LIVERPOOL RESIDENTS TURNED OUT IN THEIR HUNDREDS TO GET A DOSE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS INSPIRATION.
Leading commercial property manager, Aberdeen Standard Investments, has shown it is one of the most progressive landlords in the country after hundreds of people attended its hugely successful ‘Wellness Wednesday’ event in Liverpool.
Held at the city’s premier business address, No 4 St Paul’s Square, the free health and wellness day saw experts in exercise, stress management and nutrition all gather under one roof to offer free guidance, advice and demonstrations to workers and executives.
More traditional commercial landlords will sell their available office space mainly on the basis of the physical attributes of the accommodation.
But Aberdeen, along with its partner agencies CBRE and Worthington Owen, has become aware that potential occupiers now look for much more than air conditioning and nice carpets
They want to know their staff will be coming to work in a healthy, positive environment where mental health and stress management are recognised as essential to a happier and more productive workforce.
This message was underlined at the event on Wednesday, May 30, which saw hundreds of local workers take a break from their desks to find out about the many different ways they can be healthier and happier in their workplace.
And an afternoon session saw an invited audience of business leaders hear short talks from wellness experts who offered ideas on how they can better manage their teams.
Mark Briggs, senior portfolio manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments, said: “Wellness Wednesday was a fantastic success and we have already had hugely positive feedback from both people working within No 4 St Paul’s and from the wider business community.
“Looking after the welfare of your employees is no longer optional for modern, forward-thinking employers and, as progressive landlords, Aberdeen is determined to do its bit to support its commercial tenants in making sure they can create a positive environment for their staff.
“This event was not a one-off but rather the first in a series of events to demonstrate our commitment to the wellbeing agenda.”
CBRE Liverpool director Neil Kirkham, joint agents at No 4 St Paul’s Square along with Worthington Owen, added: “The quality of the accommodation at No 4 St Paul’s is some of the best in the city – but we are determined to offer much more.
“In recent months we have seen a number of new tenants sign up for space in the building, including financial managers Pavis and construction consultancy Gleeds. They were attracted by the quality of the space and also by the positive, collaborative environment we have created here.
“People love coming to work here and we want to build on that promote what we believe is one of the most progressive working environments in the North West.”
The event is the first in a programme of Wellness Wednesday events, with two further marketplace events and a series of individual workshops planned before the year end.
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