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BGT finalist's search for UK’s happiest workplaces

National Happiness Awards

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Dave McPartlin has joined in the search for the nation’s happiest workers and workplaces. The headteacher of Flakefleet Primary School will be a judge for the National Happiness Awards, which is open for nominations this week.

McPartlin and his pupils melted hearts with their chaotic dance routine in last night’s ITV final. He joins the National Happiness Awards after his school was crowned Happiest Primary School at last year’s awards ceremony.

The National Happiness Awards identify and reward individuals, businesses and organisations which are improving lives with happiness. They recognise excellence in workplace wellbeing and positive mental health initiatives. Nominations are now invited from the business, charity and public sectors for the categories of Happiest Workplace, Happiest Employee and Happiest Team.

The influential awards have developed a reputation as the nation’s brightest and boldest award scheme and consistently attract hundreds of nominations from some of the country’s most forward-thinking organisations. Former winners include Bupa, Virgin Active and Burges Salmon.

Organisations are increasingly recognising the value of creating happy workplaces where employees are supported and developed. Research proves that happy employees are healthier, more engaged and more productive.

National Happiness Awards founder Stephanie Davies said: “Happiness is a vital element of any people-focused organisation and in many ways, it is more important than financial benefits because it is sustainable, it improves mental health and wellbeing and it promotes long-term growth and development. Flakefleet Primary School is a shining example of how an organisation can use happiness to change lives and we are delighted to have Dave onboard as a judge.”

The business awards Gold sponsor is Simply Better Events and the awards will raise money for Haven House Children’s Hospice. Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in November.
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