Francois d'Essertaux

Francois is Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for Colt Technology Services. As a member of the brand, communications and marketing team, he is responsible for coordinating the strategy and delivery of Colt’s CSR agenda, encompassing activity driving Colt’s responsibility credentials with the Environment, Customers and Suppliers, Employees and Communities. Prior to focusing on CSR Francois was Group media relations Manager, before joining as Communications Manager for Colt in France in 2005. Francois has worked as a communications and marketing manager at Colt and in agency roles for over 10 years.

Are we learning to earn or earning to learn?

03 Jun 2014

Last week I went to an event organised by Tricia Hartley (@Tricia_CFL), CEO of the Campaign for Learning charity, hosted by Pearson. The gathering attracted HR and CSR leaders from UK businesses that are passionate about learning, including Channel4, Futjitsu,…

How teamwork can help disadvantaged children

01 Apr 2014

Youth unemployment is a global issue many parties are tackling, from governments through to charities, NGOs and fortunately, even businesses. Even before unemployment, younger people experience violence, malnutrition, lack of care, trauma. Millions are struggling from a bad start. At…

Colt’s 2013 charity bike peloton completes Paris-Amsterdam leg

26 Sep 2013

As announced in my previous blog , on Friday 20th Sept, 35 riders from across Colt took up the challenge of riding 560 km from Paris to Amsterdam in four days.

Improving the lives of vulnerable children – Paris to Amsterdam Charity Bike Ride

17 Sep 2013

The 2013 edition of the Paris Amsterdam Charity Bike ride starts on 20 September and 35 riders from across Colt countries will be taking part in this challenge. The riders have committed to raise funds for Colt’s nominated charity, Kids…