Ibec announces winners for KeepWell corporate wellbeing Awards

August 25, 2020

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today announced the winners from its annual KeepWell Awards ceremony, this year taking place virtually from The Mansion House, Dublin. The awards, presented by Baz Ashmawy, recognise and celebrate those companies that are prioritising the wellbeing of their workforces while showcasing those that have achieved exceptional success with their corporate wellbeing strategies.  

Sharon Higgins, Ibec Director of Member Services, marked the awards by saying: “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented disruption and uncertainty to our daily lives. Now more than ever, it is imperative that the business community sends the message that the health and wellbeing of employees and staff is paramount in this time of adversity. 

“Against this challenging backdrop, we have seen the emergence in many organisations and communities a spirit of resilience, camaraderie and care where people are reaching out to support more vulnerable members and draw on shared challenges to improve solidarity in the face of a crisis. 

“The KeepWell Awards affords the opportunity to recognise those organisations who have gone the extra mile to protect and nurture the mental health and wellbeing of employees and we are delighted to celebrate them today with this special event.” 

The winners announced at The KeepWell Awards for each KeepWell Award category were: 
1. Best in Class Leadership Award: AbbVie Westport  
2. Best in Class Nutrition Award: Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Cruiserath Biologics 
3. Best in Class Physical Health Award: Fidelity International 
4. Best in Class Mental Health Award: John Sisk & Son 
5. Medium Company of the Year Award: Roche Products Ireland 
6. Large Company of the Year Award: Pramerica 
7. Best Wellbeing Initiative: Oberstown Children Detention Campus 

Ibec was delighted to honour Panti Bliss (Rory O’Neill), with an Outstanding Contribution Award. Panti’s ongoing work has been central to the initiation of conversations nationwide around acceptance, diversity and inclusion in our communities, as well as encouraging the ability to bring one’s whole self to work, particularly for minorities or those marginalised in our communities. Award sponsors DeCare Dental, Fitbit and Mental Health First Aid Ireland, also extended their congratulations to all of the companies involved.

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