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New initiative aims to tackle inactivity in London’s workplaces

New initiative aims to tackle inactivity in London’s workplaces

Leading health and wellbeing provider, Westfield Health, and London Sport have confirmed a new 3-year partnership aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of Londoners through workplace-led interventions.

The partnership, which follows Westfield Health’s sponsorship of the Physical Activity for Health Award at the 2018 London Sport Awards, forms part of a cross-organisational commitment to enhancing wellbeing by targeting London’s working population.

With the country’s largest working population, improving employee health and wellbeing across the capital presents a clear opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of millions of people, both in the workplace and in daily lives. Together, London Sport and Westfield Health will work to enhance and build the existing evidence-base around workplace interventions, creating clearer and more effective interventions for employers to support their own workforces.

Rob Smyth, London Sport’s Commercial Director, said:

This new partnership represents an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of thousands of Londoners. London Sport is committed to identify and advocating for new and innovative ways to improve the lives of Londoners through increasing levels of physical activity, and working with Westfield Health to enhance initiatives that support London’s working population will have a significant impact on people’s lives across the capital.

Bringing together Westfield Health’s leadership in wellbeing with London Sport’s expertise in physical activity and sport promises to create an exciting new frontier in our vision of making London the most physically active city in the world.

Dave Capper, Commercial Director of Westfield Health, commented:

We’re very excited to announce that we are London Sport’s first commercial partner, supporting their goal of making London the most active city in the world and getting one million Londoners more active.

At Westfield Health, we’re dedicated to improving the quality of people’s life, and physical activity is just one way that we can achieve this as it supports people’s physical and emotional wellness. As a leading provider of workplace health and wellbeing solutions, through our other partnerships, such as Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, we are well on our journey to demonstrate the impact that our health and wellbeing strategies can have on business performance.

Over the next three years, we expect to demonstrate together how we have supported the health of Londoners and have had a real impact on their business performance through supporting their health and wellbeing.

The partnership launches today with London Sport and Westfield Health committing to advancing cutting-edge research into the impact and effects of health interventions in the workplace alongside Sheffield Hallam’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre.

London Sport Director of Insight and Performance, Tim Copley, added:

Applying research-led approaches is vital to the workplace health agenda, and I am truly excited by what we will achieve through this partnership. By putting research and insight at the heart of our work together, I believe we can make a real difference to the ways in which good workplace interventions are understood and implemented among London’s biggest employers.

For more information on London Sport and Westfield Health’s partnership, see: www.londonsport.org/our-official-partners/westfield-health

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