Elite Performance: Health, wellbeing and the bottom line

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11.00am - 1.00pm
Allam Medical Building, Health Campus, University of Hull, University of Hull, Cottingham Rd, Hull HU6 7RX

An international footballer-turned-private equity investor will join the former chief instructor of the Army Medical Services Training Centre to discuss how health and wellbeing investment is critical in achieving elite performance.

Danny Mills (pictured), who played in a World Cup semi-final, will detail how he has translated the psychological and physical strengths required to reach the highest levels of the profession into meeting the very different demands in the boardroom.

From building a multi-million-pound commercial property portfolio to rescuing West Cornwall Pasty Co. out of administration, Mills' journey from footballer to entrepreneur has taken him on a journey packed with trials and tribulations. 

And Lieutenant Colonel Chris Gibson MBE will detail how the need to understand the stresses and strains being put upon workforces in the most challenges of environments is not just important, but critical. If it can be achieved in a war zone than it can be achieved in business.

Gibson has been a leading advisor on the strategic development, training and delivery of the most-successfully deployed trauma hospitals in history and in 2014 he was the lead for all UK personnel deployed to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak. More recently he has successfully assisted the London Ambulance Service out of Special Measures through the implementation of a novel coaching and mentoring programme for executives.

At this Humber Business Week event a number of partners have come together to examine the issues of elite performance in business and offer attendees access to information and guidance around increasing wellbeing in your workforce.

Many studies show health and wellbeing programmes increase employee commitment, loyalty and retention. They help reduce absenteeism and presenteeism and productivity gains are absolute. Morale is boosted, the enterprise becomes a more attractive place to work and thus helps attract the best possible candidates; ancillary benefits include brand boosts and the demonstration of sustainable business practises.

Workplace wellness programmes add more value than they cost to implement yet despite this, many companies stumble as they attempt to implement them.

  • The partners are:
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council - Workplace Health and Wellbeing and Behaviour Change
  • Humberside Offshore Training Association (HOTA)
  • Latus
  • Navigo Health and Social Care CIC
  • Pepperells
  •  Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber (RDASH) NHS Foundation Trust
  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS).

The two speakers will be followed by a Q&A session to examine how developing better psychological, physiological and philosophical approaches to elite performance can help your business.

Alongside the speakers and the Q&A session, paramedics will be providing free health checks, HOTA staff will be on hand to allow people to practice their CPR skills, a free, healthy lunch will be provided by elite performance coaches Sam and Jack Latus, Pepperells will be detailing the health and wellbeing programme being implemented by the firm, RDASH will be explaining wellbeing research which has been completed in conjunction with industry, business and the community and East Riding Council will be parking its Health Bus outside the venue and providing information about the assistance available to help create a healthier workplace.

Danny Mills

Mills is professional footballer turned entrepreneur.

He made more than 300 professional appearances at the highest level. For club, he played in the Leeds United team which made it to the semi-final of the Champions League in 2001. He also received 19 caps for England; the pinnacle being his appearance in the World Cup semi-final in 2002.

Following retirement he carved out a successful media career as an outspoken pundit and commentator, he has built a multi-million-pound commercial property portfolio and is a private equity investor.

Mills has been involved in several investments as an investor and advisory board member of Enact, an SME-focussed investment vehicle which is part of the hugely successful Yorkshire-born, private equity house Endless LLP – the latter currently has roughly £1bn in funds under management.

Enact provides transformational investment of up to £5m for small to medium-sized businesses. Investments include Excelsior Technologies, Stirling Dynamics and the West Cornwall Pasty Co.

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Gibson MBE

Gibson was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps in 2004, with subsequent appointments following as the Exchange Officer to The Canadian Forces Medical School in Ontario.

He would later become the chief instructor at the Army Medical Services Training Centre in York - an internationally-recognised centre of excellence in delivering first-class healthcare regardless of the operational environment.

He also led the training, design, delivery and assurance for all personnel deploying to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He is a Graduate of NHS Staff College and holds a Post Graduate award in Simulation Management from Harvard University.

He has been a leading advisor on the strategic development, training and delivery of the most-successful deployed trauma hospitals in history and is also a standing member of a strategic national committee formed to deliver standardisation of high-level performance throughout the NHS.

How to book

To book this event please visit  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/invest-in-elite-performance-health-wellbeing-and-the-bottom-line-tickets-44981748621



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