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Scaling the dizzy heights is not just a metaphor for this year’s business performance by Eyretel, a leading developer and supplier of recording, monitoring, and analysis solutions for contact centres, it will be a reality for Eyretel employees who’ve volunteered to climb the UK’s three highest mountains in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

On 15 September two teams; one from sales and marketing and one from development, will be are taking part in this year’s Three Peaks Challenge, organised by national charity Children’s Aid Direct and sponsored by Cable & Wireless.

The teams will be put through their paces as they race against the clock to reach the top of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours. In between ascents, the team will be transported between mountains and watered, fed and given moral support and encouragement from Eyretel colleagues.

Nick McLean, Marketing Director, EMEA and a competitor says, “We’ve spent time improving our fitness levels in preparation for the event in recent months and I’m pleased to say that we are all fully fit and raring to face the challenge ahead of us. It’s been great to see the team-spirit that’s evolved as we’ve prepared for this. We’re not only keen to raise a healthy sum of money for charitable children’s projects at home and abroad, we’re also celebrating the 10th anniversary and the success of Eyretel’s business to date. I’d like to congratulate my colleagues for their staying power and thank the Eyretel clients and friends and family of Eyretel employees that have so willingly offered to sponsor our efforts”.


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About Children’s Aid Direct


Children's Aid Direct is committed to working with children and their communities throughout the world to help support them as they move from crisis to recovery. Support includes providing food, shelter, healthcare, education, training and advice.

The charity organises a series of UK and worldwide challenges to raise money for beneficiaries. Last year’s Three Peaks Challenge raised in the region of £154,000.


About Eyretel

Eyretel plc (EYR.L) is a global provider of voice and data recording and analysis solutions for customer contact centres. Its products and services are targeted at supporting the customer relationship management (CRM) activities of contact centres.

Eyretel supplies and implements software and hardware that will allow the complete recording and analysis of a customer communication and interaction, such as telephone calls, email, web chat, agent assisted web chat and desktop computer activity.

UK Headquarters are in Leatherhead, Surrey. Eyretel also has offices in mainland Europe, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States.



About Cable & Wireless

Cable & Wireless is a major global telecommunications business with revenue of over £9 billion (US$14 billion) in the year to 31 March 2000 and customers in 70 countries. Its operations around the world offer a full range of telecommunications services. Cable & Wireless' focus for future growth is on IP (internet protocol) and data services and solutions for business customers. It is developing advanced IP networks and value-added services in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in support of this strategy. With the capability of its global IP infrastructure and its strength in key markets, Cable & Wireless holds a unique position in terms of global coverage and services to business customers.


For further media information contact:

Caroline Harrison
Gray Associates
Tel: 020 8744 9168
Email: carolineh@grayassociates.co.uk


Melanie Karunaratne
Eyretel plc
Tel: 0870 6000 626
email: melanie.karunaratne@eyretel.com

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