Unlocking A Brighter Future For Firms and Workers

By The Business Hive | Posted: 23 Apr 2019

Energy Sparker Rachel Linstead is urging firms to create happier and healthier workforces - and supercharge their fortunes – by tackling the soaring cost of employment-related sickness.

The annual cost of work-related illness to the UK economy reached about £15 billion in 2016/17 – and that figure does not include the cost of long-term illness or cancer. 

With 26.8 million working days lost due to work-related ill health in 2017/18 – 57 per cent linked to work-related stress, depression and anxiety -  it is clear that companies need to act.

With the cost of workplace illness, impacting heavily on the bottom line, Rachel - who is Director of Firecracker – is encouraging bosses to get to grips with this issue by booking  their places at the Lincolnshire Workplace Health and Wellbeing Conference.

It is Firecracker’s inaugural conference and takes place on May 14, 2019, at The Showroom, off Tritton Road, Lincoln.

“The solution lies with employers, who have a responsibility to keep their staff safe & well under The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.  Extensive research clearly shows that those companies who do look after their staff wellbeing have great business success and see a clear return on investment too,” said Rachel.

Firecracker has lined-up a really interesting event, with a great mix of speakers, who will be encouraging delegates to take time out and explore some of the many ways they can “future-proof” their businesses for continued success by looking after their staff’s health and wellbeing

Speakers already booked include Chris Blevins of The Askefield Project. This is a care farm in Friskney, which offers free support to anyone over 18 who has a mental health condition; conference tickets will include a £5 donation to the charity.

Delegates will also hear from Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly – currently national lead for performance management.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and was recently accepted as a Chartered Director.

Sleep behaviour and environment expert, The Sleep Geek, James Wilson will also be talking about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. James who works with organisations ranging from Blue Chip corporates to sports teams, was one of the experts on Channel 4’s series The Secrets of Sleep.

There will also be refreshment breaks, networking and the opportunity to speak to exhibitors who specialise in workplace health and wellbeing services.

People can book their places at the conference now. Those quick off the mark can make the most of an Early Bird offer by buying tickets for £75, plus VAT, provided they order by January 31.  After than tickets will cost £95, plus VAT and will be available up until May 10. Tickets can be bought online at: www.lincswhwconference.co.uk

Rachel, who has a Master’s Degree in Workplace Health and Wellbeing and who is a qualified nutritionist, has worked with organisations for more than 12 years to highlight the true value in having a happy, healthy workforce.

This event is open to sponsorship.  It is currently being supported by Chartered Accountant Nicholsons and Langleys Solicitors

For further information, please contact Rachel Linstead on 07710 520034 or rachel@firecracker-uk.co.uk

Education, Training & Public Sector News
Share Article

Grimsby News

300m South Humber Bank power station given the go-ahead

Hull & East Riding News

New jobs created as construction firm Integra joins 500m scheme

Scunthorpe News

Humberside Airport owner files for bankruptcy in US

Your News

Would you want your employees working from home? Read more in our Your News special report