We're a finalist in the mumandworking Awards!

Rachel Maile - 26 February 2018

2018 Finalists Revealed in National Awards celebrating family-friendly, flexible working

The finalists for the prestigious ‘mumandworking awards 2018’ have been announced - and BetterPoints is amongst them!

These pioneering awards were launched over 8 years ago to celebrate the UK's leading lights in the world of flexible working – those amazing and inspiring individuals, businesses, charities and networks demonstrating and showcasing how working practice and family-life can go hand in hand with huge potential benefits for all involved.

Never has the importance of flexible working been so documented. ‘Mumpreneurs’ continue to generate billions for the UK economy, supporting in excess of 200,000 jobs and we have witnessed significant positive changes in government policy towards flexible working in recent years, but there’s still a long way to go. Research in 2016 suggested improvements in flexible working opportunities for mums would enable and empower huge numbers of mums to return to the workplace with the potential to generate a massive £60+ billion boost to the UK economy.*

Organisers therefore were delighted at the wealth and the standard of the submissions for this year’s mumandworking awards which will be hosted by NatWest at Bishopsgate London in March with media partner Key Women in Business. Hundreds of nominees entered, across 14 exciting categories ranging from ‘Flexible Business of the Year’, to ‘Inspiring Business Parent’ with special categories for bloggers, team members, franchisors and technology and innovation.

BetterPoints has been revealed as a finalist in the Flexible Business of the Year category. Nominations were judged by a panel of leading business women, very familiar with the challenges juggling a family and a career can bring! Judges include Susannah Schofield OBE, Helen Pattinson – co-founder of the innovative, award-winning Montezuma's Chocolate, Ali Golds – recently named as one the Independent’s 20 Extraordinary Women of 2017 and Julie Baker, Head of Financial Inclusion and Enterprise, NatWest - to name a few (see https://www.mumandworking.co.uk/awards/judges-and-speakers for more).

BetterPoints is an evidence-led health, sustainability and social behaviour change technology company. We use our smartphone app and behaviour change expertise to help public bodies and private companies build programmes of engagement that change behaviour, such as commuting differently or walking more. 

Dan Gipple, CEO of BetterPoints, said: "We’re delighted to be in the finals of the mumandworking awards. We see our remote, flexible team as an advantage rather than a problem and in fact we’ve actively chosen to build the organisation in this way. We believe flexibility not only benefits our employees but the business and ultimately our clients.”

The winners and runners-up will be announced at the live awards ceremony and sparkling celebratory reception on March 6. The 2nd National mumandworking business Academy as hosted by NatWest will also be held on this day featuring a wealth of inspiring speakers to encourage, advise, support and motivate all those business parents in attendance with top tips, strategies and the latest information on a range of topics.

Suzanne Borrell, Events Director for mumandworking.co.uk concludes:

‘The wealth of nominations, the thousands of votes, our esteemed VIP judging panel and the range of nominees – from international businesses to amazing individuals - reflects the significant and continuing support for the promotion of flexible working. These awards are so important as they showcase the UK’s best – fantastic examples of how a flexible approach to working practice can benefit the UK economy, businesses, parents and growing families. We are honoured to host these awards and we can’t wait to reveal our winners at the live event in March!’

To see the list of finalists visit www.mumandworking.co.uk/awards