Employees at Trade Centre UK’s Wednesbury site lose a combined weight of five stone in a 12-week summer challenge, as part of the company’s commitment to employee wellbeing.

The UK’s fastest growing used car retailer introduced the scheme to help encourage healthy lifestyles and improve the overall wellbeing of employees.

Employing almost 178 staff, the Wednesbury workshop team began the challenge at the start of the year and weighed in for one final time last week. All together the 15 competitors taking part lost a whopping five stone and two pounds in total.

Losing weight is a team challenge

At the beginning of the challenge, Trade Centre UK provided its site with a high-tech scale, so that each employee involved could measure their body composition, BMI, bone mass and visceral fat.

Employees who wanted to take part, were encouraged to eat healthy and compete in physical exercise just taking little steps to implement a healthier lifestyle. Each week, employees came in their masses to weigh their progress, comparing their measurements with other contenders and aiming to beat their previous weigh-in.

Cheyni McKenzie, Human Resources Advisor, said: “We are so pleased with the results of our 12-week summer challenge. We had a tremendous uptake, and everyone involved gave 110% each and every week.  The staff involved were so enthusiastic and played weekly football games after working hours to motivate each other to reach their goals.

“Our overall aim was to see health improvements that would not only positively impact their daily life, but also their roles and responsibilities at work, and we are confident in saying that our mission was a success.  There is definitely an uplifting atmosphere around the office and employees have reported feeling more fit and healthy, which is really important to us”.

Krystian Domanski was the overall winner, loosing 8lbs in total. At the end of the challenge Krystian was rewarded with a meal for two, a spa for two, a three-tier food steamer and a £25 Love2Shop Voucher.

Here’s to the next 12-week summer challenge

Andy Coulthurst, CEO of Trade Centre Wales, said: “We couldn’t be prouder of the team at our Wednesbury site that took part in the 12-week summer challenge. As a company, we are committed to championing the health and wellbeing of our staff and by introducing initiatives such as the summer challenge, we hope to encourage social interaction, encourage healthier lifestyles and increase employee satisfaction.  We’re hoping to roll out this challenge across all sites and are looking forward to seeing the results again next year.”

Trade Centre UK also offer its staff a Cycle 2 Work Scheme, free day passes for JD Gyms in Wolverhampton, and have introduced corporate discounts at local gyms and food preparation centres.

To join the team and look at current vacancies, head to:  https://www.tradecentreuk.com/careers