BlackBerry Remote Employer Finalists Announced

BlackBerry Remote Employer Finalists Announced

Seven companies that promote flexible working solutions with a remote workforce, have been selected as Finalists in The Remote Worker Awards, in association with BT Business.

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.

The Awards are unique as the only business awards recognising employers for their flexible working solutions and employees for showing that remote and home based working can improve business productivity, improve work life balance and help the environment.

The Finalists Are:
Amanda Potter, Zircon Management Consulting, Coulsdon, Surrey
Andrew Mills, AltruWorld, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Rachel Newell, Max Resourcing, Newark, Notts
Michael McKerlie, RAN ONE Europe, Richmond On Thames, London

Jo Victoria Russell, Institute of Payroll Professionals, Solihull, West Midlands

Tracy Light, TJL Marketing, Harpenden, Herts

Jayne Smith, Document Direct, Liverpool, Merseyside

They all now compete against other finalists at the winning ceremony, which will be held at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

Award winning website, Remote Employment, Google’s No 1 job site for flexible and home based jobs, launched The Remote Worker Awards in association with BT Business to highlight how home working and remote working benefits the British public and their working life.

Shortlist Summary
Zircon is an entrepreneurial Business Psychology Company specialising in Talent Assessment, Development, Coaching and Engagement Consulting. Established in 2000 by Amanda Potter, Zircon 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 three-fold: Cost, Environment and Lifestyle.

AltruWorld is a unique web-based ‘Business Dating Agency’ that matches businesses with customers - according to their needs, ethics and service quality. Businesses receive enquiries anonymously, making large savings on marketing costs, giving businesses the advantage of controlling any uptake without losing face. Customers also benefit by restricting who contacts them.

Providing a tailored recruitment consultancy service, Max Resourcing supports customers and candidates throughout Europe equally, by being flexible and available at a time which works best for both parties, in order to bring the opportunity and talent together.

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.

The IPP is the only professional body for individuals working in payroll in the UK and represents more than 5,000 members. Founded in 1985, the Institute is the single largest provider of part-time, professional payroll and pension education. Its aim is to achieve chartered status so that people in payroll are given the same recognition consistent with other professional occupations.

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.

Document Direct is a 100% remote service business. They are an outsource typing agency giving their clients access to a team of remote secretaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their secretaries work from the comfort of their own homes and choose their own hours of work to suit their lifestyle.

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