The National Blackberry Remote Employer Award 2010

September 2nd, 2010 by Sarah Green Leave a reply »

Surrey Business Psychologist Wins BlackBerry Remote Employer Award

Last night Amanda Potter, from Coulsdon, Surrey, won The BlackBerry Remote Employer Award in a prestigious ceremony to celebrate The Remote Worker Awards, in association with BT Business, at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

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 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 has 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 a new BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express software from Research In Motion® (RIM), including free installation and three BlackBerry® Curve™ 8520 smartphones with six months’ free air-time from BT, to cover both Voice and the BlackBerry® service.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express enables businesses of any size, with an existing Microsoft® Exchange Server® or Windows® Small Business Server, to quickly and easily get started with the BlackBerry solution.

Zircon will now benefit from enhanced technology such as full wireless synchronisation of email, calendar, contacts, tasks and memos, remote access to files held on the server, to download, edit and save files directly on your BlackBerry handset and IT management features such as reset passwords over the air; remotely “wipe” the handset, etc

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.

The winners of The Remote Worker Awards can be found at

Press Release by Paula Wynne, Director of Remote Employment

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