It’s that time of the year again… time to show off how special you are and enter this year’s Happiest Workplace Competition. Now in its fourth year and the brainchild of workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, this year’s competition has the support of mental health charity MIND so the judges will be paying particular attention to those supporting mental health and wellness in the workplace.
Wylde IA director Maxine Bennett says: “We can’t wait to see who’s going to enter this year, I’ve got a feeling we might be in for some real surprises! Every year we’re astounded at the creative and unusual workspaces entering the competition. This year we’ll be paying particular attention to those who support and encourage healthy mental health so it’ll be interesting to see the initiatives businesses have adopted to encourage this.”
This year Wylde IA has joined forces iconic lamp manufacturer Anglepoise, furniture manufacturers The Senator Group and Allermuir – all of which have donated prizes for the lucky winners.
Tom Hore, MIND says: “We’re delighted to be supporting this year’s Wylde IA Happiest Workplace competition. Strong and successful organisations make good mental health and wellbeing of their staff one of their key priorities. In fact, of all the improvements that can be made within organisations, improving staff mental health and wellbeing is probably the most cost effective”.
Last year’s overall winner was independent hospital Circle Bath. It was evident Circle Bath employees were passionate and proud of their work with all staff having a voice and feeling valued whatever their role. The judges were impressed with the staff benefits such as access to mental health support, flu jabs and a smoking cessation programme. Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, tai chi and lunchtime walks are also laid on alongside free sports massage as and when needed.
Wylde IA is an award-winning independent interior design consultancy celebrating 22 years in the business this year. The company specialises in creative design, working directly with clients throughout the UK and Europe in partnership with external suppliers, architects and fit-out companies to create inspiring places.
Wylde IA invites companies to enter happiest workplace competition 2018