Find out what we got up to this June at 1st CENTRAL

Find out what we got up to this June at 1st CENTRAL

We won’t forget June in a hurry, it’s been a month of breaking records and getting fit!

400,000 policies
At the beginning of the month 1ST CENTRAL reached a major milestone by achieving 400,000 live policies. This is a great accomplishment and doesn’t happen by chance. It’s down to an incredible effort from everyone across all business areas. As a well done to everyone at 1ST CENTRAL we celebrated with some tasty cakes!

Wellbeing Week
We’re always encouraging our people to get involved in new things, that’s why each year we hold Wellbeing Week; this is a week centered around the health & happiness of our people.

For this year’s Wellbeing Week we held plenty of interactive sessions, including breakfast clubs, health MOT's, BMI checks and lots of fun (and intense) fitness sessions. Here's a little snippet of what we got up to each day:

Starting bright and early with a breakfast club we provided our people with a healthy, nutritious and of course tasty breakfast that kept them going throughout the day. By mid-morning it was time for a healthy snack, so we sent our Head of HR and her trusty sidekick out to deliver some fruit to help everyone get their five a day. Day one wasn't all about eating though, we had Health Works come in to do BMI checks in the morning. They also made the most of the great weather and headed to the park after work to run a rather intense fitness session.

The morning was kicked off with a Smoothie Bike Challenge, where our people used their own pedalling power to blend their own smoothie – we’ve got to admit, there was a lot of smoothie goodness in the morning that day. In the afternoon everyone had the option to take part in Pure Abs, Pure Cycle and Bootcamp sessions, as well as yoga. It's alright though, we had our favourite masseuse on hand to give everyone a well-deserved desk massage to work out those sore muscles.

Our team over in Guernsey got out in the fresh air. There was a number of activities on offer ranging from massages and gardening, to in-office ‘health MOT’ checks. Even better, the outdoor terrace is now bursting with some lovely new plants!

The Sussex Cricket Foundation dropped by to get us all involved in some fun filled cricket activities in the morning, whilst more people were having their BMI checks back at the offices. We couldn't let a sunny day go by without some fitness in the park. Run by the team at Herbalife, they put the group through their paces in a gruelling workout which ended in an epic tug-of-war! 

The Herbalife team were back again running their Breakfast Club at our Central House office in Haywards Heath, as well as giving tips on nutrition and the way to reach fitness/ diet goals. We even put on some more sessions including Self Defence and Legs, Bums and Tums up in Manchester and Meditation and Mindfulness down in our Haywards Heath offices. The Skyfire team over in Gibraltar then headed to the beach after work for a spot of paddle boarding, tag rugby and a tasty a BBQ.

It was a great week and we’re looking forward to seeing what 2018 Wellbeing Week has in store for us.

National Selfie Day
On Wednesday 21st June we joined the nation in celebrating National Selfie Day. We bought in photo booths to our Haywards Heath and Manchester offices for everyone to get some amazing snaps, which saw some great efforts - some even went to the effort of making their own props!