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Vardy helps staff to cross the 'digital divide'

Reg Vardy chairman, Sir Peter Vardy, today announced a ground-breaking scheme where all Vardy colleagues can benefit from a top of the range, multi-media, internet ready personal computer in their homes.

The PC will be subsidised by the company.

Sir Peter, said: “Enabling our colleagues and their families to get the most out of modern technology will help us all to cross the digital divide and acquire the much needed computer literacy that is necessary in these fast moving times.

"The scheme is not intended as an extension of the workplace, but a benefit to the whole family to enjoy. The internet is a very powerful tool, not just for business, but also for pleasure and education.”

This initiative is made possible by UK Government tax incentives that allow for personal use of a home computer provided that it is below the threshold of £500 per annum.

The PC's are delivered, installed and set up by Qick which then supports the equipment and services through the life of the agreement.

Qick plc Chairman, Steve Jermyn, said: “We provide businesses with a full service package. There is more to having a PC at home than just ordering a box. By delivering, installing and supporting the hardware and software we remove the possibility of overload in the company's IT department. We use the combined purchasing power of all our customers to achieve significant savings on over 20,000 items for members of Employee Home Computing Schemes and we partner with some of the leading providers of content on the internet.”

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