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Bruceshaw - How to make wellness work

On the 12th July Bruceshaw hosted a ‘How to make wellness work’ debate with an expert guest panel in its new offices on Union Street, London.

Andy Swann, the chair of the debate, is an expert on the relationship between people, organisations and work. His book ‘The Human Workplace’ has been described as essential reading for all leaders. Its core message of people-first organisational success has gained considerable media attention.

The panel included Phil Hutchinson of BDG architecture + design, Aidan Walker, editor and writer, Sophie Higgins, nutritionist, and Sukhneet Assee, Ergonomist at Humanscale.

Phil Hutchinson is an expert in workplace strategy and design. With more than 30 years experience in the industry, he has an intrinsic understanding of the relationship between people and workplace. He remains continually intrigued and passionate about what makes business and people work well.

Aidan Walker released his book, ‘The Ecology of the Soul – Peace, Power and Personal Growth for Real People in the Real World’ in 2016 with great success. Previously he had editorially directed almost all professional UK design magazines, including FX, Blueprint, Grand Designs, Icon and Onoffice.

Sophie Higgins Sophie is a registered nutritional therapist and yoga instructor. Her work aims to get the body and mind back into a healthy state of balance. She also promotes tailored healthcare plans to the individual by setting achievable goals and targets.

Sukhneet Assee is passionate about the design of human-environment interfaces, anthropometry and how the built environment can contribute to worker health and performance. She also helps organisations develop proactive ergonomic programmes which aim to minimise absenteeism, injury and encourage productivity.

Rennie Dalrymple, Managing Partner at Bruceshaw, articulated in his opening speech that Wellness was at the top of the agenda when considering the new office space. This set the tone for a healthy exchange of views between the panel and audience member alike.

Click here to read about what was said in the debate.

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