The Christmas Give

... with love, The Panoply

Neal Gandhi
Neal Gandhi
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of The Panoply

Neal is a serial tech entrepreneur having co-founded four companies that exited successfully with a combined value of £117m. He co-founded his first company at the age of 21 and, under the brand name of Jungle.com, that company went on to be sold to GUS for £37m. In 1996 he co-founded Xplora and sold it to Nasdaq-listed USWeb in 1998. Neal then co-founded Attenda, a managed services consultancy which went on to be sold for £72m; one part to Telecity Plc and the other to Darwin Private Equity. In 2006 he founded QuickStart Global, an off-shore IT service provider, which grew rapidly, and in 2010 was listed in the Sunday Times Tech-Track 100 at number 3, his second company in that list with Attenda having been listed at number 2 in 2001.

As we approach the end of a fantastic year, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you.

Only one year in and we are already reflecting on some incredible growth and success. I am very proud of the talent that exists within this group and am amazed by the level of dedication and determination I see every day. Our business is successful because of each of you.

In the spirit of Christmas, we would like to donate £25 to a charity on your behalf. Please use the form below to select which charity you would like to support.

I hope that you all manage to take a well-deserved break over the next few weeks and to spend some time with your loved ones.

2019 Christmas Give Charities

The Synergia Foundation

The Synergia Foundation was established in early 2015. As a public benefit NGO, its mission is to improve the well-being of visually impaired people by implementing successful social entrepreneurship practices and fostering dialogue and interaction between citizens, businesses, state, and the NGO sector.

Wild Animals

Wild Animals preserves biodiversity, aiding the survival of wild animal species in Bulgaria and increasing the ecological literacy of Bulgarian citizens. The organization’s main objective is rescuing, providing foster care for injured and orphaned animals, and returning native animals to the wild. Alongside this, they support the authorities responsible for environment protection on cases of vulnerable and endangered species threatened by human activities and natural hazards.

Podari Vreme

Podari Vreme is a charity that improves the lives of children in Bulgarian orphanages who are devoid of parental care. The charity has facilitated over 41,000 hours of volunteer time through it’s friendship and educational programmes.

 

*This year’s shortlisted charities were voted for by the Impact Starling Squad. We hope that they cater to the diverse passions that exist within the group. If you would like to learn more about the shortlisting or due diligence process, please contact Bryony – Bryony.wilde@thepanoply.com.

Neal Gandhi
Neal Gandhi
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of The Panoply

Neal is a serial tech entrepreneur having co-founded four companies that exited successfully with a combined value of £117m. He co-founded his first company at the age of 21 and, under the brand name of Jungle.com, that company went on to be sold to GUS for £37m. In 1996 he co-founded Xplora and sold it to Nasdaq-listed USWeb in 1998. Neal then co-founded Attenda, a managed services consultancy which went on to be sold for £72m; one part to Telecity Plc and the other to Darwin Private Equity. In 2006 he founded QuickStart Global, an off-shore IT service provider, which grew rapidly, and in 2010 was listed in the Sunday Times Tech-Track 100 at number 3, his second company in that list with Attenda having been listed at number 2 in 2001.