Sponsors Pack 2013
Find out more about sponsoring the Awards by downloading the UK Technology4Good Awards 2013 Sponsor Pack
The UK Technology4Good Awards are organised by AbilityNet and BT with support from business sponsors and not for profit partners.
AbilityNet is a UK pan-disability charity committed to creating a world where ICT is not a barrier to people but enables them to live their lives to achieve their full potential, whether at home, through education or in work. We do this by making accessible ICT available for all and by encouraging and working with both Government and the ICT industry to produce accessible products and services. We provide products and services focused on helping people with their accessibility issues and working with organisations to make their offerings accessible. We are also expanding the charitable services we offer free of charge to those that can’t afford to pay.
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.
Initially a UK brand, Barclaycard now operates all over the world, with more than 11 million cards issued outside of the UK, and customers across Europe, the USA, Africa and the Middle and Far East. Worldwide, Barclaycard has more than 20 million credit card customers. Meeting the needs of both shoppers and sellers, Barclaycard helps consumers make payments and partners with retailers to process their transactions through a range of systems, including products as diverse as traditional credit cards and mobile phone applications.
The British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) is a social enterprise set up in 2010 to improve public understanding of what assistive technology (A.T.) can do and to increase its use so that more people with disabilities or impairments can communicate, learn, work, and lead more enjoyable and productive lives. We champion the rights and interests of those who need assistive technology; provide expert and impartial support and advice to government departments and agencies; seek to educate and inform widely about the benefits of assistive technology; and promote British A.T. products and expertise at home and overseas. www.bataonline.org
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited is the operator of The National Lottery. With around 70 per cent of the adult population regularly playing, The National Lottery is at the heart of communities. It has benefitted millions of people’s lives already through the 350,000-and-counting lottery awards that have been made the length and breadth of the UK, as well as the 2,600 millionaires created so far and the £38 billion paid out in total prize money. Camelot is also playing a pivotal role in funding the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games from the sale of specially-designated games, as part of the lottery’s overall funding package for the Games of £2.2 billion.
Go ON UK aims to bring the benefits of the internet to every individual and every organisation in every community across the UK. For the first time a national broadcaster, a bank, a utility company, a telecoms provider, a community retail network, a charity and a funder have pledged to work together with the support of the Government to help make the UK the world’s most digitally capable nation in which everyone and every organisation is able to enjoy the social, economic and cultural benefits of the internet. They’ve agreed to share their expertise, resources, reach and networks, and they are encouraging every organisation and every individual in the UK to join them on this mission.
IT4Communities is the UK’s leading national IT volunteering programme. We help charities, community/voluntary groups and social enterprises to be sustainable, efficient and reduce costs by finding volunteers to help with their IT needs. IT professionals across the UK provide over £500,000-worth of volunteer support to the sector every year through IT4Communities. Employee volunteering improves staff morale, generates positive PR and is a key element of Corporate Social Responsibility programmes. IT4Communities can help technology companies to achieve these benefits.
Microlink is the UK‘s largest independent supplier of Assistive Technology and disability related management services and was founded with the simple mission of helping disabled people achieve independence through Assistive Technology. We have been instrumental in the creation and advancement of the Assistive Technology industry and through BATA, of which Microlink is a proud co-founder, we continue to and have successfully lobbied for changes needed to best serve people in need of Assistive Technology. The Microlink team includes many people who use assistive technology in their day to day work.
The Microsoft mission is to help people and businesses around the world realize their full potential. We work to accomplish this mission through the development of innovative products and services that help people harness the power, opportunities, and benefits of technology. Broadening access to technology and technology skills is imperative in strengthening economies globally, unlocking the potential of individuals and communities, and finding solutions to some of today’s most pressing societal challenges.
A big big thank you to Pleece&Co for their help with branding. Pleece&Co is a design and marketing agency based in sunny Brighton.
BAFTA Award-winning Plug-In Media are the brains behind the amazing glow stick voting system that has proved so popular at the Awards Ceremony. The system tracks the movement made by people waving the glow sticks and translates that into a score, which is displayed on the the big screen. The more vigorous the shake the higher the score…
There are thousands of UK online centres across England, providing public access to computers and the internet, and support to use them. Our aim is to help get one million more people online by 2013, in order to improve individual lives, strengthen communities and achieve social inclusion. We work with a range of partners to extend our reach and improve both online take-up and the use of online public services.