WellBeing World has launched the inaugural ‘Leaders in WellBeing Summit & Awards’ to celebrate the wellbeing related activities of organisations and individuals in the Channel Islands; including corporates, entrepreneurs, health and wellbeing practitioners, government departments, schools, and not-for-profit organisations.
Founder of Leaders in WellBeing, and Director of WellBeing World and WellBeing At Work, Beverley Le Cuirot commented: “Promoting a culture that improves the health and wellbeing of employees is good management and leads to healthy and productive workplaces. High levels of physical and psychological wellbeing amongst employees has shown to lead to lower absence levels; attraction and retention of talented people; and more satisfied customers, clients and service users.”
“First and foremost, this is the right thing to do for employees, but it is also beneficial for the business, and ultimately for the community as a whole. It is in everyone’s best interests to use everything in their power to find the edge in business; employees hold the key to this. The time is right for all employers, large and small, to embrace these principles,” Mrs Le Cuirot added.
The Leaders in WellBeing Summit will host a range of local and international expert speakers who will address key topical aspects of leadership and wellbeing in the workplace. The event follows on from ‘The Future of Work Jersey’, a conference curated by WellBeing World in 2016, which focused on employee health and wellbeing, the multi-generational workforce, the implications of technological advances, and diversity in the workplace.
The Leaders in WellBeing Summit will showcase best practice and key trends in workplace wellbeing, culture and stress management, and will offer business leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials, managers, and HR and corporate wellbeing professionals valuable insights and practical takeaways for implementing their own successful wellbeing strategies.
Keynote speakers will include Aidan Kearney, Founder and Director of Malleable Mind Ltd, a company dedicated to assisting people to reach their full potential through harnessing mental skills and psychological flexibility; Gay Haskins, Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and co-author of ‘Kindness in Leadership’; Prof David Gibson OBE, Founder of the E Factor; and Elvina Aghajanyan, Head of HR at HSBC, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Topics for this year’s conference will include: ‘Creating a Healthy Workplace Culture’, ‘‘Kindness in Leadership’, ‘An Entrepreneurial Skill Set for Corporates and Government’; ‘Mindfulness for Resilience’, ‘Practical Steps for Mental Wellbeing’, and ‘The Basics of Being Heard, Understood and Appreciated’.
Nominations for the Leaders in WellBeing Awards are invited during April/May and the winners will be announced at a celebratory Drinks Reception at the close of the all-day conference in June, to recognise organisations, government departments, charities and entrepreneurs who make health and wellbeing a core priority within their workplace and encourage a consistent, positive approach to the health and wellbeing of all employees.
The Awards will also recognise the expertise and range of services offered by the growing number of health and wellbeing practitioners in the Channel Islands.
The Awards are:
1. Best Workplace Culture
2. Caring Employer of the Year
3. Healthiest Workplace
4. Mental Health Award
5. Financial WellBeing Award
6. WellBeing Ambassador Award
7. Inclusion and Belonging Award
8. Giving Back Good Business Award
9. WellBeing Practitioner Best Newcomer Award
10. WellBeing Practitioner Lifetime Achievement Award
The Leaders in WellBeing event has attracted high profile support from the Channel Islands business sector, including main sponsors HSBC, and Awards sponsors, Rossborough Healthcare, Rossborough Financial, and The Insight Group. Jersey Business, The Jersey Good Business Charter, WellBeing World, WellBeing At Work, and The Busy Queen Bee are also supporting the event.
Mrs Le Cuirot commented: “I am so very grateful to all of our sponsors and partners for their support; all of them leading organisations who are already demonstrating their own commitment to employee, client and community wellbeing. It is a pleasure to be working with them.”
Main sponsor, and Mental Health Award sponsor, Sue Fox, CEO, HSBC in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man said: “The importance of personal wellbeing can’t be understated, whether in our professional or private lives. We have a collective responsibility to lead our organisations to prioritise and promote wellbeing.”
Sponsoring the Inclusion and Belonging Award, Kim Davies, Corporate Health and Wellbeing Manager of Rossborough Healthcare added: “We are passionate about health and wellbeing and actively encourage employers to support this with effective workplace wellbeing strategies which deliver benefits to their staff, their families, the business and ultimately our broader society.”
Financial WellBeing Award sponsor, Steve Warner, Managing Director of Rossborough Financial Services Limited said: “Financial security is at the core of an employee’s wellbeing, the key components which constitute a comprehensive employee benefits package focused on financial wellbeing include income protection and death in service cover and an employer sponsored retirement savings plan, together these benefits help provide employees with the peace of mind that their financial needs and requirements are protected.”
The Giving Back Good Business Award sponsor, Simon Nash, Co-Founder of The Insight Group and the Jersey Good Business Charter said: “We live and work in a beautiful Island. My vision is for Islanders to experience their work as beautiful too. This means building workplaces in which human beings may flourish, become the best versions of themselves and generate good products and services, of which we can all be proud.“
And Caring Employer of the Year sponsor, The Busy Queen Bee, Claire Boscq-Scott added: “I am so proud to be sponsoring this award, as it is completely aligned with what we do at The Busy Queen Bee. Nurturing a truly caring culture isn’t easy but it is the only way to have a thriving business, with happy employees, happy customers and a happy bottom line.”
Where, When and How to Book
The full day conference will be held in Jersey at the Pomme D’Or, St Helier, on Friday, 28th June 2019, commencing at 8.30am for 9am to 4.15pm, including a healthy lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The Awards will be announced at a celebratory Drinks Reception to be held immediately after the conference from 4.30pm to 6pm.
Individual tickets to attend the Summit are £125.00 per person; and bulk discounts of three or more tickets are available. Early Bird rates of £95.00 per person if booked and paid in full, with no refunds, by Friday, 26th April 2019. CPD = 6 hours. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite and BookIt.je.
How to Enter the Awards
Further details of each of the Awards, with judging criteria and how to enter, can be found at: www.leadersinwellbeing.com and www.wellbeingworld.je/about/wellbeing-events/leaders-wellbeing-awards-19/
For more information, please contact: Beverley@wellbeingworld.je or call: 07797 727209.
Further Information for Journalists
About the Sponsors:
HSBC is well established in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, employing over 1,000 people across the islands and supporting the local communities. For more than 150 years, HSBC has been connecting customers to opportunities, helping people fulfil their hopes and dreams and realise their ambitions. As one of the world's leading international banks, they have an international network of around 3,900 offices in 67 countries and territories. They provide retail banking, wealth management, commercial and private banking services.
Rossborough Healthcare is the specialist healthcare division of the Rossborough Group and is able to provide a dedicated resource to help corporate clients to shape their own bespoke corporate health and wellbeing strategy by designing a programme centred around physical, mental and financial wellbeing of their employees. Jersey’s only Chartered Insurance Broker, Rossborough is trusted to insure clients and businesses correctly across all sectors in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. A local broker with a 90-year heritage, which provides all types of personal and commercial insurance policies. It is also a Gallagher company combining local knowledge with access to global markets.
Rossborough Financial Services Limited is the leading employee benefits and corporate pension specialist in the Channel Islands providing a comprehensive range of services to employers and their employees which includes; helping employers best tailor their employee benefits package, broking and administration, claims management and employee rehabilitation to the provision of employer sponsored retirement saving plans through their market leading ‘master trust’ pension arrangements.
The Insight Group
The Insight Group is a Channel Islands based, multi-disciplinary corporate group of high calibre businesses. They support their clients to implement the latest working practices and to install new thinking within in their teams. They believe that a healthy business is one in which the workplace creates opportunities for growth, development and financial success.
The Busy Queen Bee – Claire Boscq-Scott
Claire’s mission is to inspire global businesses to thrive by delivering exceptional customer experiences through a Caring Service Culture. Listed No 5 in the Top 30 Global Customer Service Gurus, Claire is a CX Speaker, Adviser and trainer, guiding individuals and corporates and empowering them to make the necessary changes to improve service standards and increase profitability.
WellBeing World / WellBeing At Work
Founded by Beverley Le Cuirot in 2011, WellBeing World is a membership body for health and wellbeing practitioners and publisher of WellBeing World magazine. It represents more than 160 categories of wellbeing offered by expert practitioners primarily in the Channel Islands, and through its WellBeing At Work consultancy platform it supports organisations with employee wellbeing strategy and implementation, in order to increase engagement, retention and productivity, and in turn enhance brand image and profitability.
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