Britain’s workplace wellbeing champions crowned at national awards

wellbeing awardsThe organisations and businesses leading the way in promoting their employees’ wellbeing have been honoured in a brand new awards series. The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards were founded last year by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards team and industry specialists Wellity Global to recognise the inspiring response of employers across the UK to the ongoing wellbeing and mental health crisis amongst the working population.

Work-life balance, stress management and personal struggles have increasingly impacted employees in recent years, and were particularly highlighted during the global COVID-19 outbreak when organisations were compelled to pay closer attention to their staff’s welfare.

The final was held for the first time at the Grosvenor Hotel in London and was hosted by radio presenter and opera singer Wynne Evans, who also interviewed former world champion boxer Frank Bruno MBE live on stage. Seventeen awards were given out to the applicants whose efforts to innovate their company’s wellbeing policy had the biggest impact on the judges.

The awards were judged by a panel of industry experts and campaigners for better standards of wellbeing and mental health support, including Simon Blake OBE, CEO of Mental Health First Aid England, and Amanda Webb from Gymshark.

Co-founder of the awards Francesca James is eager to see the event put on annually following its success: “We were proud to see the awards generate so much enthusiasm and participation from the opening of applications through to awards night, and found the stories of the finalists to be immensely inspiring. Recent times have been tough for everybody, but the commendable efforts of our finalists  to push for the workplace wellbeing standards we all deserve are a real glimmer of hope that things will get better with collaboration and understanding. Congratulations to the award winners.”


Full list of winners:


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: Large Organisation

Pets at Home Group PLC


Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: SME

The British Academy


Wellbeing Team of the Year



Best Wellbeing Service Provider

Allen Carr’s Easyway


Best Use of Tech



Breaking the Silence Award

Jo Newman, BOA Group


Best Covid-19 Company Response



Most Inspiring HR Leader of the Year

Shaun Davis, Royal Mail Group


Most Inspiring Senior Leader of the Year

Katherine George, Oh So Social


Most Inspiring Employee of the Year

Hannah Meredith, MVF


Lifetime Commitment to Wellbeing

Nuzhad Chagan, Lyfe


Best Support for Furloughed Workers



Best Support for Remote Workers

Careers Wales


Best Financial Wellbeing Initiative

Yorkshire Building Society


Best Physical Initiative

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy


Best Mental Initiative

Humberside Police


Recognition for Excellence and Outstanding Engagement (Overall)

The Beans Group