Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing celebrates award win

Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, the wellbeing and performance training company, founded by psychologist and entrepreneur Lee Chambers, is celebrating winning an award category at the Greater Manchester Business Awards.

Having been shortlisted for two awards, they were up against some of the regions standout companies, and given their relative infancy, expectations were low to prosper in either category. Despite this, they were lucky enough to be selected as winners by the judges in the Small Business of the Year Award (Under 5 employees). They joined a variety of winning companies on the night, including the Feel Good Club, Together Trust and Leap29.

Now in its fifth year, the Greater Manchester Business Awards was back in person with a bang after last years virtual event. Organised by the Rich Media Group based in Stockport, this year's finalists enjoyed a glittering black-tie winner's evening on Friday 3 September at the new Central Manchester-based Hotel Brooklyn. The event was sponsored by GM Business Connect, and £550 was raised for the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trusts Charitable Foundation on the night. 

The judges were headed up by Andy Preston, international sales coach and motivational speaker. Supporting Andy was Paul Mirage, co-owner and director of GM Business Connect, as well as Heather Baker, founder of Baker Thompson Associates and a Prince's Trust business mentor, Gavin Redman, business development partner at Express Solicitors and Carole Fossey, founder of Leading Women in Business and The Social Media Mentor.

Lee Chambers, founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, said: "Joining so many great companies at an amazing venue was an occasion I'll never forget. I went in with minimal expectations given the stiff competition I was up against, so to win was even more special. When I went to collect the trophy, the compare Paul Crone said to me that my face was one of shock and disbelief!

"This award is less of a reward for us but more recognition of all those who've been willing to support a young and innovative wellbeing company, from our clients to our collaborators, and those who've provided support, guidance and encouragement on what has been a challenging journey since we launched 18 months ago. The Lancashire business community has been integral to both the successes and learnings of our journey so far, and I can't express enough thanks for the overwhelming positivity we have been lucky enough to be filled with. I'd also like to extend my thanks to the team at both Rich Media and the Hotel Brooklyn for creating a seamless and thoroughly enjoyable event which was a pleasure to be part of."

For Chambers and Essentialise, they are hoping for continued success after being shortlisted for Startup of the Year at both the BIBA's and the Business Master Awards and Service Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.