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GoResponse Backs StartUp Britain

GoResponse- the award winning telephone answering service provider – offers Free setup & 3 months Free telephone answering – worth up to £400 to UK Start ups.

GoResponse is delighted to announce its involvement in StartUp Britain as one of the 60 Founding Supporters. StartUp Britain is a major new campaign offering a national package worth at least £1,500 to every start-up business, which launched with the backing of the Prime Minister on March 28 2011.

Recognising that it is our collective duty to get Britain back on its feet, GoResponse is offering a unique support package for new business owners of Free Setup (Normally £99) and Free 24/7 virtual reception message taking service for up to 100 calls per month (normally 99p per call) for 3 months. This is redeemable by any UK business that has been trading for up to one year and quotes “Startup Britain”. GoResponse hopes to one day hear how it supported the next Richard Branson get started.

StartUp Britain is a ground-breaking response from the private sector to the Government’s call for an enterprise-led recovery. It will deliver the very best in support and advice for start-up companies, led by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and GoResponse is proud to be a founding supporter.

The initiative is a champion for the UK’s 270,000 businesses that start up every year, aiming to help drive growth by accelerating, inspiring and celebrating Britain’s start-up talent.

It is fully supported by Prime Minister David Cameron and HM Government and has so far gathered the backing of significant international brands that have pledged millions of pounds worth of support to new entrepreneurs. Pledges to date include services and benefits comprising: advertising and marketing, office space, broadband, finance and mentoring support for start-up companies.

In total, StartUp Britain will deliver a benefit package that represents over £1,500 in value for every start-up company in Britain.

“I remember back in the day when I was launching my first business, I was still working for another company whilst I was putting all the pieces together” recalled Mark Kirby, the founder of GoResponse. “One of my obstacles was trying to give myself a professional image with a business card, but not having a personal number to put onto it, or the capability to handle the calls. I hope that this incredible offer will assist those that are thinking about going into business to make the jump. We’ll give them a free 0844 number which they can use right away on their business cards and other communications. Any calls they cannot handle themselves, we can answer in their company name, take a message and email it across 24 hours a day!”

Quoted at the launch of StartUp Britain, The Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“We need to see a country where new businesses are starting up on every street, in every town; where entrepreneurs are everywhere.”

“We put out a call to business to rise up and help us drive the recovery and StartUp Britain is part of the answer to that call. That’s what’s really exciting about this. The people best placed to help business are the people who do business.”

Oli Barrett, a founding member of StartUp Britain, said:

“StartUp Britain is simple and powerful. It aims to be the biggest ever drive from the private sector to contribute to a robust economic recovery, an enterprise-led recovery, by business, for business.”

The face of the StartUp Britain campaign is a unique web portal which will point the way to some of the best resources available for business owners. It will be the first ever portal to bring together in one place the wide range of existing resources and will enable new businesses to access the package of support pledged to StartUp Britain from international brands.

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Notes to editors:

About StartUp Britain
The key asset of StartUp Britain will be a unique web portal which will collate the very best in support and resources for start-up companies in one place.

www.startupbritain.org http://www.startupbritain.org/ will be the first ever portal to bring together in one place the wide range of existing resources available to entrepreneurs. These will be complemented by a new range of resources pledged to StartUp Britain from global brands and SMEs.

The StartUp Britain website aims to raise the profile of entrepreneurship and to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

About GoResponse Ltd.
GoResponse Ltd are leading UK providers of telephone answering and 24/7 outsourced call centre services to small and medium sized businesses.

Services include, virtual receptionists, sales order lines, media response call handling, customer service lines, emergency escalation services and e-commerce sales support. GoResponse operate from a 24 hour call centre based in Kent.

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