DOUBLE WIN FOR A-ONE+ AT RSPH AWARDS 2016
Thursday 27 October A-one+ claimed the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Award at the RSPH Awards 2016 – the UK’s premier national health and wellbeing awards event. The event saw the public health community come together to celebrate outstanding contributions to championing the public’s health.
A-one+ was recognised for its ‘Better Health at Work’ project, which handholds over 1,000 predominantly male employees to take steps to improve their health, driving engagement with the workforce, their families, clients and supply chain to deliver this. Find out more visit www.rshp.org.our-work/awards
The judges said: “The Better Health at Work programme has clearly demonstrated positive outcomes on the health and wellbeing of the workforce. The active involvement and leadership of staff at all levels is impressive, promoting a strong sense of commitment right across the organisation.”
Six worthy organisations walked away with gongs in the Health & Wellbeing Awards, recognising their achievements across a range of areas, including community, mental and workplace health, with a further two finalists recognised as runners-up in each category.
A-one+ was also one of two winners presented with a prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award (a scheme launched in 2014 in partnership with the Department of Health) by Nicola Blackwood MP, putting us at the top of the pile for excellence and innovation in the UK.
Nicola Blackwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation, said: “I am delighted to be able to award this year’s Public Health Minister’s Award jointly to Food Nation for its Food Education through Cooking Skills programme and A-One+ Integrated Highway Services for its Better Health at Work initiative. Both are outstanding examples of how organisations, large and small, can improve health and wellbeing in their communities, through developing local skills, knowledge and networks to direct interventions to where they are most needed.”
The glitzy ceremony, held at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, was hosted by TV presenter Angela Rippon and saw performances by comedian John Ryan and the North London Military Wives Choir. It also saw the premier of RSPH’s new film, Championing the Public’s Health – a collaboration with ITN Productions which takes a topical look at current public health challenges and initiatives.
Organisations interested in entering the Health & Wellbeing Awards 2017 can register online now.
Clive Leadbetter, Managing Director, A-one+, said: “Working in the highway sector means that safety must always comes first but for us it means so much more. It means raising the bar for wellbeing before we even start our work and is driven bottom up as well as top down. This is part of our DNA now but that makes the recognition even more special. We all feel very proud of this achievement.”
Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive of RSPH, said: “The RSPH Awards is a major highlight of the public health calendar, and this year the event is bigger and better than ever. It is a great morale booster for the public health community to be able to come together in this way, celebrate best practice and share innovation. RSPH congratulates all of the organisations who have been shortlisted or won awards, all of whom have come through against stiff competition and are trailblazers and exemplars in their field.”
Public Health Minister’s Award & Workplace Health and Wellbeing Award: A-One+ Integrated Highway Services