22 November 2019
Taylor Wessing has won Britain's 'Healthiest New Entrant' for medium-sized companies in the 2019 Britain's Healthiest Workplace awards.
According to the Financial Times, winners of the award ranked highly on both employer health indicators (such as leadership and culture, the provision and use of workplace wellness interventions, facilities and services) and employee health indicators (such as physical activity, nutrition and smoking habits).
Data submitted from 120 organisations and over 23,000 employees was used to choose this year's winners. The annual awards are published by the Financial Times and developed by Vitality, in association with Rand Europe, the University of Cambridge, and Mercer. An advisory board made up of leading UK public health and work experts oversees the awards.
Managing Partner Shane Gleghorn said: "It has been a successful year for the firm in terms of our business strategy and the awards we've accrued. A significant part of that success has been the wonderful development of our responsible business initiatives and the Wellbeing Network, led by Laurence and our dedicated and passionate Talent team. Being recognised by the Financial Times, Vitality and others for the strides we've made in this area for the benefit of all of our people is a marvellous way to see out the year. The environment we are creating is a critical competitive advantage. Congratulations to all involved."
Partner sponsor for the firm's UK Wellbeing Network, Laurence Lieberman, said: "We're very proud of the culture of physical and mental wellbeing we've embedded at the firm. Helping our people to thrive and to enjoy their work lives, and create a culture of openness and support for each other, is hugely important to us. The relaunch of our Wellbeing Network this year has already shown incredibly positive results, and we will continue to develop it. Thank you to the Financial Times and others for recognising the positive impact our efforts have already had on our people."
Senior Responsible Business Manager Dan Harris and Talent Operations Manager Debs Hollands spoke with the Financial Times in a special 'Health at Work' report launched in tandem.
The full report and rankings can be viewed paywall-free on the Financial Times.
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