Home Business Winners Announced

Home Business Winners Announced

United Kingdom

On 1st September, Becci Coombes-Burr, runs Girls Travel Club from her home in Wisborough Green, near Billingshurst from Billingshurst, West Sussex, won The BT Home Business Award in a prestigious ceremony to celebrate The Remote Worker Awards, in association with BT Business, at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

Girlstravelclub.co.uk is an online boutique specialising in travel accessories and gifts for women.  It began as a small internet business run out of an old Anderson bomb shelter in the garden of company founder, Becci Coombes-Burr.  Its ethos is to sell what women need for travelling, with an emphasis on stylish design, practicality and ethical credentials. It now has excellent web and press presence, employees three people and is growing in size and strength every day.

The Remote Worker Awards has already appealed to hundreds of eager entrants around the UK. Home workers, remote workers, freelance consultants, and wannabe entrepreneurs who dream of winning a new home based franchise and internet business, have all given inspiring accounts of why they should win this Award.

Becci’s daily commute across her garden leads to a charming Second World War Anderson Bunker. She also works from a log cabin and a caravan hidden amongst trees. Her ‘office with a view’ takes in woodlands and a bird’s nest.

The BT Home Business Award is aimed at finding the most innovative business that demonstrates how remote working and home working has made a beneficial impact on their business and home life.

The Remote Worker Awards in association with BT Business aims to highlight how home working increases business mobilization.

Award winning website, Remote Employment, Google’s No 1 job site for flexible and home based jobs, launched The Remote Worker Awards in association with BT Business to highlight how home working and remote working benefits the British public and their working life.


The Runners Up Are:
Gayle McCrorie, Giftelope, Prestwick, Ayreshire and Jacqueline Irvine, Organic Baby Clothes Direct, Newry, Down took joint second place while
Burke, Cambridgeshire, Flourishing People came third.

Gayle McCrorie, Giftelope, Prestwick, Ayreshire 

Giftelope is the creation of Scottish mum, Gayle McCrorie, who believes boutique gift envelopes are the answer to every busy parent's prayers. Gayle and Tom McCrorie, operate the business from their home alongside Tom’s design agency, allowing them to juggle business and family life.


Jacqueline Irvine, Organic Baby Clothes Direct, Newry, Down
Giving parents the choice of organic natural fabrics, free from petroleum based chemicals, for their precious babies, award winning Organic Baby Clothes Direct, provides a wide range of luxury organic clothes and accessories for children 0-6yrs, enabling children to life a healthy lifestyle.

Jacqui Burke, Cambridgeshire, Flourishing People
Jacqui Burke runs her training business from her home office. When Jacqui was diagnosed with breast cancer and faced months of treatment, she wanted to continue working on days when she felt ok. Being home-based enabled her to do this. Jacqui promotes the benefits of home-working for workers with health challenges.

The winners of The Remote Worker Awards can be found at www.remoteworkerawards.com.

More details on the winners can be found at www.remoteworkerawards.com.


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