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Avanta supports World Vision charity through mountain climb sponsorship


A nursery school assistant from Milton Keynes is embarking on a challenge of a lifetime to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise money for World Vision, a charity which supports African children living in poverty.

Stephanie Bond, 31, is being supported in her fund raising efforts by serviced office company Avanta, who have made a £2,000 donation to help reach her target. Stephanie’s fiancé is Stuart Biggerstaff, an Area Sales Manager at Avanta, and the couple are getting married in August this year.

With a summit at around 20,000 sq ft, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa. Stephanie will be part of a team comprising of five colleagues from Kiddi Caru, the childcare corporation which operates a chain of nurseries across the UK. The team is embarking on a six day trek, which will lead them to the summit of the mountain via the Rongai route.

Stephanie said: “I am thrilled with the extremely generous donation by Avanta. It will make a tremendous difference to the lives of children living in poverty in Africa, and I am determined to reach the summit. I have been doing a lot of fitness training in preparation for the challenge, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Avanta’s chief executive, David Alberto, said: “We wish Stephanie the best of luck, I am sure it will be an amazing experience for her. I have been impressed by her determination and commitment, and I am delighted to be supporting her and such a worthwhile cause.

Avanta is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s fastest growing serviced office companies. The firm now operates seven business centres across London, and has recently expanded into the Thames Valley, with the announcement of a new serviced office suite in Reading.

The appeal of an Avanta serviced office to the occupier is that it offers highly flexible, unbranded office space, with advanced and competitively priced business technology, tailor made to meet the requirements of the company, whatever shape or size.

The company has just launched a new virtual office service – Avanta Virtual PA. Designed to offer businesses a complete package of office support but without the actual office space, Virtual PA can deliver a full range of business centre facilities to home workers, business start-ups, professionals on the move, or larger organisations seeking a market presence in London.

One of the many benefits businesses can enjoy as part of Avanta’s virtual office community is having a prestigious London address at one of Avanta’s premier London business centres, including the Media Village without paying the required rent to physically occupy the building. Mail is handled by Avanta staff and is forwarded on the same day as delivery. Clients can even enjoy their own London telephone number and call management service, and have access to Avanta’s experienced office back-up support team.

Aligned to the launch of the Virtual PA, is Avanta’s meeting and training room service (MTR). For companies who wish to hire space for a board away day or brainstorm session, a day’s interviewing or seminar and training, Avanta can offer meeting rooms complete with audio and video conferencing. Also part of the Media Village Meeting and Training Room package is catering and secretarial services, while specialist meeting coordinators are available to take care of the smallest detail.


Notes to Editors:
Avanta is an emerging name in the serviced office market, with a rapidly growing portfolio of office suites in prime locations across London and the Thames Valley. The company was formed in 2004 by David Alberto, previously with Regus and former Managing Director at MWB Business Exchange. Avanta can offer highly flexible, unbranded office space, with advanced and competitively priced technology, tailor made to meet the requirements of the occupier. The company manages a total of 260,000 sq ft of office space across seven locations, with an average occupancy rate of over 90%.

For further information, please contact:
Chris Taylor
Avanta Management Services Ltd
1 Hammersmith Grove
W6 0NB
Tel: 0203 008 6000


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