Belmont businesses get healthy grants


Hero Engineering managing director Phil Todkill. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Hero Engineering managing director Phil Todkill. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

HERO Engineering managing director Phil Todkill believes that healthy initiatives around a workplace make employees want to come into work each day.

The Belmont-based organisation was among the 12 WA small businesses that were awarded a $1000 grant from Healthier Workplace WA, which it will use towards a bike rack, lockers, indoor clothes line, smart riders and a fruit box.

Mr Todkill said he had always tried to support healthy and environmentally-friendly initiatives around the office.

“We try to be energy efficient with solar panels, insulation and double glazed windows,” he said.

“I think employees appreciate it when you put in some effort and it’s not just the physical side, it’s also helping improve people’s mindset.

“People will then take less sick leave and they will be more productive and happier.”

Carlisle business Ex Engineering and Rivervale business Clean Energy Fuels Australia also received $1000 grants.