Event to celebrate work health scheme

Anna Foster of BBC Newcastle, left, and Beth Farhat of the Northern TUC, right, with staff from Gordon Brown LLP.
Anna Foster of BBC Newcastle, left, and Beth Farhat of the Northern TUC, right, with staff from Gordon Brown LLP.
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Employers have been honoured for their commitment to workplace health and well-being.

Businesses across Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle attended the North East Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA) ceremony.

It was hosted by Anna Foster, one of the presenters at radio station BBC Newcastle, with a keynote speech from Beth Farhat, regional secretary for the Northern Trade Union Congress (TUC).

The annual ceremony – jointly hosted by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle City Council – celebrates the collective achievements of participating employers.

Northumberland county councillor Susan Dungworth, cabinet member for adult care and public health, said: “I am delighted to see so many local employers have demonstrated their commitment to the health and well-being of their employees over the last year and I would encourage other employers to take part in the free Better Health at Work Award.”

Mrs Farhat added: “It’s always an absolute pleasure to be part of these celebrations and recognise the hard work, effort and innovation that Better Health at Work Award participants demonstrate and deliver for their staff and workplaces year on year.”

Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP, which has been participating in the BHAWA since 2014, was also the premium sponsor of the event.

Further information about the North East Better Health at Work Award is available at www.betterhealthatworkne.org