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Celebrating Workplace Wellbeing Champions: Highlights from the 2024 Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards.

Britain’s most inspiring workplace wellbeing heroes were crowned at the Park Plaza, Riverbank, London at the Grand Final of The 2024 Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards with Wellity.


Wellity, in collaboration with Niki Dowdall of GRC World Forums, initiated the Awards to spotlight those positively impacting the lives of the Great British Workforce. The judging panel consisting of esteemed experts, selected winners across 25 categories, with two outstanding organisations earning top honours. With over 150 finalists shortlisted the event showcased the remarkable achievements of individuals, service providers, and employers in addressing the global wellbeing crisis.


Samantha Cartwright was bestowed with the prestigious title of The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Hero of the Year, while the South Western Ambulance NHS clinched The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Company of the Year Award.


The Gala final, hosted by Sadie Restorick and Simon Scott-Nelson, co-founders of Wellity, marked the culmination of the Awards’ mission to recognise and champion the extraordinary efforts made by employers, service providers, and individuals in the pursuit of improved wellbeing.


Reflecting on the evening, Sadie Restorick expressed her honour in being part of such an inspiring event, celebrating the dedication of those committed to enhancing workplace wellbeing. She remarked, “It was an honour to be part of such a special and inspiring event, celebrating the hard work and dedication of those passionate about improving wellbeing in the workplace.


“Witnessing such joy and pride, in a room filled with wonderful people making a tangible difference, gives a compelling message of hope and reminds us all that with unwavering commitment, perseverance, and purpose, we can drive change for the better.”


Simon Scott-Nelson added, “It was a privilege to co-host the 2024 Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards and experience the immense power of unity, selflessness, and altruism among such wonderful people. The stories behind the applications were heart-warming, compelling and all highly worthy of praise, with people coming together in the joint pursuit of improving the working lives of their colleagues.”


“These Awards are a special celebration of personal journeys, collaborative teamwork, and impassioned leadership, which make people feel motivated and inspired to help others around them feel better every day.”


The ceremony provided an opportunity for guests to connect with like-minded individuals who share passion for workplace wellbeing. Both hosts highlighted the immense power of unity, selflessness, and altruism among the attendees, emphasising the heart-warming and compelling stories behind the applications.


Niki Dowdall, co-founder of The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards, expressed deep admiration for the dedication and commitment displayed by organisations across the nation. She congratulated all nominees and winners, acknowledging their efforts as a testament to the transformative power of prioritising wellbeing in the workplace.


As the curtain fell on the 2024 Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards, it became evident that the event not only celebrated the winners but also served as a beacon of inspiration for a brighter, healthier future for workplaces across the country. The stories of commitment, collaboration, and leadership showcased the potential for positive change when wellbeing takes centre stage in the professional realm.


From the team at Wellity, a huge congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards 2024. Thank you for aspiring to be #BetterEveryDay.


Great British Workplace Wellbeing Award Winners 2024

The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards with Wellity winners 2024 are:


The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Hero of the Year:

  • Samantha Cartwright


The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Company of the Year:

  • South Western Ambulance NHS


Male Health Advocate Award:

  • Matt Young, Who Needs Instructions


Female Health Advocate Award:

  • Debra Holloway, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Trust

  • Alice Moger, Kelly Gordon & Sarwat Gilani, England Netball


Support Network of the Year Award:

  • Visiting Angels


Best Employee Network & Resource Group Award:

  • Teamitg


Best DE&I Initiative Award:


  • AtkinsRéalis Allyship Programme


Wellbeing Team of the Year Award:

  • Experian


Most Inspiring Senior Leader of the Year Award:

  • Richard Stevens, Go South West


Most Inspiring HR Leader of the Year Award:

  • Georgia Dixon, Access HR Ltd


Most Inspiring Employee of the Year Award:

  • Samantha Cartwright, London Luton Airport


Lifetime Commitment to Wellbeing Award:

  • Dr. Pamela Gellatly, HCML


Breaking the Silence Award:

  • Ruth Pott, BAM UK and Ireland


Best Wellbeing Service Provider Award:

  • Octopus Money


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy:

  • SME Award: Lancashire Football Association


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy Public Sector Award:

  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy Large Company Award:

  • Sony Interactive Entertainment


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy Large Company Award:

  • Liaison Group


Best Use of Tech Award:

  • Maya CARE CIC


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy Emergency Services Award:

  • Sandy Powdrell, Humberside Police


Best Physical Wellbeing Initiative Award:

  • Legal & General


Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative Award:

  • Wincanton


Best Financial Wellbeing Initiative Award:

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB)


Recognition for Excellence and Outstanding Engagement Award:

  • Beyondly


Highly Commended:


Most Inspiring Senior Leader of the Year Award:

  • Gail Weeks, Nokia


Most Inspiring HR Leader of the Year Award:

  • Andrea Lansbury, Benefit Cosmetics


Most Inspiring Employee of the Year Award:

  • Hayley Stevens, NHS Essex


Breaking the Silence Award:

  • Kelly Rooks, Northumbria Police


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy:

  • Emergency Services Award: College of Paramedics


Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative Award:

  • Birmingham Airport Ltd


To book a meeting with our team, contact us at hello@wellityglobal.com.


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