Leading Law Firm Sets the Bar With Wellness Away Day

The away day saw colleagues take part in yoga and mindfulness

A LEADING law firm has provided its staff with a convention-breaking away day which featured a programme of events to focus on health and wellbeing.

Scottish firm, Gilson Gray, took over The Studio on Hope Street in Glasgow to allow over 130 staff and 25 partners to learn more about mental health, nutrition, financial wellbeing, fitness and mindfulness.

Glen Gilson, Managing Partner at Gilson Gray, said: “Our focus from the very outset has been to create a company that offers the very best working environment. We strive to be more energetic, dynamic and human than traditional law firms.

“This event recognises that modern employers must invest in not only commercial infrastructure, but human issues also, and deliver a programme of support for staff and their wellbeing that genuinely assists health and familial welfare.”

Vanessa Kennedy, Marketing Director at Gilson Gray, said: “It’s not every day you see business leaders down tools and meditate on a yoga mat, speak openly about mental health or indeed take part in at desk yoga.”

This is the second year in a row that Gilson Gray has run a company ‘Away Day’ since launching in 2014.

Last year’s event at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena saw staff work together to define the company’s values and culture.

Lesley Naylor, HR Director at Gilson Gray, said: “The feedback we were able to share with staff on the progress the firm has made since the first away day was very exciting and positively received. 

“Additionally, we have lots of new suggestions and ideas for continuing to keep our employee engagement and wellbeing agendas innovative and dynamic.”

Since opening in 2014, the firm has focused on creating a culture which puts their people first and allows the successful results to follow.