Employers from all over the UK, who advocate flexible working practices with remote and home working, entered their innovative employment solutions. The BlackBerry Remote Employer Award is aimed at identifying and honouring budding enterprisers who have proved how home working and remote working has made a beneficial impact on their business.
Amanda is Managing Director of Zircon Management Consulting, an entrepreneurial Business Psychology Company specialising in Talent Assessment, Development, Coaching and Engagement Consulting.
Established in 2000, Amanda draws their expertise from a team of 140 remote consultants to deliver creative solutions for their clients. Amanda’s choice to run Zircon as a remote business was due to cost, environmental friendliness and a flexible lifestyle for her growing work force.
The judges, including group managing director of Business Matters’ owners Capital Business Media and Apprentice runner-up Claire Young, gave credit to Amanda and her team for proving that having a remote work force enables companies to improve business productivity with an eco solution, whilst giving their team the opportunity to have autonomy and a positive lifestyle.
Zircon have grown year on year and also encourage new Graduate Psychologists who come into the business by offering them interim roles and placements.
Amanda said: “We are delighted that Zircon have won The BlackBerry Remote Employer Award. Our Directors, Managers and team believe in the Zircon brand and this award epitomises our culture and our values”.
To empower their business, Zircon have won BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express software, including free installation and three BlackBerry Curve™ 8520 smartphones with six months’ free air-time from BT.
Runners Up for The BlackBerry Remote Employer Award:
Runners up: (L-R)Karen Reyburn & Tracy Light with Ella Ella Cockerell from sponsors BlackBerry
Michael McKerlie, RAN ONE Europe, Richmond On Thames, London
RAN ONE is an international network of accountants and advisors who enjoy more lucrative and rewarding practices by helping their business clients achieve greater success. They design and develop world-class resources that enable members (and their clients) to enhance what RAN ONE calls “professional wellbeing”: the synergy of work, people, money, and life.
Tracy Light, TJL Marketing, Harpenden, Herts
TJL Marketing allows highly skilled professionals the chance to work in an exciting and challenging industry without the constraints of a 9 to 5 day. The TJL team are loyal, passionate and committed to Tracy Light, the founder, who has developed her business model with flexibility at its core.
The full list of winners of The Remote Worker Awards can be found Here