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Date posted 19 Nov 2019

GLL is among 64 businesses and organisations across the capital that were presented with an award.


Businesses in London that show outstanding dedication to the health and wellbeing of their staff have been honoured at a special event at City Hall on Monday (November 18th). In total, 64 organisations were presented with awards at the London Healthy Workplace Awards 2019. GLL, in Hammersmith and Fulham, was one of these organisations.


The London Healthy Workplace Award is an accreditation scheme led by the Mayor of London's Office and supported by Public Health England. It acts as a template for good practice and recognises London employers which invest in their employee’s health and wellbeing. The scheme supports organisations of all sizes across public, private and voluntary sectors.


The award helps organisations address some of the biggest challenges businesses face, including recruitment and staff retention, sickness absence and employee productivity. Organisations are encouraged to develop wellbeing programmes across a wide range of areas, including support for mental health and wellbeing, smoking, alcohol and substance misuse, improving physical activity and promoting healthy eating.


Dr Tom Coffey OBE, Mayor of London Health Advisor, said: “Creating and fostering healthy workplaces has benefits for both employers and staff, improving physical and mental wellbeing, and leading to increased productivity and creativity. We want better health for all Londoners, and the London Healthy Workplace Awards both celebrates best practice and offers guidance for organisations to improve work standards. I’d like to congratulate all the winners for their great work.” 


GLL Community Sports Manager, Tom Edwards, commented: “GLL operates for the benefit of our communities and this includes our staff, underlining both our Better Communities and Better Staff ethos. We work hard to provide services and activities to support all employees, ensuring they know how to access additional support if needed, and so we are extremely pleased to be recognised by the Mayor of London.”


The Mayor of London is committed to ensuring employers across the capital are provided with clear and easy guidance on how to improve their workplaces to enable their staff to flourish. These awards complement the Mayor’s Good Work Standard which sets the benchmark for what the Mayor wants every London employer to achieve, including fair pay and conditions, wellbeing, skills and progression, and diversity and recruitment.