Business mobile messaging provider Textlocal recently celebrated its 10th birthday, marking a milestone anniversary since the bedroom start-up was formed by founder Alastair Shortland in 2005.
To celebrate its special day, Textlocal donated £1,000 to ten charities. Not forgetting the theme of the day, the ‘big ten’, the charities were nominated by the first ten customers who sent 10,000 text messages. Each selected charity received a £100 donation from Textlocal.
Managing Director, Jason Palgrave Jones, said: “Marking our tenth year in business was not only important to us as a team, but we also wanted to share our success with our customers and give them something back. As a business, we send over 40 million text messages a month so realistically it could have been any ten customers that reached the 10,000 message mark on the day.
“Donations were made on behalf of established customers like Wickes and Booker, and for newer customers such as Solutions for Green Energy. Thanks to them, we’ve been able to make a difference to a wide variety of charities including Marie Curie and local food banks. It’s humbling for us to be able to donate on behalf of our customers to these fantastic causes.”
Other charities that received a £100 donation from Textlocal on behalf of its customers were My Meals, Bloodwise, Meningitis Now, the F&I Foundation, Dravet, the Air Ambulance Service and Beating Bowl Cancer.
The ten year milestone comes after a big year for Textlocal, when it was acquired by global mobile services provider IMImobile in 2014. Textlocal provides text message communications services to a wide range of ‘not for profit’ organisations including Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and Help for Heroes.