Remote Working

Overview

Tech London Advocates is a vibrant network of more than 9,000 tech leaders, entrepreneurs and experts worldwide. Tech London Advocates is part of Global Tech Advocates, founded by Russ Shaw.

Although our current enforced remote working is temporary, employees and employers now expect flexible home and remote working to be our new normal. In fact, trade with global partners post-Brexit will demand a workforce that is both flexible and accustomed to remote operations.

Tech London Advocates Remote Working group (TLA RW) has been launched to tackle issues, promote discussion and be a source of information on remote, flexible and home working as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and we move into a post-Brexit world.

How can we help?

Organisations, large and small, are all looking for similar guidance on effectively organising, leading and preparing their new remote, flexible and ‘hybrid’ teams – a mix of office-based, home-based and remote workers – as we move towards post-Brexit and the global marketplace.

TLA RW exists to address the challenges of embedding an effective flexible working culture that works for all, not limited to:

  • Maintaining production targets
  • Governance implications
  • Soft skills and technology upskilling
  • Mental health support.

Our Purpose

To make a positive difference to home and work life as we move into a post-Covid and post-Brexit world.

Our aspiration is to partner with employees, leaders and owners of all types of organisations, to pool expertise and serve as a hub to develop and share remote and flexible working good practice and insights accessible to all.

Our Values

Making a difference | Collaboration | Balance | Curiosity | Innovation

Where Are We?

Our group of advocates at TLA RW is 300+ strong and growing.

We have enlisted specialists to join our Board and lead topical discussions on Slack, and  channels include:

  • Future of remote working
  • Remote recruitment
  • Remote jobs
  • Mental fitness
  • Remote education
  • Governance
  • Discipline
  • Cyber security
  • Resilience
  • Immersive tech

We are planning an event for the autumn; sign up to stay in touch, and we welcome discussions with strategic partners and sponsors.

Who Are We?

Our Board is made up of the following specialists in their field who will lead our Slack channels:

  • Andrea Burrows, founding member, MD at OES, remote education co-lead
  • Annamaria Tancik, marketing specialist
  • Ashley Gray, Learning Partnerships Manager at Loughborough University London, remote education co-lead
  • Beena Chester, Director of Operations and Communications at Resilience First, resilience lead
  • Bryn Jones, Senior Associate at Shoosmiths, Venture Capital and M&A specialist
  • Eszter Ivan, founding member, Somatic coach, dance movement psychotherapist and psychologist atco.uk, mental fitness lead
  • Eva Pascoe, Director of Ecommerce at The Retail Practice; e-commerce and cyber-security specialist
  • James Klein, Head of London Corporate and Technology Sector at Shoosmiths, tech law specialist
  • Jan McGinley, founding member, founder of We Are Curators; networking and events specialist
  • Kath Breathnach, editorial specialist
  • Louisa Steensma, co-founder of the group, global HR leader and HR Consultant at Thrive HR Consulting Ltd
  • Mike Weston, founding member, Director of SMTW, Chair of Vistage UK, business leader, digital transformation and future of work specialist
  • Sam Watts, Immersive Partnerships Director at Make Real, Immersive tech specialist
  • Tom Godber, founding member, Managing Partner at The Highfield Partnership, co-remote recruitment lead
  • Tracey Rob Perera, COO / Business Strategy and Transformation Director (including a focus on no-deal Brexit planning), Post-Brexit and Business Continuity specialist
  • Zoltan Vass, co-founder of the group, digital/tech, remote working and project delivery specialist, Chief Remote Working Officer at zoltanvass.com

Next Steps

To become an Advocate, contribute to the conversation and join our Slack group, or inquire about strategic partnership or sponsorship, please contact Louisa Steensma or Zoltan Vass.

Patrons

TLA RW Board

TLA RW Research Squad

TLA RW Events and Networking Squad

Partners

Community

Advocates
in Group

300+

Group
Leadership

Zoltan Vass (Co-founder and Co-Chair)

Leader in Remote Working at zoltanvass.com, UK

Email: [email protected]

Website: zoltanvass.com 

Louisa Steensma (Co-founder and Co-Chair)

HR Consultant and Global HR leader at Thrive HR Consulting Ltd, UK

Email: [email protected]

Website: thrivehrconsulting.co.uk

Andrea Burrows (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Remote Education Specialist Co-Team Leader)

MD at OES, UK

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.oes.com/

Annamaria Tancik (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Community Manager and Marketing Specialist)

Marketing Assistant at zoltanvass.com, UK

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annamaria-tancik-0a673a17b/

Ashley Gray (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Remote Education Specialist Co-Team Leader)

Learning Partnerships Manager at Loughborough University London, UK

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lborolondon.ac.uk

Beena Chester (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Resilience Specialist Team Leader)

Director of Operations and Communications at Resilience First

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.resiliencefirst.org

Bryn Jones (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Tech Law Specialist Co-Team Leader)

Senior Associate at Shoosmiths, UK

Email: [email protected]

Website: www. shoosmiths.co.uk

Eszter Ivan (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Mental Fitness Specialist Team Leader)

Somatic coach, psychologist and DMP at eszterivan.co.uk, UK

Email: [email protected]

Website: eszterivan.co.uk

James Klein (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Tech Law Specialist Co-Team Leader)

Head of London Corporate and Technology Sector at Shoosmiths, UK

Email: [email protected]

Website: www. shoosmiths.co.uk

Jan McGinley (TLA RW Honorary Board Member and Connector)

Connector, UK

Email: [email protected]

Website: wearecurators.co.uk

Kath Breathnach (TLA RW Board Member and Writing Specialist)

Freelance Writer, UK

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kath-breathnach-12220b177/

Mike Weston (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Future of Work Specialist Team Leader)

Chief Executive at SMTW Advisory, UK

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.smtw.co.uk

Sam Watts (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Immersive tech Specialist)

Immersive Partnerships Director at Make Real

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.makereal.co.uk

Tom Godber (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Remote Recruitment Specialist Co-Team Leader)

Managing Partner and Founder at The Highfield Partnership, UK

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.highfieldpartners.com

Tracey Rob Perera, (TLA RW Board Member and TLA RW Post-Brexit and Business Continuity specialist)

COO / Business Strategy and Transformation Director (including a focus on no-deal Brexit planning), UK

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traceyperera-ca/