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Health and Wellbeing Conference 2014

Added: 6 March 2014

Paul Winter speaks at the Health and Wellbeing Conference 2014

This week Paul Winter, Chief Executive, Ipswich Building Society spoke on National Policy Initiatives at the Health and Wellbeing Conference 2014, NEC Birmingham.

Now in its 8th year, this conference is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of work-aged people, providing its audience with new ideas and resources to help ensure employees are fit and healthy, able to fulfil their potential.

During the conference Paul spoke on how organisations which have a high level of employee engagement like Ipswich Building Society, outperform their peers on measures of operating income, net income growth and earnings per share.  He outlined how physically active employees take 27% less time off than their employees.   

As an HRH Prince of Wales Ambassador for the East of England, Paul also spoke about the work that IBS has been doing in Suffolk to support Business In the Community's Action on Public Health.  This programme taps into the Department of Health Responsibility Deal and encourages businesses to use their positive influence to improve the wellbeing of the communities they work in. Ipswich Building Society has championed these programmes through meeting with over 200 employers across the East and engaging the statutory and voluntary sectors.

Paul Winter comments: "The key to health and wellbeing at work is leadership from the top.  I am firm advocate of investment in our staff through enabling volunteering, reward schemes, flexible working patterns and training.  A happy workforce is a productive one, so this focus provides real benefit not just for our company culture but for our business."

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