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Ginsters

We are one of the country's leading producers of chilled foods.

What we do:

We are the number one brand in Savoury Pastry and we are distributed in almost 90% of the grocery stores across Great Britain.

 

Why we became a healthy workplace:

Ginsters began the “Healthy Workplace Initiative” in 2006 as an important part of the company’s commitment to its people, encouraging staff to adopt a healthy lifestyle through wellbeing and physical activity.

Recent health and well being activities:

Health Events:

Facilitation of Smoking Cessation support and groups.
On-site health checks, chiropractor screening sessions, health awareness events with advice from the Occupational Health Nurse.
Promotion of health awareness campaigns: Dry January / Be Clear on Cancer / No smoking - Proud to be a quitter / Sun Awareness / Men's Health Week / Diabetes Awareness to name a few.
Promoting “Wellbeing” – the 5 Steps to Wellbeing. Volunteering days at local schools plus soup runs for the homeless organised with the Salvation Army. Positivity training open to all staff.
Improving / promoting physical fitness:

Get Active Workplace Challenge 2016.
Free fitness plans, classes, badminton, table tennis and on-site gym - open 24 hours 7 days a week for employees & their partners.
Taster rowing session with the local rowing club
Free allotments on-site

“Recognising that employees perform at their best when they are happy and healthy and that optimal employee performance is necessary for the company to be a leader in its field, the Ginsters Healthy Workplace Programme aims to improve employee health and well-being.”

- Director
Active Workforce

Everytime you take a step you're using up to 200 muscles, each pumping oxygen around your body and into your brain

Cost of Absence

Average [annual] cost of absence per employee was £666 [CIPD 2008].

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