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Tobermore shortlisted for workplace wellbeing award

By Niamh Cavanagh
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Tobermore has been nominated and shortlisted at the 2023 Make A Difference Awards as ‘Employer that has made the most difference to workplace mental health and wellbeing over the past year’ (less than 500 employees category)

The Make A Difference Awards aim to recognise and celebrate colleagues and employers who have really made a difference over the past year to workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing.

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Tobermore has an appointed committee dedicated to Culture and Wellbeing within the company. The committee are responsible for organising two calendars annually: one dedicated to employee engagement and one to employee wellbeing initiatives within the business. Staff events in the past have included a day trip to the horse racing at Down Royal, Northern Ireland football games, go-karting, ‘Prosecco & Paint’ and family cinema trips.

Tobermore’s staff event in March: Prosecco & Paint in Belfast

Fostering employee wellbeing is good for both people and the organisation. Promoting wellbeing can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive. Tobermore recognise that positive health and wellbeing can be a core enabler of employee engagement and organisational performance.

We believe these initiatives enhance our culture within Tobermore by enhancing engagement, team bonding, overall employee wellbeing and creating an excellent workplace environment.

Through our well being initiatives we aim to focus on a wide array of themes which many of our staff can related. March 2022 saw ‘Healthy Heart month’ where local PT Chris Bradley held a webinar to employees to educate them on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, following this Tobermore employees shared their favourite healthy recipes which were then amalgamated into a ‘Tobermore Recipe Book’ with protein and calorie information, photographs of the creation and a range of social media accounts to follow for more recipes to cater to a wide range of dietary requirements.

Check out our 2022 Wellbeing & Staff events summary video! 

In October National Mental Health awareness day, Tobermore invited Frank Diamond from ALPS , an organisation providing specific front-line services for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention to talk to staff about mental resilience, the power of connection and positivity. Staff feedback was positive with one attendee commenting ‘I felt truly inspired by Franks story and words about how transformative mental resilience and wellbeing can be.’

Tobermore staff with Frank Diamond from ALPS

In addition to internal wellbeing promotion, Tobermore have a health and wellbeing app for employees; BHSF Connect provides employees instant access to a wide range of Health & wellbeing services all in one easy to use app. Confidential support, 24/7 counselling line, carer support, GP Service, legal helpline, smarter spending, wellbeing checks, cyber security and a dedicated online support service for meditation and self-help workbooks are some of the services employees can avail from.

Tobermore are a true ambassador for wellbeing among their staff base. The Wellbeing and Culture committee are dedicated to creating and implementing health, mindset and wellness initiatives to support staffs wellbeing.
Please vote for Tobermore in the Make a Difference Awards here, we appreciate your support. Entries close on 17th April.

Find out more about wellbeing and our people in our Inside Tobermore Instagram.

What we do for our people

At Tobermore, we take great pride in providing everyone with the opportunity to learn, develop and progress to do great things. We want to give our employees the opportunity to build on the already great skills and experience that they bring with them.

Niamh Cavanagh

Niamh is a Digital Marketing Executive at Tobermore. She is involved in the development, implementation, and optimisation of Tobermore's Digital Marketing efforts for both the Commercial and Consumer markets.