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5% Club membership demonstrates Attenda’s commitment to further investment in its workforce for the future

London - January 27, 2014 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it has become a member of the 5% Club, reinforcing its commitment to building a workforce for the future, through increased investment in apprentices and graduates.

The 5% Club is focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the workforce. Its members extend from FTSE 350 companies to businesses of all sizes that want to make a positive difference and support the UK's ability to compete in increasingly tough global markets.

Mark Fowle, CEO, Attenda comments, "We are excited to be working with The 5% Club, alongside its other members, to increase investment in a workforce of the future, through continued hiring and development of a significant pool of apprentices and graduate talent."

Attenda joins other companies such as Balfour Beatty, Thales, DSTL and Osborne Clarke who have also recently signed up to become members of The 5% Club, pledging their intent to play a role in transforming the fortunes of young talented people in the UK, building a workforce for the future; ensuring that the country retains its reputation for innovation.

As a leading player in the managed services market, Attenda has continued to demonstrate a year on year growth rate of 15% in difficult economic times. In June 2012, the company announced the opening of a new office in Caerphilly, Wales, as part of its planned expansion programme. This was supported by a grant from the Welsh government, securing up to 150 high level jobs in South Wales, together with the utilisation of the local supply chain to bring added benefits to the local welsh economy.

Jon Morgan, HR Director, Attenda, adds "Our workforce currently comprises some 4% of graduates and graduate trainee placements; so, we see our participation in The 5% Club as a natural extension to our existing policy. We are fully committed to recruiting high quality graduate talent and investing in new apprenticeship programmes, and bringing these individuals through the business with well-defined personal career development plans."

About Attenda Limited (www.attenda.net)
We are one of the UK's leading managed service and cloud platform providers, specialising in running business critical applications. Our Business Critical IT approach combines business outcome focus with a structured engagement methodology and supporting services and infrastructure.

Through our structured Define, Design & Verify engagement methodology, we help to facilitate the right choices for our Clients, offering straightforward advice and uncovering hidden opportunities; leveraging modular, scalable and secure platforms that deliver agility and reliability.

This proven operational foundation ensures better business outcomes, whilst supporting innovation and optimisation. This enables clients to focus on strategy and their business, making them more competitive.

We have built up a commanding market reputation, with the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of UK enterprise Clients including Christian Aid, Microsoft, NHS, Nisa-Today's, Princes, reed.co.uk, Regus and Travelodge.

Attenda is positioned in the Leaders quadrant, Gartner Magic Quadrant for European Managed Hosting 2013.[1]

Attenda is ISO9001, ISO27001, ISO20000 and ISO22301 accredited, is a Microsoft Gold Hosting Partner, VMware Premier Service Provider, a SAP Partner, SAP Certified in Cloud Services, HP Premier Partner and HP CloudAgile Partner, and a G-Cloud certified service provider.

For further details, visit www.attenda.net or please contact:

Attenda Corporate Communications
Gill Constable +44 (0)1784 211100
pressinfo@attenda.net

[1] Gartner Magic Quadrant for European Hosting by Tiny Haynes, Gregor Petri, Douglas Toombs, Bob Gill, Lydia Leong, Sammi Pine; June 2013

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