Inspiring Business Event- Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace
Date online: 20/10/2016
On Tuesday 19th October eighty-five business leaders and managers from across greater Manchester gathered at a special business event on Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace hosted by Molesworths Solicitors and Link4Life at Hopwood Hall College’s Middleton Campus.
Guests were joined by inspirational business leader and speaker Phil Jones MBE who is the MD of Brother UK. Phil spoke about the benefits of a healthy and engaged workforce, and its impact on productivity and results. Brother UK is a Platinum Investors in People (IIP) workplace and was recently crowned the best of the "best of the best" at the IIP national awards.
Phil said "It's vital to get out of the office regularly and hear new perspectives, particularly with so much uncertainty around us. So much is happening in the whole area of health and well-being that it's essential to bring your understanding up to date as a leader. Being an Investors in People Platinum employer we're fully committed on the people journey and it was great to have a platform to share some of our practices and thinking with other businesses, large and small, in the Rochdale area."
Speakers also included Malcom Rae A former Nurse Director in Mental Health and Forensic Psychiatry at the Department of Health and ex-rugby league star Danny Sculthorpe, both speaking on behalf of the Charity, State of Mind. Malcolm and Danny spoke about the importance of mental fitness and building resilience. Both spoke about the pressures of work, employment good practice, clinical depression and methods of improving wellbeing.
The event concluded with a colourful workshop on Laughter in the Workplace with Gary Loftus from The Orange Club.
Kerry Hargreaves, Practice Manager at Molesworths, said: “We were delighted to join forces this time with Link4Life to host such a thought-provoking and enjoyable event. We sincerely hope these events leave our guests enriched in their lives and businesses and we look forward to receiving them again, along with any other local business, at our next event”.
Joanne James, Director, PLP Construction Limited, said: “The speakers at the Business Breakfast this morning was excellent, very inspiring and they have given me lots of food for thought”
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