Categories: Business, PD PortsPublished On: 01.02.2022293 words1.6 min read

PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport has partnered with Middlesbrough-based charity Recovery Connections, a Lived Experience Recovery Organisation (LERO), to provide wellbeing guidance for its employees nationwide.

PD Ports, owner and operator of Teesport and one of the largest port groups in the UK, has partnered with Middlesbrough-based charity Recovery Connections

The new partnership will allow for a new, dedicated member of staff employed by Recovery Connections to be based on site, primarily at Teesport, as a point of contact for any employees. The aim of the collaboration is to provide a comfortable, safe space to share concerns, gather advice and seek help should anyone at PD Ports, or someone they know, experience problematic substance use issues.

Frans Calje, CEO at PD Ports, said: “The health, happiness and wellbeing of our people is of paramount importance across PD Ports. We recognise that people have already had a difficult time over the last couple of years as a result of the pandemic and prolonged periods of lockdown.

“It’s also not uncommon for people to find the festive period quite difficult depending on personal situations and that’s why we’re delighted to be able to embark on this first-of-its-kind partnership with Recovery Connections to offer an outlet of support.

“Whilst we operate an incredibly flat management style and are proud of our open and honest culture, we do appreciate that it can be difficult for people to disclose that they are suffering with substance use to their employer. We hope that through our dedicated contact at Recovery Connections, we are able to bridge that gap and ensure our people have access to all the support they might need.” . . . . .

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PD Ports partners with substance abuse charity