Healthier outlook at work
definitely professionals with two of them working together and they were gone in literally seconds. I have worked very hard running my own business for nearly 14 years and the Ford Ranger was my pride and joy.
“We have been overwhelmed by the help through social media and thank everyone but if anyone has seen or heard anything we would be extremely grateful.”
Laura Anne, also 37, revealed that since the Businesses in South Lanarkshire are being encouraged to ensure an active workplace.
Charity Paths for All (CPA) has created the ‘walk at work’ award to reward to ‘active meetings,’ lunchtime walks, and ‘standing desks’.
The new accreditation aims to reward employers for encouraging everyday walking in the workplace.
CPA say the average working-age adult sits for 9.5 hours a day and hope callous theft, Robert has been receiving threatening phone calls at work. She said: “On Monday he started getting calls at work asking who the owner of the Ford Ranger was and asking for his mobile phone number.
“At first he thought it was someone who was trying to help and who knew where the car was, but then they became threatening and asked how much the car was worth to him and tried to get his bank details.
“It’s very worrying and it’s to promote ways to ensure workforces are healthier and more active.
Minister for business, fair work and skills, Jamie Hepburn has offered his support to the scheme, and is encouraging local businesses to get involved.
The MSP said: “When people commute, particularly those who work in offices or who travel by car, they tend to be more inactive.
“This award will reward employers horrible to think they have been watching us. My kids have been left panicked and frightened by what happened.
“A car can be replaced but your family can’t. My husband has worked really hard for what he has, he just wants the car back.”
Police confirmed enquiries are continuing into the whereabouts of the Ford Ranger.
Anyone with any information are asked ot call police on 101 or 0800 555 111. who encourage regular walks, breaks from the desk and activity during the working day.
“It will also offer support to businesses who are interested in helping their staff become more active but perhaps don’t know where to start.”
To find out more about the scheme, or to sign up, head to www.walkatwork. scot, email walkat[email protected]forall. org.uk or call 01259 218888.
Promoting health Jamie Hepburn, Ian Findlay, from Paths for All and Lesley Glen from ICAS launch the initiative