Kingdom Housing Association earns wellbeing accolade at Fife Business Awards

KINGDOM Housing Association is celebrating after winning the Wellbeing Award at the Fife Business Awards.

The organisation said its approach to employee wellbeing delivered initiatives that helped develop a culture that ‘normalised’ conversations about mental health, promoted healthy lifestyle choices, and provided support to help staff maintain their financial wellbeing. The association also teamed up with a local primary school to produce a support pack full of coping strategies for colleagues and customers.

Kingdom’s HR director, Andrew Latto, received the award on behalf of Kingdom at the event held at The Old Course St Andrews. He said, “Having a focus on wellbeing has been hugely important in helping us all through the past couple of years but we can’t be complacent as its impact on people’s physical, mental and financial wellbeing will be felt for years to come along with all the other things that can make life feel difficult. Knowing how to cope with those challenges is crucial so it was fabulous last year when the pupils at North Queensferry Primary School made a video to tell us the ways they maintain their own resilience.”

Kingdom Housing Association was also shortlisted as a finalist in both the Customer Service and Sustainability categories at the awards ceremony.

Bill Banks, Kingdom Group chief executive, added, “We were very pleased to be finalists in three categories at the Fife Business Awards and to win the Wellbeing Award is brilliant. Our colleagues have significantly benefited from our focus on Health and Wellbeing, especially during the pandemic.

“It is something we are very proud of and want to showcase in as many ways as possible in the hope other organisations will be inspired to do likewise. Health and Wellbeing has been embedded within Kingdom and receiving this award reflects the hard work and dedication that goes into making wellbeing a priority for everyone.”