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Bristol companies encouraged to enter 'happiest workplace' competition

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 13 June 2018 16:13

Bristol companies encouraged to enter 'happiest workplace' competition

Bristol companies are being encouraged to enter a competition to find the happiest workplace in the city.

The Happiest Workplace Competition 2018, which is run by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and is backed by mental health charity MIND, is looking for businesses in Bristol that support mental health and wellness in the workplace.

Wylde IA director Maxine Bennett said: “Every year we’re astounded at the creative and unusual workspaces the South West has to offer. This year we’ll be paying particular attention to those who support and encourage healthy mental health so it’ll be interesting to see the initiatives businesses have adopted to encourage this.

“We can’t wait to see who’s going to enter this year. I’ve got a feeling we might be in for some real surprises!”

Lamp manufacturer Anglepoise and furniture manufacturers The Senator Group and Allermuir have donated prizes for the winners.

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Tom Hore of MIND said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this year’s Wylde IA Happiest Workplace competition. Strong and successful organisations make good mental health and wellbeing of their staff one of their key priorities.

“In fact, of all the improvements that can be made within organisations, improving staff mental health and wellbeing is probably the most cost effective”.

Last year’s Bristol winners were Triodos Bank, which won the medium-large business award, and software developers Ghyston, which schooped the small business award.

At Triodos staff have access to regular yoga and meditation sessions, flexible working, quarterly team away days and a volunteering scheme. The judges said they were “especially impressed” with the calm, warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere at the bank,

Meanwhile, Ghyston was recognised for its smart, modern workspace with a “warm and welcoming feel”. Staff at the company are allowed a ‘morale budget’ for organised events and activities, employees are able to work from home as often as they like and the company conducts regular happiness surveys.

To enter the Happiest Workplace 2018 competition, visit


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