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East Lancashire manufacturer makes commitment to improve employee health

East Lancashire manufacturer makes commitment to improve employee health, Business Health Matters

Accrington-based manufacturer The Cardboard Box Company has pledged to tackle the health of its employees by offering ongoing health MOTs and wellbeing training, thanks to a local programme delivered by Business Health Matters.

Taken up by over 100 of the organisation’s employees in its first roll out, the company will now offer comprehensive physical and mental health checks to all staff, as well as regular opportunities to upskill with the programme’s Level 2 and Level 3 Workplace Health Champion Training. By combining the services, employees will be armed with the tools and information to make daily improvements to their overall wellbeing.

Managing Director at The Cardboard Box Company Daniel Johnston explained: “Our employees are the most important part of our business and I am really pleased we could bring this level of support to our team of over 140 people. When we heard about the Business Health Matters programme, it felt like a great fit for where we are as an organisation and to complement the existing mandatory health support we offer. I am delighted to see over 100 employees engage with the programme already, whether that is through the Level 2 training, or having a 1-2-1 health check to identify where they can make those small changes that really do add up!”

The programme is delivered locally by a range of well-respected partners as it works to improve health and wellbeing in Lancashire-based SMEs. Funded by the European Social Fund and Innovate UK, the not-for-profit initiative offers a range of services to support businesses of all sizes to create healthier and happier teams across the county.

Hyndburn Leisure’s Head of Health and Wellbeing Linda Horsfield added: “We know that by improving the health and wellbeing of employees, businesses are more productive and successful. Here in Hyndburn, we have a lot of work to do in improving the health of our residents, so it was a pleasure to introduce the programme to The Cardboard Box Company. We are looking forward to working with them to deliver this ongoing service and seeing how much of a difference we can make together.”

Fully-funded training is available to SMEs across Lancashire until December 2023, with health checks available at just £60 per employee. To find out more about Business Health Matters and the support on offer to businesses, click here: