Blueface launches its Brighter Enterprise Program with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
By Guillaume on November 1, 2010 in Blueface | Press
Blueface, the leading Internet telephone service provider has launched its Brighter Enterprise program with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI). This affinity program aims to support enterprises that are in start up mode and who want to manage their telecommunication costs. All of SEI’s Network members around Ireland can avail of Blueface’s full suite of business products at a significantly discounted rate. As part of its arrangement with SEI, Blueface is providing free telephone services for a year to the three 2010 SEI award finalists.
Blueface is also supporting entrepreneurship in Ireland by providing SMEs with their telecommunications services at a fraction of the cost of traditional operators, with a typical saving of 50% over other operators. Blueface has a full suite of call plans, including conference and eReception services.
The SEI awards focuses on and promotes the work of outstanding social entrepreneurs. This year’s finalists who will be availing of the Blueface service are Dara Hogan, Frances Black and John Lawlor. Dara Hogan set up Fledglings Early Years Education and Care, as a not-for-profit social franchise to support and mentor early years educators in disadvantaged communities; Frances Black set up The RISE Foundation, to assist families dealing with addiction, to understand the impact of addiction and its effects on relationships; and John Lawlor set up Bridge to College, which works with young people to lift educational horizons based on a new model of team-based workshops and technology mediated learning.
“Blueface is delighted to partner with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland to sponsor the communication needs of its members as part of its Brighter Enterprise program. Some of Ireland’s brightest entrepreneurs are coming up with innovative approaches to tackle current and further challenges, well believe there is great synergy between Blueface and SEI and are delighted to be able to provide this level of support ,” said Alan Foy, Chief Executive, Blueface.
Seán Coughlan, Chief Executive, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, said: “In order for social entrepreneurs to turn their vision into reality and tackle some of our entrenched social and environmental problems they need encouragement and support. By making this generous offer Blueface has shown real leadership in stepping up to the plate, providing significant support to our network of social entrepreneurs. They are to be applauded as their support for social entrepreneurs will ultimately lead to long term benefits for communities throughout Ireland.”
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