The Leaders in WellBeing Summit 2019 took place on Friday, 28th June on the last day of World WellBeing Week, a new awareness event registered by Leaders in WellBeing founder, Beverley Le Cuirot.
Attendees at the conference which took place at the Pomme d’Or Hotel were addressed by 10 UK and local speakers on a range of different yet interrelated wellbeing topics. There were many valuable insights shared, the key message which emerged being that individuals can choose their own path. “’It starts with you’ was the over-riding takeaway for me,“ said Mrs Le Cuirot. “We cannot force people to make their own wellbeing a priority in their lives but we can lead and encourage them and that is what the Leaders in WellBeing event was all about,” she continued.
The winners of the Leaders in WellBeing Awards 2019 were then celebrated at a ceremony following the conference. Both events were sell-out events, attracting more than 110 delegates to the Summit and over 170 to the Awards.
“I was absolutely delighted with the uptake for the events and the number of nominations we received for the Awards,” said Mrs Le Cuirot, the founder and organiser of both events. “Never in all my years of organising Awards ceremonies have we received as many as 70 nominations in the first year, it really goes to show how active the businesses and practitioners are in the Channel Islands with respect to wellbeing. The huge response from employers in all sectors across the business community in both Jersey and Guernsey augurs well for the future prospects of our economy and for the overall health and wellbeing of our people.”
The Leaders in WellBeing Summit & Awards 2019 initiative was supported by main sponsor, HSBC, awards sponsors Rossborough Healthcare, Rossborough Financial Services, and The Insight Group, all keen supporters of wellbeing.
In total, more than 70 nominations were received, with almost 30 businesses, groups or individuals from Jersey and Guernsey shortlisted in 10 categories. Mrs Le Cuirot commented: “Such was the response and the quality of entries that the judges decided to award an additional award, the Customer Health & WellBeing Award for practitioners most focused on their customers. There were also several commendations in most categories and a joint winner announced for the Giving Back Good Business Award where the entries were just too close to call.”
The Awards were judged by a panel of independent international experts and the short listed nominees included: Accuro Trust (Jersey) Ltd, Alex Picot Chartered Accountants, Align Health Agency, Club Soulgenic, Collas Crill, Complete Facilities, Computershare Channel Islands, Deloitte, Extinction Rebellion Jersey, Fairway Group, Granite Le Pelley – Garenne Construction Group, Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC), Highlands College, Highvern Trustees, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Jersey Employment Trust (JET), Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC), Jersey Recovery College, JTC, Le Masurier, LINC Community, Ocorian, Ports of Jersey, Shalbeck Life Centre, Soulgenic, Tap It Better, The Aurora Lifestyle, TrustFord, Voisins, and Yoga Nidra Jersey; many with multiple teams and individuals in several Awards categories.
Commendations for each Award were also identified. The winners and commendations were:
Best Workplace Culture 2019
Commendations: Computershare Channel Islands; and Deloitte
Winner – Alex Picot Chartered Accountants
Caring Employer of the Year 2019
Commendations: Fairway Group, Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC), and Voisins Department Store
Winner – Ocorian
Healthiest Workplace 2019
Commendations: Accuro Trust (Jersey) Ltd, Highvern Trustees, Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC)
Winner – Fairway Group
WellBeing Practitioner Best Newcomer Award 2019
Commendations: Lucy Nicolaou for LINC Community; and Sarah Heron for Yoga Nidra Jersey
Winner – Helen Papworth for The Aurora Lifestyle
WellBeing Practitioner Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
Commendations: Dr Glenda Rivoallan, Soulgenic, and Dr Marie-Christine Dix, Align Health Agency
Winner – Claire de Gruchy, Shalbeck Life Centre
Customer Health & WellBeing Award 2019
Commendations: Club Soulgenic; and Tap It Better
Winner – Align Health Agency
Mental Health Award 2019
Sponsored by HSBC
Commendations: Jersey Recovery College; and LINC
Winner – Accuro Trust (Jersey) Ltd
Financial WellBeing Award 2019
Sponsored by Rossborough Financial Services
Winner – Computershare Channel Islands
Inclusion and Belonging Award 2019
Commendation: Jersey Employment Trust (JET)
Winner – Deloitte
Giving Back Good Business Award 2019
Sponsored by The Insight Group
Joint Winners – Le Masurier and Ports of Jersey
WellBeing Ambassador Award 2019
Commendation: Extinction Rebellion Jersey, Sam Wilkes of Fairway Group, Susan Russel of Jersey Financial Services Commission, and Tina Hesse of Highlands College
Winner – Karen Hollyhock and Calorie Crunchers, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
The winners and those organisations commended will receive a specially adapted logo for them to use online and in print.
The independent panel of international Judges, who were all also amongst the keynote speakers at the Leaders in WellBeing Summit, comprised:
• Aidan Kearney, Performance Psychologist and Founder of Malleable Mind
• Gay Haskins, Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and Author of the book ‘Kindness in Leadership’
• Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi, Founder & MD, Next Generation Coaching & Consulting
• Dr Justin Varney, Director of Public Health, Birmingham City Council
• Emma J Bell, Founder, The Global Resilience Project
• Dr Paul White, President, Appreciation at Work (Kansas, USA)
Initial feedback following the event has been very encouraging indeed and it is hoped that both the Leaders in WellBeing Summit and the Awards will become regular fixtures on the Channel Islands calendar going forward. Discussions are already underway for the 2020 event.