With 71 million customers worldwide and a variety of awards including the World Communication Best International Mobile Operator (November 2005) and Readers Digest Trusted Brands 'Most Trusted Mobile Phone Network' (April 2006), Orange is well positioned in the mobile communications market. Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK population and offers roaming to pay-monthly customers on 393 networks in 156 countries and to pay-as-you-go customers on 131 networks in 67 countries.
'Orange', 'wirefree' and any other Orange product or service referred to in this release are trademarks of Orange Personal Communications Services Ltd.
O2 comprises mobile network operators in the UK and Ireland, along with integrated fixed/mobile businesses in Germany, the Czech Republic (Cesky Telecom) and the Isle of Man (Manx Telecom). It also owns 50% of the Tesco Mobile and Tchibo Mobilfunk joint venture businesses in the UK and Germany respectively. In addition, the group includes O2 Airwave, which supplies secure digital communications to the emergency services and other public safety organisations. O2 is headquartered in Slough, UK, and has more than 35 million customers across Europe.
Maybo is the UK's leading conflict management specialist, addressing all aspects of violence risk management for businesses, voluntary organisations and public services. The company has over 10 years of experience of helping organisations to review their policies, practices and training needs. Maybo helps organisations to reduce risk and develop effective learning solutions for frontline staff and the managers who support them following an incident.
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust was established on 1 July 2006, following the merger of ambulance services in Greater Manchester, Cumbria, Mersey and Lancashire. This merger followed the announcement by Lord Warner, Health Minister to reduce the number of ambulance services to 12 across England.
The North West is a significant area. It covers more than 5,500 sq miles and serves a population of almost seven million people. The Trust operates from 114 ambulance stations and employs around 4,500 staff across Cheshire & Merseyside, Cumbria & Lancashire and Greater Manchester.