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EGGER achieves highest level at glittering awards night

Three of EGGER’s health ambassadors. Left to right: Amy Carling, Carys Laidler and Alison Bird.

EGGER (UK) Ltd was presented with Ambassador Status at the recent North East Better Health at Work awards

The highest award level is presented to those companies who have shown ongoing commitment to health promotion, health related activities, support and training programmes.

Over the years the company has progressed through the stages: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Continuing and Maintaining Excellence standards.

Clare Ball, EGGER Country Human Resources Manager commented: “The award status has been achieved due to the great work of our health advocate team, Amy Carling, Malcolm Smith, Alison Bird, Phil Raffel, Carys Laidler and Jenna Wiseman, as well as Fiona McElroy who delivers our strong Occupational Health provision on site.”

The Better Health at Work Award, now in its tenth year, recognises the efforts and achievements of employers in the North East and Cumbria in addressing health issues within the workplace. The different award levels help companies to move forward in a structured and supported way.

Amy Carling, EGGER human resources undergraduate placement on accepting the award said: “ I became an EGGER health advocate as I feel it is really important to highlight and promote ways to help people become and remain fit and healthy. I believe the health programmes introduced have made a significant difference to our business and know from the feedback we receive that they are very popular with our employees.”

Throughout 2018 EGGER ran a number of campaigns across site including: Summer Skin - UV wrist bands were provided to employees working in the sun Dementia; Carers – Dementia Friends sessions were held on site; Mental Health – Nine employees were supported in becoming fully qualified Mental Health First Aiders and Healthy Eating - Free Fruit was provided for employees in breakrooms around the site.

The Ambassador status now means that EGGER can provide guidance to other companies that are looking to adopt the Better Health at Works structure.