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Meet team telent
A new contract for ICT-managed services has been awarded to telent Technology Services Limited.
Last year, for the first time, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority (MFRA) commenced a tender under the new Public Contract Regulations 2015.
MFRA engaged with suppliers to find future ICT solutions which would deliver efficiencies and utilise the latest developments in technology.
In December 2015 elected members awarded a new contract for ICT-managed services to telent.
“To Kev Pilkington and the telent team this represents a thank you for all their hard work. We can look forward to five more years of cutting-edge technology that will make the people of Merseyside safer and provide the most efficient response when operational incidents occur.”
Kev Pilkington, ICT service manager, said: “telent are delighted to be able to continue our long-standing partnership with MFRA.
“We see MFRA as being at the forefront of how a modern fire service should operate and telent is uniquely placed to support all of MFRA’s technological requirements both now and in the future.
“By doing so, we will assist MFRA in continuing to deliver an outstanding service to the communities of Merseyside.”
Celebrating International Women’s Day
Head of technology Ed Franklin said: “For the past 15 years MFRA and telent have made substantial investments in developing a stable, responsive and robust ICT services portfolio which supports MFRA’s core public safety and protection obligations.
The Service celebrated International Women's Day to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women across the world.
Staff were treated to a series of talks from inspirational guest speakers including Angela Cholet, CEO of Knowsley-based domestic violence charity The First Step, Watch Manager Nicola Hobbs from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, who is also goalkeeper for Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C., and
Superintendent Jennifer Sims from Merseyside Police.
Everyone was invited to ‘Pledge For Parity’ and sign their names to various agreements to help
women including; encouraging women and girls to achieve their ambitions, valuing men's and women's contributions equally, challenging bias and creating an inclusive, flexible work culture.
Bags containing toiletries and sanitary products were collected for women and children resident at The First Step refuge and bras were collected for Against Breast Cancer Charity.

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