O2 phone package is aimed at social enterprises

Mobile provider says it will promote social enterprises and buy services from them

O2 launches phone package for social enterprises
O2 launches phone package for social enterprises

The phone company O2 has unveiled a phone package aimed specifically at social enterprises.

O2 said it would offer social enterprises a free month of line rental, free mobile broadband for three months and several other concessions.

The mobile provider said it had spoken to more than 200 social entrepreneurs and other figures in the sector and identified the most important needs for socially focused businesses.

O2 has also committed itself to using its marketing channels to promote social enterprise, to back 100 organisations to receive the social enterprise mark free of charge and to procure from social enterprises.

Prominent social enterprises that have won procurement business from O2 so far include Livity, Hill Holt Wood, E&KO, and Divine Chocolate.

Simon Devonshire, head of SME marketing at O2, said: "An increasing number of small firms are delivering products and services with a conscience and building social enterprises that are gradually forming a bigger, better cornerstone to society.

"We see this as an exciting growth area for SMEs and want to be at the forefront of championing the sector, making sure it gets the recognition and opportunities it deserves."

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