For the second consecutive year, Bakers have been awarded Essex Working Well’s Level 3 Accreditation.

As an independent, family-run business with over 100 staff, we recognise that our team are our most valuable asset. Our staff’s performance is vital to the quality of service and product we provide to our customers. To achieve this, employees must have confidence in their capabilities and feel that they are supported and valued by the company.

Having always valued and cared for employees, we have now firmly established a wellbeing program that is intrinsic to careers and staff development at Bakers. It’s far more than just a “box-ticking” exercise – it’s a key element to the company’s success.

The Essex Working Well Accreditation programme is “A holistic health and wellbeing accreditation, that allows you to build, maintain and evidence a robust wellbeing strategy and programme for your employees.

The Essex Working Well program provides access to:

  • Up to 2 MHFA England training places (more training can be purchased at a highly discounted rate)
  • Bespoke Manager training
  • Regular meetings with our Working Well Specialists
  • Online workshops
  • Support to embed your health and wellbeing programme
  • Weekly e-newsletter
  • Apprenticeship Growth Programme
  • Access to a personal development programme and app

How did we achieve the Level 3 wellbeing accreditation?

A highlight of our accreditation was the support and resources offered to our staff. Leveraging our Essex Working Well resources alongside The Printing Charity, our onsite gym facilities and professional counselling services, we ensure that every member of our team has access to the assistance they may require. Additionally, through our Employee Assistance Programme, staff benefit from complimentary guidance and support on various fronts including medical, financial, and legal concerns, among others.

At Bakers, we firmly believe in that team work makes the dream work, which is why we prioritize company social events several times a year. Our staff have participated in yoga sessions during Men’s Health Week, commemorated our 50th-year anniversary with a company-wide celebration and outing, our annual summer barbecue, and engaging, competitive quiz nights.

In our workplace, we’re dedicated to consistently backing local charitable initiatives. Last year this included, the Brentwood Half Marathon, Ingatestone Infant School, the Stock Flower Festival, Kids Inspire and volunteered at their lunch club, Wipe Away Those Tears, Brentwood Theatre, Snap Charity’s SIBS4FUN event and the Try a Tri Brentwood for SNAP, Aching Arms, POD Charity, Billericay Foodbank, Brentwood Foodbank, Brentwood à Becket Rotary, Challenging MND, a football event for The Craig Tyler Trust and Andy’s Man Club and the Brentwood Art Trail.


Below are some photos from our 2023 gallery.

We have been finalists for self-promotional print and future star (Tom and Harry Baker) in the Digital Labels and Packaging Awards. Bakers also won Converter of the Year in the Label Industry Global Awards.

“Being part of Essex Working Well as a workplace health champion is such a rewarding experience. It is great to work for a company who care, want to see you progress and do so much for the community. There are so many ideas in the pipeline this year, keep watch to see what we do next!”

Olivia McLaughlin, Senior PR & Marketing Assistant

“Wow, what a fantastic submission!  It was a joy to read.  It is with the utmost pride that I award you your Level 3 re-Accreditation.”

Lyn Mowforth, Working Well Manager

 We cannot wait for what this year has to bring for us!

To see our 2024 Easter donations to charity