mentalhealthFOSSIL, based in Milton Keynes, has been commended for demonstrating its commitment to the health and wellbeing of its employees by receiving a Simplyhealth Healthy Workplace award.

Provided by healthcare provider Simplyhealth, the Healthy Workplace awards recognise the contribution that UK organisations, in both the private and public sector, make to the welfare of their employees. Winners of the award provide employees with a range of initiatives and benefits that help to keep their workforce motivated and healthy.

Giles Bushby, Managing Director at FOSSIL comments: “I am particularly delighted that FOSSIL UK have been honoured with this award. We go to great lengths to ensure that we support our staff to achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle and this is a very welcome recognition for our efforts.”

Simon Williams, Director and Chief Instructor, fit MK Ltd: “I run a company which provides fitness training sessions as well as fitness and nutrition workshops. Over the last 18 months, I have worked on building a corporate portfolio and FOSSIL was one of the first companies that took on our services.

The attitude at FOSSIL was fantastic from the outset. After the first meeting, we agreed to run a fitness training class from their place of business twice a week, on a weekly basis. It was soon reported back that the staff that were attending had a real noted difference in their performance at work, so Fossil then set up a programme which included fitness assessment and body fat analysis. I am very proud of what we have achieved with FOSSIL and I certainly consider them one of the reasons that fitMK offers the corporate programme that we now offer.”

Howard Hughes from Simplyhealth remarks: “We run this award scheme because we want to recognise and encourage companies to care about the health of their people. We believe that companies can make a positive contribution to the health of our nation. Congratulations to FOSSIL on achieving Simplyhealth Healthy Workplace status and demonstrating that the health and wellbeing of its employees is fundamental.”