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MEDIA BRIEFING

Work Wise Week starts on Wednesday, May 16, with the Work Wise Summit at the QEII Conference Centre in London, and includes National Work From Home Day on Friday, May 18.

There are several spokespersons, interviewees and case studies available to the media during Work Wise Week, including the Work Wise UK Summit and National Work From Home Day.

Please contact the Work Wise UK press team (020 7939 7920) with your requirements. You can also find out further information on the Work Wise UK pressroom (www.workwiseuk.pressrooms.net).

Spokespersons available during or around the Work Wise Summit (Wednesday May 16):

·David Lennan, chairman of Work Wise UK and former director general of the British Chambers of Commerce
·Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK
·Sir Digby Jones, skills envoy and former director general of the CBI
·Brendan Barber, secretary general, TUC
·Paul Sellers, working time policy officer, TUC
·David Frost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce
·Edmund King, executive director, RAC Foundation
·Sheila Rainger, campaigns manager, RAC Foundation
·Clive Ansell, director of strategy, BT Group
·Ben Plowden, director for travel demand management, Transport for London

Spokespersons available on or around National Work From Home Day (Friday May 18):

·David Lennan, chairman of Work Wise UK and former director general of the British Chambers of Commerce
·Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK
·Paul Sellers, working time policy officer, TUC
·David Frost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce
·Edmund King, executive director, RAC Foundation
·Sheila Rainger, campaigns manager, RAC Foundation
·Clive Ansell, director of strategy, BT Group

Case studies/interviewees available for National Work From Home Day (working from home) (Friday may 18):

·Jenny Watson, chairman, Equal Opportunities Commission
·Caroline Slocock, chief executive, Equal Opportunities Commission
·Caroline Waters, director, people & policy, BT Group
·Ruth Exelby, training director, British Print Industries Federation

There are numerous national and regional case studies available, including interviewees. Regional case studies include:

Scotland: Glasgow (2) and West Kilbride

Wales: Cardiff (2) and Swansea

London: Barnet, Hackney, Clapham, Tottenham, Croydon, Wimbledon (2), City and Tower Bridge.

South East: Abingdon (Oxon), Harpenden (Herts), Reading, Coulson (Surrey), Littlehampton (Sussex), Balcombe (Sussex) and Addlestone (Surrey).

South West: Exeter (2), Bridgewater, Taunton and Chilmark (Wiltshire)

West Midlands: Shrewsbury (2), Bromsgrove, Coventry, Birmingham, Stafford, Derby

East Midlands: Oakham (Leics), Stone (Northants), Grantham (Lincs),
Leamington Spa, Warwick, Wendover

Eastern: Loughton (Essex), Sudbury, Bedford, Bury St Edmunds,

Yorkshire & Doncaster, Leeds, Helmsley, Wetherby Humberside

North East: Sunderland, Whitfield.

North West: Ormskirk, Swinton, Lancaster, Chester, Congleton

Further information about Work Wise UK can be found on the website (www.workwiseuk.org).

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Notes to editors:

·Supporters of the Work Wise UK campaign include the CBI, TUC, the British Chambers of Commerce, BT, Transport for London, Scope, the RAC Foundation, Technology Means Business, Henley Management College and the Association for Commuter Transport.

·Further information about Work Wise UK can be found on the website www.workwiseuk.org

·A dedicated electronic media centre has been established for journalists to obtain further information, to download print-quality materials, and to register for media updates about Work Wise UK. This can be accessed either through the main website or directly at www.workwiseuk.pressrooms.net

For further information, please contact:

Roy Turner, Chelgate PR, 020 7939 7939 or 07970 522 232 or rt@chelgate.com

Michael Hardware, Chelgate PR, 020 7939 7939 or 07775 925 274 or meh@chelgate.com

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