We Got the Gold Award!

Published: 27/06/2013

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives for promoting and maintaining staff health and wellbeing.

To achieve the Gold Award standard we demonstrated our long-term commitment to improving health and wellbeing both within the workplace and in the wider community. Some of the initiatives introduced into the workplace over the last few years included:

  • Tuesday morning free fruit for all staff
  • Lifestyle Checks for staff
  • Development of a Sustainability Action Plan showing our long term commitment to protecting the environment

Martin Pollhammer, our Chief Executive said:

"What pleases me most about this award is that I’ve had nothing to do with it.  All our work towards HWL Gold has been staff led, with no interference from management.  The work they have done has made me healthier too – for example, I’ve lost weight (about time too!), I’ve improved my diet and I am much more aware of the importance of good mental health in particular – and I am sure the HWL Team's work has also had a similar effect on many others within our staff group.  Moving on from Gold, we will start working on our "Healthy Happy Staff" concept because there is no doubt that a healthy happy workforce is more productive and better at serving customers."

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