Buzzing about Wellbeing Day and now New Year’s Day too


Buzzworks Holdings is living up to its reputation as one of The Sunday Times Best 100 Best Companies to work for in the UK   having just created a Wellbeing Day for employees which saw the business close for one day and all 500 team members enjoy a day focussing on wellbeing and mental health. Now the company has also revealed it is closing the business on New Year’s Day to give all employees time to spend with their own families. 

The business initially closed every venue in its portfolio at the start of October to allow its team the time to enjoy each other’s company, take part in outdoor activities and have a good time. 

The activities included horse riding, paintballing, inflatable activities, boat trips and a spa day, mud run, tree top adventure and jungle rumble.

Lauren, a Buzzworks team member, said, “The Wellbeing Day was a fantastic experience from start to finish. After the uncertainty facing those working in hospitality over the past year and a half, alongside the various lockdowns we experienced, it was great to be able to take a day to focus on our wellbeing, whilst having fun and getting to know each other better.”

Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD, said,  “We are really pleased with how well the introduction of our new Wellbeing Day went down with the team. Our goal is to create a happy and positive environment for everyone and seeing how much fun was had by all during the Wellbeing Day made all the hard work worth it.

This is just one part of an ongoing programme of initiatives that support our people in work and at home. We can’t wait to plan our next wellbeing day and continue to give our staff the rewards and support they deserve.”

Following on from Wellbeing Day and in keeping with their wellbeing strategy, Buzzworks will also  closethe whole business on New Year’s Day to allow workers to spend time with their loved ones.

Kenny added, “We’ve made the decision that we will be closing our restaurants on New Year’s Day for the first time. Despite it being one of the busiest dates for us, we appreciate all the hard-work our staff consistently put in, and want to ensure they can spend an extra special day with their families.”

The thirteen venues include Scotts in Troon, Largs and South Queensferry, Vic’s & The Vine in Prestwick, Lido venues in Prestwick and Troon, The Tree House in Ayr, The Long House and The Duke in Kilmarnock, The Mill House in Stewarton, The Corner House in Kilwinning, The Coach House in Bridge of Weir and their newest venue, The Bridge Inn in Linlithgow.

Buzzworks is currently ranked within The Sunday Times Best 100 Best Companies to work for in the UK for the fifth consecutive year.

Category: Bar & Pub
Tags: Buzzworks, Kenny Blair, New Year's Day, Wellbeing