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Hunt for best home business

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The BT Home Business Award is one of nine categories in The Remote Worker Awards

A nationwide hunt is on to find the most innovative business demonstrating how remote working and home working have had a beneficial impact on employees’ lives.  

The BT Home Business Award is one of nine categories in The Remote Worker Awards - a national award scheme that aims to highlight how remote and home working benefit the environment, business productivity and employees' quality of work life.

Backed by BT Business, the awards are open to anyone in the UK who works remotely or works from home - as well as employers who have remote workers.

John Dovey, BT Retail director of ICT solutions, said: “The advancement in broadband speeds and the launch of BT’s ADSL2 service allows home workers and employers to benefit from increases in the speed of application delivery, a reduction in commuting time, and provides employment opportunities to those who require the additional flexibility that comes from working at home.”

Range of prizes

Other categories include the Remote Employer Award, which celebrates forward-thinking employers who allow flexible, remote or home working solutions; and the Open University Skills Award, which gives someone the chance to train or re-train for a new career.

Paula Wynne, awards organiser, said: “If you are one of the inventive pioneers who champion home working and can show the UK how your work life has benefited from running a home office, you could be in with a chance of winning prizes ranging from £50,000, a home-based franchise worth £15,000, or a garden home office worth £10,000.”

Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at Cliveden House in Berkshire on 10 September.

Information provider: Group Communications

Review date: 10/06/10