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Supply Chain North East Client diversifies and enters new market

Created on Monday, 06th Jul 2020

Supply Chain North East Client diversifies and enters new market

A North East consultancy, Wellbeing Works, have diversified and entered a new market thanks to the support of the Supply Chain North East programme and the North East Process Industry Cluster, NEPIC.

Following the firm’s involvement with Supply Chain North East, Newcastle-based Wellbeing Works have successfully developed a new tool and secured a client from within the chemical industry.

Wellbeing Works is a performance, engagement and wellbeing consultancy firm, specialising in creating work environments that enable people to thrive by data driven analysis and evidence-based solutions to help organisations to achieve optimal performance by improving employees’ wellbeing.

Supply Chain North East supported Wellbeing Works through their diversification journey by providing business support that enabled the company to gain insight into the region’s chemical industry and allowed a broader understanding of how they could diversify and grow their business within this a new market.

As a result of their time with Supply Chain North East, Wellbeing Works are now positioned to support the needs of businesses within the chemical industry and, in addition to developing a new tool, BoardWorks, have adapted their marketing and communications planning to appeal to the sector.

Wellbeing Works Chief Executive, Hamish Moore, said:

“Taking part in the Supply Chain North East Project gave us an invaluable insight that completely changed our perception of the North East’s chemical industry, as well as with a greater understanding of the supply chain and safety within the sector.

“Psychologically safe work environments will be a critical factor for the success of the chemical industry as the needs and expectations of employees change. Those organisations who recognise the value of creating environments where people can give of their best will enjoy the benefits of productivity, talent retention and safer working.”

Wellbeing Works’ Business Development Manager, Erica Legg, said:

“We are very proud of our new BoardWorks tool that measures the impact of the Board upon the rest of the organisation. While TeamWorks measures Psychological Safety and Wellbeing at an operational level, BoardWorks measures Psychological Safety at a strategic level. We are looking forward to working with companies within the chemical sector moving forward.”

Glen Kelly, NEPIC Account Manager for the Supply Chain North East programme, added:

“Wellbeing Works are an extremely innovative company with a fantastic offering. After receiving support from NEPIC and Supply Chain North East, they have developed a clear plan for growth in the process sector, as well as a bespoke offering for businesses in the chemical industry.”

Supply Chain North East was created to enable more collaboration across multiple sectors. Through this programme and the partners’ vast networks, Supply Chain North East can give valuable advice delivered both at events and via one to one support to help them on that journey.

A key benefit that businesses will gain is that can build more diverse revenue streams, reducing reliance on a few customers and markets, which is particularly important with Brexit on the horizon.

Visit www.supplychainnortheast.co.uk for more information or call 0191 516 4400.

Supply Chain North East is a multi-million pound programme aimed at revolutionising the way SMEs diversify their offering and embrace new markets. The programme is receiving £3,148,513 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund, as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Funding of £800,000 has been made available for the grants from the North East LEP’s Local Growth Fund from Government.