Tyler Grange in Cirencester named UK Employer of the Year for best mental health support

Tyler Grange in Cirencester named UK Employer of the Year for best mental health support

Cirencester-based environmental consultancy Tyler Grange has been named SME Employer of the Year at the 2024 national InsideOut Awards.

The awards, which are presented across the UK, recognise aand celebrate companies that are going the extra mile for the well-being, mental health and general well-being of their employees at work.

Tyler Grange, who is also a B-Corp and offers its employees a standard four-day workweek with no loss of pay, was praised by the judges for his implementation of the best mental health and wellbeing program for staff, with an emphasis on recovery and preventive solutions.

The Cotswolds-based company employs psychologists who can consult employees if needed. In addition, employees can work with mentors and request BACP-accredited counselling, which is paid for by the company.

Tyler Grange also works with resilience consultants and mindfulness coaches, who help employees develop self-awareness, mental fitness and empathy so they can better understand and support themselves and each other.

According to InsideOut, a charity who is committed to ending the stigma of mental health issues in the workplace,around 15 per cent of workers in England have symptoms of a mental health problem and an estimated one billion people worldwide suffer from anxiety. The charity also reported that poor mental health costs UK employers up to £45 billion a year and more than £100 billion to the wider economy.

Jon Berry, Managing Director of Tyler Grange, said: “We faced some very strong competition in this award category so we are delighted to have been declared the winner.

‘It was great to be among so many other innovative companies and individuals who are committed to celebrating and championing mental health in our communities and workplaces. Human sustainability is both important and powerful, so it was encouraging to be among those who are equally committed to creating cultures that enable people to enjoy balanced lives and achieve all they want to achieve.

‘At Tyler Grange we are always looking for ways to further improve our culture, where people feel safe to seek help when they are struggling, but also where we educate, inspire and give permission and space to prioritise wellbeing, which is essential. It is important to recognise that any of us can end up in that situation where we are struggling, so we do everything we can to prevent that.

‘We have always really thought about the impact of work on the wellbeing of our tribe and how we can make it conducive to helping them thrive. In doing so, we have also been able to attract and retain the best talent through a shared vision and purpose. To have this recognised by being named SME Employer of the Year at the InsideOut Awards underlines this.’

Other category winners on the evening included national companies such as Accenture, Air Canada, Santander, Sky Media, Transport for London and Mars.