Wellbeing approach to boosting business productivity

Source: Chorley Council 23 September 2019
Simon Weston CBE

Businesses are being invited to a special event that will focus on the health and wellbeing of their company and it promises to give people top tips on improving productivity.

This year’s annual Central Lancashire Business event is all about wellbeing and how it can help companies of all sizes boost the bottom line.

Keynote speaker Simon Weston, the well-known Falklands Veteran and businessman, will share his experiences and inspiring story talking about triumphing over adversity, seizing the moment and succeeding.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the event this year and I’m sure everyone who attends will take something away that can benefit not only their business but themselves too.

“Wellbeing is a bit of a buzzword at the moment but with the changing nature of society and fast-paced lives we live it is important that your business is healthy and productive.

“That starts with the wellbeing of staff, working environment and practices that when applied appropriately can improve productivity and increase profits.”

The annual event is organised by Chorley, Preston and South Ribble Councils with Chorley hosting this year’s event in the Town Hall.

Hosted by Mike Ode, the panel of speakers will also include:

  • Phil Lynas – All About Food
  • Julie Thornhill – Waitrose and Partners

“Places are free and they are going fast so we’d urge people to book on as soon as possible,” said Councillor Bradley.

“As well as listening to the speakers there will be a chance to network and the evening will end with a question and answer session.”

Leader of Preston City Council, Councillor Matthew Brown, said: “We are fortunate that Preston and central Lancashire is home to many innovative and growing industries. Supporting our local business community is an important part of our work in Preston and these events are always a major draw.

“Supporting the wellbeing of employees ensures a happy and healthy workforce, thereby increasing not only productivity but also reputation. Health and wellbeing is so important and is influenced by many factors, including the work environment as well as terms and conditions. I’m sure the attending businesses will benefit greatly from this event.”

The event on Wednesday 2 October starts at 5.30pm and will run until 9pm. Buffet and refreshments will be provided and you can book your place now at centrallancashirebusinessevents.co.uk.

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