We recently created our bespoke Workplace Wellness Programmes and Workplace Workout Workshops. to provide specialist Health & Wellbeing Services to Limited Companies in the UK and Sweden, in order to help enable their staff to attain and maintain optimum physical; mental and emotional wellness. This was following our research (including an article in The Telegraph in November 2018) into how many days were being lost due to anxiety; depression and stress-related illnesses (15.5M days in 2017/18) and Muscoloskeletal conditions (6.6 Million days lost in 2017/19).
What is missing from these statistics, as they only ever relate to employees, is the potentially devastating impact of illness of any kind if you are a sole-trader and you get unwell: this can seriously affect both your business AND your income, as a result!
Emily McMorranhas had a sole trader business since 10th May 1990, as well as her Limited Company, which she set up in 2004. And, as she and Obi C Agor are both small business owners, they know the importance of staying fit and healthy! Very rarely have either of them been ill, mainly due to their inherent knowledge of health and wellness, which has always been a passion for them both! It then started developing into the business they now run together where they work with others to give them the tools and - indeed products - to help them either regain or remain in perfect health.
The thing is, with a Limited Company, the directors can claim any Health and Wellbeing for their staff as a legitimate business expense. When you are a sole trader, you can only claim a business expense if it is for the benefit of your business rather than you personally. They are different rules......
However, the great news is that, having met with an accountancy practice locally, whilst talking to them about the new Workplace Wellness Programmes for their own employees, the partners confirmed that it IS possible for Self-Employed Business Owners to not only pay for our series of Wellness Workshops through their business, but also be able to claim 50% of the cost as a legitimate business expense, as it is deemed beneficial to the business as well as themselves personally!
So……. we are delighted to announce that we are also offering our services to self-employed business owners on an individual and / or group basis.
Click here to access the full information about the general format for our workshops and one-to-one services for the Self-Employed.