Boxing champ knocks out heavyweight competition to land wellbeing contract with Siemens Gamesa

Boxing champ knocks out heavyweight competition to land wellbeing contract with Siemens Gamesa

Workshop warm-ups and canteen smoothie stations are helping to transform the lifestyles of hundreds of staff at one of the region’s major employers after bosses invested in putting the wellbeing of workers first. Management at Siemens Gamesa in Hull say the programme is bringing benefits for its team of more than 750 people from wind turbine assembly lines to office staff. Now the company has...

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Medical school’s flagship programme welcomes largest-ever cohort of Year 12 students

Medical school’s flagship programme welcomes largest-ever cohort of Year 12 students

Hull York Medical School is welcoming its largest-ever cohort of Year 12s as more than 50 students begin its flagship Pathways to Medicine programme.  The programme was launched in 2015 and is now in its sixth year. Delivered in partnership with the Sutton Trust, it is a widening participation initiative that supports sixth-form students in the local area who are aspiring to study...

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Covid-19 test centre established at Humberside Airport

Covid-19 test centre established at Humberside Airport

Humberside Airport has engaged a Hull-based healthcare business to establish a Covid-19 testing centre in the regional airport’s main terminal. Latus Health will offer PCR laboratory testing and rapid lateral flow test appointments at Humberside, which is a key gateway for business travel from the east of England to the global hub of Schiphol, Netherlands. Humberside has continued to operate...

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APD champions employee mental health to help teams cope with challenges of lockdown

APD champions employee mental health to help teams cope with challenges of lockdown

A leading tech company has committed to doing all it can to support employee mental health as it closes in on almost a year of remote working. Hull-based APD Communications is supporting Time to Change, a growing national social movement run by the Mind and Rethink Mental Illness charities, and is encouraging colleagues to talk openly about their feelings and embrace the support available. Time...

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Holistic therapist donates commission to Daisy Appeal in tribute to fun-loving uncle

Holistic therapist donates commission to Daisy Appeal in tribute to fun-loving uncle

A charity that is pioneering research into cancer, heart disease and dementia is being supported by a holistic therapist’s nationwide sales network in memory of a man who lived 300 miles away. The Daisy Appeal, which is based at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham and covers the Hull and Humber region, will benefit from a full week of commissions donated by Karen Engstrom from her business in...

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