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Press release: Global partnership with Sally Gunnell OBE and launch of ENERGISE YOU programme


Kamwell and Sally Gunnell OBE launch new global partnership and ENERGISE YOU programme to support employee wellbeing worldwide

The new partnership aims to address the ‘workplace wellbeing gap’, as less than half of companies globally and only 1 in 4 UK companies offer employee wellbeing programmes, despite evidence that shows FTSE 100 companies that prioritise employee engagement and wellbeing outperform those that don’t by 10 per cent. 

LONDON, 6 November 2019 – Kamwell and Sally Gunnell Corporate Wellbeing today announced a new partnership and programme to address the global ‘workplace wellbeing gap’, as less than half of companies globally and only 1 in 4 UK companies offer employee wellbeing programmes. 

Evidence shows that FTSE 100 companies that prioritise employee engagement and wellbeing outperform those that don’t by 10 per cent. The ENERGISE YOU programme - developed by the two organisations - will work with businesses and employees worldwide to create healthy human-centred organisations.

United in their vision and passion for creating healthier workplaces, Kamwell and Sally Gunnell Corporate Wellbeing will bring together their knowledge, experience, skills and resources to help organisations significantly advance their wellbeing agendas and put employees at the heart of their business. 

ENERGISE YOU is designed to energise, inspire and inform both employees and organisations on how to take action on wellbeing. The programme:

  • focuses on five core areas of wellbeing: mental health, sleep, exercise, nutrition and purpose. 
  • is an ‘off the shelf’ programme designed to be easy to implement and can be run over any time period.
  • has a strong focus on data and ROI and key deliverables are supplemented with award-winning consultancy.
  • can be a first step on an organisation’s wellbeing journey or it can supplement existing initiatives. It can be rolled out company-wide or for a specific group or demographic.
  • is suitable for multi-site and multi-geography organisations as core content is delivered virtually. 
  • is available in three tiered packages to cater to varying requirements and budgets.

Kamwell combines its thought leadership and strategic corporate consulting and delivery experience with Gunnell’s elite professional sporting career.

“For employees and employers to thrive in today’s working world – where a highly competitive and highly pressurised workforce exists – we need to prioritise the wellbeing of our people and recognise the benefits of creating a healthy culture where employees can bring their whole and best selves to work. I’m really excited to be working with Kamwell because there’s a fantastic synergy and energy between us. They really embody what wellbeing is about and we have a lot of fun working together” said Sally Gunnell OBE

“ENERGISE YOU will not only support employees with their health and wellbeing, but it will also deliver a real benefit to an organisation’s bottom line. Over the years we have seen first-hand the link between a healthy workforce and increased engagement, productivity, loyalty, commitment, innovation, talent acquisition, company culture and profitability” said CEO of Kamwell Limited Kirsten Samuel  

According to the latest available data, the annual cost of sickness absence to the UK economy is GBP 18 billion, with poor mental health the biggest cause of sickness absence, accounting for the loss of more than 70 million working days each year.

Notes to Editors:

Data used in this report can be attributed to the following sources:

1 BITC Workwell FTSE 100 Public Reporting Benchmarking Research Findings, Business in the Community and Towers Watson, London, April 2013, retrieved from

2 Buck Consulting Working Well: A global survey of workforce wellbeing strategies, 2018

About Sally Gunnell Corporate Wellbeing

Sally Gunnell OBE; the Essex Girl who captured the hearts of a nation. She remains the only woman ever to hold four major track titles concurrently – Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth. Sally Gunnell Corporate Wellbeing works with organisations of all sizes applying techniques and experiences learned from the Olympic track to the board room delivering the link between organisational health, performance, and results. 

About Kamwell Limited

Kamwell is an award-winning employee wellbeing company that works with organisations to transform the health and wellbeing of their people, creating thriving, purposeful, human-centred workplaces. Kamwell delivers industry-leading wellbeing programmes that are holistic, strategic and focused on embedding wellbeing into a company’s culture so that employees and businesses can thrive. Kamwell works with organisations from across all major industry sectors, ranging from SME’s to global multinationals.