Awards Evening for Local Employers

Better Health at Work Awards celebration event 2011

In February Amacus hosted their annual awards evening to reward local employers across Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside progressing through the North East Better Health at Work Award.

Held at Gateshead College’s first-class Baltic Campus, Olympic Gold Medallist – Kriss Akabusi – presented Bronze and Silver Awards to 11 local employers progressing through this three-year programme.

Kriss said “I know from my own career the benefits to be gained from being fit and healthy and how big an impact it can have on your performance in the workplace. It makes good business sense for employers to focus on the wellbeing of their employees and has a massive impact on motivation and productivity”.

Organisations awarded on the evening were – ABB, Akzo Nobel, BAE Systems, Gateshead College, Gateshead Council, HMRC Child Benefit Office, HMRC Contact Centre Directorate, Job Centre Plus, NHS South of Tyne & Wear, Tyne & Wear Fire & rescue Service and South Tyneside Homes.

In the press…

 Hartlepool Mail – “Hurdler hands out medals”

Sunderland Echo – “Running away with an award”

Evening Chronicle – “Praise from track star Kriss”

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