Archive for August, 2012

Acclaimed staff leave planner announced as National Business Awards finalist

August 30th 2012. Canterbury, Kent, UK. – the online staff leave planner used by more than 800 companies across the UK and around the world – has been shortlisted for the Small Online Business of Year Award at this year’s National Business Awards in partnership with Orange. generates revenue via a subscription model and counts SMEs and some of the biggest British and global brand names among its customers.

The winners of the awards will be revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner on 13th November 2012 in London, where will rub shoulders with companies from across the range of award categories, including National Grid, Marks and Spencer and London Early Years Foundation.

David Keene, Vice President Marketing, Salesforce, and a National Business Awards judge, said was shortlisted because it submitted “a great user case study for a web app in a cloud computing model, and the developer has an innovative eye for making the app available on mobile devices.”

Philip Cross, co-founder of, said, “We are really proud to be a finalist in the National Business Awards 2012 in partnership with Orange, and it’s a reflection of all the hard work by the team that we have got there.”

Philip Cross, co-founder


The National Business Awards has revealed that more than 150 of Britain’s leading businesses and business leaders are finalists in its awards programme.

Collectively, all finalists represent an annual turnover in excess of £135 billion and employ more than 700,000 staff. The National Business Awards supports Help for Heroes, a charity that offers support and advice for wounded soldiers. More at


Founded in Canterbury, Kent, in 2006, offers a free, two month trial period of its full service, to enable users to fully evaluate it. The app is currently used by more than 800 companies globally – 600 in the UK alone. Users include small businesses of four staff up to blue chip global companies with thousands of staff. WhosOff is a registered trademark in the UK and US.


Note to the media:

For more information please contact:

Philip Cross, +44 (0) 1227 764806 or visit

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR (+44 (0)1403 711177


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Dinamiks Ltd appoints Dawn Russell Consulting Ltd as a channel partner for its online employee performance management tool

August 15th 2012, Chichester. Dinamiks Ltd, the developer of Dinamiks, the online employee performance management tool, has appointed Dawn Russell Consulting Ltd – – as a channel partner with a specialism in the SME and housing association sectors.

The appointment allows West Malling [Kent]-based Dawn Russell Consulting to provide Dinamiks as a new service offering.

Proven in the UK and across continents, Dinamiks is a UK-developed cloud application designed for use in employee performance management, talent management, identifying why some staff are star performers, compliance, the support of personal development plans – and ensuring all staff pull in the same direction to the benefit of the employer organisation.

Dawn Russell’s company joined the channel partner programme “first, because Dinamiks provides the tools businesses need to manage the performance process within their organisations, and secondly, because it aligns objectives to business goals, which focuses everyone on the main drivers for business success and growth, she said.”

Improving staff efficiency should be paramount at all times, but is especially so now, she said, adding, “I’m a passionate advocate of information and performance efficiency across a business. It’s particularly relevant in 2012 – and looking ahead to 2013 – when businesses need to make sure their staff perform the right tasks to ensure that all aspects of the business pull together.”

Dawn Russell

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd, welcomed Dawn Russell Consulting as a channel partner. “We are pleased to have Dawn’s company on board to let SMEs and housing associations know that Dinamiks can help them maintain or improve high levels of service while reducing costs or preventing them from rising,” she said.

About Dawn Russell Consulting

Founded in 2010 by Dawn Russell after working in blue chip management consultancies in London, social housing and financial organisations, Dawn Russell Consulting helps SMEs implement business and process changes, including analysing and assessing current ways of working, advising on service improvements and system and solution implementations; developing training materials and delivering training to staff; developing policies, procedures and operating manuals to support implementations and new ways of working – ensuring the full information management lifecycle is supported.

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Dinamiks at a glance

Available 24/7 via secure web access; reduces costs and inefficiencies; develops and motivates staff; aligns employees’ objectives with the business goals; helps deliver up-to-the-minute appraisals and saves a huge amount of time in the appraisals process; helps in the setting up of competency frameworks; shows where training or coaching and/or other development is required; helps with compliance [including Bribery Act 2010 issues] and employment law; helps with ePDPs; identifies the stars and poor performers; aligns business goals and objectives to the annual Personal Development Review [PDR].

Dinamiks also provides for a personal development plan for recording progress against planned development targets. More at:




Note to the press.  For further information please contact:

Dawn Russell, Dawn Russell Consulting,

Tel (+44) (0)1732 848374 | 07800 945116

Shirley Barnes, Client Relationship Director, Dinamiks Ltd

Tel (+44) (0)1243 538835

Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR

(+44) (0)1403 711177

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