Powwownow Save Public Sector 47 per cent

By Powwownow, PRNE
Sunday, May 22, 2011

MANCHESTER, England, May 23, 2011 -

As cuts continue to bite hard, the public sector turns to the UK's
leading conference call provider.

In the wake of recent Coalition cuts to public sector services, leading
communications firm, Powwownow (www.powwownow.co.uk/) announces the
huge saving potential of making a conference call. New research found, on
average, that Powwownow has saved its last 10 public sector clients a
remarkable 47 per cent.

Working with leading NHS Trusts, Fire and Ambulance Services as well as
many Further and Higher Education bodies, the conference call (
www.powwownow.co.uk/Conference-Call) company has built an impressively
loyal customer base.

"Powwownow has seen a dramatic increase in public sector clients over the
past twelve months. It is also worth noting existing clients have increased
usage by an average of 20 per cent. Conference calling, despite the advent of
video conferencing, remains a vital cost-saving tool for many companies. And
in spite of the market being crowded, it is the fact Powwownow's service
remains low-cost and easy to use that has seen both usage and new customers
soar" says Andrew Peace, Joint Powwownow CEO.

By creating smarter, leaner and more efficient public services, is it
hoped a larger number of staff will retain their jobs. The harsh reality of
it is, a GBP37 billion reduction in funding has hit the NHS, Local Government
and the Education sectors hardest, and it seems the worst is yet to come.

Official estimates suggest that 330,000 public sector jobs could be lost
over the next four years. But according to John Philpott, Chief Economic
Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, that figure
may have to be revised:

"Figures showing that public sector employment had already fallen by
123,000 in the year to December 2010 suggest that the eventual cull of public
sector jobs by 2015 could be considerably higher than current Office for
Budget Responsibility estimates suggest.

Powwownow's findings come as they launch a national survey aimed at
discovering exactly how much companies save each year using conference call
services such as theirs - the results of which will be published on their
website early July.

About Powwownow:

Powwownow was founded in the UK in 2004, offering customers low-cost
conference calling (www.powwownow.com/Conference-Calling/) facilities
with the ethos of no booking, no billing, no fuss. The customer does not need
to book a conference room and never receives a bill from Powwownow. They only
pay the cost of their own call, which is added to their standard telecoms
bill. The company now operates in 15 countries worldwide including the US and
major European markets and recently acquired web conferencing and business
collaboration providers, Yuuguu. Turnover for 2011 is predicted to reach

Powwownow employs 49 people and is based in Richmond and Manchester.

Contact Information: Craig Mather, Powwownow PR & Social Media Exec, T: +44(0)207-990-1165, craig.mather at powwownow.com

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