Remote Worker Awards
In association with
Remote Employment is delighted to announce the Remote Worker Awards! We are currently working with prominent sponsors to highlight how remote and home working benefits the environment, business productivity and employees' quality of work life.
The Remote Worker Awards is not just another award, it is a life changing awards! Everyone who works remotely or works from home and employers who have remote workers are able to enter.
And anybody who wants to work from home can also enter to win a £15k home based franchise of their very own as well as other great prizes, one of them being a Garden Home Office worth £10k! The Open University Skills Award gives someone the chance to train or re-train for a brand new career!
The Remote Worker Awards could change your life!
We have consumer awards for working professionals and anybody who wants a career change. We also have business categories for Home Businesses and Employers of Choice who allow their staff to work remotely or work from home. This is one of the UK's highest prize awards. Read on to find out more.
If you work remotely or work from home, have a home based business or employ remote and home workers, the Remote Worker Awards is waiting to hear from you!
Successful businesswoman and serial entrepreneur, Karen Darby, founded SimplySwitch and sold it in 2006 to the Daily Mail for £22m.
"I am delighted to be a judge of the Remote Worker Awards! These awards highlight the benefits of remote working to the environment, businesses and our quality of work life.
I am looking forward to unearthing an abundance of Remote Workers, Home Workers, Home Business Entrepreneurs and 'Employers of Choice' who champion flexibility with remote working solutions!"
Meet our prestigious panel of Judges.
Supporters of the Remote Worker Awards
Fran Currie COO Business Link in London:
"Business Link in London is delighted to support the Remote Worker Awards. To beat the recession, Small and Medium Enterprises increasingly have to look at flexible ways to manage their business– including working remotely or from home.
This awards ceremony is a fitting celebration of small businesses ability to adapt and respond to these difficult times."
Business Link is a free business advice and support service, available online and through local advisers. They also offer practical help to get your business in the right shape for the year ahead.
Read more about Business Link in London and how your business can benefit.
Tony Corbin, MATiSSE Project Manager, eHampshire:
“This is a superb initiative that supports so many topical environmental, political and business trends. Smarter Working in difficult economic times is a way to put money into your and your employee's pocket without increasing salaries.
MATiSSE helps and supports any organisation looking to move away from traditional fixed hours office working and instead introduce smarter, more flexible ways of working within their organisation. The Remote Worker Awards will help create a greater awareness for smarter working.”
Helen Cook, Women’s Enterprise Manager:
“As Women’s Enterprise Managerfor the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), I am pleased to support these awards. For a significant number of women the flexibility of running a home-based business is highly attractive – offering the opportunity to combine caring responsibilities with work.
In some areas including rural locations, remote working can be the most feasible option available, and SEEDA encourages these approaches to enterprise across the South East.”
von Essen hotels will host the winning ceremony at 5 star Cliveden House.
The luxurious Cliveden House is a National Trust Grade Two listed building set in 376 acres of magnificent formal gardens and parklands, and commands panoramic views over the beautiful Berkshire countryside and River Thames.
Guests have included every British monarch since George I as well as Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillan, President Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, John Profumo and Christine Keeler, and many other well-known names from the past and present.
Shortlisted winners, winners, sponsors, judges and the media will be invited to Cliveden House on the 10th of September for Champagne and Canapés. These lucky winners and guests will enjoy the slendour and elegance of one of the world's finest hotels.
Read more about the winning ceremony.
Find out more about the different award categories in the Remote Worker Awards.
Remote Worker Award Categories
There are consumer and business award categories, please click on the links below to find the fabulous collection of prizes you can win, how to enter and the award's criteria.
The Home Worker Award
Employees currently working predominantly from home, should enter this category.
The Remote Worker Award
Employees currently working remotely, out of office, field or mobile based should enter this category.
Work From Home Award
Anybody who wants to work from home but is currently not doing so, should enter this award.
Freelance Consultant Award
All freelancers, self employed consultants and project contractors should enter this award.
Helen O' Grady Special Award
Anyone looking for a life changing career, should enter this award. This home based franchise is worth £15k!
The Helen O’Grady Special Award will be presented to a special person who is interested in changing the lives of children and young people in their area. This award is open to people with an interest in drama and/or 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! The Helen O' Grady Drama Academy offers a self development programme for children through structured and exciting after school drama classes. View more details of this home based franchise!
The Open University Skills Award
Are you looking to re-train or re-skill following redundancy to get yourself back into work? Are you looking to improve your career prospects through professional skills development? Enter this award to receive a brand new career from The Open University! Prizes worth £3000!
The BT Home Business Award
Anyone running a Home Business, large or small, should enter this category.
The Vivid Green Award
All the entrants to the Home Worker Award, Remote Worker Award, Work from Home Award, Freelance Consultant Award, Helen O' Grady Special Award or the Home Business Award will be automatically entered into the Vivid Green Award. This prize alone is worth £10k!
The Remote Employer Award
Companies who have remote or home based workers included in their workforce should enter this category.
Why You Should Enter
Whether you are a Remote Worker or Home Worker, a Home Based Business or Employer of remote workers or home workers, you should enter the Remote Worker Awards!
Remote and Home Workers:
* Impress your employer and work colleagues by winning this category
* Enhance your CV with a National Award by winning this category
* By winning receive prizes to help you work more efficiently and enjoyably as a remote worker or home worker
Work From Home:
* Impress your friends, family and colleagues by winning this category
* Receive instant recognition from your new clients when you start your home business
* Enhance your networking profile with a National Award by winning this category
* By winning receive prizes to help you work from home more efficiently and enjoyably
Home Business and Employer of Choice:
* Receive national and regional press coverage for your business
* A collection of best entries will be included in a Remote Workers E Book
* A collection of best entries will be included in a Home Business E Book
* Have your business endorsed by our expert panel of judges
* Raise your company profile and shine above your competition
* Impress potential investors with a prestigious business award
* Help attract high quality new staff
* Gain kudos and credibility in your industry by winning these categories
* By winning you will receive valuable prizes that will help grow your business
The Remote Worker Awards will run from 31st March until 31st July 2009. Shortlisted winners will be announced on the 7th of August and will be invited to Cliveden House on the 10th September for the winning ceremony.
How to Enter
Whether you are a Remote Worker or Home Worker, a Home Based Business or Employer of remote workers or home workers, you should enter the Remote Worker Awards! Go on, enter now!