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Same great event - just a year later with a different name!
01 Jan 1970

It’s the time of year we always look forward to - the annual cricket and business spectacular which we are proud to sponsor at Wrekin College. But this year, unfortunately, it won’t be happening.


The cancellation of events has become the norm since March and while we were sad to see the cancellation of the Pure Telecom Cricket Challenge, we fully understand that these decisions have had to be made in the interests of limiting the spread of Covid-19.


So now we re-focus our attention on next year and look forward to July 2021 when Shropshire County Cricket Club hosts the 13th staging of this amazing day - and we will still be involved as sponsor, no longer as Pure Telecom but as Radius Connect. It will be the same great event - just a year late and with a different name!


A day to remember 


We have sponsored the event for three years and were happy to agree an extension of a further three years before we became part of the Radius Payment Solutions Group. It was part of the negotiations when the business was sold with the event, the commitment to sponsorship and the community a high priority.


There was never any doubt about our continuing to support such a massive event in association with Shropshire County Cricket Club and we are delighted that our sponsorship will continue through to include 2022 as agreed.


Tha Radius Connect Cricket Challenge is a great day for the business community to come together for the largest networking event in the area. It’s unique, attended by more than 700 guests, is a strong charity fundraiser and affords the opportunity of seeing some excellent cricket.


Over the years the event has raised more than £250,000 for good causes - one of which is our ongoing charity of choice, Macmillan. It has become a regular fixture on the calendar and one of the first to be penciled in each year by so many people as it continues to get even bigger and better.


Making the right connections 


In the telecoms industry we have gained an enviable reputation for keeping people and businesses connected. The Radius Connect Cricket Challenge is the highlight of the year in the local business world, offering a tremendous opportunity for people to build and develop important contacts - so it seems only fitting that we should be playing such a major role in its continued success.


It’s incredible to think about the positive effects this day has had over the years and we are proud to be a part of it. We look forward to seeing you in July 2021 when this event makes a welcome return and we will all be ready to celebrate the businesses who have successfully survived the pandemic.