A one day business conference about wellbeing in the workplace – #LiveBetterMCR

3rd October, Etihad Stadium

 “If you’ve got a happy, healthy workplace you’re going to be more productive” is the message coming from the team behind #LiveBetterMcr, a one day conference about wellbeing in the workplace”

The event at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday 3rd October will bring together experts from fields of business, sport and digital to debate, learn and explore how we can better support the wellbeing of our workforce.

This not for profit event is brought to you by The Running Bee Foundation and Sports Tours International.

Topics throughout the day include; time to talk, mental health at work, LGBT, supporting young people, where sport means business, physical wellbeing in a digital world, how the mind has to be the healthiest part of your business.

The day will be hosted by broadcaster Louise Minchin, and speakers include; Psychologist and Founder of i2i Michael Finnegan; Brendan Fox from Sports Tours International; Dr Maria Stukoff Director of Maker Space, Salford University; Dr Carl Austin-Behan LGBT advisor to the Mayor of Greater Manchester; Phil Jones MBE Managing Director, Brother UK; Justin Watson Director, Young Manchester and Fred Done, Betfred.

Jeff Ross, from Harris & Ross physiotherapists, one of the organisations behind #LiveBetterMcr, will be discussing the importance of physical wellbeing in the workplace. “In the professional sporting environment every aspect of wellbeing is prioritised, both physical and mental, they look after their assets. We just don’t see the same from a large proportion of the corporate world. So with #LiveBetterMCR we’re looking at how we can take that holistic approach to the business world.”

“We know that wellbeing and productivity are inextricably linked. All of your workforce might turn up, but if they don’t feel well, if they’re stressed, then they’re not performing. If you’ve got a happy, healthy workplace you’re going to be more productive.”

Chris Bird, co-founder of #LiveBetterMCR, and CEO of Sports Tours International, added “as employers we have a responsibility to look after our workforce. Not only is it the right thing to do, but a happy, healthy workforce will ultimately perform better for your business.

The evidence is there, looking after your well-being helps your business and it is something we should all be learning more about, discussing, debating and taking learnings from different sectors.”

In addition to speakers and panel discussions there will be informative drop in sessions; Stress management: financial/personal/workload; productivity: high performance teams; get the inside scoop from a top business leader.

The #LiveBetterMCR conference will take place on the 3rd October at the Etihad Stadium.

It is a not for profit event, with all profits going to the Running Bee Foundation helping young people be more active.


Early Bird tickets are £95 – ends 31 July.