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South West Communications Group shortlisted for corporate social responsibility award
Posted by Caroline Moore on 11/04 at 10:50 AM
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South West Communications Group has been shortlisted in the corporate social responsibility category of the Exeter Business Awards 2013.

The telephone systems experts submitted an entry based on its culture of support for charities and in particular its dedication to causes that support disadvantaged young people.

South West Communications Group’s managing director Harry Langley said: “Our chairman and CEO Tony Rowe was rewarded for his charity work with an OBE in last year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List but support for our chosen charities runs throughout the company with employees more than willing to help.”

The Exeter-based communications company, which was the main sponsor of the last two Exeter Business Awards, collects funds for a number of charities including the Prince’s Trust, Wooden Spoon, Vranch House, The C Group and the Exeter Foundation.

South West Communications Group also supports several sports organisations, such as Withycombe RFC, University of Exeter 1st XV, and Bicton College 1st XV, as well as Exeter Chiefs.

Mr Langley added: “Our culture of supporting charitable causes has resulted in a wide ranging footprint of impact. Our aim has been to help young people return to society through training and work, to realise their sporting aspirations and to help those with physical or mental difficulties get the most of from their lives.

“We are a company with its roots firmly planted in Exeter, Devon and the South West. Our ongoing dedication to a range of charitable causes is a reflection of our loyalty to local needs and our commitment to supporting the community from which most of our business is gleaned. This culture that has been ingrained from the top down. It’s not just a 12-month commitment but a lifetime commitment.”

South West Communications Group has been shortlisted along with Exeter Family Friendly, Route 2 Topsham and Otter Brewery. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony held at Sandy Park on Friday, April 26, 2013.

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Caroline Moore on 11/04/2013

Former newspaper journalist, Caroline joined the company in 2008 with no previous knowledge of the industry.

She set about stripping back all the jargon to produce plain English marketing collateral to support the sales teams. Now slightly more well-versed in the dark arts of voice, connectivity and data services, Caroline writes blogs, case studies, data sheets and social media updates to engage with potential and existing customers.

This industry is far cry from her previous working life when she worked as communications manager for Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints.