Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, the training organisation launched in 2020 by psychologist Lee Chambers, has been featured in two Top 100 UK SME lists at the start of 2023.
Based in Preston, they focus on wellbeing strategy and delivery of wellbeing and inclusion training, with elements of virtual reality included in the experience.
Making both lists is an indicator of the expectations of Essentialise’s future, with previous listees including Monzo, Deliveroo and Bulb.
They were the only Lancashire company to make both of this year’s lists, and surprisingly the only Lancashire company to feature on either of these lists in 2023 was The Modern Milkman.
The Startups 100, run by Startups.co.uk, showcases the top 100 new UK businesses which exhibit innovation, solid financials, opportunity in their market, a great concept and a strong customer base or following.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this year’s index is one of Startups’ most exciting yet, with the final list championing a huge range of inventive ideas. The judges highlighted Mr Chambers’ humble beginnings and his resilience in learning to walk again after illness.
The Elite Business 100 are the businesses to watch for the future. It recognises excellence in the SME community and ranks them across a broad range of criteria, from their longevity in the marketplace, year-on-year growth to how they embrace innovation and contribute to the community.
Piers Linney, former investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den and founder of small business service provider, Moblox, said: “The EB100 has shown that despite the everchanging economic climate, they haven’t allowed it to hinder the overall performance of their businesses, and many have, in fact, thrived.SMEs like Essentialise have demonstrated remarkable resilience to survive and thrive thanks to their robust infrastructure and proven business models.”
On being featured twice on two highly regarded lists, Chambers said, “It’s been a full-on start to the year and not what we were expecting in terms of exposure and the opportunities that arise when you are platformed in this way. This is a real seal of approval from the national business community, and I am disappointed that more of my fellow Lancashire founders haven’t been recognised for the amazing work they are doing.
"We intend to crack on showcasing Lancashire as a place of innovation, ingenuity and opportunity while closing the health and wellbeing gap we have in the county. We aim to be a significant part of the Lancashire 2050 vision as we shape a county for the future.”
With an increasing national client base and new innovative solutions coming to market, Essentialise is well-placed to support clients with their wellbeing and talent attraction and retention needs, and offers a bespoke service tailored to your organisation. To enquire about services and needs, contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org today.