Ultra Athlete and Pride of Britain Award-winner Josh Llewellyn-Jones OBE will be visiting Bridgend this October to talk about employee wellbeing and how physical activity can help people to shine in the workplace.

Josh, a motivational speaker from Cowbridge, was born with Cystic Fibrosis and doctors were doubtful he would live to see his thirties. From a young age Josh committed to exercise to manage his condition and now at thirty two has successfully completed several high-profile extreme fitness challenges. 

He was the youngest person with Cystic Fibrosis to climb Kilimanjaro at 17, the fifth person in the world to complete The World’s Fittest Man challenge and holds the World Record for lifting a million kilos in under twenty four hours. In early October, Josh’s next challenge will see him swim 21 miles, cycle 200 miles and run a further 160 miles in just five days.

Alongside his fitness challenges, he’s helped to raise over £750,000 for Cystic Fibrosis, has founded his own charity - CF Warriors, and was awarded an OBE earlier this year for his work. 

Josh will be at Bridgend Life Centre on Wednesday 2 October 2019 for an Employee Wellbeing Business Breakfast, organised by Bridgend Business Forum and Halo Leisure to promote workplace wellbeing locally. The event is for Managers, HR practitioners, Directors, Team Leaders or anyone responsible for workplace wellbeing in Bridgend County Borough.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to hear from Dr Steve Mann, Head of Healthy Communities at Social Enterprise - Places for People Leisure, who will share findings which support the benefits of having a healthy and active workforce.

Public Health’s Wellbeing Through Work team will be at the event to provide information on their In Work Support programme, which enables individuals who are in work or absent due to a health condition to get fast access occupational and psychological therapies.

Simon Gwynne, Partnership Manager at Halo Leisure, said, “ We want to help local businesses to create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive. Health and wellbeing can be a core enabler of employee engagement and organisational performance.

“We hope that delegates will go away from the event motivated and with ideas to support their staff to be active and healthy.”

To book a place at this event or for more information please contact Bridgend Business Forum on 01656 815320 or email: [email protected]