The 2010 Remote Worker Awards Launched

The Awards are unique as the only business awards recognising employers for their flexible working solutions and employees for showing that remote and home based working can improve business productivity, improve work life balance and help the environment.

The 10 award categories will appeal to a wide variety of organisations applying flexible working practises plus millions of freelancers, contractors and home businesses across the country.

Some of the highlights for this year will be:

Lucent Vision New Internet Business Award
This Award Category is open to anyone who is NOT in business and wants to start up a new internet business. Entrants are invited to submit ideas for a new website business or online ecommerce business. The winner will receive their own website worth £1,500 to start up and run an internet business from home. Read more details about The Lucent Vision New Internet Business Award.

The Microsoft Remote Worker Award
The Microsoft Remote Worker Award is for employees whose employers promote flexible working solutions with home working options or remote working. Read more details about The Microsoft Remote Worker Award.

The Arise Be Your Own Boss Award
Someone NOT working from home who wants to be their own boss will win a home based franchise from Snippets worth £10k and runners up will each be awarded a small business start up kit. Read more details about The Arise Be Your Own Boss Award.

Helen O’ Grady Special Award
Entrants who want to use their teaching and drama skills to work interactively with children will win a £15k home based franchise from Helen O’ Grady!

The Babyworld Parentpreneur Award
The Babyworld Parentpreneur Award is open to businesses, large or small, that can show the most successful business and family combination.

The BT Home Business Award
The BT Home Business Award Category is open to anyone running a home business, large or small, that can demonstrate how they promote flexible working solutions with home working options or remote working.



The OfficePOD Award
The OfficePOD Award is for employees and employers who want to change the way they work and be involved with the next workplace generation. The winner will receive an OfficePOD for six months worth £5,500k.

A full list of the other award categories can be found at www.remoteworkerawards.com

Paula Wynne, organiser of the awards and co-founder of Remote Employment, a job site specialising in flexible, remote and home working, expects to unearth an abundance of inventive pioneers who champion flexibility with remote working solutions!

Paula said: “We are very excited to once again be hosting The Remote Worker Award, in association with BT Business. This year will prove to be another success with some fantastic prizes on offer.”

The Remote Worker Awards is delighted to welcome Claire Young from The Apprentice to the prestigious panel of judges. Claire will help judges Karen Darby, Business Matters managing Editor Richard Alvin, Debbie Bird and others to choose companies and individuals who champion this modern way of working.

Claire said: “I am delighted to be supporting The Remote Worker Awards! I am keen to highlight how remote and home working benefits and gives people a better quality work life.”

The Remote Worker Awards is open to all individuals and any company in the UK, regardless of size, industry sector or turnover.

Entries and more information are available at www.remoteworkerawards.com