Remote Employment's Business Awards
Remote Employment has won two business awards, is a runner up for a third award and was nominated for a fourth award.
Enterprising Women Awards 2009
We are delighted to announce that Remote Employment and Paula Wynne are the Runners Up in the Enterprising Women Awards 2009 Enterprise Challenge!
Paula has overcome significant barriers in the Remote Employment journey:
Within only 18 months, Remote Employment, dedicated to posting, field based jobs, freelance contracts and outsourced projects, jumped from a start-up to the biggest website for flexible, home based jobs and remote jobs, and will soon go global.
It all started on the 7rd of January 2008 when Paula Wynne’s boss informed her that she was in ‘redundancy consultation’. A day later she had a minor operation that went horribly wrong, leaving her with severed shoulder ligaments and tendons and a dislocated collarbone, which resulted in numerous operations to reconstruct her right shoulder with metal plates.
As a single mother with a teenage son and a new partner, she was daunted by redundancy, but despite living in constant, chronic pain with sleepless nights, her passion for flexible working and her determination to change the old traditional office routines forced her and her partner’s business idea of helping people find flexible, remote and home based work as well as home business opportunities.
Ken and Paula launched the highly successful The Remote Worker Awards to raise awareness for the benefits of remote and home working, which doubled their monthly site traffic and has made a signifcant difference to people’s lives.
Barclays Trading Places Award
Barclays has just announced that Remote Employment have been nominated in their Top 100 Companies to go through to the semi finals for the Barclays Trading Places Award.
An up and coming business woman who runs a website that specialises in remote working and home working business opportunities for professionals, has been named one of the UK’s top businesses in the 2009 Barclays Trading Places Awards – a national award honouring men and women who are turning their lives around by choosing to start up a business.
The Government backed awards recognise business heroes who are no strangers to overcoming adversity – whether it’s dealing with illness or disability or facing challenges.
Barclays Marketing Director for Local Business, John Davis, a judge on the panel, said: “Trading Places is a celebration of inspiring people who have struggled through adversity to get their businesses up and running – even during these turbulent times.
"The calibre of this year's entries is outstanding and we hope that with this recognition, Remote Employment will continue on the road to success.
"We also hope Paula’s story will inspire other budding entrepreneurs across the UK, who face similar difficulties in their private lives, to come forward and turn their own business dreams into reality."
This year’s national finalists will be competing in three new categories – Triumph over Disability, Success after Unemployment and the Spirit of Inspiration Award – before hoping to be named the 2009 Barclays Trading Places Winner.
FreshIdeas Events Business Women Mentor Award
Ten women have had their dreams of being mentored by some of the most successful women in business and Remote Employment's Paula Wynne was one of them.
Eager entrpreneurs entered the competition in the hope of having their ideas put into practice with the help of the best in the industry. And the ten winners were matched to one of the ten mentors at an awards ceremony on the 34th floor of the prestigious BT Tower.
Paula, Director of Remote Employment has been matched to inspirational entrepreneur and founder of SimplySwitch, Karen Darby, who sold her company to the Daily Mail in 2006 for £22m.
Inspirational entrepreneur and founder of SimplySwitch, Karen Darby, who sold her company to the Daily Mail in 2006 for £22m, says: "I am delighted to be working with Paula and Remote Employment.
This is a fabulous idea that can make a real difference to the employment culture in the UK. It is a concept that can help employers recruit talented job seekers and help job seekers improve their quality of life while maintaining a career path at the same time. I look forward to helping Remote Employment grow and achieve their vision."
Find out more about the FreshIdeas Events Mentor Competition.
BT Global Action Plan Responsible Business Day Award
Remote Employment recently won the BT Business 'Responsible Business Day' Award. The company is currently working towards their BS8555 accreditation with Global Action Plan to reduce their carbon footprint as part of the BT Business prize.
From a national search, selecting 10 businesses across the UK, Remote Employment impressed judges with our passion and determination to understand and reduce their current impact on both the environment and society. Our business strongly advocates a healthy work life balance for employees through remote working. This practice provides a much more efficient, productive and greener way of working.
Bill Murphy, managing director, BT Business said; “BT Business is proud to be awarding, Remote Employment this prize. It’s vital that small businesses tackle climate change and BT has partnered with GAP to offer this much needed support. We hope that Remote Employment will set a good example for other businesses in Berkshire and demonstrate that often what’s good for the environment is also a win for business.”
Find out how you can work with Global Action Plan to reduce your carbon footrint.