Worcestershire Works Well Outstanding Achievement Award is now closed and will re-open in September 2020.
The Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by Southco, has been created to recognise those businesses who are taking steps to improve health and wellbeing which are above and beyond the accreditation requirement.
ISO Quality Services Ltd
ISO Quality Services Ltd have won the Outstanding Achievement Award 2019 for their innovative approach to mental health in the workplace including delivering Mental Health First Aid courses for the management team, and offering mental health workshops and regular one-to-one appointments with a mental health nurse for all staff to access within the workplace. In addition to this achievement, ISO Quality Services have also received their level 2 accreditation. This committed and enthusiastic company, have reached both level 1 and level 2 within a few months following sign up to the scheme. The organisation has offered a range of initiatives including yoga, massage, monthly mental health nurse appointments and team building days.
Previous award winners
2016: Titania and their Heart Safe Campaign
Titania implemented a Heart Safe Campaign to raise awareness of cardiac arrests and train bystanders to potentially save lives. As keen advocates for health and wellbeing-related campaigns, they rolled out a free training program that saw all of the Titania team and members of public trained to save lives with basic CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machine.
2017: Redditch and Bromsgrove District Councils and their targeted initiative with the Environmental Services Depots
The district councils established an on-going programme of health and wellbeing awareness, activities and support for staff at the two Environmental Services depots in Bromsgrove and Redditch. The initiative was launched with the delivery of a comedy-based intervention regarding men’s health issues. The sessions were supported by a range of resources signposting male staff help and support. Ping sets were provided to encourage activity, different campaigns were launched throughout the year and an eight-week charity weight loss competition was also held.
2018: Green Lighting and their healthy office canteenGreen lighting opened 'the office canteen', an affordable healthy eating establishment in November 2017 following consultation with staff and local businesses. The business wanted to ensure that staff had healthy eating options available and weren't reliant on the mobile take away van or fast food outlets. In a recent staff poll, 100% of the green lighting workforce have enjoyed the healthy option food that the office canteen provides and 95% of staff stated that they have now started thinking about what they eat and the effects that it has on the body.
The office canteen has been well utilised by other local businesses and members of the public, offering not only healthy food choices but an opportunity for interacting with other organisations creating a real sense of community. Green lighting have been committed to gathering and acting on regular feedback including shifting to healthy items in the office snack box as requested by staff. Staff can also benefit from discounted healthy food at the end of the day. The initiative has led to a real culture shift within green lighting and also positively impacting on the wider community.