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Press Release -- May 22nd, 2013
Source: Telecity Group

TelecityGroup CEO named as Business Charity Champion

Business Charity Awards 2013 recognise the outstanding charitable work of Michael Tobin

Michael Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup, Europe’s industry-leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, has been named as the ‘Business Charity Champion’ at the Business Charity Awards 2013.

Run by Third Sector Magazine, the prestigious awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by businesses in the UK to good causes. Michael Tobin has been named as the ‘Business Charity Champion’, acknowledging his leading role in promoting corporate support for charities both within his company and across the private sector as a whole.

Tobin has been recognised for personally driving TelecityGroup’s focus on improving the welfare, education and creation of opportunities for disadvantaged children both locally and internationally. This has been delivered by Tobin’s significant fundraising efforts for charities including Action for Children, Make a Wish, and the Loomba Trust, as well as creating a number of work placement and apprenticeship and volunteering schemes at TelecityGroup.

Kevin Curley, a voluntary sector adviser and judge at the Business Charity Awards, said: “Michael Tobin is an impressive winner and a great business role model.”

Michael Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup comments: “I’m honoured that the efforts and commitment of TelecityGroup have been recognised by the Business Charity Awards. We believe it is important to engage with the communities in which we operate, and our employees are always keen to get involved in fund-raising and volunteering activities. This award is a testament to the ongoing dedication of our employees to support greater opportunities for young people.”

Tobin is a Board member of Byte Night, which raises money for Action for Children, as well as the Technology Leadership Group and the Internet & Media Leadership Group of the Prince’s Trust. He is also a member of the fundraising advisory board of Great Ormond Street Hospital and sits on the fundraising committee of Make a Wish Foundation UK. Finally, he is also Chairman of the Friends of The Loomba Trust, a charity providing education and aid for children of poor widows in India.

Stephen Cook, editor of Third Sector magazine, said: “The standard of entries has steadily improved each year and to come out on top at the awards is no mean feat. Winners should be really proud of their achievements.”

The winners of the Business Charity Awards were announced at its annual awards reception at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London, W1, hosted by BAFTA award-winning BBC newsreader, Huw Edwards. For further information please visit:

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