hero launches innovative new health and wellbeing network

8th December 2021

Who cares, wins! UK’s leading brands unite to focus on wellbeing

Award winning health-tech company hero, has united some of the UK’s leading brands to launch an innovative new health and wellbeing network which will make a genuine impact on the health of communities and stakeholder groups whilst demonstrating value and organisational impact. 

hero brings together leading brands such as Inspired Villages, Leeds Rhinos, Global Aerospace, Morgan King, Sagars Accountancy and the Institute of Civil Engineers to create The Wellbeing Champions Network, a collaborative wellbeing group to shift the dial on health and happiness in the workplace, residential communities and beyond.

More than ten leading brands have all signed up as founding members of hero’s Wellbeing Champions Network™, which is a network of like-minded individuals from a range of different organisations, who will work in collaboration to help share insights and support each other to create healthy and happy communities.

Fast-track company hero is looking to shake the dust off of the tired ways of operating in the health and wellbeing space and wants to put prevention at the heart of strategy and provision. 

Speer-heading this innovative initiative with hero is Lawrence Cramer, People and Culture Director at Inspired Villages, part of the Legal & General Group. Lawrence is renowned for leading forward-thinking people strategies that puts people at the heart of it. By instilling a  sense of purpose, the company’s mission and values are embedded within the culture at Inspired, and with Lawrence’s drive to improve business performance,  it should be no surprise that Inspired is number 66 in theTop 100 Best Large Companies to Work for list, organised by independent expert Best Companies. 

The Wellbeing Champions Network will bring together representatives, peers and colleagues from many different organisations to work together to deliver positive change. It will support a positive culture and provide participants within the network the tools, support and best practice they need to implement the very best health and wellbeing provision that contributes to improving all four pillars of health – mental, social, financial and physical health.

The group will meet monthly to share ideas, best practice and science/research-led solutions, as well as benefiting from hero’s extensive network of world-class educators and subject experts, helping members to not only plan an effective wellbeing strategy, but to executive and implement it efficiently.

Members will gain access to the best in wellbeing content, discovering strategies that span across job types, work locations, and demographics to implement initiatives effectively, as well as improving and facilitating the recruitment and retention of top talent with their organisation.


By joining hero’s exclusive network, members will receive ongoing CPD-accredited Wellbeing Champions Training, and will be trained and educated in:

  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Understanding Stress
  • Identifying The Signs
  • Role Of A Champion and How To Signpost To Further Support
  • Supporting The Programme 
  • Behaviour Change Coaching

Sam Gaunt, hero’s Head of Content and Delivery and the lead and chair of hero’s Wellbeing Champions Network said: “We are always thinking about ways we can innovate and share knowledge to support and improve people’s overall whole-person health. We know that wellbeing at work is about so much more than free fruit and an annual wellbeing day. Creating cultures that truly support wellbeing every day of the year is a big challenge, but it’s one that we can tackle together by sharing knowledge from across the network on what works, and what doesn’t, for different organisations. 

“We want to enable those with a passion for wellbeing and for helping others to inspire change by working together as a network. We believe we have the right solution which can inspire and empower those in other organisations to help make wellbeing a significant part of organisational culture.” 


hero uses data driven consultancy to create evidence-based company specific technology and services strategies. Recognising that managing our own health can be difficult; with changes and challenges all the time. With this new network, hero wants to create something that can have a genuine impact on individuals and companies alike. By leading with education and a teamship approach, the fast-track company believes this can be part of the plan to tackle health and wellbeing issues; putting prevention at the core of its strategy. 

Lawrence Cramer said of the launch: “Good health and wellbeing has never been so important and it’s vital to make sure all generations benefit. When done right, the positive impact it can have on communities, families and relationships is mind-blowing. And it’s here that this Champions Network intervention can change lives. I am honoured to be the executive sponsor and be in a position to work with Sam, the hero team and the network of champions to bring something new and trailblazing to the corporate and property sectors.”  

For more information, to find out more about this new initiative Champions Network Pre-registration (herowellbeing.com)

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