West Midlands-Based Bishop Fleming has been recognised for its commitment to promoting good health amongst its employees.
The firm, which delivers accounting, tax, corporate restructuring and advisory services has been accredited by Worcestershire Works Well for its ongoing staff wellbeing programme.
The accreditation is awarded to businesses that encourage, promote and improve health and wellbeing in the workplace.
In the last 12-months, Bishop Fleming, which has offices in the Midlands and the South West, has rolled out a comprehensive health and wellbeing programme to all people in the firm, including the appointment of ’Wellbeing Champions’ in each of office, regular talks and activities on a range of health issues, and offering third party support for those who need further help and advice.
The Worcester office has also been equipped with a gym and table tennis facilities, and staff are encouraged to be active. Fresh fruit is delivered to all offices on a weekly basis to encourage healthier eating, and free water bottles are provided to all to promote hydration.
The programme has been a remarkable success for the firm, as employees have been much more willing to be open about sensitive issues such as mental and emotional health in a supportive environment, allowing for much earlier access to help where needed.
The firm has been recognised for having fit, healthy and happy people which in turn enables them to provide an even better client service and attract and retain people who want to work in a forward-looking environment.
The certificate from the Worcestershire Works Well Programme is awarded to the firm as it celebrates its centenary year, having started in 1919.
To mark this special milestone, the firm has pledged to raise £100,000 for charity in 2019 through different activities including taking part in half marathons, the three peaks challenge, and cycling or walking 100 miles. Staff activities have already raised more than half the set target.
Ian Smith, Chair of Bishop Fleming, commented: “We aim to provide a great working environment which enables our people to feel happy and succeed in their chosen career path. I am delighted that Worcestershire Works Well has recognised our efforts in the firm’s centenary year.”
Back in March of this year Bishop Fleming was ranked ninth in the “Top 75 Best Companies to Work For in the Midlands”. The firm has also been included in the national “Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For” index for the past four years.
Twice listed as Britain’s fastest growing accountancy firm, Bishop Fleming is currently ranked in the top 30 in the UK’s national league of accountancy firms.