Employees from communications provider KCOM Group have dedicated over 2,000 hours in volunteering time to help young disadvantaged people across the UK find work.

In the last year alone volunteers from KCOM Group have donated around 250 hours to help with some of The Prince’s Trust programmes. They delivered CV writing and interview skills workshops to give practical support to young people seeking employment. To add to this fantastic number, we estimated that the two Million Makers teams from KCOM Group contributed around 1840 hours through taking part in The Trust’s fundraising initiative, taking the total amount of fundraising hours to 2,090, which is an amazing achievement.

Rosie Battye
Private Sector Fundraising Manager for the North of England at The Prince’s Trust

Since we became a patron of The Prince’s Trust in 2012, our employees from across the business based at all our sites, from Hull to Exeter, have embraced the charity and the work it does with disadvantaged young people in the area. Whether it’s helping young people write an effective CV or get back into education, these are all key skills that help young people find employment. We’re looking forward to continuing our support for The Trust and the brilliant work it does.

Paul Simpson
Chief Financial Officer at Kcom

More than one in five (23 per cent) young people in Yorkshire and the Humber are struggling to find work. The Prince’s Trust gives young people, who might otherwise struggle, the opportunity to achieve their full potential by giving practical support to the young people who need it most. The hours that the volunteers have contributed will help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, allowing young people to move into work, education or training.

KCOM Group has pledged £100,000 of financial support over four years to help support The Prince’s Trusts’ Million Makers, xl and TEAM programmes.


KCOM Group PLC is a leading provider of communications services to organisations and consumers, serving customers through four market focused brands.

KC provides a range of telephony and broadband services to consumers and businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire. Our other three brands serve organisations throughout the UK. Eclipse provides communications services to small and medium businesses across the UK, connecting them to customers, partners and suppliers and improving their productivity and flexibility, and helping them to grow. Kcom works with some of the UK’s biggest names, delivering communications services that enable them to be flexible, efficient and more responsive to their customers. Smart421 delivers high-end consultancy, integration and management of business-critical systems for enterprise customers.

We apply the collective knowledge and expertise of our people and our partners to help our customers harness the power of communications. Our focus is on the delivery of inspiring customer experiences, and finding new and better ways to connect people.