ONE of the UK’s largest food producers – which is based in Carlton – has been recognised for its ‘outstanding commitment’ to employee health and wellbeing.

Premier Foods has received the Gold Award for Workplace Wellbeing.

The award acknowledges the company’s efforts to promote and support the physical and mental health of its staff through a range of initiatives, such as flexible working policies, menopause sessions, mental health first aiders, and a dedicated wellbeing space.

Anna Hartley, executive director for public health and communities, presented the award to the company recently.

She said: “Premier Foods has shown how much they care about their staff’s wellbeing and how they have adapted to the challenges of the pandemic.

“They have introduced some excellent initiatives, such as providing Vitamin D supplements to night shift workers, offering a family fun day, and creating a ‘Zen Den’ for relaxation.”

Caroline Lovell, HR manager at Premier Foods, added: “We are extremely proud to have received the gold award for our Carlton site.

“The award represents a significant step change in focus around colleague health and wellbeing.”