An award-winning business in Rawtenstall has become one of the first in the Rossendale Valley to employ a team from Rossendale Leisure Trust to check their employees’ physical and mental well-being.
The Business Health Matters scheme is from Active Lancashire and is delivered in Rossendale by the leisure trust. Slingco, which specialises in the supply of cable grip and wire rope products, invited their employees to have a health and well-being check delivered by the trust.

The company, which won the Large Business title at last month’s Rossendale Business Awards, had 45 employees undergo the check, comprehensively covering elements of their physical and mental health.

Managing director Nick Dykins said: “The Slingco way is to care about each other and to live our values of unity, service and progress.

“The management team and I prioritise the well-being of the whole organisation and we will always do what we can to support colleagues with their physical and mental health.”

He added: “From start to finish, the communication with the Business Health Matters team at Rossendale Leisure Trust has been exceptional.

“They were accommodating to the business’ needs and delivered the health checks over several days.

“As well as the individual conversations that the health check staff had with employees, we also received an anonymous summary which helps us look at ways we can improve things and where to focus our health and wellbeing efforts.”

Slingco employees were also happy with the service they received.

Stewart said: “The balance of checks performed was comprehensive and there was a clear output as to current health levels.

“It was a timely reminder to keep up with a good diet and active fitness regime.”

Caroline added: “It would be good to have checks on a regular basis so that anything can be picked up at an earlier stage and maybe encourage a healthier lifestyle.”

Health and wellbeing manager at Rossendale Leisure Trust Jodie English said: “It was a pleasure to work with Slingco and see such a positive response from their employees in taking up the offer.

“These health checks are different to anything else on offer to Lancashire businesses and they allow us to give tangible support to employees on where they can improve their health.”

To enquire about the Business Health Matters health checks, get in touch here or call 01772 299838.

Wrote by Cathrine Smyth Media.