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£ for lb 2016

The facts:

  • 1,620 employees took part
  • Participants lost 9,467 lbs (676 stone) – that’s the weight of the average killer whale!
  • Participants lost 1,509 waist inches, which is almost the same height as Victoria Square
  • Raised more than £17,000 for charity

The overall winning company was Seagate Technology, with employees losing an incredible 2,476 lbs and 407 waist inches collectively.

Healthy Working Lives 2016

Of the 8,777 people diagnosed with cancer in Northern Ireland each year, around one-third are of working age. With this in mind, more than 120 business people and 15 exhibiting companies gathered in Belfast on Thursday 3 March to discover how they can support employees who have cancer or other long-term conditions.


This fourth annual Healthy Working Lives Conference, organised by Business in the Community and the Public Health Agency (PHA) at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University, provided the forum for discussions which focused on prevention and promoting awareness of cancer and other long-term conditions. Businesses were encouraged to do the right thing for employees impacted by these conditions by considering four thematic areas: awareness, prevention, treatment and reintegration & care.

The half-day event attracted delegates from across the public, private and charitable sectors, including business owners and senior managers, human resource professionals, workplace health champions, occupational health providers and health improvement practitioners.

What does it mean to have a healthy working life?

Find out how Belfast Health and Social Care Trust supports its employees

How things happened on the day

Download presentations opposite in the resource section.

If your business needs support to helps its employees have healthy working lives, please contact our Workplace 20:20 team today on (028) 9046 0606.


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