Remote Worker Awards

UK Workers Get A Chance to Win A Home Business

Remote Employment has announced the launch of the Remote Worker Awards, to highlight how remote and home working benefits the environment and everyone’s quality of work life. The Remote Worker Awards is not just another business award – it is a life changing awards!

Someone will win a new career, another a Penthouse Garden Office, one winner will walk away with their very own home based franchise worth £15k and lots of other entrants will start a new life with a home business.

The Remote Worker Awards comes at a time when thousands of people across the UK are faced with job losses or reduced hours. The awards aims to raise awareness for remote and home working as an alternate solution to redundancy and the traditional nine to five office routine.

Everyone is invited to enter as there are award categories for people who want to work from home with their own business as well as people who already work remotely or work from home.

The Work From Home Award will give several entrants the chance to change their career with a toolkit to start their own business. This will not only enhance their profile, impress friends and family, but more importantly receive instant recognition from their new clients when they start their new home business. They will also receive other prizes to ensure working from home is more efficient and enjoyable.

The Helen O’ Grady Special Award will grant one person their very own home based franchise worth £15k, while The Vivid Green Award will set one lucky winner up with their own £10k Penthouse Garden Office.

Anyone looking for a life changing career, should enter The Helen O’ Grady Special Award. This home based franchise is worth £15k and will be presented to a special person who is interested in changing the lives of children and young people in their area.

This award will attract people with an interest in drama and experience in teaching children who wish to set up their very own home based business working in school term time only. What a great work life balance!

Employees who currently work remotely or work from home will also be given the chance to impress their employer and work colleagues by winning The Remote Worker and Home Worker Awards.

All freelancers, self employed consultants and project contractors are encouraged to enter The Freelance Consultant Award. These workers, who already enjoy the benefits of a flexible employment solution, will be given the chance to show traditionalists why more companies should be recruiting this way. And they will walk away with 1000’s of pounds in prizes, including a fabulous luxury weekend at a von Essen hotel!

To top it all, The Open University Skills Award will give one deserving winner a brand new career with a £2000 Open University prize and two runners-up great new job prospects with learning vouchers worth £500! Anyone looking to re-train or re-skill following redundancy will be able to ease their way back into work.

Improving skills is an ideal way to increase job security in these uncertain employment times. The £2000 first prize and two £500 runners up prizes can be used by students to develop themselves in their existing role, or with a complete change of career in mind.

The Remote Worker Awards will also celebrate the most innovative home based businesses in The Home Business Award with a collection of valuable prizes perfectly paired with small and large companies that use their home as a base to increase business mobility.

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: “The Remote Worker Awards will feature the winners in a Remote Worker E-Book to help other companies to implement a flexible and remote working program.”

The Remote Worker Awards has lined up a prestigious panel of judges with successful businesswoman and serial entrepreneur, Karen Darby, founder of SimplySwitch, leading the way. Judges include Alex Johnson of Shedworking fame. Karen said: “I am delighted to be a judge of the Remote Worker Awards! I am looking forward to see some brilliant examples of this trendy work culture.”

The prestigious panel of judges also include include Cath Roan from Careershifters, Diana Robertson from Business Link London, Tony Corbin of MATiSSE and Jackie Brennan of FreshIdeas Events. To add an exciting dimension to The Remote Worker Awards a remote judge, Jeff Zbar, founder of Chief Home Officer in the United States, has been appointed as a Remote Judge. This is remote judging … or remote working at its best!

A great supporter of the awards is Helen Cook, Women’s Enterprise Manager for the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). Helen said that she is pleased to support these awards because a significant number of women find the flexibility of running a home-based business highly attractive and offers the opportunity to combine caring responsibilities with work.

The winners of all the award categories, as well as runners up, will be invited to a ceremony at the luxurious Cliveden House, a von Essen hotel, which is set in 376 acres of magnificent formal gardens and parklands, and commands panoramic views over the beautiful Berkshire countryside and River Thames. The winners will sip Champagne with sponsored guests and the media amidst the grandeur of Cliveden’s breathtaking features, lush sofas and exquisite furnishings.

So all Remote Workers, Home Workers, Home Businesses, Freelance Consultants and anyone wanting to work from home should all enter the Remote Worker Awards!

For more information or any other enquiry about the Remote Worker Awards, call 0844 800 8344 or browse

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