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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
Beach Games Feedback

"The beach games were amazing - the weather was horrendous, but the day was brilliant - it was a great way of getting to know colleagues from other departments, and what better way than over a game of footie!" - Jacquie Pilcher, Extra Care Coordinator, Coastline Housing Ltd

Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

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