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A new initiative designed to help Blackburn and Darwen businesses keep their workforces fitter and healthier is being backed by Chase Templeton.

The borough council is launching WorkWell BwD at a fully booked event being hosted for local business leaders on Thursday September 24. The breakfast at Eanam Wharf Business Development Centre in Blackburn will introduce guests to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, a standard designed to enable “employers to demonstrate their commitment to the health and well-being of their workforce.”

Commitment to Workforce Health and Wellbeing

Sponsored by Chase Templeton it will be addressed by the company’s Lucy Appleby, a specialist employee benefits consultant. Lucy will no doubt touch on the benefits to business of instigating a company wellbeing programme through a company medical scheme or wider employee benefits programme.

It’s a topic which commercial director Richard Holden discussed in a previous article in which he detailed how, through introducing health and wellbeing schemes, companies might gain a competitive edge in the recruitment market whilst enhancing staff productivity, reducing absenteeism and increasing retention of talent.

More Productive Workforce

Chase Templeton has already signed up to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and aims to achieve the official award shortly. “You’ve got to walk the walk so as soon as we heard about the launch of WorkWell BwD we committed to it,” says Lucy. “We, more than anyone, know the very real benefits to business that company health insurance and employee benefits can bring. A healthy workforce is a happier, more productive workforce, one in which sickness absence is minimised which helps ensure continuity of business processes.”

“I’m sure that Blackburn and Darwen business owners and leaders will prove receptive to what looks to be an excellent local initiative.”


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