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Proper Cornish Group

A Cornish Food Manufacturing Company

What we do:

At Proper Cornish we are passionate about quality pastry filled with great tasting ingredients, made properly in Cornwall, for people who love food. Established in 1988 we have become the UK’s leading handmade Cornish Pasty Manufacturer and experts in filled savoury pastry products. 

At Furniss we have been crafting quality biscuits since 1886. Today we bake as we have always done, in Cornwall using timely recipes, driven by the history of John Cooper Furniss over 130 years ago. 

Why we became a healthy workplace:

With a large team of colleagues across two sites and all of us spending up to 50% of our waking hours at work we wanted to increase engagement, raise awareness, remove barriers and make various health and wellbeing activities more accessible. The Healthy Workplace framework has been an integral part of achieving this; taking the concept of a healthy workplace being embedded as the norm, and making it a reality.


Recent health and well being activities:

Health and Wellbeing Team expansion
Healthy Weight and Eating workshops embedded
Free Flu Jabs for all
Free Health Checks for the over 40s
Defibrillator in place for all on industrial estate
Lunch time walks becoming the norm
Dechoc Week
Sunscreen awareness
Electric bike trial
Monthly awareness campaigns
Loan bikes available for colleagues

Success Story:

Healthy Weight workshops now the norm.
Over 40 health checks resulted in signposting to GP for issues which would have been missed.

Colleague Health and Wellbeing continues to be extremely important to us.  We are very proud to have been able to maintain our Gold level and we will continue to explore exciting ways to promote and fully embed Health and Wellbeing practices in the workplace - Chris Pauling, Managing Director and co owner.

- Director
Occupational Health

Where occupational health was provided, 39% of companies recorded a decline in short-term absence, whilst 28% experienced a reduction in long-term absence [CIPD 2008].

TRAC Services Ltd

"The healthy workplace toolkit has been an invaluable resource for TRAC. It is helped us review where we are as a company in terms of providing a healthy workplace and clearly identify new measures we can put in place. It is a very robust and easy to use resource that has united the team here in a common goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone. The website that support the initiative is easy to use and as lots of very helpful information and case studies. It is really easy to track your progress using the website. We have also benefited greatly from the support and enthusiasm of Rachel and the team in helping us on our journey and were delighted to be awarded silver following our recent assessment." - TRAC Services Ltd

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