Work wellbeing recognition

Distinction Doors’ efforts to improve the wellbeing of employees were recently recognised at Barnsley Council’s ‘Be Well@Work Awards’ ceremony.

The event, held for 200 guests at The Civic Barnsley and hosted by the Mayor of Barnsley, celebrated Distinction as double finalists in the category for Best Workplace Health Initiative, showcasing both ‘Diet with Distinction’ and ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’ as leading examples of good practice, while ‘Health in the Workplace’ took them home a runner-up award in the Medium Business category.

Known internally as ‘health and wellbeing champions’, the team comprises Paul Hewkin, Gillian Sauermann, Mark Taylor, Earl McPherson, Krystel Wroe and Milan Tomic.

HR director Helen Lovack was thrilled that her colleagues’ efforts were recognised once again, following receipt of the Silver Be Well@Work in the spring.

“Positive workplace health is such an important aspect of employment in any organisation, and we are incredibly fortunate to have the backing from senior managers within Distinction,” Helen said. “As a group, we are empowered to represent the wants and needs of all staff, and do so by maintaining a dynamic approach to introducing new ideas.

“Experiences of mental health have touched the lives of many of our staff, and we are proud to be seen as an employer who is proactive in ensuring that people have a supportive outlet at work, should they need one.”