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The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards 2024 Finalists

Launched In partnership with the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Series, this event shines a spotlight on those positively changing the lives of the Great British workforce. These awards have been launched to recognise and champion the incredible steps taken by many employers, service providers. And individuals in response to our global wellbeing crisis.


Here at Wellity we are delighted to announce the shortlist for The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards 2024. With 21 diverse categories, industries, and individuals it is set to be an unforgettable night.


Recognition for Excellence and Outstanding Engagement 2023/24 Shortlist


The award ‘Recognition for Excellence and Outstanding Engagement’ will recognise organisation’s for their exceptional effort’s in creating a positive and engaging work environment that prioritises employee wellbeing.


Recognising and celebrating excellence and outstanding engagement in workplace wellbeing is crucial for fostering a culture that values and supports the holistic health of employees. This award category celebrates UK companies that have implemented innovative strategies to recognise employee achievements, engage employees in wellbeing initiatives, and create a culture of appreciation.


The ‘Recognition for Excellence and Outstanding Engagement’ award not only acknowledges the winning company but also inspires other UK companies to prioritise employee recognition and engagement in workplace initiatives. By celebrating these exceptional initiatives, the award aims to drive positive change, enhance employee engagement, and foster a culture of excellence in workplace wellbeing within UK companies.


Finalists:

  • Legal & General

  • Brandpie

  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

  • DeskLodge Team

  • HS2 (High Speed Two) Ltd

  • The Guinness Partnership

  • Beyondly

  • Arcadis

  • dentsu

  • Fife College


Male Health Advocate Award 2023/24 Shortlist


The award ‘Male Health Advocate’ will celebrate individual’s for their exceptional effort’s in creating an inclusive and supportive environment that addresses the specific health needs of men in the workplace.


Men’s health and wellbeing are vital components of a comprehensive workplace wellbeing strategy. This award category highlights individuals who have taken proactive steps to prioritise male health advocacy and have implemented initiatives to support and empower their male employees. The judging panel for this award category consists of experts in workplace wellbeing, gender equality, and healthcare professionals. They will evaluate each nomination based on the effectiveness, innovation, impact, and sustainability of the initiatives implemented as male health advocates.


Finalists:

  • Amanda Hammond, Fujitsu

  • Tommy Hatto, THO

  • James Davis, The Midlife Mentors

  • Micheal Daley, Manshed

  • Alessandro Ferullo, Flowing Health

  • Darren Blackmore, Cabinet Office

  • Matt Young, Who Needs Instructions CIC

  • Matthew Jess, MJS Coaching


Female Health Advocate 2023/24 Shortlist


The award, "Female Health Advocate" will recognise women for their outstanding efforts in creating a supportive and inclusive environment that addresses the unique health needs of women in the workplace.


The health and wellbeing of female employees are of paramount importance for organisations committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment. This award category celebrates individuals who have prioritised female health advocacy and have implemented initiatives to support and empower their female workforce. The judging panel for this award category comprises experts in workplace wellbeing, gender equality, and healthcare professionals. They will evaluate each nomination based on the effectiveness, innovation, impact, and sustainability of the initiatives implemented as female health advocates.


Finalists:

  • Kathie Bishop, Medical Herbalist, Into the Wylde

  • Zoey Hughes

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

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

  • Amanda Hammond, Fujitsu

  • Nicole Riley, Unum

  • Nyree Ambarchian, Jack & Grace

  • Haley White, Menospace

  • Sara Groves, Aviva

  • Gemma Marks, Awkward Conversations


Support Network of the Year Award 2023/24 Shortlist


The award, "Support Network of the Year" will acknowledge organisations for their exceptional efforts in providing comprehensive support systems to enhance workplace wellbeing.


Support networks play a crucial role in addressing the diverse needs of employees, promoting mental health, work-life balance, and overall wellbeing. This category celebrates UK companies that have developed exemplary support networks, making a significant impact on the health, happiness, and productivity of their workforce. The judging panel for this award category consists of workplace wellbeing experts, HR professionals, and industry leaders. They will evaluate each nomination based on the effectiveness, innovation, impact, and sustainability of the support network initiatives.


Finalists:

  • Includability - The Home of Inclusive Organisations

  • Cross Sector Wellbeing Forum (Community Group)

  • Sony Interactive Entertainment

  • Visiting Angels

  • BioStrata

  • The Work Health Hub at the University of Derby

  • Gloucestershire College


Best Employee Network & Resource Group Award 2023/245 Shortlist


The award "Best Employee Network & Resource Group," recognises organisation's that have developed exceptional initiative's to promote employee wellbeing, engagement, and professional growth.


Employee Network & Resource Groups serve as vital platforms for employees to connect, collaborate, and champion the diverse voices within an organisation. This award category pays tribute to organisations that have established outstanding Employee Network & Resource Groups, making a profound impact on their employees' overall wellbeing, and creating a sense of belonging.


The judging panel for this award category comprises experts in workplace wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and employee engagement. They will evaluate each nomination based on the effectiveness, innovation, impact, and sustainability of the Employee Network & Resource Group initiatives.


Finalists:

  • Legal & General

  • Team ITG

  • BioStrata

  • The Financial Times

  • Aviva plc

  • Aviva Balance

  • Wellbeing Forum


Best DE&I Initiative Award 2023/24 Shortlist


The "Best DE&I Initiative" award celebrates organisations and their teams that have implemented outstanding initiatives to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for their employees.


In today's globalised society, organisations recognise the importance of embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity as key drivers of innovation, productivity, and success. This award category acknowledges organisations that have developed and executed initiatives that address systemic barriers, promote equality, and create a sense of belonging for all employees.


The judging panel for this award category consists of experts in diversity and inclusion, HR professionals, and thought leaders who have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with fostering an inclusive workplace.


Finalists:

  • AtkinsRealis

  • HCML

  • EquiLend

  • Acacium Group

  • Hilton London Metropole

  • The Guinness Partnership

  • EMCOR UK

  • Something Big

  • Team ITG

  • Ofcom

  • Openreach


Wellbeing Team of the Year Award 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to a team or department whose responsibility it is to lead the charge in devising, implementing, and maintaining an effective wellbeing strategy. This team will have shown passion and commitment to improving their colleagues’ wellbeing, while consistently going above and beyond to ensure help create a supportive culture.


Finalists:

  • AtikinsRealis

  • SIMGMA RETAIL SOLUTIONS LIMITED

  • EvolveYou App Limited

  • Kids Planet Day Nurseries Group

  • Earlscliffe

  • Magnetar IT

  • Experian

  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

  • IMD Solicitors LLP

  • Octopus Electric Vehicles


Most Inspiring Senior Leader of the Year 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to a C-Suite executive who has driven their company’s workplace wellbeing strategy from the top with excellence in leadership. As a figurehead of the company and the strategy, they will have inspired and motivated their staff to adopt a more focused importance on their wellbeing, leading by example at every turn.


Finalists:

  • Emily Riddington-Smith, TechNet IT Recruitment Ltd

  • Linn Boo, Boo Consulting Limited

  • Dan Archer, Visiting Angels

  • Lisa Elrod, Team ITG

  • Joanna Fitzgerald, Capita

  • Megan Roberts, Earlscliffe

  • Richard Stevens, Go South West

  • Jeanette Evans, Glasgow Kelvin College

  • Gail Weeks, Nokia


Most Inspiring HR Leader of the Year 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to a HR director or senior leader who has driven their company’s workplace wellbeing strategy with excellence in leadership. They will have inspired and motivated their staff to adopt a more focused importance on their wellbeing, leading by example at every turn.


Finalists:

  • Georgia Dixon, Access HR Ltd

  • Frances Williams, Playtonic Ltd

  • Kayleigh L, HubGem Marketing Ltd

  • Angie Borst, Flagstone

  • Carolyn Giles, Go South West

  • Fiona Yensen, UK Home Office

  • Andrea Lansbury, Benefit Cosmetics


Most Inspiring Employee of the Year 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to an individual employee that has inspired their colleagues along their wellbeing journey. They will have spoken openly and honestly about their own struggles and their path to better mental and physical health, encouraging others to do the same, thereby helping to develop a positive working culture.


Finalists:

  • Bamidele Farinre, Whittington Health NHS

  • Ben Evans, AtkinsRealis

  • Samantha Cartwright, London Luton Airport

  • ·Rebecca Kyte, Navenio Limited

  • Lauren Cross, Wickes

  • Eric Barratt, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

  • Rosie Lyon, Allied Irish Bank

  • Julia Robertson-Avenell, Hays

  • Hayley Stevens, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Lifetime Commitment to Wellbeing 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to an individual business leader or employee who has shown sustained and undiminished commitment to improving wellbeing in the workplace over the course of their career. This person will have driven change in their workplace or across various workplaces, inspiring organisations to focus on wellbeing.


Finalists:

  • Sylvia Bruce, Freelance (Self-employed)

  • Jonathan Gawthrop, EMCOR UK

  • Annie Guest, Assurant

  • Dr. Pamela Gellatly, HCML

  • Samantha Cartwright, London Luton Airport

  • Julia Hatton, UMi

  • Clare Kennedy CEO AND co-founder at Kennedy Street Recovery


Breaking the Silence Award 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to an individual who has kickstarted a company-wide approach to wellbeing in the workplace by speaking up and challenging the status quo. They may have publicly discussed their own mental or physical wellbeing challenges or spoken up about the lack of support available for staff, inspiring and motivating company leaders to make a change.


Finalists:

  • Thomas Duncan Bell, My Whole Self

  • Joan Bowen, Janice Rymer, Debra Holloway and Debora Bruce, Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Trust

  • Ruth Pott, BAM UK & Ireland

  • Angie McKenna, ASquared

  • The team at Humberside Police

  • Kelly R, Northumbria Police

  • Lauren Cross, Wickes

  • Teresa Nicholas, Metropolitan Police

  • Paris M, E.ON Next


Best Wellbeing Service Provider 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to a business that provides exemplary service to clients in improving the wellbeing of their staff. The business will have integrated into its clients’ operations seamlessly to enable sustained learning and action towards the goal of improving wellbeing in the workplace.


Finalists:

  • Babbu

  • HCML

  • ArtistAnd

  • Lifetime

  • Health Assured

  • Journey with Nikita

  • THO

  • Holidity

  • GoJoe

  • Rest Space

  • Virgin Pulse

  • Octopus Money

  • Maya CARE CIC

  • SiSU Health Group


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: SME 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to an SME - with fewer than 250 staff and a turnover less than £50 million - that has developed and implemented an effective, holistic strategy which has had a proven and significant positive impact on the wellbeing of its workforce.


Finalists:

  • Snap Finger Click

  • Magnetar IT

  • Brandpie

  • Lancashire Football Association

  • Navenio Limited

  • The Horsepower Partnership Limited

  • Drinkstuff

  • Friday Pulse

  • Flagstone Group Ltd

  • The Donkey Sanctuary

  • Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise

  • Eco Wings

  • The Rugga Coffee Co.


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: Public Sector 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to a business - operating within the public sector - that has developed and implemented an effective, holistic strategy which has had a proven and significant positive impact on the wellbeing of its workforce.


Finalists:

  • Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

  • L&Q Group

  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

  • Nets Pensions

  • Ofcom

  • Office for National Statistics

  • Buckinghamshire Council


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: Large Company 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to a business - with more than 250 employees - that has developed and implemented an effective, holistic strategy which has had a proven and significant positive impact on the wellbeing of its workforce.


Finalists:

  • AtkinsRealis

  • Channel 4

  • Proofpoint

  • Legal & General

  • Sony Interactive Entertainment

  • BAM UK & Ireland

  • Liaison Group

  • Experian

  • Capita

  • Hilton London Metropole

  • Behaviour Interactive

  • HSBC

  • Anglian Water Services


Best Use of Tech 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to a business or service provider that has utilised tech in order to maximise their workplace wellbeing strategy. The business will be able to demonstrate how the tech has integrated into staff’s day-to-day lives, and the direct benefit it has had on wellbeing among its staff and how it has been used.


Finalists:

  • Sony Interactive Entertainment

  • HubGem Marketing Ltd

  • Maya CARE CIC

  • The Wee Retreat CIC

  • Hospice UK


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: Emergency Services 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will honour organisation's that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the wellbeing of their employee's in the emergency service's sector.


In today's fast-paced and demanding world, emergency services personnel face unique challenges in their line of duty. From responding to crises, handling high-stress situations, and working long hours, these professionals play a critical role in maintaining public safety and well-being. This award category celebrates organisations that have gone above and beyond to prioritise the welfare of their emergency services teams.


The judging panel for this award category consists of industry experts, HR professionals, and thought leaders in the field of workplace wellness. They will evaluate each nomination based on the effectiveness, innovation, impact, and sustainability of the strategies implemented.


Finalists:

  • College of Paramedics

  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

  • Devon and Cornwall Police

  • Northumbria Police

  • Humberside Police


Best Physical Wellbeing Initiative 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to a business that has created a specialist initiative or programme dedicated to improving its workforce’s physical wellbeing. The programme will have helped the development of a culture that encourages physical activity, educating staff on its importance and inspiring staff to support each other.


Finalists:

  • Liaison Group

  • Guy's & St. Thomas NHS Trust

  • BAM UK & Ireland

  • Legal & General

  • Experian


Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to a business that has created a specialist initiative or programme dedicated to improving its workforce’s mental wellbeing. The programme will have taken strides to break down barriers to discussing mental health openly and create an environment where staff are encouraged and feel comfortable to talk about their problems.


Finalists:

  • Wincanton

  • Birmingham Airport

  • Brain-Based Connection

  • Capita

  • Black Country Mental Health

  • Bedfont Scientific Ltd

  • Chargebacks911


Best Financial Wellbeing Initiative 2023/24 Shortlist


This award will go to a business that has created a specialist initiative or programme dedicated to improving its workforce’s financial wellbeing. This business will demonstrate a clear understanding of the intrinsic connection between personal financial health and professional performance and taken steps to challenge a not-often-discussed topic.


Finalists:

  • Acacium Group

  • Liaison Group

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

  • Lifetime

  • The Guinness Partnership

  • Team ITG


For any further information on these awards, contact our team at hello@wellityglobal.com or click here: https://www.wellityglobal.com/workplace-wellbeing-awards


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