Hartlepool training firm adds to its workforce

SUCCESS STORY: Christine Hall (seated) with her four new recruits. From left to right, Fay Laidler, Michael Braham, Sam McEvoy and Maggie Connor.
SUCCESS STORY: Christine Hall (seated) with her four new recruits. From left to right, Fay Laidler, Michael Braham, Sam McEvoy and Maggie Connor.
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A HARTLEPOOL firm which specialises in training has added to its workforce in town.

These are exciting times for Amacus which is an award-winning firm offering services to firms to help them improve the health and well-being of their employees.

It’s a clear vision of where we are going. Our vision is to develop through our people and achieve great results. It is all about being innovative and creative.

Christine Hall, managing director, Amacus

It now has two offices in Hartlepool as well as one each in Bishop Auckland and Middlesbrough.

Managing director Christine Hall said the business has grown, and added: “In the last month, we have employed four more people in Hartlepool which takes us up to 24.”

And when asked why the firm was doing so well, Christine added: “It’s a clear vision of where we are going. Our vision is to develop through our people and achieve great results.

“It is all about being innovative and creative.”

Amacus, which was formed in 2003, provides training in leadership and management, employability and workplace health.

One of the Amacus successes is its Leapfrog programme.

It can provide personal development for people looking to gain employment or explore self-employment.

But Amacus also provides support for firms by helping them achieve the Better Health at Work Award. To celebrate the achievements of firms under the process, Amacus held its annual health and wellbeing celebration event, where 19 companies across the North East were recognised for improving the health and well-being of their employees.

The scheme offers local businesses a free health scheme to help improve the lives of their employees in the workplace.

Christine said: “Amacus are delighted to have been able to support so many excellent companies to achieve the Better Health at Work Award for 2014 and we are proud of the difference they are making to the health of their employees.”

The Better Health at Work Award is a partnership between the Northern TUC, the 12 local authorities in the region and the NHS, which is also supported by employers and other stakeholders including Public Health England.

Businesses that have taken part in the course have supported their employees to improve their health and well-being on various topics such as healthy eating, fitness, mental wellbeing, smoking cessation and cancer awareness.