Construction group turns to hero to lay foundations for healthy and happy staff


Caddick Construction has agreed a partnership with health and wellness provider hero which will see all of its 140 employees benefit from a tailored health and wellbeing programme.

The bespoke wellbeing package covers both mental and physical health and includes one-to-one health checks and screenings, wellbeing training for all direct line managers, mental health first aid training and ongoing workshops throughout 2019.

Caddick is based in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, and operates across the North West from its Warrington offices.

Managing director Andrew Murray said: “Our employees are our greatest asset and we want to ensure they feel valued and supported.

“We are thrilled to be leading the way when it comes to mental resilience and wellbeing in the workplace – issues which should not, and cannot be ignored.

“As employers we take our responsibility to our team members seriously and want to support them in as many ways possible to ensure they are both healthy and happy inside and outside of work.”

He added: “The hero team impressed us with the depth and level of support they provide behind the scenes. I’m confident this project will deliver tangible results for our staff that will enhance and improve the health and wellbeing our employees, whether office based or on site.”

Research suggests that one-in-six construction workers in the UK is experiencing depression, anxiety or stress.

In the UK men remain three times as likely to take their own lives than women. The highest suicide rate in the UK was for men aged 45-49.

Joe Gaunt, hero founder, said: “It’s always rewarding to see businesses waking up to the fact they play a large and important part in the health and wellbeing of their team. It’s great to see Caddick Construction leading the way and championing wellness at work in such a bold and committed manner. The ‘Mindset’ programme of events have been purposely designed to offer comprehensive training, screenings and health checks that cover everything from blood pressure to cholesterol, and blood tests, too.”

He added: “We have been working with Caddick to understand the current ‘state of the workforce’, enabling us to create a bespoke programme which will deliver results and have immediate and long-term effects. The hero Discovery Report demonstrated clear indicators of specific support around what the Caddick team wanted to see. And, as a result, we were able to design a bespoke and tailored programme perfect for Caddick employees.”

This year marks Leeds-based hero’s second year and since its launch in May 2018 it has acquired two businesses and established exciting and innovative partnerships with organisations such as Moda, Les Mills, MyZone and Jamie Peacock. The business is currently working with corporate partners in Manchester on a range of programmes to offer their employees.

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