TalkTalk employees in Stornoway will enjoy access to all Lewis Sports Centre facilities from 1st December 2014 through a corporate membership partnership between TalkTalk and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar under the ‘Slàinte Mhath’ sports facility access scheme; this programme has been used as an example of good practice nationally and the Comhairle’s investment in establishing the project has seen an increase of over 25% in the numbers using the facilities over the last four years. Tony Wade, Sports Facilities Services Manager at CnES, said: “The ‘Slàinte Mhath’ initiative has been a huge success and I am delighted that the Comhairle and TalkTalk have come to an agreement to allow local employees to enjoy access to the Sports Centre’s facilities. “There is plenty of evidence that increasing physical activity makes for a healthier, happier and more efficient work force, so we are really encouraged that TalkTalk have taken this positive step for their employees in Stornoway.
“The recent introduction of early morning opening for a twelve month trial period has been very popular and it will increase opportunities for staff who work shift patterns to keep active. The Comhairle remains committed to providing and improving health and leisure facilities to help support people to lead healthy and active lifestyles.” Linda Glover, from TalkTalk’s Stornoway customer contact centre, said: “We’re delighted to have access to such a fantastic local facility and are looking forward to further investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff.”