a2 Consulting and its professional partners have had many
years experience in the provision of strategic policy guidance
and practical support to public and private sector organisations
in Britain and Europe.
The consultancy contributes to and monitors the development
of best practice internationally and works closely with
leading organisations in the field to assist companies and
public bodies in the promotion and maintenance of fitter
and happier workforces.
a2 Consulting helps facilitate two leading organisations,
the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion and
the Enterprise for Health Network and has provided services
to Britain’s CHAP – Corporate Health & Performance
The European networks bring together some of the EC’s
biggest companies, together employing more than one million
people, to address growing concerns over the physical and
mental well-being of employees. In recent years this role
has taken a2 Consulting to Germany, Portugal, Spain, France,
Hungary and Poland. The consultancy has also worked in Estonia
for a WHO project and in Belgium for the Federal Institute
for Occupational Safety & Health.
In Britain, the consultancy has been commissioned to carry
out project development and implementation services across
the full spectrum of workplace well-being issues, including
audits, facilitation, promotion, training, the creation
of focus groups and mentoring. Stress courses have been
delivered to more than 2,000 managers and staff in the public
and private sectors.
a2 Consulting is contracted by Welsh Assembly Government
to carry out assessments and give guidance to organisations
applying for the Assembly’s flagship workplace health
promotion initiative, Health at Work: The Corporate Standard.
This is a quality benchmark and award scheme covering all
public bodies and a number of progressive private companies.
Currently, more than 80 organisations, employing more than
350,000, are seeking accreditation through the scheme.
The partnership also has a public relations arm specialising
in all aspects of external and internal communications,
including media and community relations, crisis management
and stakeholder publications.