Resilient leaders hold the key to business well-being

By Anita Jaynes on 28 July, 2016

Resilient leadership can hold the key to improving the well-being of your business and the mental health of your employees – this is the topic to be explored at the next session from the Swindon Mindful Employer Network on Tuesday October 11 which takes place at WRc plc located in Blagrove.

The training event entitled Resilient Leadership – Taking care of Business, Leaders and Teams features guest speakers Tony Nutley and Melanie Richens of the Swindon based UK College of Personal Development. Melanie is also the highly respected Chair of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network.

Tony Nutley said: “Our outcome for the session is for everyone to leave with a clearer understanding of the relationship between how a leader leads and the mental health and well-being of themselves and their business, as well as practical ideas to take away and implement. The correlation between the leadership culture adopted by an employer and the impact on staff well-being and business success is very often overlooked – and we hope this session helps develop an appreciation for positive leadership and coaching in the workplace.”

Mike Godfrey of Business West, who is also Deputy Chair of the Swindon Mindful Employer Network added: “During 2016 our sessions have looked at training managers who are supporting staff with mental health issues, we explored positive workplace cultures for mental health, building our resilience and mental toughness and now we are considering how leadership can make a huge difference to staff and business well-being in the current economic climate. The network is looking forward to hearing from Tony and Melanie about how we can make our businesses stronger and more productive by encouraging resilient leadership and teams.”

Event sponsors WRc regularly attend Swindon Mindful Employer events. They are an Independent Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Growth. They operate across different sectors including, Water, Environment, Gas and Resource Management. Their clients include regulators, water and gas utility companies, governmental organisations, NGOs, trade organisations, industrial manufacturers and waste management companies.

WRc spokesperson Joann Sprules said: “We have been enthusiastic attendees to the Swindon Mindful Employer Network and WRc is really pleased to welcome local Mindful Employers to our premises in Blagrove. We put great emphasis on mental well-being in the workplace and encourage a positive environment for people to speak out on the issue. WRc has definitely benefitted from involvement in this lively and very relevant forum for local employers.”

Places for this event are available for representatives of employers in the Swindon and surrounding area only. Booking is essential. For more information about this event email:

Pictured above: Tony Nutley, event speaker from UK College of Personal Development