Local businesses encouraged to invest in their staff with free workplace scheme

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Get Moving ABC Workplace Scheme
Pictured at the launch of the Get Moving ABC Workplace Scheme are: Diarmaid Marsden, Ulster GAA, Emma O’Carroll, Community Planning Officer at ABC Council, Anne Garvey, Community & Voluntary Sector Panel Volunteer, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Paul Greenfield, Nick McCullough of Manfreight Ltd, Stephen Heasley of Manfreight Ltd, Lynne Smart, Head of Health Improvement at SHSCT and Orlaith Moley – Public Health Agency (South).

Businesses – would you like to invest in the health and wellbeing of your staff but don’t know where to start?

Then let Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council help you with their Get Moving ABC Workplace scheme – for free!

According to the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD), investing in employee health and wellbeing can lead to increased resilience, better employee engagement, reduced sickness absence and higher productivity.

Through the Get Moving ABC Workplace scheme, council can help you explore, coordinate and plan how to motivate and support your employees to lead an active and fulfilling life, inside and outside of work.

Each business who signs up to the scheme will get started by having a meeting with our experts who will help to identify the needs of staff members, before developing a bespoke package that will meet those needs.

Some of the things included through this scheme are: becoming part of a Corporate Indoor Leisure Membership Scheme; support and guidance through Couch to 5K/10K; opportunity to enter a workplace team into a Business Games Day; information on how to sign your work place up to an active travel scheme; collaboration with the NI Chest, Heart and Stroke charity’s Live Well Work Well programme – plus lots more!

“The Get Moving ABC Workplace Scheme is an incredible programme that I would strongly encourage our local businesses to get on board with,” commented the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon.

“Investing in the health and wellbeing of employees is of paramount importance, and this scheme gives you all the tools, support and guidance to do this – and for free as well! It is well known that staff who feel appreciated and looked after within their workplace are happier and more productive, so get in touch and see how this fantastic scheme can work for you.”

Manfreight Ltd is the first business to sign up to the scheme and they already seeing the benefits! Nick McCullough, from Manfreight Ltd said, “We are delighted to be the first business to sign up to this fantastic scheme and to know we are putting the health and wellbeing of our staff first. The Get Moving ABC Workplace Scheme has so many options to help our employees no matter what their needs, as well as a wealth of expertise to guide us on our journey.”

If you would like to sign your business up or to seek more information on becoming a Get Moving ABC Partner, please contact: Laura O’Hagan on 07436 537 846 or email

The Get Moving ABC Workplace Scheme is supported by Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Sport NI, The Community and Voluntary Sector Panel, Public Health Agency, Education Authority, NI Chest Heart and Stroke, Ulster GAA and ABC Council.