Worldaware Business Awards 2005

A Worldaware and Cambridge University Land Society Business Award 2005 has been made to Motivation. The Motivation Charitable Trust, a UK development charity whose aim is to improve the quality of life of people with mobility disabilities has received the Worldaware and Cambridge University Land Society Business Award and a cheque for 2,000.

The Worldaware and Cambridge University Land Society Business Award is given in recognition of a great idea being taken forward and demonstration of meeting needs with effective solutions. Fund-raising by Douglas Blausten, President of the Cambridge University Land Society, has made this Business Award possible through generous support of Worldaware's range of activities.

Motivation's co-founder David Constantine said "We are delighted to have recieved this award. To be picked from all the previous Worldaware winners is a great honour. The cheque will help fund more chairs for those who can't afford them."

The Worldaware Business Awards 2005 has closed for entries and no further Awards will be made. The information concerning the scheme is still available on this site.

How the Scheme Worked

The aim of the Worldaware Business Awards was to recognise the vital role which commercial activity plays in supporting economic and social progress in the developing countries of the world. The scheme has shown that organisations, large or small and operating in highly diverse markets, can make and are making a difference to the lives of people in the developing world.

Once entries have been received, a panel of Assessors in each category will consider them. The Assessors will ask further questions of the entrants and take up references. Each Assessor's panel prepares a short-list, which shall be presented to the Judges on 11 November 2004.

UK newscaster Jon Snow will present London the Awards in January 2005 at The Royal Society. The Awards attract significant media coverage and winners will be expected to assist Worldaware in providing interviews/copy for journalists.

All winning and short-listed entries are fully described in the Worldaware Awards Brochure, which is made widely available to media, business and diplomatic communities, and posted in full on the Worldaware website.

The Judges