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Caddick Construction lays foundations for building a healthy and happy workforce – thanks to hero partnership

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

Managing Director
Andrew Murray from Caddick Construction 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.”

Right now, 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, CEO of
hero 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 screenings and
health checks that cover everything from blood pressure to cholesterol and
blood tests too.”

“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.”

2019 marks 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.