Author Archives: O2

Mobile connectivity is the solution to Scotland's digital future

By Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer at O2 29 August 2017 marked the fourth anniversary of O2 providing its customers with 4G connectivity. In just those four years, the digital landscape in Scotland has evolved beyond all recognition. Smartphone ownership has soared, bringing new social media platforms and a host of disruptive apps and services. The … more »

Inspiring girls to Step into STEM

by Ana-Rosa Broster, Senior Payments Product Manager, O2, Telefonica UK Last month we hosted 26 girls at a work insight day at our HQ in Slough as part of the Step into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) mentoring programme organised by GirlsTalkLondon and run in conjunction with BT, Vodafone, and Ericsson. Step into STEM … more »

Why every business should have a returnship scheme

By Ann Pickering Ann Pickering, O2’s HR director, talks about O2’s commitment to social mobility and career returnships. The challenges faced by women returning to the workplace cost the UK an estimated £1.7bn a year in lost economic output, according to recent research on the subject. The stories of people, often mothers, struggling to return … more »

Building connectivity around our customers

By Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer of O2, Telefonica UK Mobile connectivity has become essential in our day-to-day lives and its central importance to the future growth of our economy is growing. This year four in five adults in Britain will own a smartphone as they replace computers and laptops as the go-to hub for … more »

Celebrating Our Support for Step up to Serve and Young People

Today, 7th June, is ‘Share Your #iwillPledge Day’, when O2 and other organisations who support the Step up to Serve campaign to promote youth social action restate their commitment to the cause and share what they are doing to back young people. O2 supports Step up to Serve not just because social action allows young … more »

World Environment Day

By Bill Eyres, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at O2 Today, Monday 5th June, is World Environment Day, the United Nations’ big call to raise awareness of environmental issues. Across the world people will be getting involved in thousands of events from neighbourhood clean-ups, action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests. All to show … more »

What's in your pocket?

By Louise Fellows, Managing Partner for Local Communities Technology should be seamless. We should be able to incorporate it effortlessly into our lives and reap all the efficiency and productivity benefits that come with it. We often hear that mobile devices have become the remote controls to our lives – as powerful as a desktop … more »