bdht, Bromsgrove’s largest provider of affordable homes, has scooped a prestigious award in the Commitment to Supporting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace category at the annual Chamber Business Awards, organised by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.
The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 11th June at the Treetops at West Midland Safari and Leisure Park, in front of an audience of over 400 people.
The category, sponsored by the University of Worcester, focused on values such as healthy eating, physical activity and attendance management. The Bromsgrove-based housing trust beat off competition from three other finalists.
Mike Brown, Chief Executive of bdht, said: “bdht is absolutely delighted to have been recognised for its commitment to health and well-being in the workplace in the 2015 Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce awards. We are proud of the difference our staff make to improving the lives of others through their daily roles, and as a business we recognise the importance of keeping staff well-being high on the agenda, in order to achieve this.
“As a commercial organisation, we absolutely recognise that we have to be financially viable. However, we are convinced that if we look after our staff, then they will look after our customers, and the finance looks after itself. We are all in the people business.”
Mike Ashton, Chief Executive of Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce: "The quality of the entries this year was outstanding and it was a pleasure to celebrate bdht‘s success, alongside its fellow spectacular local businesses at our annual awards evening."
Earlier this year bdht was ranked fifth in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Companies to work for. It is the fifth year the housing provider has been recognised in the list and the second year in a row it has reached the top five.
The rankings and awards are decided by The Sunday Times and the poll, which looks at the best companies to work for across the UK, is based entirely on employee feedback in areas such as leadership, wellbeing, personal growth and how happy the workforce is.