Archive for month: August 2019

Why We Sponsor the Leicester Riders

Why We Sponsor the Leicester Riders
At Easy Internet we love to be in the middle of local events and get involved with community activities. That’s why we are so proud to be continuing our sponsorship of the Leicester Riders, Leicester’s Basketball team.

The Riders are the oldest team in the UK and have won numerous awards. Their home is the Morningside Arena in central Leicester, just a stone’s throw away from the Easy Internet Leicester in Phoenix Square so it’s great for team nights out.

2019 will be the third year that Easy Internet is sponsoring the Riders. This means that our banner can be proudly seen on the side of the court as the players race up and down. We are really proud to be supporting the team, not only because we believe that sports is a great community activity and a way to bring people together, but because we love basketball!

Company founder and director Mark Esho says: I’ve previously played wheelchair basketball and really love the sport. Sponsoring the Riders is great because it’s such a family-friendly event that’s fun for all ages.

Managing Director Diana Esho says: “We love the atmosphere and energy of game night. We always find ourselves cheering at the top of our lungs!”

The Riders’ pre-season games will be running from mid-August, and the Riders’ first British Basketball League game of the 2019/2020 season will be on the 20th of September against the Sheffield Sharks. Tickets can be purchased here. We can’t wait to cheer them on and we’ll be sure to see you there. Go Riders!

Easy Internet Founder Recognised For Inclusivity

Easy Internet Founder Recognised For Inclusivity

Last month, Easy Internet founder and director Mark Esho won the East Midlands Institute of Directors (Iod) award for Inclusivity.

These prestigious awards recognise established and emerging directors across the region. There were 46 finalists and 12 categories, with each including a highly commended award and an overall winner. 

Mark was previously awarded a highly commended award by the IoD in 2016 for the Small Business category. To return this year and take the main award for Inclusivity marks a real milestone and the entire Easy Internet team is so happy for him.

The award recognises Easy Internet’s commitment to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. As a Disability Confident partner, Easy Internet seeks to remove the barriers disabled people may have in finding and retaining employment. The company also promotes flexible hours and home working to allow employees to work around their commitments. 

The elegant award ceremony was held at Winstanley House in Leicester was hosted by BBC East Midlands presenter Anne Davies. It was attended by over 150 guests and many of the most dynamic and exciting businesses in the region were represented. Ms Davies interviewed each of the finalists as they received their awards, and Mark used his opportunity to talk about the importance of giving back.

Following success at the regional, East Midlands awards, Mark will now be a finalist for the national event at the finals in London, on the 18th of October. The award ceremony for the national competition will be hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald and will take place at The Brewery in the heart of London. 

Mark will be facing stiff competition from other regional winners at the national awards, but we’ll be cheering him on and can’t wait to see how he does.