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Press Release -- May 13th, 2010
Source: Telecity Group

Michael Tobin shortlisted alongside senior figures for business charity awards

Michael Tobin, Chief Executive Officer of TelecityGroup, Europe’s leading provider of premium network independent data centres, has been shortlisted for the ‘Business Charity Champion’ award at the 2010 Business Charity Awards.

Launched this year by Third Sector magazine and the Institute of Fundraising, the awards aim to recognise the contribution made to charity work by the UK business community as well as spread knowledge of good practice in business-charity partnerships. Tobin has been recognised for TelecityGroup’s contributions to the local communities it operates in, as well as his significant fundraising efforts for charities including Byte Night, Action for Children and the Loomba Trust.

Michael Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup, comments: “I am extremely honoured to be shortlisted for this award. At TelecityGroup we recognise that being a major international business presents opportunities for us to have a positive impact on the wider society, and we focus on giving back to the communities in which we operate and, on a more global scale, supporting the education of disadvantaged children through school projects in India and Africa.  This nomination is testament to the charitable spirit of all our employees, and on behalf of them I am privileged to be shortlisted alongside such high profile business leaders.”

The ‘Business Charity Champion’ category is awarded to the business leader who has done the most to harness corporate support for charity. Michael Tobin is shortlisted alongside: Duncan Bannatyne, chairman, the Bannatyne Group; Richard Bernstein, chief executive, Eurovestech; Christopher Coombe, partner, Linklaters LLP; and Beth Courtier, community investment programme manager, BT.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday 30 June 2010 at the prestigious Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London. For further information visit:

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