30th May 2018

Yorkshireman Phil Slingsby to take on the UIPM Masters World Championships in Tetrathlon this summer in Germany.

As a company, Converged ICT Service Provider GCI holds core values that revolve around positive attitude, laser focus, “now” speed and that hard work shapes careers, but one of its employees is putting a whole new meaning to them this summer. Yorkshire-based Principal Business Effectiveness Consultant Phil Slingsby will spend mid-July competing in the XV. 2018 UIPM Masters World Championships in Tetrathlon in Halle, Germany.

A true test of character, agility and focus, the UIPM Masters World Championships – which run from the 10th July to the 15th July – are similar to the modern pentathlon, in which each participant competes in four disciplines; swimming, running, shooting and fencing. Phil will be the first person in Yorkshire to compete at this level, representing Great Britain in the individual competition. He has previously competed in Triathlons from sprint distance to Ironman but has more recently turned to the Modern Pentathlon and Tetrathlon.

Speaking about his ambitions to partake in the World Championships, Phil said: “I’ve grown up watching European, World and Olympic championships and I’ve always wanted to represent my country in a sport that I can be competitive in. This is a great opportunity to achieve this in a sport that combines skill, speed and strategy.”

The Union Internationale de Pentathlon (UIPM) has been the international governing body of modern pentathlon since its foundation in London in 1948. UIPM also governs the multi-disciplinary sports Laser-Run, Tetrathlon, Biathle, Triathle and World Schools Biathlon, which have been created as development sports aimed at growing global participation rates in UIPM sports and offering more athletes an entry point to modern pentathlon.

GCI are proud to be sponsoring Phil in his pursuit of this fantastic accolade and wish him the best of luck at the event.

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Linda Lowe, GCI
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GCI is one of the UK’s leading Converged ICT Service Providers, with offices across the country from Poole on the South Coast to Glasgow. It provides a suite of managed services designed around five integrated technology pillars: Full IT Support, Unified Communications, Cloud, Security & Compliance and Network & Infrastructure.

GCI’s services and solutions are all about influencing positive business outcomes. They are designed to address customer challenges and support organisations on their journey through digital transformation to digital business. GCI provides a consultative service backed by more than 225 technical staff from its 500-strong workforce. Alongside its suite of end-to-end managed services, GCI also aspires to be synonymous with best-in-class Skype for Business Solutions, Contact Centre Solutions and Managed Services.

GCI is ISO 9001, 14001, 20000 and 27001 certified, and has multiple Silver, Gold and Platinum certifications including 8 Gold certifications for Microsoft alone. It is one of a handful of providers to manage its own Level-1 certified PCI DSS platform and is on 9 of 11 Public Sector Frameworks (RM1045).