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C3 Collaborating For Health

C3 Collaborating for Health believes that only by working together can we make it easier to be healthy.

Leading charity C3 Collaborating for Health believes health is about more than healthcare. It brings together policy-makers, businesses, government, teachers, health experts, young professionals and academics to design ways to make it easier to improve our long-term health and wellbeing.

C3 works with many different people and organisations to promote three behaviour changes: stopping smoking, eating a better diet (including avoiding the harmful use of alcohol) and increasing physical activity.



Kent County Council

Kent County Council is the country’s largest shire council providing over 300 vital public services to more than 1.4 million people.

Kent County Council is the country’s largest shire council providing more than 300 vital public services to more than 1.4 million people.

This includes educating 220,000 children, maintaining over 5,000 miles of road, recycling 320,000 tonnes of waste and supporting 20,000 people through social care.

KCC works with partners to support the local economy by offering funding opportunities and has already granted £42million worth of interest free loans to local businesses. It is now also jointly responsible for public health, helping to improve the general health of everyone living in Kent, especially those who may find it difficult to stay healthy.



Wellbeing People

With more than a decade’s experience in the health and wellbeing sector, Wellbeing People strive to empower organisations, communities and individuals to make positive choices around their health and wellbeing.

Wellbeing People take an innovative approach, supporting their customers towards positive, measurable outcomes.

Working with the private, public and third sector, Wellbeing People offer a portfolio of programmes and products; including wellbeing engagement, health MOTs, cholesterol and blood glucose testing, workshops, occupational health audits, consultancy and more.



Pillory Barn

Pillory Barn is an integrated agency which has been working alongside clients since 1993.

For more than 23 years the agency has supported companies across a variety of sectors, including corporate and commercial, charity, the arts, tourism and more – allowing it to showcase its many talents.

Pillory Barn is proud to have supported the Wellbeing Symposium since its inception five years ago.




Founded more than 100 years ago, Brachers has grown to be recognised as a leading provider of valuable legal support to individuals and companies.

Brachers is an award winning law firm, providing valuable legal support to individuals and companies. Founded more than 100 years ago, the firm remains renowned for building lasting relationships with clients.

The firm provides legal support to help businesses face their future with confidence: whether its advice on potential contractual risks, contingency planning, staffing, credit control or legal support on strategic projects, the team is proud to work alongside businesses and individuals to achieve the right result.

We are proud of the specialist expertise we have built in employment and HR and also proud of the family-ethos that has left a lasting impact on the way our team operates. We have one of the largest employment and HR teams in the South East, working alongside businesses with 60,000 employees across Kent and the South East. Our service offering is further complemented through our associated HR consultancy company, Kent HR.

We recognise that health and wellbeing in the workplace is currently a key priority for businesses and we welcome this opportunity to support such a beneficial event to the region.



Kent HR

Kent HR provide a variety of Human Resources solutions to help manage people, by listening to needs and aligning its strategy to its client’s goals.

Kent HR provides clients with outstanding HR professionals to help businesses get the very best from their employees including HR projects, leadership development, employee engagement initiatives, HR strategy and policy.

Our team are all members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and have held operational and strategic senior HR management positions in a variety of organisations and sectors including healthcare, higher education, schools, public sector, charities and private sector.

Our HR services offerings are supported by legal expertise provided by Brachers, one of the South East’s largest dedicated employment law teams.

We recognise that health and wellbeing in the workplace is currently a key priority for businesses and we welcome this opportunity to support such a beneficial event to the region.



Mytime Active

Mytime Active is a financially strong and stable charitable social enterprise.

Since 2005, we have delivered services for over 20 local authorities. Our community programmes encompass sport and leisure, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, and pre- and post-school childcare. We are an award-winning partner to national grant-making organisations, e.g. Arts Council England. Our national operations, comprising over 1300 employees, are supported by professional central services.




Simplyhealth is the UK’s leading provider of everyday health cash plans, dental payment and pet health plans.

Since 1872 – long before the existence of the NHS – Simplyhealth has been helping people to make the most of life, by managing their everyday health needs. Today we ensure over three million people in the UK have access to the health products, services and support they need, when they need them and at a price they can afford.

Helping people make the most of life is our sole purpose and giving back is a huge part of that. As a result of our success, in 2015 we were able to donate £1.6m to our charitable causes, supporting 25 different charities including Revitalise, Music in Hospitals, Brainwave Centre, British Lung Foundation and Rainbow Trust. Our future success and performance will enable us to deliver our ongoing pledge to donate 10% of our profits to charity every year, supporting health-related causes that help people with everyday health conditions to make the most of life.

Simplyhealth is a trading name of Simplyhealth Access, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

For further information on Simplyhealth please visit www.simplyhealth.co.uk.


Event Sponsor

Canterbury Christ Church University

For more than 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has been a big part of the Kent community, providing education which makes a real and positive difference to people’s lives.

Canterbury Christ Church is a modern university actively involved in public life, from its role in influencing national policy and practice – particularly in the areas of Health and Wellbeing and Education – to addressing real-world complexities through its teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

Its wealth of national and international partnerships highlight the University’s relevance to contemporary society and the critical role it plays in transforming the social, economic and cultural prosperity of communities and individual lives.

As well as supporting the symposium and helping shape the content, Canterbury Christ Church University is home to the event in 2017.


Community Sponsor

Golding Homes

Golding Homes are an established Housing Association delivering high quality affordable homes and services across Kent.

For the fifth year running Golding Homes is proud to sponsor The Wellbeing Symposium. The innovative housing association strives to build sustainable communities through its innovative programme of community development. Its partnership working also sees Golding promote a healthy life at home, work and in the wider community.


Awards Sponsor

KIMS Hospital

KIMS Hospital, based in Maidstone, is the largest independent hospital in Kent with the most advanced diagnostic and clinical facilities in the county.

Our patients, both private and NHS, receive the highest levels of care and their surgery is performed by some of the UK’s leading consultants. With over 250 consultants, we are committed to providing the highest standard of clinical and nursing care across more than 35 specialties.

At KIMS Hospital we specialise in cardiology, orthopaedic surgery, gynaecology surgery and neurosurgery, including spinal surgery.

Our teams are focussed on delivering the highest standard of patient care, with our award winning cardiology team being presented with the prestigious national LaingBuisson Nursing Practice Award in 2015.

Since opening in 2014, KIMS Hospital has worked closely with the local community to ensure that the health services we provide meet the needs of people living in Kent, both private and NHS patients.

With 99 beds, five theatres, two endoscopy suites and Kent’s only interventional lab, KIMS Hospital has been designed to provide first-class healthcare.

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