See how other businesses and organisations have benefitted

Organisations from all over London are being celebrated for the fantastic work they've done to create a healthier working environment and take care of the health and wellbeing of their employees.

So far 260 organisations have been accredited and awarded, with more than 330,000 employees benefiting.

Read more about these organisations work in the drop downs below.

London South Bank University

Who are London South Bank University?

A cosmopolitan university with over 18,000 students drawn from over 130 countries. They received University of the Year for Graduate Employment by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. Additionally, a silver rating for teaching excellence under the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Why are we working with them?

Health and Wellbeing is supported at the highest level by the University Executive, who are committed to integrating wellbeing into the strategic planning processes, which underpins core business performance. They are committed to developing a culture of wellbeing that links to organisational outcomes, staff productivity and employee retention.

What have they achieved?

  • They were awarded the Excellence level of the London Healthy Workplace Charter in November 2017. This prestigious award was the culmination of a long but positive journey which began in 2015 with the Commitment award and thereafter the Achievement award in 2016.
  • The first Stress Survey was launched for staff, which led to actions plans for alleviating stress in the workplace and the improvement of staff Wellbeing.
  • Delivered a Wellbeing Activity Day which promoted the Wellbeing agenda and inspired staff to engage in Wellbeing initiatives.
  • Hosted a Wellbeing Community Breakfast in October 2017 in collaboration with the Mayor of London’s office. The event shared good practice and innovation.
  • Achieved formal recognition as an Alcohol Aware Employer ™ and entered the Virgin Pulse 100 Day Global Challenge for the first time (as at 7 November in top 10% of 5800 teams worldwide).
  • They joined Mindful Employer ®, an NHS initiative which provides support for staff who are experiencing mental health problems.

Why should organisations get involved?

It provides a clear structure for developing a Health, Safety and Wellbeing programme which raises the profile of Wellbeing and helps to identify strengths and weaknesses in 8 key areas.

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Lloyds of London

Lloyds are committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of their employees, and believe that a healthy and fit workforce are better able to achieve their own objectives and that of the business.

Who are Lloyds?

Lloyds are a corporate body who act as an insurance market and are based in the city of London.

Why are we working with them?

Larger corporate businesses in the financial sector are important due to the number of staff that can benefit from good workplace health and wellbeing. Lloyds share the ethos of the Award and act as champions in their sector.

What have they achieved?

Working on the award has helped raise the profile of health and wellbeing across Lloyd’s through things like:

  • The introduction of health and wellbeing training for managers –including early recognition of mental health problems and holding sensitive discussions with employees
  • Promotion of flexible working arrangements
  • Work with a number of organisations on employee mental health
  • A range of events and activities for staff including healthy eating promotion

Lloyds hold Excellence and also sponsor the award.

Why should organisations get involved with the award?

As a result of being awarded, the profile of health and wellbeing across Lloyd’s has been raised and is now a vital part of continuing to attract and retain the best talent, while helping to maintain a healthy and happy workforce.

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Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA)

GCDA deliver educational and training programmes to build knowledge and skills, support community development to meet economic and social need, and promote healthier lifestyles to support physical and mental wellbeing.

Who are the GCDA?

Their work in particular focuses on addressing health inequalities existent in the local food environment which can lead to weight gain and related poor health.  

Why are we working with them?

Signing up gave them the opportunity to bring together their ideas and policies in a simple framework. They achieved Commitment level in July 2015.

What have they achieved?

  • Completing the Steptember Challenge 2015 - staff enjoyed the competitive nature of the challenge, which resulted in a positive change in the number of staff continuing to walk daily and for longer distances once the challenge was over
  • Staff health and wellbeing is now a standing item on the monthly team meeting’s agenda - this has already engaged staff in active discussion
  • A work group with a focus on health has been set up
  • Implementing a ‘Wellbeing at the Workplace’ staff survey - results from this survey will help to identify health and wellbeing areas to improve on, but will also help to highlight successful initiatives to continue with, and to develop further

Why should organisations get involved with the Workplace Awards?

GCDA would encourage other organisations, no matter how small, to consider getting involved. Greenwich borough provides great support and assistance throughout the accreditation process.

Collating the information required for the application may at first appear daunting but in the end it proves to be a useful way of raising awareness and encouraging good practice (with staff and management) on the importance of nurturing a healthy and happy workforce.

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London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade (LFB) employs nearly 6000 staff, protecting people and property from fire within the 1587 square kilometres of Greater London.

Their staff are the most important asset they have. They invest time, money and resources into making sure they are fit and able to discharge their responsibilities. 

Why are we working with them?

Health and wellbeing has always been a key factor behind the work the LFB does for Londoners, so working with the charter was a natural progression.

What have they achieved?

LFB have been investing more on health and wellbeing initiatives in the last 10-5 years so the charter has complemented this. Staff are positive about the work that’s being done by their employer. LFB are now working towards the Excellence standard.

Why should organisations get involved with the Workplace Awards?

The charter has helped LFB to focus more on what they’re doing for their employees. In turn, employees can see the commitment to health and wellbeing being made by their employer.

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London Borough of Redbridge

Following a transformation process across the borough, a 'People Strategy' made a commitment to the health and wellbeing of its staff. Working with the charter helped Redbridge to achieve their objectives.

Who are the London Borough of Redbridge?

The council employs 8,500 staff who work flexibly at a number of locations across the borough. Staff at Redbridge strive, at all times, to help make the borough a better place to work and live.

Why are we working with them?

When the public health function moved to the local authority, workplace health became more of a priority. Applying for the Charter gave an opportunity to take stock of the number of things that were already being done to support workplace health.  

What have they achieved?

Redbridge were already supporting the “Five ways to well-being” initiative and had promoted this is different ways. Whilst they already offered activities such as massage, there was no co-ordinated approach across borough sites so they developed a public health directory which enabled staff to see all the activities and promotions available.

They also brought in a non-smoking policy within the new council building during core hours. Many swapped to using e-cigarettes and some gave up smoking altogether. 

Why should organisations get involved with the workplace charter?

The charter has helped Redbridge to focus and consolidate on what they are doing for their employees, especially pertinent during a time of change for the borough. In turn, employees can see the commitment to health and wellbeing being made by their employer.

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Our 2018 winners

These London employers, private and public, big and small and from various industries, have shown great dedication to the health of their staff:

  • CityWest Homes Limited
  • DP World
  • Ealing Mencap
  • Exterion Media
  • Feel Good Co-operative
  • Georgian House Hotel
  • HML Group
  • Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • JBW Group Debt Recovery
  • King's Head Theatre Organisation
  • Landsec
  • LEON
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Haringey
  • London borough of Hillingdon
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Legacy Development Corporation
  • London Veolia Environmental Services (UK) plc
  • Lyric Hammersmith
  • Moorhouse Consulting
  • North East London Commissioning Support unit
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT)
  • Olympia London
  • Origin Housing
  • Peques Anglo-Spanish Nursery Schools
  • Pippa Pop-ins
  • Plan A Consultants
  • Queens Park Primary School
  • Rail Safety & Standards Board
  • Retail IT
  • Richmond and Wandsworth SSA
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Royal Lancaster London
  • Sands End Health Clinic
  • SHP Westminster Floating Support
  • Society of Occupational Medicine
  • St Luke’s Community Centre
  • St Mary's Eltham Community Centre Association
  • St Marylebone CE Bridge School
  • Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group
  • The Francis Crick Institute
  • The Health Foundation
  • Troup Bywaters + Anders
  • Wates Group Limited

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