Telework Consultant & Business Project
14 Brookside, OXFORD, OX3 7PJ, UK. tel
+44-(0)1865-760994 fax 764520
Born 9th Dec 1942, I founded,
built and managed a successful accountancy, audit and tax advice practice from
1970-80, which now trades as Blackstone Franks, London EC1. From 1978-80 I also
managed Mallalieu Cars, a 50-man specialist Bentley & prototype car-maker.
I have teleworked at home since 1980 and
specialized in telework consultancy through SW2000 Telework Studies, full time
since 1988. I am a member of Tomorrow’s Company, promoting The Inclusive
Approach, and am Secretary of West Midlands Tomorrow Limited.
I founded and managed a successful
teleworked team of business consultants, assisting new-start enterprises,
1980-1987 with 38 offices - it now trades as Morton Hodson and Co. Ltd. (London
registered) and has 54 offices across the UK.
In 1979/80 I assisted the development of
the £7M Southbank Technopark in London and led a team, including Wolfson
College, from 1980-1990 planning to develop the £80M Oxford Research Science
Park, a proposed City centre incubator for new, science based enterprises. My
accountancy and business expansion work has occasioned me personally advising
more than 5,000 SME’s and Micro-Enterprises. I make fully interactive Project
Planning Tools for clients in EXCEL.
I wrote the seminal paper “The Economics
of Teleworking” – BT 1992 and specified, part authored and edited the book
“Teleworking Explained” Wiley and Sons, New York, ISBN 0-471-93975-7. I was
Product Development Director, of Telework Analytics International Inc, and
proposed and originated TeleworkAuditstm
methods from 1992-98. I developed the cost/benefit formulas for TeleworkAuditstm from 1992-1996 when advising
major UK and USA employers implementing telework.
I am a consultant on telework to British
Telecom and was a partner in an EC, DGXIII, ACTS project DIPLOMAT, producing
the European Charter for Telework, with special responsibility for European
fiscal issues and Telework Guidelines. DIPLOMAT reported to the EC on seven
themes including Employment, Intellectual Property, Sustainable Economics and
Taxation. From 1997-98 I was the
Chairman of the EC, ACTS programme, GAT Chain which developed Telework
Guidelines and disseminated ACTS project results. I continue to develop practical management
tools for teleworking and I am involved in telematics for wired democracy and
for interactive distance learning (IDLE in Oxford & IDLE for Industry).
In 1998 I designed BIRTHRIGHT, a new tax
and wealth sharing and distribution system for the Global Village and the
Information Society and promote it via networks on fiscal and social security
reform. I believe that BIRTHRIGHT, if applied in most countries, would
eradicate poverty and greatly increase global wealth and business.
In January 1999 I re-launched Experts
Unlimited, a system for delivering all types of professional and counseling
advice via advanced communication systems, and in May 2000 I opened the
company’s first service, Tax-Advice-Line, to run as a pilot for 3 months. The company is now seeking from £1m to £10M
in capital to enable it to launch nationally and overseas.
Liaison officer for the ECTF (European Commission
Telematics Forum) to the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry).
Chairman of EC, DGXIII, ACTS Programme, GATChain.
Director of ITAC the International Telework Association and
Council, Washington DC.
Director of WISE the Work Information Society and
Employment Forum, Vienna.
Member of the Future Work Forum,
Henley Management College.
of West Midlands Tomorrow Limited, an Inclusive Approach initiative for
Economics of Telework, 1992, BT Labs.Martlesham
Economics of Telework 1994, BT Labs. Martlesham
Teleworking Explained, with BT, 1993 Wiley & Sons,
Chichester & New York
Telework & Employment, 1995 for EC, DGV, Expert Group
Jobs Work and Employment, Information Society Guidelines,
1996, EC GATChain
Telework Tax Guidelines, 1996 for DIPLOMAT, ACTS, EC
Teleworking, 1996, Institute of Directors UK
Taxing Internet and Telework, 1997, Tax Faculty, Institute
of Chartered Accountants
UK Traffic Decongestion 2007 & 2017 from IT and
Flexible Work Methods, 1997, UK anon Inst.
Articles in TCR Telecommuting Review (New Jersey, USA)
Articles in the European Journal of Teleworking, EU
Articles in Home Run magazine, UK
FutureScope 1999, The future for the information society
commissioned by Dresdner Bank in Germany.
Teleworking Today - Video for Major Customers, BT 1995
Telework Training Video for managers, BT 1997
Swiss TV Telework Programme, Arbeisort Internet, 1996
Interviews for numerous UK radio stations, newspapers and
for The Times Magazine
Noel Hodson has delivered papers at conferences in several
European countries and in the USA
SW2000 Telework Studies has assisted many major employers
to initiate or expand telework. It was founded in 1988 as a
partnership between employment psychologists, training and flexible working
specialists. It conducted Flexible Working seminars from 1988-1992 attended by
over 120 major UK employers. SW2000 was retained to carry out a major survey of
UK employers and telework in 1992 and conducted 2 other telework surveys in
1990 and 1991. It published Working
Environment News in 1990 and was retained by BT to assist major customers to
calculate the Costs and Benefits of Teleworking in their organisations from
1992-1995. SW2000 led the EC supported
project Experts Unlimited which initiated higher telephone tariffs of £1.50 a
minute, in the UK, now used by over 100 professional advice services, and ran
pilot projects in Spain and Ireland. SW2000 co-authored and was a partner in
the EC, DGXIII, ACTS project DIPLOMAT, with special responsibility for Fiscal
Issues. SW2000 leads workshops and
advises companies on the family and psychological issues of telework,
publishing “Bringing Home the Electronic Baby” in 1995. SW2000 was one of the
first and remains one of a few enterprises which specialises in promoting,
advising employers and employees on and creating products for telework and
flexible work in the Information Society.