A GRIMETHORPE firm has been rewarded for supporting the physical and mental health of its staff.

Royston Glass, based on Springvale Road, bagged the Bronze Award for Workplace Wellbeing from Barnsley Council.

Employees at the company - which specialise in bespoke glass splashbacks and worktops - have benefited from various wellbeing initiatives.

Through the Be Well @ Work programme, council officers helped the company to explore what would make a difference to the people that work there.

A key takeaway from the employee survey was the importance of having flexible family-friendly policies for the business.

Gary Greatorex, director of Royston Glass, said: “We have always put the employee’s wellbeing at the heart of our business.

“Barnsley Council’s Be Well @ Work team have been very helpful throughout the process.

“They are continuing to show support as we now work towards the Silver Award.”

Coun Robin Franklin, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, added: “It was fantastic to visit Royston Glass to see the impact of their new health and wellbeing support.

“It’s so important that employees feel happy, healthy and supported at work.

“That is key to a thriving business - congratulations on achieving the award.”