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There are lots of reasons to enter! Good work deserves to be recognised and this is the only initiative of its kind, to focus purely on the efforts to support health and well-being in the workplace. You’ll see from the entry form that we don’t just ask you about your wellness activities. We have applied a thorough strategic framework that covers all the important aspects of developing and executing an effective programme.

The Awards are part of the Grace Fit for Business Fit for Life Campaign to change social attitudes and policies around our working lives. This includes a series of inspiring talks at Grace Belgravia on a wide variety of topics associated with wellness in the workplace. All entrants will be invited to attend these talks where they will have the chance to network at Grace with like-minded people and be in at the beginning of this inspiring new Movement.

Aside from the incredible insight, strategy and events 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?

  • 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 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.