UBS has partnered with Nuffield Health to create a world leading fitness centre for its 6,000 employees. Due to open in August 2016 and situated within UBS’s new UK head office in Broadgate, London; it will feature a state-of-the-art 100+ gym station. There will also be two studios, holding up to 100 classes every week, making it the largest class timetable offering for a business in the UK.
This is the first time UBS in London has created an in-house fitness centre and was a high priority for their staff, with employees citing it as the most important benefit they wanted to see added to their working environment.
Nuffield Health has a long history of delivering successful corporate wellbeing partnerships and the not-for-profit healthcare organisation already works with 60% of the FTSE 100 including many investment banks. With 131 million days lost in 2013 due to sickness absences in the UK, a corporate wellbeing strategy can improve employees’ health and quality of life helping to reduce absenteeism and improve productivity and return on investment for businesses.
Dr Andrew Jones, Wellbeing Managing Director at Nuffield Health comments:
“We work with 1,600 businesses across the UK and we know that by investing in employee wellbeing, companies are investing in their future. Keeping employees fit, happy and healthy is crucial in today's fast paced business environment. We are really looking forward to working with UBS and helping them achieve their goals.”
Wayne Tanner, Head of Integrated Facility Management at UBS said:
“Throughout the competitive tender process Nuffield Health demonstrated they are the market leader in the corporate fitness and wellbeing sector. Their aspirations, professionalism and vision aligned perfectly with UBS objectives to deliver the highest quality gym and fitness facility dedicated to UBS employees. We are confident our engagement with Nuffield Health will be very positive.”
Last updated Monday 21 March 2016
First published on Wednesday 28 October 2015