Firm is named ‘best employer’
A CHARITY has been named ‘best employer’ in a national awards ceremony.
Active Cheshire, which commissions sports and activities across the borough to encourage people to get more active, has gained the accolade of ‘Best Employer’ in the 2015 Best of the Best Business Awards.
The Best of the Best Business Awards honour the outstanding achievements of dynamic local businesses and entrepreneurs in each county.
A panel of independent expert judges select winners according to strict criteria for each category.
Mark Greaves, chairman of the Active Cheshire board said: “People are our greatest asset at Active Cheshire.
“We are so proud and grateful to have our endeavours to support and grow them recognised externally.
“I am really honoured to lead such a great group of people.”
Anne Boyd, chief executive of Active Cheshire, who was named North West Business Woman of the Year 2015, said: “Our joint staff and trustee team are thrilled to receive such an accolade.
“It reflects the efforts we have made to invest in the health, wellbeing and professional growth of our people.”
Over the past three years Active Cheshire pioneered a whole market approach in its commissioning of sport and physical activity and increased revenue by more than 40 per cent, enabling an additional 27,000 people to get more active.
Active Cheshire, which advocates the benefits of physical activity on the health and wellbeing of individuals, aims to get 50,000 more people, more active, more often, by 2017.
●● Chief executive Anne Boyd (centre holding the award) with Terry Harrop MBE JP, trustee of Active Cheshire, and some of the Active Cheshire team