Our Story

As a personal trainer, Rich has been helping people live healthier lifestyles and improve their health and fitness for nearly ten years. Following the loss of a close friend and mentor to suicide in 2018, he realised just how severe the mental health crisis in the UK was and how little support there was for people in the workplace.

Upon starting his research into this area, he quickly saw the negative impact the resultant presenteeism, absenteeism and loss of productivity was having on companies, creating a vicious cycle that was playing out in real time, affecting real lives. Something had to change. Fast.

And so, in 2019, Employees Health was born.

Our Vision

We believe wellbeing is the key to success and longevity for all businesses, which is why we have created a unique three strand approach that covers all aspects of wellbeing from mental and physical health right through to financial and social wellbeing, in a way that is scalable and flexible to suit all business types and sizes

Our Mission

As thought leaders in the space of healthy living, our mission is to help employees create happier and healthier lifestyles which improve their wellbeing and performance so both the individual and business can succeed.

Our Founder

“As a personal trainer for nearly 10 years, I have been helping people live healthier lifestyles and improve their health and fitness. In 2019, I founded Employees Health to help businesses create a better workplace as well as help them improve their employees wellbeing and performance so that every employee can come to work and thrive.

To do this, I always strive to help the companies I work with make positive, proactive changes that produce quantifiable, lasting results for employees and employers.”

Our Team

Our team of experts come from all walks of life, each bringing their own unique expertise, knowledge and skills to the table.

Working together as a team or solo in their own areas, they will help you, your business and your people get to where you need and want to be – to find out more about their specialisms, click below to read their bios.


My name is Richard Turner, I am the director of Employees Health, a workplace health, wellbeing and coaching company.

I hold a BSc in sports science and coaching and am also a qualified personal trainer, sports massage therapist, and high-performance executive coach.

For nearly 10 years, I have been helping people improve their health, fitness and wellbeing. Throughout this journey, I have also had a real passion for psychology and the psychology of the highest performers both in business and in sport. This has led me to qualify as a high-performance executive coach so that I can help give business men and women focus, motivation, energy, productivity whilst helping them improve their health and wellbeing, reduce burnout, and perform at their best both in and out of work.

Because of my background in physical health, I am a firm believer that, in order to create high performance, individuals need to have a solid foundation of positive health and wellbeing behaviours in place. This foundation will help them boost energy, fight off burnout, and give them the best mindset to achieve their aspirations.

Richard Turner

Founder and Owner of Employees Health


Ali Holland, is a highly qualified and award winning clinical hypnotherapist with a passion for helping people overcome anxiety and out perform their limits. Ali was the first member to join Employees Health

She originally qualified in 2011 with a diploma in hypnotherapy with counselling skills, adding NLP, the nationally recognised HPD and several issue specific trainings over the next few years. In 2015 she completed her third hypnotherapy diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and now uses this model of therapy almost exclusively, because she says “It gives the best, most robust and long lasting results and my clients find the process fascinating, motivating and energising.”

As well as running her 1-2-1 business both in person and online,  Ali lectures in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for the prestigious CPHT, a leading hypnotherapy training provider in the U.K. and abroad. She is mental health first aid trained and delivers our mental health awareness and wellbeing training workshops and seminars. 

When she’s not helping people in life and in business she loves open water swimming, climbing, caipirinhas, loud music, dancing, laughing, geeky stuff about the brain, her kids, her two shih tzu cross dogs and her very needy cat! 

Ali Hollands

Mental Health & Mindset Specialist


Naomi Buff is a Holistic Wellness Coach and nutritional therapist, who’s Wellness career started in 2011. After gaining her qualification with The Institute of Integrative Nutrition’ to study Holistic Health Coaching she went on to achieve some outstanding achievements becoming the first ‘superfood’ supplier in Monaco and kitchen consultant in some of Monacos top restaurants  and hotels including the fairmont hotel. She has also been featured on riviera radio and Monaco masterchefn(making it through to the semi finals). 

Naomi has been hosting Women’s Wellness Cookery workshops for over 7 years in both Monaco and the UK. Over the years she has coached and taught hundreds of women and inspired positive achievable change in their diet and lifestyle through simply committing to making one small change at a time.

She is very passionate about empowering and inspiring people through her workshops, blogs and recipes so is a great addition to the Employees Health Team.

Naomi Buff

Nutrition & Womens Health Specialist


Sally is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and she began her journey into the mental wellbeing space in 2017. With a background in HR, Sally’s interest in this area stemmed from two core places. Firstly, her work in HR brought her into contact with many people, including those experiencing mental health issues at work. She was often part of the support network in the workplace for employees, and her responsibilities included working with line managers, occupational health and other healthcare providers in supporting people at work or returning people back to work, after a period of sick leave, appropriately and safely.

The second area where her interest stems from is her own experience of mental illness. Sally is quite open in speaking about her experience of severe depression and anxiety, diagnosed in 2016. Needless to say this was an extremely challenging time and when she came out the other side of her recovery, she wanted to do more to raise awareness about mental health issues and really encourage conversations around it.

The opportunity to become an MHFA instructor came along in 2017 and she jumped at the chance. Since then she has delivered numerous courses, both publicly and privately, across a broad range of sectors including financial services, construction, communication, entertainment and insurance industries. Initially, Sally was doing this on top of her full time HR role however since then has taken the plunge to deliver MHFA courses and bespoke webinars and workshops full time. As she describes ‘mental health awareness is her thing’

Sally Desborough

Mental Health First Aid Practioner


Jordan has over 6 years experience as a yoga teacher, personal trainer & pilates instructor, with a background in psychology, her approach to health is as much about spiritual and mental wellness as it is about physical fitness.

Initially completing her yoga training in India she has since spent extensive periods of time in Bali & Australia taking classes and attending workshops & trainings with some of the industries leading experts. Jordan works at some of the top gyms & studios in London, and has worked with people from numerous different backgrounds, ranging from athletes to people with disabilities. Both her experience working directly with clients and workshops delivered by other experts have influenced the way she approaches her and her clients training.

Jordan implements principles, techniques and exercises from various disciplines to create sessions that promote strength, stability, mobility & restoration. She doesn’t believe in extremes and takes a balanced approach to life, there is no one size fits all, if it feels good, keep doing it, if you hate it, then move on.

This is reflective in her classes, her style is explorative, encouraging you to move intuitively, listen to your body and discover what you are capable of.

Jordan Stanford

Yoga – Pilates and Breath Work Specialist


Daniel is a Registered Nutritionist (MSc, ANutr) and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC) with extensive educational, research and clinical experience in the fields of nutrition, psychology, stress management, sleep science and health education. He works with individuals and organisations across the globe, providing coaching, education and training relating to sleep, nutrition, lifestyle and other aspects of holistic health.

In 2020 Daniel founded Sleep Better Live Better, a platform that aims to provide research-backed education and products that can help to improve the way that people are sleeping so that we can all get the most out of every day of our waking lives.

Daniel White

Sleep & Nutrition Specialist at Employees Health


Lee is an environmental psychologist (MSc MBPsS), wellbeing consultant and accredited coach (ACC, MILM). He has had a diverse career that has brought him into the wellbeing industry, including working in a variety of industries, from corporate finance and local government to elite sports and video gaming.

He holds various qualifications across a range of wellbeing disciplines, including performance nutrition and stress management. He has also featured in a variety of publications, including the Telegraph, Vogue and the Guardian.

His passion for wellbeing has been ignited through his own experiences, including mental health challenges and having to relearn to walk after illness. Today he runs a company that fuses wellbeing and performance within businesses through bespoke strategy and engaging delivery. Trusted by multinational companies and elite sports teams, Lee is on a mission to change the perception of wellbeing within organisations.

Lee is a father of two and coaches a disability football team. He is a radio presenter at his local station and regularly speaks on health and equality topics. He is also the Director of Wellbeing Lancashire, a non-profit focused on health innovation and inequalities and the future of wellbeing policy. In his spare time, you will find him out in nature, reading and writing as the resident psychologist at the North West Magazine.

Lee Chambers

Wellbeing Specialist at Employees Health


Justine is a Financial Wellbeing Consultant, with 25 years-experience in the Banking sector working for one of the UKs largest high street banks. She has a Diploma in Management studies and is also a CeMap qualified mortgage advisor. She has spent the last 15 years in leadership roles mentoring, managing and training large teams of people. Her passion throughout her career has been coaching, developing and helping others to be the best they can be.

Since being made redundant in 2019, Justine is now passionate about helping other people become financially resilient, sharing her knowledge to support others with managing money and their long-term well-being.

Having worked as a Volunteer Ambassador for The Money charity over the last 18 months, she is now delivering financial wellbeing workshops in the workplace, providing support to employers and enhancing wellbeing programmes across the UK.

Justine lives in rural Northamptonshire with her husband, 10-year-old daughter and two crazy Springer Spaniels. In her spare-time she loves cross fit training in the gym and curling up with a good book!

Justine Piercy

Financial Wellbeing Consultant

What we offer and how we can help

When it comes to wellbeing, there is no ‘one size fits all’ method to meet every employee’s needs, which is why you need a solution that’s as unique as you are.

Suite of Services

From educational workshops and health checks to mental health first aid and beyond, our team can support your wellbeing strategy through a variety of different workshops and wellbeing days designed to cover all four pillars of wellbeing.

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OPtimal Wellbeing & Performance Programme

Our twelve-week Optimal Wellbeing and Performance programme gives your employees everything they need to thrive at work and boost their performance.

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Health, Wellbeing & Performance Consultancy

We can host one-to-one sessions with your employees and help you create and maintain a wellbeing-at-work program for your business on an ongoing basis with a range of six and twelve month packages.

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