Award Ambassadors

Ambassador Status was established in 2015 to recognise those employers who demonstrate both long-term commitment and outstanding practice around workplace health and wellbeing, not only achieving but consistently going above and beyond at every stage of assessment.  The status involves being a public Ambassador for the Award, mentoring other employers and also the opportunity for nominated Health Advocates within the organisation to become BHAWA Assessors for the CE level.

2022 Achievers

AGE UK North Tyneside Group

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

EDF Energy 

Families First (North East)

Groundwork South and North Tyneside

Robson Laidler Accountants Limited

2021 Achievers


Grundfos Manufacturing

Middlesbrough Council


North of England Commissioning Support

The Hub @ Quorum Park

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

2020 Achievers

County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service


Middlesbrough College

Newcastle Futures


North Tyneside Council

Northumberland County Council

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbrian Water

2019 Achievers

BT South Tyneside

Education Partnership North East

Hilton Hotel

HMRC, Peterlee - Emerald Court

2018 Achievers

Cleveland Fire Brigade

Egger (UK) Limited

HMRC Stockton

Pentland Brands

Pioneering Care Partnership

Procter And Gamble Technical Centres Ltd

Tyne Coast College

ZF Peterlee


2017 Achievers

Busy Bees Nursery Newcastle 

Ford Aerospace Ltd

Lintron Electronics Ltd

Sabic UK Petrochemicals Limited

Virgin Media Teesside

Willington Medical Group

Your Homes Newcastle

2016 Achievers

Eclipse Translations

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Seaham Pension Centre DWP

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

Sunderland City Council

2015 Achievers

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

Hartlepool Borough Council

Middlesbrough Environment City

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council 

Thermo Fisher Scientific

At the time of enrolling on the BHAWA SUEZ did not have any health strategies in place. We started off on a blank canvas and were given the freedom by the plant manager to run our first campaigns. The wider business soon caught on and we now have an amazing wellness for all charter and Wellbeing and Inclusion Manager.

It gave us the starting point to a wider company movement and now wellness is a hot topic for the whole business. Enrolling every year onto a new level gives the site its focus and an end aim of achieving the award. The award recognises good work we do, and we also received the special recognition award in 2022.

- SUEZ TeesValley, Stockton

We wanted to provide staff with the tools and awareness to improve their health and wellbeing as well as improving communication and signposting our staff so they can make informed decisions on any support they need.

The award has assisted in improving communication and developing relationships with staff on all levels. The step challenge we held proved to be an excellent engagement tool and we intend to roll this out again this year.

- Roundel Manufacturing Ltd, Sunderland

The award is beneficial to the organisation as it prompts us to think outside the box, extend our health and wellbeing support into new and important areas that we might not necessarily touch upon usually; and it also holds us to account for conducting high quality, meaningful campaigns.

We joined the Award to ensure that our health and wellbeing work goes above and beyond the requirements outlined by the NHS health and wellbeing framework, helping to ensure that we support our colleagues across a variety of areas and that we can demonstrate excellence in doing so.

- Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bronze 2021

We wanted to be able to share wellbeing initiatives we were proud of but at the same time receive feedback on anything that was missing or could be enhanced.

Love being part of the Award process - gives structure to our wellbeing plans for the year and showcases the amazing work our people do to support each other and our teams.

- EDF Energy, Sunderland

We wanted a structured approach to improving the health of employees tapping into the support available and taking the opportunity to benchmark with other organisations to help us improve the health and wellbeing of our people.

The award has been successful in helping us organise dedicated teams and resources as we work through the criteria. So far the campaigns have been very well received by our people and our new Wellbeing strategy has helped us to bring this all together in a framework all our staff understand.

- END. Clothing, Sunderland

We joined the scheme to help us improve the health & wellbeing of our workforce not only at work but also at home.  The campaigns and areas that we cover are varied and we try to include the workforces family and friends wherever possible.

The award is very well structured there is lots of information on the BHAWA website and we have lots of help at support.  It has ensured that our organisations' Health & Wellbeing agenda is structured and well thought out.

- North East & North Cumbria ICB , North Tyneside
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