Healthy Workplace Awards winners

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Businesses from across Cornwall came together at the Royal Cornwall Showground today to celebrate the third annual Healthy Workplace Awards.

Nine businesses took gold, each achieving ten core requirements plus an additional 40 criteria from ten topic areas including back pain prevention, mental health, healthy eating, health and safety, and staff retention.

The winners were A&E Roddas and Sons Ltd, Red Hotels, St Austell Benefit Delivery Centre, Coastline Housing Ltd, GE Money, Ginsters, HMRC St Austell Contact Centre, Penwith Housing Association and PALL Redruth.

The 15 companies winning silver were: Carnon Downs Surgery, Community Peninsula Health, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust, Cornwall Council, Council of the Isles of Scilly, Duchy Hospital, The Eden Project, Event Cornwall, Fit N Fun Kids, Health Promotion Service, Illogan School, Penair School, Tulip, Tate St Ives and TRAC Services.

Ten bronze winners achieving the basic core criteria were: Bodmin College, British Telecom consumer sales Truro, Callington Community College, CARRS Indian Queens, Jarrang and MailAway, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, YMCA Cornwall, ASDA Penryn, St Ives School A Technology College and First Devon and Cornwall.

Events organiser and workplace health coordinator for NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Rachel Faulkner said: “The award ceremony is a great opportunity for businesses to celebrate, and be recognised, for the fantastic work they have carried out.

“Over the last 12 months these businesses have worked hard to ensure that the health and wellbeing of their staff is a key aspect of business development and success.”