Quintiles and ADIDAS UK named Britain's healthiest companies
Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:28 PM
The results of the largest survey into workplace wellbeing have been revealed. Clinical research company Quintiles won the award for Britain’s Healthiest Large Company, while ADIDAS UK secured the award for Britain’s Healthiest Mid-Sized Company
The Britain’s Healthiest Company survey was launched by the health insurer PruHealth, The Sunday Telegraph and HR consultancy Mercer with the aim of finding which company came out on top in categories such as health facilities, employee benefits and rate of presenteeism.
Some of the reasons given for Quintiles winning the top award for a large company (over 1,000 employees) were its wellness website Healthy Q, keep-fit camps, on-site pilates and schemes to promote worklife balance and healthy eating.
Meanwhile ADIDAS UK was said to offer employees facilities such as two gyms, nutritionists and personal trainers, as well as having a below-average sickness rate.
“Organisations are starting to recognise the link between a healthy workforce and a healthy bottom line, as those that encourage health and wellness within the workplace see lower sickness absence, lower presenteeism and greater productivity,” said Neville Koopowitz, CEO at PruHealth. “Quintiles and Adidas UK are two of those organisations, and we congratulate them on these well-deserved awards.”
Dell and Nomura were in second and third place in the field of Britain’s Healthiest Large Company, while Discovery Communications Europe and Sweaty Betty were the runners-up in the Healthiest Medium Company category. Nomura also won awards in the Most Active, Healthiest Diet and Most Smoke-Free categories.