Blyth Star Enterprises receives Bronze Better Health at Work award

We are delighted to share the news that Blyth Star Enterprises has been awarded Bronze Better Health at Work status.

As a company, we like to invest in our staff. One of the many ways in which we have sought to do this is by engaging with the Better Health at Work Award scheme to help make Blyth Star Enterprises a more supportive and enjoyable place to work for our staff and volunteers, who continually go above and beyond for our service users.

Designed to help businesses address health and wellbeing issues within the workplace, the North East Better Health at Work scheme is open to employers across the North East and Cumbria. The free awards scheme recognises the efforts of companies of all shapes and sizes as they aim to promote healthy lifestyles among their workforce.

In January, we asked all of our staff to complete a survey in order to identify what they wanted to achieve through the awards scheme. 65 per cent of staff responded and we highlighted a number of areas where staff wanted more information:

·         Healthy eating and its links to Diabetes

·         Exercise and physical activity

·         Alcohol and drug awareness

·         Heart health, blood pressure and cholesterol including men’s health

·         Work-life balance, stress and mental health

In response to staff feedback, we set about organising a number of events and health awareness sessions, including a visit from and NHS health trainer, in order to make information on these topics readily available to staff. We also appointed health advocates across our various different departments to help enforce the importance of healthy living.

To see a full breakdown of our Better Health at Work activities, click here to download our ‘You said, we did’ newsletter.

To receive the news that our hard work has been rewarded with Bronze level status is absolutely fantastic. We will be presented with the award at an official ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle on 22nd March 2018.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of the staff who have made this possible!


Ann Marie.