Earthmoving attachments manufacturer, Miller UK, has won a Silver Award during this year’s round of Better Health at Work Awards.
Endorsed by Public Health England and in partnership with the Northern TUC, the Better Health at Work Award, a project unique to the North East, was established to support companies to advocate health and wellbeing within the workplace. As one of the world’s leading attachment companies, Miller strongly believes that the future success and global growth of the company are all down to empowering and investing in their people. Supporting employees’ health and wellbeing at work is a fundamental part of making this happen.
The Silver level of the Award builds upon the basics of the Bronze level, which Miller won last year. To achieve the Silver standard, Miller was required to meet certain criteria which covered important and current topics such as mental health, healthy eating, physical activity and, financial wellbeing. In addition, Health Advocates were appointed internally to promote these activities and encourage the rest of the team to get involved.
Miller’s Marketing Manager and Health Advocate, Olivia Smith commented, “We’re proud of the work that has been done by the team at Miller to collectively achieve the Silver status Better Health at Work Award. The workplace activity generated by the Award has encouraged everyone to get active and consider healthy life choices after a tough period of time. In addition, we have seen improved morale and increased productivity as a direct result of the activities that we have arranged. We’ve already started planning for gold and we are confident that we will achieve this together as a team.”
“The Better Health at Work Award recognises the efforts of employers in the North East and Cumbria in addressing health issues within the workplace. Many organisations such as Miller already promote healthy lifestyles and consider the health of their employees”, commented Steven Chater, Health Improvement Practitioner Specialist, NHS Foundation Trust .“This award recognises the achievements of these organisations and helps them move forward in a structured and supported way. Miller has done a phenomenal job this year and really deserves the Silver Award, I’m sure that they will reap the rewards of encouraging a healthy workforce. The Better Health at Work team looks forward to seeing what they achieve next year when going for gold”, he added.
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