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Free office phones - the story of events and many thanks

Friday, December 10th, 2010

At the beginning of 2010 we decided to help a small business by giving away a telephone system, complete with installation and 12 months’ support. How to choose the right business was the problem as there are so many organisations in need or updating their current set up. So the contest concept was born (and entitled the Golden Giveaway) and we began inviting companies to tell us how they would benefit by having the free system.

The idea was launched at the Be An Amazing Business Builder Show held at the Inn on the Lake, Cobham. The show was a perfect place to network with like minded people and it was in fact here that we met Shiel Campbell of the Utility Warehouse. As senior executive at the Utility Warehouse and a serial networker, Shiel has helped many individuals and businesses with their utility requirements, including phone lines. Shiel immediately identified a possible candidate for our free system and made sure she had all the necessary information to pass on. Throughout the summer our campaign was advertised in various publications, newsletters, mailshots and of course by word of mouth.

Our Business Link advisor Debbie Hough, kindly agreed to judge the entries, along with two Telcare directors. Our aim was to find an organisation that would truly benefit by having a telephone system installed.

One entry really stood out and that was the application made by a care home/hospice for disabled adults in Faversham, known as Fynvola Foundation. Incidentally, the very people Shiel Campbell had in mind. Their current set up was just two cordless phones. They had no facility to transfer a call, other than dashing about, phone in hand, searching for member of staff. The advantages that a system could provide were enormous. Needless to say Fynvola made the shortlist and then went on to win the system. Telcare awarded the system to a delighted Jenny Gurney and staff at Fynvola on the 8th November and on the 29th the system went live. The home are now happily using the system and are comforted to know that they have continued support from Telcare along the way.

We would to say thank you to all those involved in the process, including those that participated by submitting an entry. We received lots of enthusiasm and support for the idea as well as for the search for the lucky winner. Special thanks go to the following:

Jason & Stella Hulott at Speedie PR
Debbie Hough at Business Link
Paul Cummins at DPS Printers
Louisa Felstead at the BAABB Show
Kirsten Gibbs at Replica
Sheil Campbell at The Utility Warehouse

More about the Winners of the Golden Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Further to our recent post where we announced that Kent-based Fynvola Foundation, a care home for older learning disabled people, are the lucky winners of our “Golden Giveaway” competition which launched in June this year, here’s the full story plus some pictures ...

Their prize includes a sophisticated Siemens business telephone system as well as full installation and a years’ maintenance, and, as we explained before,  will allow the business to communicate more effectively and efficiently, both internally (for example, in between buildings) and externally.

Says Jenny Gurney from Fynvola Foundation: “This fabulous prize will make a massive difference to the way our business operates. It will be good to rely on having a fully accessible as well as flexible telephone system that won’t let us down whether it is in day-to-day use, or, particularly, if there is an emergency.”

Our competition invited business owners to say in around 200 words what the installation of a free telephone system would mean to them and their business. The winning entry from Fynvola Foundation (which currently has seven residents and will eventually be able to give specialised care to fifteen disadvantaged adults in a real home-from-home environment) said:

“With the conversion of the large garage as a therapeutic day activities centre, Fynvola hopes to welcome other learning disabled people from the local community to join our residents in the day opportunities. Fynvola has created a home where people can end their lives in a happy and caring environment and ensure they die with dignity among people who care. We need a telephone system that will enable calls to be transferred to various points, activities and staff around the house and grounds. A system that can be used in all emergency situations and ensure our communications on all levels are quick, responsive and reliable. Safety and time are important elements in the overall care of learning disabled people in our community.”

Debbie Hough, Business Link Advisor, who was one of the judges says: ‘Fynvola Foundation are a truly deserving winner of the ‘Golden Giveaway’.  A new telephone system will not only allow for more responsive communications within the home; something which is critical in supporting high quality patient care, but also support plans to cater for those who have learning difficulties within the local community by offering wider services within the grounds.”

Jenny adds: “An advanced telephone system means that we will be able to communicate on all levels and safeguards our residents. It ensures that we are able to use our funds directly for the residents care rather than diverting precious funds for equipment.  Our sincere thanks go to Telcare and their Directors for considering our application and for choosing Fynvola. This means a great deal to us and will enhance our home and the lives of the learning disabled people in our care.”

All the entries to our Golden Giveaway competition were from deserving businesses, and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. But in the end, the Fynvola Foundation’s entry really stood out. After much deliberation, we shortlisted two entries and having visited both businesses, it was obvious just how much difference the system would make to the care home.

For more information on Fynvola Foundation please visit:

Jenny Gurney, one of the residents, Telcare's Lisa Settle and Trustee Doreen Shaw

Resident with Lisa Settle from Telcare

Trustee Doreen Shaw, Telcare's Lisa Settle and Jenny Gurney

The Winners!

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Congratulations to the Fynvola Foundation! The search to find a home for our free telephone system has come to an end. The team here at Telcare are all very excited at the prospect of helping the Fynvola Foundation improve their communications. Telcare will be providing a telephone system, installation and training together with a year’s support ALL FREE OF CHARGE!

The Fynvola Foundation, based in Faversham, Kent is a specialised nursing home providing care for older learning disabled people.

Currently Fynvola relies upon two cordless handsets, so the installation of our Siemens system will allow the company to communicate far more effectively and efficiently, both internally and externally.

All our entries were from deserving businesses but it was obvious just how much a difference the system would make to the Fynvola Foundation.

To find out more about the Fynvola Foundation please visit

We will keep you updated as the story unfolds and hopefully post some photos here soon.

It’s over!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The search for a small business in need of a FREE telephone system has come to an end. The applications are in and have been passed to the judges for their perusal. We hope to be in a position to announce the winner later this month – so watch this space!

Time is running out

Monday, September 6th, 2010

The search for a small business in need of a FREE telephone system is nearly over!

If you haven’t already applied - go to and find out how you can be in with a chance of having a telephone system installed and maintained for 12 months, completely free of charge.

There is no catch or obligation – all you have to do is tell us what it would mean to your business to have the advantage of a communication system with up to date features installed at your office – at no cost!

The closing date is September 30th, however, we are pleased to announce that we will extend the offer to visitors to our stand at the Kent & London Business Show at the Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath on Friday 1st October 2010. This will be a perfect opportunity to discuss the offer with a member of the Telcare team.

Backing a small business

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Our search for a small to medium company to take up our offer of a free telephone system, is well under way but time flies – the closing date of 30th September will soon be upon us.

We have a Siemens telephone system ready to install at a small to medium sized business based in London or the South East. In addition we will provide training and 12 months support completely FREE of charge.

Please be assured this isn’t a lucky draw – our aim is to assist a company who will really benefit by having their telecoms updated. We want to hear about your business and how you feel improving your communications could enable its growth. The ability to efficiently process your customer’s calls could bring a professional edge to any company. The introduction of a reliable communication system with up to date features may be the advantage your business needs. The most compelling application will be the recipient of our system.

Please go to for further information and the t&c’s. Alternatively feel free to email us with any questions you may have.

Business Link to Judge

Friday, June 11th, 2010

We are delighted to confirm that Business Link will be assisting us with the judging of our free system campaign. Debbie Hough has been our advisor for some years now and has given us valuable support with the improvement and growth of our business. Debbie was keen to learn about our free system campaign and was pleased to be included when we invited her to be our independent judge. If you are looking for a new system why not apply for a free one? There really is nothing to lose. Tell us about your company and how you can benefit from the offer – simple!

If you have not heard or entered our competition yet then you can find out more here.

Free System Campaign

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Our free system campaign has begun! The team here at Telcare are looking forward to helping one lucky business improve their communications by providing a telephone system, installation and training together with a year’s support ALL FREE OF CHARGE!

The ideal business will be a small company (located in London or the South East) wishing to grow and one who would otherwise not yet be in a position to fund installation of this type of equipment. If you fall into this category and would like to take advantage of the benefits a telephone system would bring, not to mention the amazing saving in this respect then please go to

This is what a recent customer said about our services

“Our Telcare system is so versatile; it does everything we wanted it to do! Best of all though is that Telcare are able to make changes remotely and are very good at finding the best solution for our ever changing requirements.”
Suzannah Chapman at Stonelees Golf Centre.

If you are wondering what the catch is – there isn’t one! Telcare take pride in supporting their customers as well as being fascinated by the many different sectors we have been involved in.

By helping a company in this way, we hope to gain a very happy customer that will want to continue with our services and also have a great story for our website! We are just putting some fun into our marketing. There really is nothing to lose by contacting us – if you have any queries please feel free to email me

Local telecommunications company wants to give golden opportunity to one lucky business

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Business owners in Kent are being invited to enter a competition where they stand the chance of winning a top-of-the range business telephone system (including installation and a years’ maintenance - free).

To enter the competition – entitled the “Golden Giveaway” and which is being run by Kent based telecommunications company Telcare - business owners need to say in around 200 words what the installation of a free telephone system would mean to them and their business.

There is no catch or obligation, explains Director, Lisa Settle. She says: “This is a simply fantastic opportunity for a small or medium sized business to benefit from an incredible new telephone system, including installation and maintenance, at no cost whatsoever!”

Entries to the Golden Giveaway may be submitted on or after 1st June 2010 and must reach Telcare no later than 30th September 2010.

To enter the competition and for a full list of terms and conditions, visit: