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Spencer Clarke Group Launches Wellness in the Workplace Initiative

We’re thrilled to announce a new initiative designed to improve the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of our employees. 

The initiative, Wellness in the Workplace, consists of a monthly £50 wellness benefit, Recharge days, healthy breakfast clubs, wellness teas, free fruit and a water bottle.  

Good health within a workforce has repeatedly proven to be good for business; healthy bodies and strong minds generally leads to increased motivation and productivity, and reduced absences. 

The Recharge days are four additional paid holidays each year (on top of existing leave) to enable people to take some time for themselves without worrying how it will impact them financially. 

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. The government estimates that poor mental health costs employers over £42bn each year. 

“We believe that good management and supporting the wellbeing of our team go hand in hand as happy and fulfilled employees work harder and are more productive,” said Managing Director, Mike Shorrock. 

Mike Shorrock continued, “We are very aware that daily life can be extremely busy so these days are designed for our team to do the things which they want to do - whether that’s going for a coffee with a friend or even having a child free day!” 

In addition to paid leave, the wellness benefit can be put towards a range of wellness schemes such as gym memberships, private dental care, massages, physio or spa days.

“After listening to our team, it was apparent that every individual derives wellness from different sources and we didn’t want to go down a route where we were offering just one option to our whole team so we let them choose how to spend their benefit,” said Director, Michael Spencer. 

Michael Spencer continued, “Providing everyone in the team with their own water bottle was a conscious decision for two reasons; firstly, to promote hydration through drinking more water, but secondly to discourage the use of single-use plastic.”