Since Zircon’s formation in 2000, we have successfully delivered software solutions to a wide spectrum of clients, providing high tech systems for control, information and testing services.
Over the last 19 years, we have been able to collate a long list of capabilities that have allowed us to take on a wide variety of challenging projects. Specialising in four separate development areas; process, requirements, implementation, and verification & validation, we are able to pull from decades worth of experience that allows us to provide our clients with the professional, custom built and quality assured solutions they require.
Community is at the heart of everything we do. It is this strong sense of community that leads us to develop long-term relationships with our clients, smoothly integrating with their teams and processes to become an intrinsic resource. We place great value in encouraging those who are passionate about software because we believe that enthusiasm leads to innovation in meeting project challenges. Skills can be built upon but passion cannot be taught.
Here at Zircon we are always looking to foster a world class environment, where talent is developed and applied to the provision of innovative solutions. Our principles are an integral part of our company, describing the nature of our activities and the ways that we treat one another and most importantly helping us to constantly drive this vision.
With our four key service areas covering each stage of the software development life-cycle, we are able to provide our clients with assistance no matter when they encounter trouble. Whether this be implementing high integrity, safety related systems on trains or providing consultancy on how to go about developing software, we could be the team for you.
Historically, many of the development projects we have been a part of have centred around the rail and highways sectors. As we have continued to grow and expand we have had the opportunity to put our experience to use, developing software solutions and assisting clients from industries such as defence and industrial control & monitoring.
Our livelihood and future success depends entirely on maintaining an excellent reputation. We are therefore entirely driven by the need to satisfy all your requirements, both in terms of the end result and how the project is conducted – the client’s peace of mind, from beginning to end, is of paramount importance to us.
That means we listen carefully to what you are saying and take time to consider all the issues. Where challenges are encountered, and variations are required, our focus is on how best to move forward – we don’t waste time arguing about contractual details or haggling for additional fees.
Whatever the difficulties, we deliver. Our livelihood depends upon it, and we closely guard our 100% success record.
Our business is only as good as our people – so we assiduously attract, develop and retain good employees. Whilst we need individuals with excellent engineering skills, we also look for those who relate well to other people and are easy to get along with.
We make great efforts to help every individual on the team reach their full potential. We are totally committed to the process of continuous learning for the purposes of personal development.
This is a cornerstone of our strategy for achieving and maintaining the highest standards of integrity and quality.
Quality is so fundamental to everything we do, particularly when developing high integrity/safety software, that its importance is hard to overstate. It’s also vital for our customers – they need to be absolutely confident that those solutions are utterly reliable and won’t cause headaches in the future.
Quality has been a cornerstone of our business from the start. Right at the beginning we put in place a robust quality system and sought formal BS EN 9001:2000(TickIT) accreditation. At its first review it was described by the BSI auditor as a ‘well-documented quality [system] covering all clauses of ISO 9001:2000…’ and that there was ‘a clear focus on meeting customer requirements’.
We have continued to maintain our accreditation and hold ISO 9001:2015 (TickITplus).