lester Aldridge Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and Lili Donlon Mansbridge was awarded Enterprise Personality of the Year.

In addition to acting as a business advisor for MODE, VoIP Unlimited sponsored the Best Use of IT Award, won by the team B-Co.

Commenting on her experience during the Enterprise and Skills Company, Leila Willingham, said: “It’s been really great, and even more worthwhile with Mark’s help. He gave the team so much advice and guidance with the tricky decisions and some brilliant creative ideas too.”

Mark said: “I’m pleased and proud that team MODE won so many well-deserved awards. I’m also pleasantly surprised that the vintage iPad – one of my ideas, became a best seller!”

He added: “What’s more, MODE donated 20 per cent of its profit to HeadSmart; a campaign launched by The Brain Tumour Charity, VoIP Unlimited’s charity of the year.”