LONDON, February 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ControlCircle a premier managed services ( solutions provider within the datacentre market, is one of only 140 UK companies to be awarded Best Companies Two Star status accreditation.

The Best Companies Accreditation ( awards is an elite 'Michelin style' star rating system for organisations that demonstrate high levels of employee engagement and is based on employee feedback. This year, 1,086 organisations entered the Best Companies Accreditation process which received survey responses from more than 257,000 employees. Organisations then receive a Best Companies index score that determines their star rating compared to a fixed standard. One star is first class, two stars are outstanding and three stars are extraordinary.

Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies stated: We would like to congratulate ControlCircle on their outstanding achievement. An engaged workforce is essential as organisations move out of the recession and into a more stable economic situation. No doubt many organisations have tackled redundancies and rapid change this year. But organisations like ControlCircle that have kept on engaging their staff and making sure they are involved in the business will be in a good position for the future and should be congratulated for their efforts.

Damian Milkins, CEO of ControlCircle says: Receiving this Accreditation is a great honour, especially considering the number of companies participating. Being awarded a Two Star status is a great achievement and we are very proud to be recognised. We have cultivated a company that empowers all of our employees to contribute to its success, participate in its growth and subsequently the rewards. I also believe that the work place should be fun as it motivates teams and encourages employee engagement.

This award marks yet another achievement in a succession of accolades the company has earned in recent months. ControlCircle has been:

- Ranked 36 in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in 2009 - Recognised at the Datacentre Leaders Awards 2009 for Innovation in the Outsourced Environment, and - Named as Growth Business Winner in the NatWest Business Awards 2008

The Best Companies 2010 star status accreditation ceremony will be held at The Art of Engagement, the groundbreaking event being opened by Best Companies later in the Spring. The Art of Engagement will use the latest technology and 10 years of best practice examples to help managers and HR staff experience what good engagement feels like for themselves, and enable them to create bespoke plans to help drive up staff engagement in their organisations.

Notes to Editors

Best Companies

Best Companies has been making an impact on workplace engagement since 2000. As the name behind The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For lists, Best Companies conducts the largest employee engagement survey in the world having received nearly one million survey responses from over 3000 different organisations.


About ControlCircle

ControlCircle is a privately owned company, founded in 2001 to provide solutions ranging from secure hosting and global connectivity to managing all security, networking, server and database technologies covering a full range of market sectors.

The company offers highly skilled and vastly experienced data specialists who design and support resilient enterprise hosting solutions, built on highly available platforms backed by ultra reliable support.

Our customers include many of the UK's largest online businesses and blue chip companies in the banking, legal, accounting and commercial sectors. They rely on our industry knowledge, technical expertise, innovation, accuracy and skilful team management.

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Contact: Jimmy Tse VP Communications +44-(0)208-964-0260 ControlCircle contact: William Horley +44-(0)75-2522-4401

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CONTACT: Contact: Jimmy Tse VP Communications ControlCircle contact: William +44-(0)75-2522-4401