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EEF Venues roundtable explores how the business of wellbeing can bring rewards

Broadway House was the EEF Venues host for its first in a series of roundtable discussions on ‘The Business of Wellbeing’ recently.

The event was part of the group’s campaign to support the industry’s move towards better wellness in the workplace, and involved a small group of business leaders and industry commentators to share and discuss their approach to tracking, evaluating, and presenting a business case for wellness, within their own organisations.

The initiative is investigating how business leaders can focus on employee wellness as a conscious business decision.

The first roundtable session included; Jason Allan Scott, The Guest List Podcast and business wellness expert; Hannah Luffman, Unicorn Events; Mark Stormont, Stormont London; Holly Shiell, Active International; Laila Datoo, Event Fuel and A Life More Mindful; and David Vaughton, managing director, EEF Venues.

Challenges and concerns associated with corporate wellness programmes and measuring and managing wellbeing were on the agenda and EEF Venues presented the findings of its industry report ‘The Business of Wellbeing’. 

“It was great hearing from other business leaders and understanding how they are approaching wellbeing within their organisations,” said Vaughton. “It’s extremely beneficial to learn about the structures that are currently out there and what works and what doesn’t, particularly in the management and measurement of corporate wellness.”

Vaughton (pictured) said it was “evident that there are both financial and ethical rewards for making wellness a business priority, which was what we set out to discover when we started this campaign”. 

The session concluded that motivating work culture can make a leader out of everyone and, in order to achieve culture sustainability and a mentally healthy workplace, organisations need to consider developing a comprehensive strategy to help people stay well at work. EEF Venues says it will drive further discussion of the topic at a second event programme during Eventwell Campaign Week 17-21 September.

To read the full EEF Venues report, please click here