DAVID Henderson, MD and owner of paving and walling manufacturer Tobermore, has been awarded the ‘True Leader’ accolade at the Make A Difference Awards 2021 for his efforts to improve workplace mental health and wellbeing.
The awards celebrate those who have made a difference to workplace mental health and wellbeing over the past year – with David receiving almost 5,000 votes after implementing initiatives including a health and wellbeing app for employees.
He said, “I am incredibly honoured and humbled to have been awarded the ‘True Leader’ accolade at the Make A Difference Awards. I would like to thank every single person who took the time to vote for me. Our people are truly at the heart of everything we do, and this workplace wellbeing award proves that.
“I hope Tobermore can inspire other companies to prioritise health and wellbeing in the workplace. I am a massive advocate for always putting our employees first. We support them fully and utilise channels which facilitate two-way communication. By providing our team with the best support, everyone can reach their full potential. We don’t do this to win awards, we do it because we genuinely care, and it is the right thing to do.”
Laura McGlade, HR manager at Tobermore, added, “We are so proud that David has won the ‘True Leader’ award. Over the last year, David has significantly contributed to enhancing staff mental health and wellbeing. He invested in a new health and wellbeing app for staff. The Tobermore Connect app provides employees with free access to 24/7 appointments with medical professionals.
“To minimise stress, we rolled out a Covid sick pay scheme and wellbeing initiatives to combat loneliness for those working from home. Live cook-a-longs and virtual team quizzes have helped to keep Team Tobermore connected through a challenging year.”