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Welcome to the inaugural Grace Awards for Health and Wellbeing 2016.

These Awards are an integral part of Grace Belgravia’s Fit for Business Fit for Life campaign which has been designed to encourage and empower our ability to maintain our physical and mental wellbeing in the world of work. The Awards, will be presented at a Champagne Reception at the end of November 2017, recognising those organisations and individuals who have most demonstrated their commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of their people.

Why is wellbeing in the workplace important?

We believe that positively managing wellbeing in the workplace is an integral part of a company’s legal responsibility for employee welfare and indivisible from a company’s success. According to a recent report by nef Consulting*, happy, healthy and motivated employees are likely to be more creative, loyal, productive, provide better customer satisfaction and achieve enhanced performance. To recognise, reward and encourage effective policies, we are pioneering the Fit for Business Fit for Life Awards Campaign, the only initiative of its kind to recognise and celebrate those organisations and individuals who have most demonstrated their commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of their people.

What do we mean by wellbeing?

For Grace Belgravia this is about how people feel and function, taking into account physical and mental health, fitness as well as intellectual and emotional wellbeing. At Grace we champion an integrated approach that brings together all elements of an individual’s health and wellbeing irrespective of gender and this campaign aims to highlight the importance and benefits of this integrated approach within the workplace.

What are the awards?

We have partnered with one of the UK’s top employee wellbeing experts and occupational psychologists, Dr Bridget Juniper to develop a comprehensive evaluative framework with a thorough strategic framework for your company, including a one-to-one call with Dr Juniper, to gain valuable, independent insight in to your current initiatives as well as opportunities for improvement. The findings from all programme entrants will then be judged by an independent panel with winners announced at our champagne reception awards evening on Tuesday 17th January 2017.

Alongside the awards themselves we will be hosting a series of inspiring talks at Grace Belgravia on a wide variety of topics associated with health and wellbeing in its broadest sense, intended to stimulate and inspire you throughout the year, for your own personal development as well as your company’s. You will be automatically invited to attend these talks once you have submitted your Registration Form.

Why should you enter?

There are lots of reasons to enter. Aside from the incredible insight and strategy that this programme will offer it is important to understand the impact of not supporting well-being in the workplace, financial and otherwise.

What is the cost of NOT supporting employees’ well-being? Work and Wellbeing Ltd quote the following statistics:

  • Average cost of sickness absence each year is £1500 per employee
  • UK annual cost of sickness from mental ill-health is £8.1 billion
  • Average number of days lost to stress, anxiety or depression is 24 days per individual case
  • Conservative estimates show that the burden of impaired health equates to 15% of payroll

Professor Andrew Oswald, Dr Eugenio Proto and Dr Daniel Sgroi from the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick

  • Happiness makes people around 12% more productive –“The driving force seems to be that happier workers use the time they have more effectively, increasing the pace at which they can work without sacrificing quality.”
  • Professor Oswald said: “Companies like Google have invested more in employee support and employee satisfaction has risen as a result. For Google, it rose by 37%, they know what they are talking about. Under scientifically controlled conditions, making workers happier really pays off.

Who can Enter?

Any organisation from any commercial sector can submit an entry. We also welcome entries from local authorities, health organisations (including the NHS), education providers, social enterprises, and charities or voluntary organisations from the Social Sector.

How to Enter

Please click here to submit your registration form by the 31st August 2017.

For a copy of competition guidelines, requirements and prices please email [email protected]