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The Outward Bound Trust is officially the happiest workplace in the UK. The organisation won the accolade at the Laughology Happiness Awards 2016. Winners were honoured at a ceremony in London on Friday (November 18). And in an impressive double, Outward Bound Trust youth leader Rob Smith was also declared the UK’s happiest employee.

The awards recognised the happiest businesses, organisations, workers, schools and teachers in Britain. They are the first of their kind to be held in Britain and were staged by consultancy laughology and backed by Nat West.

Both winners in the business categories impressed the panel of judges by placing happiness at the heart of work life. The Outward Bound Trust, which has headquarters in Cumbria and runs a range of centres across the country, was described as an amazing and inspiring place to work. It runs an initiative called ‘The Way We Work...

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